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Let's Talk About Solar Power and Equity

We need to have "the talk" about solar power and equity, because ignoring uncomfortable questions will invite misinformation and bad decisions. We need an informed dialogue about how local solar power (large-scale and rooftop) can impact low-income communities and communities of color in the U.S. …

What if the universe had no beginning?

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a …

These iPhone Apps on Sale This Weekend Are Crazy Good Deals

Looking to download a few great iPhone apps while saving some money this weekend? Check out these five, all on sale or free for the new few</b> …

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Add trusted places to Smart Lock on Android 5.0 Lollipop

Shortly after Google released the Nexus 6 and Android 5.0 Lollipop, a small update was pushed to Google Play Services. Instead of relying on a Bluetooth connection or NFC tag, you can now set "safe" locations in which your device will remain unlocked. Leave that zone, and your device will lock and …

Song Premiere: Robert Plant's Bold New Band

Of all the artists making music in the '60s and '70s and still making music today, Robert Plant continues to keep his music vital and interesting. His music with Alison Krauss in 2007 was steeped in the bluesy rock the singer does best, but it wasn't nostalgic, it was fresh. In 2010 it was <i>Band Of</i> …

The cold logic behind Elon Musk’s $5 billion gigafactory gamble

Elon Musk is placing an enormous bet on the world’s largest lithium-ion battery plant—a $5 billion, 10 million-square-foot (930,000 sq m) “gigafactory” that would make enough battery packs to power 500,000 electric cars a year. That is four times the number of electric cars of any brand bought …

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Spring cleaning for your smartphone

It's the time of year when you get the urge to clean and organizing your home. But don’t forget your gadgets -- they too could use a little bit of spring cleaning. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi gives us some useful tips on how to maintain our...

Be Cool: Terra Cotta Pot Cools the Air Using Only Water

This terra cotta pot is much more than it seems at first. It isn’t just a decorative item; it cools the air in your home through a concept called …

Four offbeat Android launchers to transform your phone

Wish your phone could give you the apps you need, when you need them? Or maybe you just want to make your phone so dead-simple to use that even your grandmother won't get lost when she picks it up. The beauty of Android is that you can change almost everything about your phone, including all of …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …