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Is Rooftop Solar Finally Good Enough to Disrupt the Grid?

Over the past two decades, there have been many attempts to reform the electric utility market. The costly and complex operations of transporting energy have made utilities natural monopolies, while regulatory barriers and the high fixed costs of building and maintaining regional electrical grid …

5 cool, creative design platforms to make your website come alive

If your website still looks like something that could’ve been set up with GeoCities in the late ’90s, then it’s probably time for a change. These …

In open letter, female founders push for positive women-in-tech stories

The dearth of women in leadership roles, the glass ceilings, the gender discrimination — Sukhinder Singh Cassidy had heard it all.<p>As founder of online video shopping start-up Joyus, she was well aware of the biases against women and minorities in her industry, and understood that diversity remained …

Women's News

Panasonic Begins Selling The First Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs, Initially In Europe

Mozilla picked CES in January to show-off is Firefox OS — know best for powering cheap smartphones for emerging markets — running on smart TVs. Now the initial fruits of its labor are on shelves in Europe.<p>Panasonic is Mozilla’s launch partner, and the electronics company’s latest line of Viera …

Selling

First Click: Don't confuse smart devices with a smart home

Tweet Share<p>Share on Facebook Tweet Share Pin Share<p>Waiting on a complete smart home solution that just works out of the box is like waiting for Godot: he’s not arriving today but surely tomorrow.<p>It was four years and four days ago that Google announced Android@Home with the intent of extending …

Home Automation

22 Financial Technology Startups You Need to Know

Here are the FinTech companies I've found are making the biggest difference in our lives today.<p>Consumer-facing business is always changing, and it's our job to stay on top of current trends so that our businesses thrive online. Financial technology (also known online as "FinTech") is shifting the …

Fresh Galaxy Note 5 details revealed in new report

Samsung is already working on its next big thing: The Galaxy Note 5 phablet. The announcement of the fifth-generation high-end phablet is likely …

Sign of the apocalypse as Daimler unleashes self-driving trucks in Nevada? Hardly - ExtremeTech

By on May 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Welcome to the future of driverless …

India’s Vedantu bags $5M to give students specialized teachers from anywhere

In India, students often feel too shy to clarify their doubts in a crowded coaching classes. Many students travel long hours to get to class. …

Top 10 Most Common C++ Mistakes That Developers Make

There are many pitfalls that a C++ developer may encounter. This can make quality programming very hard and maintenance very expensive. Learning the …

Rocket Internet earnings reveal size and scope of its global online food empire

Germany’s Rocket Internet reported today its annual earnings for 2014, which showed the Berlin-based company continuing to expand the pace and ambition of its startup factory.<p>The company’s earnings can be hard to parse because of the complexity of what it does and does not count in terms revenue …

Goldman Sachs

Xiaomi launches the high-end Mi Note Pro, and it’s cheaper than anticipated

Xiaomi officially launched the flagship Mi Note Pro in China for the equivalent of $480, cheaper than the price that was announced back in January.<p>While most of Xiaomi’s devices offer a compromise between good specs and an affordable price, the Mi Note and especially the souped up Mi Note Pro are …

Samsung readies new processors to power the Internet of Things

Samsung's bet on the Internet of Thing is about to get a little smaller -- physically, that is.<p>The South Korean electronics giant on Tuesday plans to reveal new chip platforms to power Internet-connected devices, ranging from wearables to smart washing machines, sources tell CNET. The new hardware …

How TradeHero is democratizing stock trading for Asia’s middle class

In the past, <i>Tech in Asia</i> has referred to TradeHero as one of the best startups in Singapore. The firm offers an app that lets users trade virtual …

Meet the 39 Indian startups going on an innovation trek to Silicon Valley

Indian technology startups are always eager to take lessons from the stars of Silicon Valley. But at a stage when they are just sprouting shoots, …

Oculus Rift finally gets consumer version and actual release date - ExtremeTech

By on May 6, 2015 at 11:19 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>After several years of speculation — …

There's a new cryptocurrency coming, and it's backed by gold

What makes it unique to existing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?<p>It's backed by gold.<p>Anthem Vault, the metals and technology company, will launch the coin on May 25.<p>The coin will "be valued at 1 gram of gold at the day's market price, [and] will serve as a more secure store of value than Bitcoin," …

Cryptocurrency

9 Irrefutable Reasons You Should Start a Business Today

Some entrepreneurs are made. But many are born. Were you born to be an entrepreneur?<p>Starting a business is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are company founders willing to face the vulnerability, …

60 Free CS College Courses to Take Online in 2015

Spoiler alert: computer science is in. Like, it’s really in – so far in, it’s reached the center of the Tootsie Roll pop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Of all the things …

10 Skills That Will Make Developers More Competitive

If you’re developing apps and are looking for good opportunities, you need to stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it’s said …

You can now send directions and notes to your phone via Google search

Sending info from your desktop to your Android phone is just a Google search away<p>Google's taking small steps to more intimately connect your Android phone and desktop computer. The search company has rolled out a new feature that lets you send directions, notes, reminders, and more directly from …

9 ways Android Wear is better than the Apple Watch

Smartwatches

Why Google’s Project Fi could be the beginning of the end for Verizon and AT&T

Google made an exciting announcement Wednesday, confirming plans to launch its own wireless service, Project Fi. The service will leverage existing Wi-Fi networks and switch to carrier networks (T-Mobile and Sprint) only when Wi-Fi isn’t available. This approach to mobile communications is what …

Telecoms

Google Introduces Its Project Fi Wireless Service

Project Fi is the latest venture introduced by Google that aims to reinvent the wireless<p>Project Fi is the latest venture introduced by Google that …

William S. Burroughs Teaches a Free Course on Creative Reading and Writing (1979)

According to Ted Morgan, author of William S. Burroughs biography <i>Literary Outlaw</i> (which Burroughs hated), the hard-living Beat writer added “teacher” …

Listen to 90 Famous Authors & Celebrities Read Great Stories & Poems

In a logocentric culture—as Jacques Derrida defined it—such as has existed in the West for hundreds of years, writing occupies a hallowed space, and …

190 MOOCs Getting Started in March: Enroll in One Today

<b>Support Open Culture</b><p>We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture's continued operation, please consider …

Paris Review - Robert Graves, The Art of Poetry No. 11

Interviewed by Peter Buckman and William Fifield<p>Issue 47, Summer 1969<p>Robert Graves. Courtesy University of Victoria Special Collections.<p>Dressed in corduroys, mariner’s sweater, black horsehide jacket, and with a blanket wrapped around his middle, Robert Graves rolled his own cigarettes and …

5 Tech Startups to Watch in 2015

Got what it takes to be a hot startup? Check out these startups to learn their secrets<p>We live in the information age, and because of this, tech startups are some of the most promising ones to keep an eye on. These startups truly innovate to bring us better solutions to problems that arise both as a …

Startups