Christopher Parker

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Connect-PI Allows You To Control Multiple Arduino Boards From Your Smartphone (video)

Makers, developers and hobbyists that are looking to remote control multiple Arduino boards may be interested in a new solution created called the …

Raspberry Pi

Overview | Raspberry Pi WiFi Radio

Raspberry Pi, the little <i>wonder-puter</i> that’s taken the world by storm, is so affordable that we can create nifty single-purpose “appliances” around …

A decade later, Tesla now officially a threat to the auto industry

It’s funny, electric car company Tesla has been building its business for a decade now, but it’s just in recent months that the auto industry seems …

If you want to feel good about the millennial generation and its ability to design and build stuff that's fresh and sustainable (i.e. that won't mess up the planet any further), then think about paying a visit to the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, this October. There, on the site of an old air base, you'll find 20 solar-powered homes, one more inventive than the next: http://f-st.co/r0KMijg

The battle over the smart connected thermostat rages on

The battle to control how people heat and cool their homes is heating up in a way that is reminiscent of the fight over which company gets to lord …

Yesterday’s fuel

THE dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in …

Oil

New thermocell technique could harvest power from waste heat at power plants

When you drive past a power plant, you may see steam billowing out of its tall stacks. The steam comes from heat generated during the power …

AirPi: London school kids build Raspberry Pi-powered pollution monitor

Before summer 2012, neither 16-year-old Alyssa Dayan nor 17-year-old Tom Hartley, had ever used a Raspberry Pi.<p>But by March of this year, the duo, …

Google Drive Update Makes Emailing Spreadsheets And Copy And Paste Easier

Google has today rolled out a new Google Drive update for its cloud storage solution which brings with it a number of new features, tweaks and …

Kaggle now has 100K data scientists, but what’s a data scientist?

Data science competition platform Kaggle has reached the 100,000-member milestone just over three years after launching, the company announced on its …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

It’s hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the “Low Battery Icon of Death” right in the middle of an …

Supercapacitors

German Scientists Create Lithium Ion Battery that Can Charge an Electric Car for 27 Years

Scientists at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Wurttemburg (ZSW) have developed one of the most efficient lithium-ion …

Clean Energy

Sharp Unveils the World's Most Efficient Solar Cell!

About a year ago, Sharp achieved a new solar cell efficiency record of 43.5% by using a lens-based system to focus sunlight directly onto the cells …

Vodafone's "Power Shorts" Use Body Heat to Charge Your Cellphone

No need to worry about running down your cellphone battery this festival season. Vodafone’s “Power Pocket” promises to keep peripherals pumping on …

Can The World Afford Higher Interest Rates?

That’s the end of QE tapering talk then? Not quite, but it should die down somewhat, given U.S. Fed Reserve conduit Jon Hilsenrath’s latest kiss-and-tell article in <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Thankfully, it might also stop all the blather about the U.S. and global economies recovering (they’re not) and …

Office Etiquette Fail: Things to Stop Doing Today

From personal phone calls to clipping nails at your desk, here's a slew of things you shouldn't do in the office.<p>In an effort to remove barriers to working together and foster collaboration, many companies have taken down old-school cubicles in favor of more open spaces. Those cavernous, lofty work …

Email Marketing

5th Sustainable Foods Summit, Amsterdam

Earlier this month I was in Amsterdam where I met with <b>Linda Eatherton, Partner and Director of Ketchum’s Global Food & Nutrition Practice</b>. She was one of the speakers at the 5th European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit which is organized by the Organic Monitor. It brings together food …

11 Simple Tips For Having Great Meetings From Some Of The World’s Most Productive People

Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Nilofer Merchant, Clay Shirky, Valentina Rice, Guy Kawasaki, and others know about getting things done, being productive, and keeping a crowd engaged. So when they talk, we should listen. Until the meeting is happily adjourned.<p>Meetings are a boring, but necessary …

TED Talks

Where Financial Inclusion Serves As The Mother Of Invention

Living in Silicon Valley, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that game-changing innovation does take place outside of Northern California. For all of the built-in advantages that make this region, and places like it, global centers of technological creativity – the developed world will never …

7 Money Habits Of The Rich That The Rest Of Us Can Copy

Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel?<p>That's true to an extent, but not all rich people live that way. For this argument, we'll define "rich" as having an excess of money, and "lavish" as obscenely using moolah like those in Hollywood.<p>Those who are rich, especially the self-made rich, are a different breed …

The 5 Social Media Rules Every Entrepreneur Should Know

<i>Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post.</i><p><b>5 Social Media Rules Every Entrepreneur Should Know</b> …

GARBAGE IS SEXY: It's A $1 Trillion Market That Finnish Startup Enevo Wants To Disrupt

Have you heard of this trend called "the Internet of Things"?<p>It's where everyday objects link to the Internet via wireless connectivity chips and sensors.<p>These days everything from TVs to Thermostats connect to the Internet.<p>Next up: Garbage cans.<p>A Finnish startup called Enevo wants to optimize …

12 Of The Shrewdest Business Maneuvers Of All Time

A recent thread on Quora asked users to name the "the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you've ever seen in business."<p>We've broken out some of the best answers, including critical decisions by Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Henry Ford.

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How McCormick Got Its Electricity Use Down To Net Zero

Reaching "net zero," or producing more electricity than you use, isn't easy: Costs are rising, and energy policies and regulations are complex. Yet flavor company McCormick & Company managed to achieve net-zero electricity status for its 363,000-square-foot distribution center in Belcamp, …

Why Mobile Payments Are Poised For Takeoff

Consumers are beginning to see the advantage of channeling offline payments through their mobile devices, rather than carrying around clunky coins and cash — even debit and credit cards. Consumers are primed to go wallet-free and begin paying for goods and services via their mobile devices, and as …

The future of food: insects, GM rice and edible packaging are on the menu

Eating insects<p>Two billion people around the world, primarily in south-east Asia and Africa, eat insects – locusts, grasshoppers, spiders, wasps, ants …

Turbine company and green groups to fight anti-windfarm campaign

The world's biggest wind turbine manufacturer is joining forces with environmental groups in a global campaign to rouse the "silent majority" of …