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INFOGRAPHIC: NH Hotels Cut Energy Used for Lighting 80% by Switching to Philips LED Lamps

Philips recently reduced the energy consumption of lighting at NH Hotels by 80% by fitting 600 hotel rooms across Europe with 23,500 LED lamps. The …

How To Combine Daylight With LED Lights

Combining different light sources can be tricky if you’re not already familiar with doing so. In addition to all the camera settings and posing the …

Tech Investors Buy Themselves Some Blue Bottle Coffee

After all the VC deals that get done at Blue Bottle Coffee, it’s only fitting that Blue Bottle Coffee’s fundraising be one of them.<p>The tony coffee brewery announced its $25.7 million series B investment, completed at its flagship store in Oakland, earlier today. The investment was led by Morgan …

Bitcoin takes next step with first Bitcoin ATM

Why I’m interested in Bitcoin

Some people assume that all Bitcoin advocates are motivated by a libertarian political agenda. That is certainly not my agenda. I’m a lifelong …

LED Lighting Retrofit to Save Hawaii Hospitals $1.2M

Hawai’i Pacific Health (HPH), comprised of four nonprofit hospitals and 44 outpatient clinics and service sites, expects to save more than $1.2 …

Watch Glenn Beck’s Takedown of NY Gov. Cuomo – Plus, He Tells Megyn Kelly His Biggest Regret From His Time at Fox News

Appearing on “The Kelly File” Tuesday, Glenn Beck continued to rip New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over divisive remarks he made about “extreme” conservatives having no place in the Empire State.<p>Fox News<p>Beck, who recently penned an open letter to the New York governor, argued Cuomo is attempting to …

Health Tip? Coffee: Is it a miracle drug?

CHOPRA FOUNDATION NEWS<p>Contributed by Sanjiv Chopra, MD, MACP and Frank J. Domino, M.D.<p>Is there a commonly consumed beverage that decreases the risk …

WSJ Live | Hulu

WSJ Live is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

Have Your Coffee and Danish All in One

Coffee and Danish lovers rejoice. Paris Baguette has you covered with their new all-in-one <b>Coffee-Danish</b> ($2.50). The lightly sweetened pastry combines an almond flour dough and a thick coffee coating. As soon as you open the wrapper it's as if a cup of fresh-brewed coffee appeared right on the …

Here Are the Countries That Drink the Most Coffee—the U.S. Isn't in the Top 10

Only one nation averages more than 2 cups of coffee per day. It's the Netherlands.<p>America might be famous for running on coffee, but it doesn’t run on much. Not compared to a handful of other countries, anyway. When it comes to actual coffee consumption per person, the US doesn’t even crack the top …

Two Espressos Enhance Your Long-Term Memory

Many of us would he hard-pressed to function without our morning coffee, but now there's compelling evidence that it could actually help enhance your …

The Brain

Coffee may boost brain's ability to store long-term memories, study claims

A cup or two of coffee could boost the brain's ability to store long-term memories, researchers in the US claim. People who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a series of pictures were better at distinguishing them from similar images in tests the next day, the scientists found.<p>The task gives …

5 things you need to know about the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Your road-legal C7.R is ready.<p>Forget the ZR1. When GM's engineers put the first 2015 Z06 mule on the Milford RoadCourse, the car promptly set a new lap record. More insane? It did it using engine and suspension calibrations that were nothing but good guesses by engineers. Tadge Juechter, chief …

World Bank's ethics under scrutiny after Honduras loan investigation

The verdict could not have been clearer: the World Bank's private lending arm failed to comply with its own ethical standards when it lent millions of dollars to a Honduran palm oil company accused of links to assassinations and forced evictions.<p>This was the damning verdict by the World Bank's …

Someone Already Bought A $2,700 13-Piece Patio Set On Overstock.com Using Bitcoin

Overstock.com unexpectedly announced today they had begun accepting Bitcoin.<p>CEO Patrick Byrne had told us and others the launch wouldn't come for another few months.<p>Byrne now tells us that last week, they decided to reach out to Coinbase.com, one of the largest Bitcoin payment processors. They said …

Bitcoin

Holi: This LED lamp lets you choose the perfect lighting for the moment

LAS VEGAS — Like a compact version of Philip’s Hue LED lighting system, Holi could be the connected LED lamp you’ve been waiting for.<p>The tiny 20 centimeter-by-20 cm lamp (which is only a mere 3 cm thick) sports an array of LED lights on its rear, all of which you can control with iOS or Android …

Breville's Barista Express Coffee Machine Makes Cafe-Worthy Espresso

For coffee enthusiasts a traditional coffee machine just won’t do and for many even the popular Keurig machine doesn’t cut it. For those who love …

5 Coffee Myths Debunked

Coffee misconceptions are as ubiquitous as Starbucks locations: Every time you turn around it seems like someone's spouting off about this or that "fact," the latest (probably not-peer-reviewed) health study, or cockeyed interpretation of "tradition." Today we dispel five common old wives' (or …

Kickstartin'

Coffee trucks are all the rage in New York, but they've been slower to catch on in the Bay Area. Enter <b>Eureka</b>, a new enterprise from <b>Duende</b> barista <b>Jessica Caisse</b>, who plans to serve <b>Verve</b> coffee (roasted in Santa Cruz) and pastries from a converted former PG&E truck. Caisse is looking to raise $20K to …

Epic New Coffee Dome To Open in Siberia – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Traveler’s Coffee is an international chain of specialty coffee shops from Russia with an impressive 76 locations in 5 countries (Russia, China, …

NliteN’s New Ultra-Thin LED Light Bulbs Could Cost Just $9.99

Although much more efficient and durable than the ordinary incandescent light bulbs, not to mention more sustainable, LED bulbs are still too …

Can We Be Objective About Quality in Coffee?

Naturally humans are sort of selfish creatures: We have an inherently hard time separating our personal opinions from what may or may not be objectively true about certain things, most especially food and drinks. When we taste something we don't like, our immediate response is to scrunch our noses …

Bitcoin Researchers: You Can Game the System

Computer science researchers at Cornell University claim to have found a way to subvert the system driving production of the digital currency Bitcoin.<p>…

5 Top Bitcoin Alternatives

Bitcoin has generated a ton of buzz the world of cryptocurrencies, but it's not the only option.<p>We've compiled a list of the top alternatives, …

Claimed Importable: Volkswagen Amarok Pick-Up

This seller claims he can import new Volkswagen Amarok pick-ups from Mexico in a variety of specs. These trucks aren’t offered new in the US, despite …

Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

<i>Coffee photo from Shutterstock</i><p>Your morning cup of joe may be next on the endangered list. A disease outbreak in Central America is threatening …

The Serious Eats Guide to Pourover Coffee

Whether you call it by-the-cup, hand-brewed, or manually brewed coffee, anytime you're creating a fresh, single cup experience by pouring water over coffee into a cone, you're making a "pourover"—a flavorful, clean-tasting way to express the qualities of drip coffee (that can hold myriad subtle and …

Chicago Fires Up 3 New Boutique Coffee Roasters

Chicago! City of big shoulders, hog butcher to the world and...the next Portland? Oh, I wouldn't say such a thing. But maybe. A resolute coffee city, Chicago's craft-coffee cups have been dominated by big-fish local heroes Intelligentsia, and the more modestly-sized fish Metropolis Coffee Roasters, …