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Smart thermostat program could cut energy bills

Looking to move energy savings beyond light bulbs, a coalition of utilities, environmental groups and government agencies announced a new Chicago-area heating and cooling program Thursday that they said could lower some electricity and gas bills by more than $100 a year.<p>The initiative hinges on …

Elon Musk says Apple hires the people that Tesla fires

He also doesn't seem too impressed with the Apple Watch<p>Elon Musk doesn't seem to hold Apple in very high regard anymore. In a recent interview with German newspaper <i>Handelsblatt</i>, the Tesla CEO took two very aggressive swipes at the company that could one day challenge him in the automotive industry. …

Tesla

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The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

Here’s What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote About the Birth of Photography in 1840

Did you know that when the daguerreotype was announced back in 1839, one of the people who wrote about the new groundbreaking technology was the …

Dell’s new XPS laptops feature the smallest footprint 13-inch Skylake laptop

Dell‘s line of high-performance XPS laptops just got better, with new models that feature Intel’s latest Skylake processors. The new 12-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch laptops are designed to be thin and small.<p>Frank Azor, general manager of Dell XPS, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the …

Stephen Hawking talks technology, AI and more in his first Reddit AMA

Stephen Hawking, genius that he is, is just like us. He finds <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> hilarious, and his favorite song ever written is Rod Stewart's "Have …

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Top executives reveal their chief complaints about the email they receive.<p>How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we …

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

Nearly 30 years ago, in April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine failed spectacularly when a series of power surges led to catastrophic explosions and fires. The result was the biggest nuclear accident in history, with fallout seriously contaminating an estimated 100,000 square …

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Happiness