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Electric-Car Battery Energy: Why Waste It On Cabin Heating? (Video)

Scandinavia is one of the world's pioneers in converting waste materials to “biogas” with an excellent energy density. The resulting fuel is …

Electric Vehicles

A lunchbox you won’t be embarrassed to use

Lunch can be one of the most aggravating things about your workday. Our busy, stressful lives afford us little time to prepare nutritious food in …

Kids

Watch SpaceX attempt a sea-based landing at 1:42PM ET

Flush with success from its first ground landing, SpaceX is about to make history again... well, maybe. The private space firm is scheduled to launch the ocean-monitoring Jason-3 satellite today (January 17th) at 1:42PM ET, and it hopes to once again attempt landing a Falcon 9 rocket on its drone …

Immortus solar sports car to offer unlimited range on sunny days

If you’ve ever scanned the comments section on an electric car or bike article, you’ll be familiar with this complaint: "that’s not green, it’s just …

Tesla Model S

10 Reasons Gamers Will Love Windows 10

Whenever I think about Windows 10, I hear Russell Watson belting the <i>Star Trek: Enterprise</i> theme song: “It’s been a long road, getting from there to …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

New Stella Solar Electric Car Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Back in 2013, a group of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology built a solar-powered car for the World Solar Challenge race held in …

‘Apotheosis’ Time-Lapse Captures the Northern Lights During a Solar Maximum

Our sun goes through a solar cycle with an average length of 11 years, and the period of greatest solar activity during each cycle is called the …

EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energy

As of today, electric vehicle owners in San Francisco can revitalize their car's battery at any of three off-the-grid charging stations powered entirely by solar energy. For free. The Level 2 charging stations are the work of a company called Envision Solar; San Francisco's Department of the …

Electric Vehicles

The Trouble With 4K: Where's The 4K Content, And Will It Be Any Good When It Gets Here? [Updated]

<b>[UPDATE: Since writing the feature below, Amazon has launched a 4K/UHD streaming service, details of which can be found here. The Ultraflix 4K platform has started to appear on Samsung, Vizio and Hisense TVs in some territories. And rumours - though they're nothing more than that at this stage -</b> …

Three-Wheeled Cars Heading to Highway Near You

Transportation

Microsoft Research Launches Code Hunt Game to Teach Programming

Microsoft Research today launched Code Hunt, a browser-based game for anyone interested in learning how to code by playing. The premise is straightforward: the player must write code to advance in the game.<p>The built-in tutorial introduces you to the game:<p>Greetings, program! You are an experimental …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

This is what game devs are saying about Valve's prototype VR hardware

We've seen quite a bit the Oculus Rift, but another major player in the coming virtual reality revolution has eluded us: Valve. Save for adding an experimental VR mode to the Steam Client Beta, the company's experiments in the space have been kept largely under wraps. That changed this week during …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

Why smartwatches are the real future of mobile payments

<i>Skooks Pong is SVP of technology at Synapse.</i><p>It’s no secret that while smartphone adoption in the U.S. continues to rise – now accounting for 57 percent of the mobile market according to comScore – rollout of in-store mobile payments has been slow and fragmented. Some experts attribute it to …