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Coca-Cola aims to collect and recycle all packaging by 2030

Coca-Cola has become the latest company to address concerns about packaging waste as it unveiled plans to help collect and recycle all of its bottles by 2030.<p>The soft drinks giant said it was “fundamentally reshaping” its approach to its drinks containers and planned to invest over multiple years …

Why 'Fire and Fury' could mark the end of the road for Trump

It's safe to say that<i>Fire and Fury</i><i>,</i> which lived up to its title in the way it hit bookstores Friday, is not the most rigorously fact-checked book in …

Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry.

Poop that mimics your facial expressions was just the beginning.<p>It’s going to hit the fan when the face-mapping tech that powers the iPhone X’s cutesy “Animoji” starts being used for creepier purposes. And Apple just started sharing your face with lots of apps.<p>Beyond a photo, the iPhone X’s front …

Apps

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Venture Capital

Archisketch 3D Interior Design Mapping Tool

Price: $119Decorate your space more easily than ever before with the Archisketch 3D Interior Design Mapping Tool. Compact and highly portable, this …

Got an app idea? Here’s how to monetise it

You can create an incredible app, but if no one can find it on the app store, it won’t do well Danielle Newnham<p>Niklas Hed is describing the moment the billion-dollar app Angry Birds was created. “I was sitting in a meeting with our lead designer, Jaakko Iisalo, who presented 10 new game ideas and …

Auto Dealers Race Toward Energy Savings with SunPower Solar

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA), energy costs can be a car dealership's …

40 philosophies from famous marketers throughout history

I believe you can learn something from everyone — as long as you’re listening. We’re always building on the legacy and lessons of those who have come before us.<p>For marketers, this is quite a legacy indeed. Although the discipline of marketing only emerged in the 1900s, it builds on a foundation of …

Marketing

Water-powered Lighting for All

It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without light, but the reality is that this precious thing we take for granted is something many people …

Traveller site fire: several members of family feared dead in Ireland

Three generations of family feared dead in Carrickmines, south Dublin, with 10 deaths confirmed and four being treated for smoke inhalation<p>Ten people from two families including a mother, father and their five-month-old baby, have died after a fire broke out at a Traveller site in County Dublin. …

Sustainability Up on the Roof

When most people think about sustainability at a company like Cisco, they envision solar arrays and smart cities – and we certainly have those! But humming quietly on the roof of every building is a significant energy consumer, the air conditioning. So just as we innovate solutions for the Internet …

Microsoft patents a method for generating 3D models from objects

Microsoft has patented a method for quickly generating 3D models of physical objects for use in games, animation, 3D printing and more. PatentYogi breaks down the technology in the video above.<p>The patent describes the use of a single depth camera to capture images of an object from various angles, …

A First Look At Home Automation On The Apple Watch

The watch becomes a universal remote for your home.<p>A few months ago, home automation company PEQ released Lego-like control interface in the form of an iOS app. Users could add functions simply by stacking on more blocks. The kitchen light could be turned on and off by tapping a tile. Swiping a …

COOL HUNTING Elegant LED Lights by Buster + Punch

Upon walking into Buster + Punch’s showroom, you’ll notice motorcycles and whisky bars sitting alongside lighting fixtures, rose copper and steel candlesticks. The young London-based design studio channels a rock’n’roll atmosphere, drawing inspiration from the area’s emerging music and fashion …

Design

How To Ride The Smart Home Wave

There’s a sizeable “smart home” wave building. The smart home and building technology market was $4.8 billion in 2012 and a report by Allied Market Research predicts it will grow to $35.3 billion by 2020.<p>Not surprisingly, many startups, retailers, and established tech companies hope to ride the …

7 Accessories with Personality

Helpful Infographic Visualizes What a "Net-Zero" Home Looks Like

The falling cost of energy-efficient equipment means that in the not-so-distant future, we'll see more net-zero homes. But, what is that exactly? A net-zero energy home is one that uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional dwelling, and the balance of its energy needs are supplied …

Washing Machines

Sintratec Is Going To Build The First Sintering Desktop 3D Printer

A Swiss company called Sintratec is planning to release the world’s first sintering 3D printer for the desktop. Sintering, which is the process of building a 3D object by shooting lasers at a layer of nylon powder, is one of the best ways to make high resolution objects that are completely …

The Quest To Harness Wind Energy At 2,000 Feet

High-altitude wind contains enough energy to power the planet. A Boston start-up wants to be the first to bring it down to Earth.<p>Nothing about the grooved, inflatable body taking shape inside Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, resembles a wind turbine. It looks more like a jetliner's …

9 Ways Google Is Changing The World

When asked if Microsoft could learn a thing or two from X Labs, Nadella retorted that there's always something to learn from "from people who market themselves well."<p>He was right to some degree. Project X creates a lot of hype for Google even though most of those projects aren't quite ready for the …

Google Search

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …

Apps

Get ready for Google Translate on steroids

Google said Friday that it is scooping up virtual reality translation app maker Quest Digital, whose technology will eventually allow Google Translate to read and translate words read by your smartphone camera.<p>Quest Digital makes an app called Word Lens that reads text through a smartphone’s …

Your fitness tracker could soon control your home’s lights, heat, and music

To date, fitness trackers such as the Fitbit and Jawbone have been little more than souped-up pedometers, with a growing list of body-monitoring functions, measuring posture, heart rate, and so on. But the fitness tracker of the future could be far more highly functioning: a data-driven, …

How Personalizing Energy Data Could Help Utilities Stay In Business

How to sell consumers stuff they want is the age-old challenge for any merchants. It’s becoming a particularly difficult one for utilities as they lose customers to businesses from solar to cable companies.<p>That has created opportunities for companies like Tendril, which has been working on using …