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The natural weakness of programmers as entrepreneurs

<i>Jason Cohen is the founder of WP Engine & Smart Bear Software.</i><p>You’re a builder, a creator — whether a back-end programmer, a Linux hacker, a Javascript ninja, a UX magician, a designer. You make stuff.<p>That’s great of course, because in a new startup everyone needs to be either making stuff or …

PG+E: electric cars have almost no grid impact so far

Electric cars lessen dependence on fossil fuels, but what effect are they having on power consumption?<p>The concern often comes up that large numbers of electric cars will increase the demand for electricity and overwhelm power grids — despite studies to the contrary.<p>Now we have data: Electricity …

Energy Management Trends: The Power Of Plugs

Home » Archive » Topics » Energy Management & Lighting » <b>Energy Management Trends: The Power Of Plugs</b><p><b>By Cathy Higgins and Dan Harris, P.E.</b> <i><br>From the</i> …

Why Did Apple Lose Its Humanities?

The case for maintaining a connection to the liberal arts. Even if you’re the biggest company in the world.<p>Ever since the passing of Steve Jobs, some folks have felt that Apple has lost its rudder. If you listen to the arguments of noted tech blogger Ben Thompson, you’ll discover that’s because the …

New Electric Builds EV Boats For Quiet, Smooth Sailing

Boating can be a grand experience, minus the stinky and loud outboards smaller craft rely on. In cities like Amsterdam, which is dissected by …

From Nissan Leaf to Tesla Model S: the big electric car jump

With more than a dozen plug-in cars on the market in California, this was the year we decided it was time to trade up — and swap one electric car for another.<p>Since March 2011, our household fleet has consisted of a 2011 Nissan Leaf and a 2011 Chevrolet Volt.<p><b>MORE: 2011 Nissan Leaf vs 2011 Chevy</b> …

Volvo develops structural, supercapacitor nanobatteries for future electric cars

Batteries in electric and hybrid cars – -and this may not come as much of a surprise — are large, and they’re heavy.<p>Reducing the size and weight of these vital components is priority number one for scientists all over the world, and Volvo is among them with its latest technological …

The Worst Business Plan Mistake Entrepreneurs Make

Years ago, I was hired by a group of entrepreneurs to write a business plan I will never forget. That is because we made a fatal business planning mistake that caused the venture to lose it chance at VC funding.<p>The founders had a personal connection to one of the VC partners and they seemed …

Will this Toyota do for hydrogen what the Prius did for hybrids?

The car of the future is here…again.<p>Toyota released its prototype hydrogen fuel cell car to journalists. In and of itself, this is no big whoop; a …

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Cannabis A Cancer Cure?

Cancer is a modern day health scourge for humans, and somehow or rather, I cannot help but lay some of the blame due to the amount of chemicals that …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

Proceed with caution: Seeking funding in a new era of solicitation

<i>Alan Lobock is the co-founder of Worthworm.</i><p>With the lifting of the ban on General Solicitation, startups may essentially shout from the rooftops that they are looking for funding — meaning the battle for investment dollars may get more challenging. Most investors seem to favor the lifting of the …

Investigating hexatitanate for lithium rechargeable battery anodes

11 October 2013<p>Researchers in Europe have been investigating the potential of the protonated hexatitanate H2Ti6O13 as an anode material for …

11 Elon Musk Quotes That Show His Genius

He specializes in creating things that seem straight out of a sci-fi movie.<p>Musk, who a past coworker described as "an exceptional freak of nature," has also uttered some gems of wisdom from that magical mind of his over the years.<p>We collected a few of the best ones.

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