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17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Hackathon Handbook: A comprehensive resource for all Hackathon enthusiasts

Hackathons

3 tips to spruce up your online dating profile

<b>Cast several nets.</b> Hoffman says it's OK to have more than one dating profile. "You want to have a profile that fits the tone of the site. I think …

Online Dating

How some companies are trying to jack up profits by investing in customer service

It starts with dialing an 800 number and having to navigate your way through a maze of automated prompts just to talk to a human being on the other …

Customer Service

Get Ready For Your Big $10 Refund From The LADWP Lawsuit

LADWP will now have to return millions of dollars to overbilled customers, but the individual payouts will barely seem like a drop in the bucket. [ …

Customers

39 Reasons Why We Love Long Beach

<i>We'll just say it: Long Beach is underrated. It's just far enough away from Los Angeles to feel a little bit more relaxed, cheaper and friendlier.</i> …

Ice Cream

What Mansplainr, a Business Card Gun, and 145 Other Funny App Ideas Say About Today’s Tech Culture

For three years, the company I co-founded, Cultivated Wit, has been producing hackathons built around humor. We call it Comedy Hack Day because we …

Save your solar power; Tesla to announce home batteries on April 30

The rumors are true. Tesla just “announced” that it will unveil new type of lithium-ion battery for homes and offices. In an email to investors, …

Intro to Hackathons (Winter 2015)

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My Second Hackathon Changed My Life

Four years ago today, my friend John Britton dragged me to my first hackathon. It changed my life in ways I never could have imagined.<p>For those of …

Hackathons

To make $450,000 a year, or join a startup, that is the question

It’s a question we’ve all heard in the Bay Area: Should I make big bucks working for X company or join a startup?<p>A two-year-old post on this topic is still sparking discussion on online question forum Quora. A user writes, “I’m 28 and making $450,000 a year at Google. I love my job and everything …

Apple deal, tax change could spark corporate solar stampede

(Reuters) - Apple Inc’s deal to buy nearly $1 billion of power from a massive First Solar Inc plant could be the first of a stampede of contracts driven by the looming change in a solar tax incentive that makes such projects particularly attractive.<p>Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Category: Technology – Which? News

Technology<p>We’ve just tested premium turntables from Rega, Pro-Ject, Elipson, Thorens, NAD and Teac. See how they performed and which ones are worth …

Laptops

There was a hackathon about hackathons: Hackcon II

<b>Livestream Public</b> just hosted a hackathon about hackathons, <b>Hackcon II</b>, from <b>Major League Hacking</b>, a worldwide organizer of student hackathons.<p>At the …

Hackathons

How to win any hackathon — and why they’re important

UPDATE 2/2: Two great responses to this post worth checking out. First here, then here.Hackathons serve five main purposes in the world:• To get the …

Startups

How to win any hackathon — and why they’re important

UPDATE 2/2: Two great responses to this post worth checking out. First here, then here.<p>Hackathons serve five main purposes in the world:<p>To get the …

In 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid!

Pennies falling from the sky, you just have to pick them up<p>The price of electricity from the grid is going up over time and the price of electricity …

How these energy geeks are reimagining an old school utility

Orange County, Ca (Reuters) - Welcome to the utility industry’s future - or at least that’s what Southern California Edison is hoping.<p>Electric cars sit charging in a parking garage at the University of California, Irvine January 26, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson<p>Here in a non-descript, …

SDG&E: Utilities Need to Set ‘Proper Price Signals’ to Manage Distributed Generation

The idea that utilities are tarnishing or fighting solar “couldn’t be anything further from the truth,” according to James Avery, senior president of …

Electricity

Arizona Utilities Get Approval to Own Rooftop Solar

Arizona regulators gave the state’s two largest utilities the green light to enter the residential solar market last week, a move that allows …

Solar Power

Private Utilities Could Short-Circuit Despite Growth

"‹Energy-efficient programs may soon take their toll on the bottom lines of private utility companies.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article is part of Inc.'s weekly report on business niches in partnership with financial information company Sageworks.</i><p>Private utility companies could be in for a rough ride in …

The Race Is On For Solar Companies To Woo Utilities

SunPower has turned to Tendril’s software expertise to market its solar and energy storage services, a move that reflects increasing attempts by SunPower and other solar companies to win over utilities.<p>The California-based solar company is licensing Tendril’s software for analyzing its customers’ …

Solar Plus Batteries Unlikely To Threaten Utilities Anytime Soon, Study Says

More than a few utility customers have considered defecting from the electric power grid. The technology exists for going off the grid. The price tag is the problem. It is too steep for the vast majority of utility customers to stomach.<p>Over the past year or so, several studies have concluded that …

Top 10 Utility Commission Issues to Watch in 2015

<i>To kick off 2015, we look at 10 key issues before state public utility commissions this year, from comprehensive grid modernization to rate design</i> …

As Solar Installations Soar, Utilities Confront Distributed Renewable Power

As electric-car sales continue to grow, major changes are expected to come to the electricity infrastructure used to power them.<p>As solar cells become …

A Philosophical Divide Emerges in States Considering the Future of Utilities

As talk about the “utility of the future” moves from conferences and white papers into the realm of action, a number of critical philosophical issues …

There's A New Way To Land A Job In Tech: The Collegiate 'Hackathon'

But the project he made in those 36 hours was enough to land him a summer job.<p>Working with three other students, Wissmann and his team created an app that chose the safest walking route on Google Maps by evaluating crime history in the area.<p>"It was absolutely terrible compared to anything I'd make …