Pointing the way to the power grid of the future, Drift launches a low cost utility in New York

Turning the users that were renting the power system into owners of the power system.

Simply Grid Is Putting Clean, Easy Power Where People Need It

Power is readily available for most people in North America these days, which can make it hard to grasp how annoying it can be when it isn’t – especially if you’re trying to run a busine

Sony To Offer NFC Authenticated Power Outlets

Sony is working on a new technology that authenticates devices via the power outlet, allowing for a few interesting applications. The system, based on the Japanese Felica standard, would allow authent

Alternative Energy: A Guide To Greening Your Home

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/green-house-1.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Alternative energy is a growing market, and though many states offer tax credits, reba

Microsoft releases power counter for Green consumers

Always on the cutting edge of “stuff that goes onto your power meter in the basement and you forget about” technology, Microsoft and Blue Line Innovations have teamed up to release the Hoh

Terra-Gen Power Closes $1.2B in Financing to Build Nation's Largest Wind Farm

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/terra-gen-logo.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="Terra-Gen Logo" /><a href="http://http://www.crunchbase.com/company/terra-gen-power">Ter

Stocking Stuffer: YoGen Mobile Charger ($40)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/yogen.jpg">Did you know you can recharge your mobile devices without an actual power outlet? It’s true! You can use solar power, magic,

Add two USB ports to a standard outlet

<img title="fastmac_usc_usb_outlet" alt="fastmac_usc_usb_outlet" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/fastmac_usc_usb_outlet.jpg"> Hot off <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/

DLO WallDock takes the cables out of iDevice charging

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/walldock.jpg">I'll go on record and say that $25 seems like a lot of money for something like this. It's an intriguing idea, though, and

Privacy versus power: smart grids are the new battlefield

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/smart-grid-01.jpeg" />I think we can all agree that protecting our own personal privacy is a generally good idea. There are an enormous n

Socket Pocket: Inexpensive wall outlet cover with built-in gadget holder

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/socketpocketgfci.jpg">In the cutthroat (?) world of wall outlet covers that feature built-in gadget holders, this $6 option might just be

Universal notebook adapter features retractable power cord, two USB ports

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/ETCHGNBW90.jpg">The war against the tangled mess that’s created by most notebook power adapters has been moving forward lately, with Em

Sony develops cord-free power transfer system for home electronics

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/cables.jpg" /> It's about time the big companies are killing the power cord. After <a href="../2009/09/29/dell-latitude-z-16-inch-notebo

All those gadgets we're using? Yeah, we're draining a whole lot of power these days.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/meter.jpg" />You know what would be a fun experiment? To go outside and find your electricity meter. All those laptops and netbooks and i

All hail the ten-armed USB charging cable

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1452_super_usb_cellphone_charger.gif" alt="charger" />Aaaand here we have the only charging cable you'll ever need. Is it a tangled mess wait

Cooler Master touts world's smallest 95W laptop adapter

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1.jpg" alt="SNA95" />In the neverending quest to shrink down the size of notebook power adapters, Cooler Master tosses its hat into the ring

Power Shelf de-tanglifies your chargers

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/powershelf.jpg" alt="powershelf" />Through some bizarre law of the universe if you put two cables on opposite ends of an empty room and retur

Portable USB hub features solar charging

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/solar.jpg" alt="solar" />Here we have a combination USB hub, rechargeable battery extender, and solar doodad in one. The 2.5- by 2.5-inch squ

Behold the cupholder-friendly power inverter

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/b29e_coffee_cup_inverter.jpg" alt="cup" />File this under "stuff that makes sense" and drop a carbon copy in the "why didn't I think of that"

Review: Innergie mCube90 Universal Adapter

Short Version: A thoughtful universal power adapter that can charge your laptop and a USB-powered device simultaneously, the Innergie mCube90 features a tiny secondary DC adapter that detaches from th
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