Germany’s Zolar grabs $105M on soaring demand for solar energy

Berlin-based Zolar has bagged €100 million (~$105 million) in Series C funding to expand its supplier network for small solar systems to meet rising demand for clean energy. Germany is particularly

Alphabet confirms Russia is restricting Google News

In the latest move by Russia to censor Western internet services since it started a war by invading Ukraine, Google has confirmed that Russians are having problems accessing its news aggregator servic

Twitter says it’s trying to fully restore service in Russia

Twitter’s service continues to be partially accessible in Russia, although the social networking platform confirmed today that it is aware of reports of users in the country having “increa

Scores of IT workers in Russia sign public anti-war petition

In a hint of the strength of opposition among Russian professionals to war in Ukraine, an open letter that’s been circulating through the country’s IT industry since the invasion on Thursd

US targets 2020 for the creation of a Space Force

In a speech before the Department of Defense at the Pentagon today, Vice President Mike Pence outlined the broad contours of the new Space Force that the Trump administration wants to create as the si

Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

Uber has launched its service in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, over a month after going public with its expansion plan. With a population of 50 million people and rapi

Google Wages War With Apple And The Rest Of The Tablet Industry, Unleashes Impressive Nexus 7 +Mobile

In July, after the Google I/O developer event, I <a target="_blank" href="http://thenextweb.com/gadgets/2012/07/01/a-nexus-7-tablet-review-from-someone-who-actually-used-it-for-a-few-days/">reviewed t

Amazon fighting with publishers over pricing

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Kindle_2_-_Front.jpg" />Apparently all is not well in e-book land. In an unusual move, publisher Macmillan took out an ad in the Publishe

Bari Bari: New exploration and rescue robot (video)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/bari_bari_rescue_robot-620x350.png" /> Japan is prone to large-scale earthquakes, so the fact that researchers in this country are const

Medal of Honor reboot marks the end of an era

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/mohreboot.jpg" />Look at that beard. That beard screams <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/12/02/the-freedom-tray-made-in-america-us

U.S. government beginning to take cyberwarfare more seriously

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/wargames.jpg" />We here at <i>Crunch</i> may use the Internet for fun little things, like Twitter or Spotify (I've tried the U.S. version

iRobot NOT working on autonomous killing machines

d3o Labs inks deal with British Ministry of Defense

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/photos/article_1156544_03ADFB56000005DC_72_468x286_1.jpg" alt="" />Motorcycle and ski enthusiasts, among others, have known about d3o’s polymer compoun

Israel deploys new, non-lethal ‘stink bomb’ as part of police action

Those wacky Israelis! Police there used a “skunk bomb” for the first time on Friday as part of a crowd control action. The bomb is actually more like super soaker water gun that sprays a vile smel

Pilots of remote-controlled Predators suffering PTSD

http://www.liveleak.com/e/7bb_1210698031 Interesting article over on Military.com about how some Predator pilots are beginning to show signs of psychological stress even though they’re not technical

First batch of MAARS war robots shipped

Okay you guys. If you see one of these MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) robots heading your way, do not try to pet it. The machine gun mounted squarely to the robot’s frame might look c

Scorpion logging machine will eventually kill us all

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2V8GFqk_Y&hl=en] What a pleasant, soothing video of a graceful, six-legged stinger-tailed killing machine used for “logging,” whatever that i

Northrop Grumman HALE aircraft breaks record

Northrop Grumman’s RQ-4 Global Hawk HALE just completed a 33.1-hour unmanned flight over the weekend at Edwards Air Force Base in Rosamond, CA. The High-Altitude Long-Endurance aircraft set an endur

Robot soldiers pose threat to human life

[photopress:killerrobots.jpg,full,center] An artificial life expert warned today that robotic soldiers (like the one pictured here) pose a threat to human life, and not just the bad guys’ lives.

'Formal war': Why Google is ready to throw a hissy fit over Microsoft/Yahoo!

[photopress:googismad.jpg,full,center] In Internet time, the Microsoft bid for Yahoo! is not already old news, but it’s also teetering on the boring. All the more reason to squeeze out detail af
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