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Hack Your Shower to Reuse Heat and Water

Imagine taking a deliciously long hot shower… Sounds great, except for all that fresh water and heat energy pouring down the drain! Well now you can enjoy long showers without the waste. Recover and recycle the water and heat, cutting your shower’s environmental footprint by about 90% with …

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Simon Lightstone Contributor<p>Simon Lightstone is on IBM's DB2 team, LifeHack author, programmer and former startup guy.<p>Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as …

Startups

Lyft President John Zimmer Is Going All-In on Self-Driving Cars

"Car ownership as we know it will change."<p>Lyft doesn’t want to build self-driving cars — but it might be making the software that powers them.<p>Company president John Zimmer wouldn’t officially say as much, grinning and no-commenting when questioned by Kara Swisher on the latest episode of “<b>Re/code</b> …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla Autopilot promo shows what it can do for your commute

Why let fans make the videos when you can do it yourself? Tesla Motors just made public a new video -- if it ever runs as a TV ad, it could be the company's first one -- promoting its Autopilot feature that does a lot of the driving on its own. Now, there have been some (mostly driver caused) …

Our 960 Watt RV Solar Install – A Step by Step Guide

RV solar power is an expensive but worthy investment that can pay for itself in the long run. Especially if you...The post Our 960 Watt RV Solar …

The 35+ Best RV Must Haves Told By Seasoned RV Owners

Regardless of the type of RVing or camping you enjoy, everyone has something that they simply will not camp without. These “RV Must Haves” take the …

Lessons From Off-Grid Living - Renewable Energy

Both idealistic and practical reasons led my wife Michelle and me to choose off-grid living 20 years ago. After a five-year search for rural …

A Minimal Solar System for a RV

We have seen impressive solar systems on Roadtreks and read about others. Campskunk's and Jim Lever's systems come to mind. Then there are the …

Dry Camp Longer With A DIY Gray Water Recycling System

If you love taking your RV into the back country, you know what a hassle it is to leave an awesome boondocking spot because your holding tanks are …

The Green RV Project: Part Seven. Summing it all up

Tour the 2014 Winnebago Trend 23B motorhome

NSA Claims Collecting Cellphone Location Data Is Legal Under Executive Order — From 1981

Today the National Security Agency (NSA) discussed its program that collects billions of cellphone location records each day. The NSA targets foreign phones but also absorbs data on the phones of American citizens.<p>“The NSA does not target Americans’ location data by design, but the agency acquires …

Leaked court documents reveal NSA is collecting bulk call logs from Verizon

A court document published today by <i>The Guardian</i> reveals the NSA is currently collecting call records in bulk from Verizon. The request, granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25th, extends until July 19th and mandates Verizon produce all call detail records on a daily basis …

Toyota autonomous driving systems revealed

Toyota has unveiled the latest autonomous driving systems, and they will available on production cars by 2015.<p>Lane Trace Control uses a …

How License-Plate Scanners Are Eroding Our Privacy

Police officers don't respond kindly to being videotaped, yet law enforcement agencies on every level are tracking out comings and going via cameras that ID our license plate numbers. Here, PopMech contributor and Instapundit blogger Glenn Reynolds takes on the slow erosion of our privacy.<p><b>Here's a</b> …