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Eight Energy-Saving Ways to Make Every Day Earth Day

Noah Horowitz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Saving energy means power plants don't need to make as much electricity -- and that means less climate-warming pollution from the fossil fuels used to generate it.

Portable Power Everywhere

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.14.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Whether you're without power for an afternoon, a day or a week or you have to travel to a remote location where power is not available, solar-power charging panels could not be simpler to use. You literally just plug them in and the sun does the rest.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Electronics and Anxiety: A Family Affair

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

While we typically feel compelled to respond to the constant barrage of emails, texts, calls, etc., we are not connecting in a meaningful way. And ironically, if we try to extricate ourselves from our gadgets, we often feel anxious that we are missing something important.

Good News For Best Buy

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best Buy returned to a profit in the fourth quarter and topped Wall Street expectations as it cut costs to offset declining sales...

'Atomtronics' Researchers Reach Major Milestone

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 02.17.2014 | Science

A memory effect that is crucial in electronics has been seen for the first time in a cloud of ultracold atoms. The phenomenon represents a milestone i...

Wireless and Clueless

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

When I was a child our family shared a telephone with several other parties -- perhaps that was why it was called a party line. It was a first come, f...

Building Your Own Triode Out of Dumpstered Materials: A Snapshot of a DIY Vacuum Electronics Lab

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.30.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Over the past several years DIY projects, open source hardware and hacker spaces have been growing in scope and popularity, as we have discussed in an...

A Call for Meaningful Innovation and the Frontiers of Open Source

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 03.05.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Co-authored by Mitch Altman, co-founder of Noisebridge, and Sébastien Bourdeauducq, chairman of EHSM. "Hacking" has become part of the mainstream le...

Best Black Friday Deals This Year

DealNews | Marcy Bonebright | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business

We're back with another round of the best ads that you simply cannot miss this Black Friday. The Best Black Friday Ads So Far Element 50" 1080p...

7 Compact Digital Cameras

Cruiseline.com | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Cruiseline.com

If you're not a serious photographer, odds are your smartphone has taken the place of a traditional camera. But when you're on vacation, the rules are different.

Toward Electronics Free of Conflict Minerals

Student Reporter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Student Reporter

By Wasima Khan, PhD Candidate in Corporate Law, Erasmus University - Rotterdam With the acquisition of conflict minerals for their manufacturing, the...

3 New Options for Karaoke Glory, Embarrassment

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Much of the joy in karaoke has to do with standing up in front of strangers and baring your soul, vocally speaking. There's nowhere to hide, when it's just you, the backing track, and some words on a screen.

Wearable Technology Will Change Us. But How?

Carrie Yury | Posted 11.13.2013 | Technology
Carrie Yury

Wearable technologies bring up a plethora of new ways of breaching etiquette, allowing technology to come in between us (physically or metaphorically) and changing the way we interact. So there is valid reason for wearable anxiety.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Back to School, Part 2

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.28.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

As promised, the second half of the best of New York's stores for back-to-school shopping! Lester's - 1534 Second Avenue - 1102-1120 Avenue U, Bro...

IRS Refunds, Easy Spending Money for Most Americans

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
VisualNews.com

The end of tax season is the biggest financial event of the year, claim 75% of Americans, as they anticipate a refund of their hard-earned money after filing their taxes. However, only 37% of tax payers choose to invest their savings or use it to repair their finances.

Homeland Security Approves Their Right to Search and Seize Your Electronics Without Suspicion

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 05.04.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution already provides us with protection against unreasonable search and seizures for people in their "persons, houses, papers, and effects" -- is it time that we add "data" to this list?

5 Reasons for a National Digital Awareness Day

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

As much as we feel that technology is a part of our lives, historically, we're really just becoming acquainted with it. Here are five benefits we found and one thing that surprised me most about what would come in life if we had a national "Digital Awareness Day."

Out With The Electronics!

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Keri Glassman for U.S. News Are you having trouble falling asleep? You may have an overactive mind from all the electronics in your life. Phones...

Making Sense Of Bangkok's Wildness

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 04.12.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

The backpacker village of Khao San Road is worth inspection.

Hey Airline Passengers, Want To Snitch On Your Seatmate?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

On a recent flight from Chicago to Philadelphia, Melissa Brown sat next to a dilemma: a fellow passenger whose actions could crash the plane, but probably wouldn't.

Sony Thinks It Has A Chance

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp., the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment company, is headed in the right direction although its comeback is no...

6 Wackiest New Gadgets Of 2013

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Some of the weirdest gadgets at the International CES show are designed to solve problems you never knew you had. Are you eating to...

3 Changes to Expect From the Electronics Market in 2013

Francisco Aguilar | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology
Francisco Aguilar

We feel very lucky to be a small part of the broader CES picture this week, but we also hope the presence of companies like ours at this great event signals a new era for hardware startups and for products designed to solve real and important needs -- consumer or otherwise.

Can Cyborgs Fall in Love?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Craig Malkin

Our deepest attachments develop when we can show all of who we are and be accepted, and that includes romantic love. The crudely pixilated self of cyberspace can hardly represent the best of us.