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India’s Shuttl Raises $20M To Accelerate Its Smart Shuttle Bus Service

India’s transportation app future isn’t just about Uber and billion-dollar homegrown rival Ola. That’s because Shuttl, an eight-month-old startup that provides air-conditioned minibuses, just raised $20 million from Lightspeed, Sequoia and Uber-investor Times Internet to develop its technology and …

Startups

Solar Power Startup Bright Raises $4 Million To Distribute Energy In The Developing World

Bright, a solar panel installation and distribution startup, pulled in $4 million in seed money to build out its solar software and financing team.<p>The startup launched out of the last batch of Y Combinator and began building in Mexico last year. Energy is expensive and often complicated in the …

Startups

WORX Landroid – Robotic Lawn Mower

Getting that perfect manicured look for your lawn won’t be much of a problem if you use the WORX Landroid. It is a pre-programmable robotic lawn …

The Cocos Islands Are Our Top Destination For 2015

There are many places we're itching to visit in 2015, but just a warning: when we stop by this one, we may never leave.<p>The Cocos Keeling Islands are total paradise -- the oasis of 27 coral islands (not to be confused with Costa Rica's Cocos Island) floats between Australia and Sri Lanka in the …

25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city …

Travel Guides

Mexico's No. 1 Baja Beach Resort: The Villa del Palmar, South of Loreto

If you're at your wits end, desperate to find a last-minute gift for your parents, your daughter or your club's long-serving president, treat him, her or them to a vacation at the Villa del Palmar resort, in Mexico, south of Loreto on the west coast of the Sea of Cortes.<p>Buy a card, sign it "for …

Paddleboarding

DIY Solar Power — Is it a Worthwhile Investment?

With fuel prices soaring, the need to invest in green technology solutions to our energy needs is greater than ever. Solar power has traditionally …

Solar Power

How to Install Solar Panels on Your Roof.. The Basics

Solar energy is a wonderful thing – it’s free clean energy. Part of transforming solar from a wonderful thought to an amazing reality requires …

Solar Power

The World’s First Community Powered By Crowdsourced Energy?

Do the solar panels on your roof produce more power than you use? Gridmates wants to help you donate the excess energy to help those in need.<p>If you have solar panels on your roof that produce more power than you can use, here’s an idea for what you might do with the surplus: Pay off someone else’s …

Apple’s Health app can now track how drunk you are w/ updated BACtrack breathalyzers

With an update for the BACtrack Mobile and BACtrack Vio smartphone-connected breathalyzers, iPhone users are now able to share blood alcohol content results with Apple’s new Health app in iOS 8.<p>An update to the companion app for the breathalyzers, which we previously reviewed alongside the BACtrack …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Wedding Spot raises $3M to disrupt weddings — and, soon, all events

In case you’ve never done it, getting married is really expensive. It’s a once in a lifetime experience, so the parties involved often shell out megabucks to make it just right. The top expense on the list is usually the cost of the venue. And rounding up quotes and comparing venues can be a real …

Porch.com reveals it raised $27.6M last year, adds new features for homeowners

While some people take up knitting or watercolor painting as a hobby and creative outlet, others use their creative energy on their homes, with remodels and improvements.<p>Porch.com, which views itself as a “home improvement network” for those creative homebodies, turns one year old today. Now the …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

27 Pinterest Boards That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>There are not many places on the web as …

Productivity

Biovigil targets hospital handwashing with color-coded badges

Proper handwashing is a simple, yet vitally important task, especially when it comes to doctors and nurses. The occurrence of infections in patients …

Transparent solar panels could revolutionize cities & tablets

Transparent solar cells that could one day mean your home, office, or even car windows are generating electricity have been developed, as well as …

Uber To Test Moving Services In Atlanta, Nashville

Earlier this summer, we saw Uber experiment with UberRUSH, a courier service in New York City. The car service seems to be testing the waters for another service, announcing it will move Atlanta college students and Nashville residents this weekend.<p>Teaming up with existing moving service Bellhops, …

Samsung Acquires SmartThings For $200 Million (video)

During the middle last month it was rumoured that Samsung was looking to purchase the Internet of things start-up company SmartThings that creates …

Internet of Things

Wayfair, the Online Furniture Seller, Files for IPO

The Boston-based company said it would raise up to $350 million in the offering.<p>Wayfair, the online home goods company that built its business for nearly a decade with no outside funding, is planning to go public, according to paperwork filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The …

GadgetellSolutions Media

16Mar/18<p>Technology and data are changing the world and have changed marketing as we know it. The new age of marketing is all about providing a …

Marketing

911Tracker T3

911Tracker Launches campaign for T3 Vehicle Security System. Why is the 911Tracker T3 different from every other vehicle recovery system? Because …

Enterprise Mobile Apps Pay The Most Yet Attract Few Developers

A recent survey by Vision Mobile found that just 16% of worldwide developers are building mobile apps for enterprises, despite this market being the most lucrative of all to serve. Their recent global study of 10,000 developers across over 130 nations is the basis of the free downloadable report, …

Silica extends efficiency and lifespan of solar cells with passive cooling

Solar panels get really hot; I’ve touched mine this summer on my rooftop and it really burns – solar panels could heat up over 100 degrees Fahrenheit …

Clean Energy

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

Wink’s Connected Home Collection Arrives At Home Depot

Everyone’s gunning to be the platform for your smart home, including Apple and Google, but Quirky spin-off startup Wink has its range in stores as of today at The Home Depot, giving it access to a market of average consumers. The Wink platform is basically a central hub for devices from …

Invention Machine Quirky Spins Out “Wink,” A New Business Focused On The Connected Home

New York-based “invention machine” Quirky, a company which turns crowdsourced ideas into real-world products you can buy like this popular flexible power strip, these connected milk jugs and egg cartons, and even app-connected air conditioners built in partnership with GE, is now venturing further …

Archos Smart Home Functions As Your House's Remote Control

Setting up a smart home doesn’t have to be hard and expensive. In fact, it only takes $250 to do it with the Archos Smart Home system and its …