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Solar energy: a sunflower solution to electricity shortage

Computer giant IBM last week revealed the prototype of its advanced solar electricity generators: a 30ft-high concrete “sunflower” fitted with wafer-thin aluminium mirrors and a maze of tiny tubes for carrying coolant through the heart of each device. The machines, which will be built in …

우리 국민이 가장 잘 아는 사물인터넷은? - 지디넷코리아

산업 전반에 다양하게 활용되고 있는 사물인터넷 서비스 중 사람들이 가장 많이 알고 있는 서비스는 스마트홈 시스템이고, 앞으로 가장 활발히 적용됐으면 하는 분야는 범죄예방 시스템인 것으로 나타났다.<p>​<p>시장조사업체 마크로밀엠브레인의 트렌드모니터가 전국 만 19~59세 남녀 1천명을 대상으로 사물인터넷 관련 설문조사를 한 결과를 발표했다.<p>​<p>설문조사에 따르면 설문대상자들이 가장 많이 알고 있는 사물인터넷 기술 적용 분야는 63.7%의 응답률을 얻은 스마트홈 시스템이었다. 스마트홈 시스템은 가정 내 모든 가전제품과 전자기기를 네트워크로 …

Tesla’s use of clean power for its battery factory would be unprecedented

Advertisement<p>35 Comments<p>Credit: Katie Fehrenbacher/Gigaom.<p>Amid the news that Tesla and Nevada have come to an agreement over a deal that would see …

GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture

GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.<p>Looks …

Frost & Sullivan: Big Data Evolution Fast-tracks the Development of Smart Buildings

LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The convergence of next-generation IT solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data …

Smart Watches: Ravishing, and Creepier than Google Glass

Samsung’s new Gear S smart watch, introduced yesterday, is ravishing. The sexy, curved screen, the fact it’s a 3G phone, the 4GB of storage. It may well inspire that techlust that periodically sends hipsters and Valley bros into a tizzy, like the iPhone, or Google Glass.<p>The initial lust for Glass, …

Samsung accelerates Internet of Things plans with Smart Home SDK and safety services

Samsung has grand plans for the connected home market with a raft of new innovations set to be unveiled at IFA 2014 that build on its early efforts …

Inside the Huge Solar Farm That Powers Apple's iCloud

Apple has a wide-ranging plan to keep its ever-expanding empire green—but it has a few holes.<p>The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm, but as the woman in charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: The panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still …

PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

If you are one of millions of Americans who can't afford to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house worth half as much, then you are going to …

Finally A Smarter Lightbulb That Doesn’t Require An App To Control It

There’s plentiful choice if you’re after a connected, energy-efficient lightbulb that’s controlled with your phone. There’s LIFX, Philips Hue, Brightup, LuMini, Emberlight, LightFreq and Samsung’s Smart Bulb to name just a few. Features vary, although lurid lighting colours are pretty universal and …

For U.S. Solar, It’s Jobs, Jobs And More Jobs

Solar power in the U.S. is growing fast, and it looks jobs are coming along for the ride: The nonprofit Solar Foundation’s latest survey, released on …

LED Lamp Efficiency To Continue Improving As Cost Decreases

<b>Published on</b> March 24th, 2014 | <i>by U.S. Energy Information Administration</i><p>19<p>March 24th, 2014 by <b>U.S. Energy Information Administration</b><p><b>Source:</b> U.S. …

Toyota reveals exterior design and pricing for Fuel Cell Sedan

Toyota plans to begin selling the Fuel Cell Sedan in Japan before April 2015 and send it on to the US and Europe by Summer 2015. The car will launch …

Alternative Fuel

7 charts tell the story of a changing energy landscape

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a carbon dioxide pollution standard that sets state-based targets for power sector …

Have We All Been Installing Solar Panels the Wrong Way?

Installing solar panels seems pretty straightforward – just aim them south so they get lots of sun all day. But researchers are finding that we may …

15 best Android apps of 2018!

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. There are a ton of amazing Android apps …

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15 Reasons Why Scotland Must Be On Your Bucket List

Scotland has got way more going for it than just kilts and bagpipes.<p>The country is seeping in history and has miles upon miles of gorgeous landscapes.<p>…

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @mattturck.</i><p>The emerging Internet of Things — essentially, the world of physical devices connected to the network/Internet, from your Fitbit or Nest to industrial machines — is experiencing a burst of …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

How The Internet of Things Is Reinventing The Kitchen

Ok, say you were to rank all of the important activities of life: work, play, exercise, sleep, sex, eating.<p>While the results may vary by age, there’s no doubt that most of us would put partaking in food and drink as one of the most important. After all, not only is eating necessary to live and …

Energy Data Miner Opower Is Taking Big Steps Into Asia

Opower has built a pretty nice business off the utility industry. The Virginia-based company specializes in selling data analytics to utilities that allows them to better understand how their customers use energy. Opower then encourages customers to cut their energy by showing them their neighbor’s …

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How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. To take advantage of new, cloud-based opportunities, today’s companies will need to fundamentally rethink …

Gorgeous Electric Motorcycle Goes 125 Miles on Each Charge | Gadgets, Science & Technology

People have been riding motorcycles for the purpose of saving on fuel costs for decades. Now that electric motorcycles are rapidly gaining …

Here’s One Of The First Useful Android Wear Smartwatch Apps

I have a Pebble and really like getting notifications on my wrist. It’s useful to see if it’s an important notification without having to look at your phone every time it buzzes. So that’s why I didn’t see why I should get a heavier watch with a barely acceptable battery life, like the LG G watch. …

Xiaomi’s One More Thing

The young electronics company Xiaomi is exploding in China and seems posed to take over the world. In the four short years since its founding, Xiaomi has become the electronics brand to watch in the most populous nation on earth.<p>Xiaomi is the now the real deal — thanks in part to its unabashed …