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Making Big Data Small (and Accessible): Interview With SiSense CEO Amit Bendov

Two weeks after the GigaOm Conference on Structure Data in New York, Gerstein Fisher held its annual Real Talk series. The subject of the investment management firm's lecture followed GigaOm's footsteps, as if by design.<p>"Knowledge Redefined: How Technology is Changing the Way We Learn, What We …

Liquid air 'offers energy storage hope'

Renewable power generation, such as wind turbines, can produce electricity when it is not in demand<p><b>Turning air into liquid may offer a solution to one of the great challenges in engineering - how to store energy.</b><p>The Institution of Mechanical Engineers says liquid air can compete with batteries and …

Clean Energy

Solar Panels Now Make More Electricity Than They Use

And by 2020, the solar industry will have completely "paid back" the energy it took to produce the world's panels.<p>Solar panels make energy, but they take energy to make, too. And, until about 2010 or so, the solar panel industry used more electricity than it produced, according to a new analysis. …

Geothermal - UK heat pump installations predicted to fall after second RHI delay

There are fears of further stagnation and decline within the UK renewable heating industry as a result of the recent decision by the Department of …

PV - Report: Japan poised to become world's second biggest solar market

In each latest research note, BNEF says the acceleration of the Japanese solar market can largely be attributed to an incentive program that offers …

Advertising and the Internet of Things

The co-founder and executive director of MIT’s Auto-ID lab, Kevin Ashton, coined a term in the mid-1990s — the Internet of Things — that has increasingly attracted the attention of marketers. He proposed to apply the logic of the web to objects in the physical world: to connect everything that …

Big Data: A Big Opportunity for HR

Excerpted from <i>Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data</i> (John Wiley & Sons) by Phil Simon.<p>In many organizations, Human Resources (HR) remains the redhead­ed stepchild. Typically seen as the organization's police department, HR rarely commands the internal respect that most SVPs and Chief …

Big Data

How the Internet of Things will transform building management

Opposition leader pushes May over conflicting signals from government on post-Brexit regulation, as environmental professionals voice concerns over …

Consumer Technology news, analysis, how-to, opinion and video.

Are you sitting down? Probably. The results of anonymous, aggregated, global Fitbit user data reveals that the U.S. needs to seriously step up its …

We can’t let the Internet of Things become the Tyranny of Things

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>If you’re one to track the Q rating of tech trends, then you know the cloud is so last minute and big data is good for little …

Springboard Internet of Things (“IoT”) Integrates with Kickstarter to Bring More Funding Opportunities to Startups

Two days ago, Springboard Internet of Things (“IoT”), the London and Cambridge-based accelerator program, announced it is adding Kickstarter as an …

PV - Bentley Motors installs Britain?s largest rooftop solar PV system

The classic car manufacturer Bentley Motors has announced that it is installing what promises to be the UK’s largest roof mounted solar PV system …

Electric/Hybrid - Report finds electric bicycle market in state of change

While 9 of every 10 e-bicycle sales still occur in China, elsewhere the market has matured over the last few years, resulting in expected sales of …

Solar Thermal Electric - Masdar, Total and Abengoa launch world?s largest CSP plant

The 100 MW solar thermal project will power thousands of homes in the United Arab Emirates and displace approximately 175,000 tons of CO₂ per year, …

Panorama - US Agriculture Department Invites applications for renewable energy projects

Funding is available from USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).<p>"The Obama Administration continues its commitment to help our nation become …

PV - New York commits $46 million to create expand solar capacity in state

The awards have been made to 28 recipients to finance 76 large-scale solar energy projects in 33 counties across the state.<p>Installations will be …

PV - IDB to finance three private-sector PV projects in Chile

The financing consists of a loan for $20.7 million from the IDB’s ordinary capital and a loan for $20.7 million from the Canadian Climate Fund for …

Ireland comes 21st in renewable energy country attractiveness index - Earth Science | siliconrepublic.com - Ireland's Technology News Service

Ireland is the 21st most attractive country for investment in renewables out of 40 countries, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly index out …

Apple hits 75 percent renewable energy across the board

The tech giant says three-quarters of its energy needs are now renewable, with some facilities now at 100 percent.<p>Apple is a lot greener than it used to be, the company said today.<p>The iPhone and Mac maker published a new annual environmental report this morning that tracks some of the improvements …

Renewable Energy

Why 2013 will be the year of the Internet of Things

This year’s Le Web event in Paris was based around the them of the Internet of Things (IoT); the way in which objects around us will gather data and connect to controls or other machines via the Internet.<p>The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999. Today, …

5 ways big data is going to blow your mind and change your world

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / GrandDuc<p>Some people say big data is wallowing in the trough of disillusionment, but that’s a limited …

Why Big Data is Choking Business Managers

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Doron Aspitz, Verix. Doron Aspitz, Verix<p>“It takes me three days to read the daily reports from our business intelligence …

IoT Podcast: Why the Hue internet light bulb is a bright idea

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Philips<p>If you visit the Apple store you might see a sleek, black package of three lightbulbs by Philips that advertise …