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Bluetooth SIG gets involved with wireless power for smarter charging

There's a lot of energy in the wireless charging space of late: First Qualcomm joined all three major standards groups and now the Bluetooth SIG is helping to create a new class of smarter wireless charging devices.

When data meets agriculture: Monsanto to buy Climate Corp. for $930M

Monsanto says it will pay almost $1 billion to bring Climate Corp.'s data analytics in house. The acquisition is an example of how the marriage of data and sensors will rapidly change established industries.

Here’s why Qualcomm just joined the PMA: Hope for a single wireless charging standard

There's currently a trio of main wireless charging groups, each with its own standardized solution, and now Qualcomm is a member of all three. Here's why this gives hope for a single standard.

Bill Gates backs power grid networking startup Varentec

A startup building smart networking tech for the power grid has gotten an investment from Bill Gates.

Samsung invests $4M in wireless charging company PowerbyProxi

Are we finally inching closer to a wireless charging standard? Perhaps, now that Samsung has invested in PowerbyProxi. The company is working on support for spatial freedom and multiple device support in the Qi standard, something already offered by the A4WP group.

Need wireless charging in a spare power pack? Mugen adds Qi to its portable battery.

Wireless device charging doesn't necessarily mean a charging pad on your desk or nightstand. Mugen's new N11 battery pack is portable and can wirelessly charge a phone or tablet anywhere thanks to the included Qi support.

Inside the World’s Largest Carbon-Capture Test Facility

The largest test site in the world for trialing technologies that capture, recycle and store carbon emissions is the $1 billion, 350-MW Technology Centre Mongstad plant in Norway. The Norwegian government and a group of energy companies launched the site last year (behind schedule and over […]

Huge solar thermal farm near Vegas delivers first energy to the grid

Ivanpah, the huge solar farm in the California desert, has now delivered its first power to the grid.

What’s a metal air battery and why is Tesla interested in it?

You probably heard about the metal air battery recently because Tesla was granted around it. But what exactly is it and what does Tesla want with it?

Skyonic to soon start construction on large carbon capture plant in Texas

If you were wondering what type of tech could get a boost from Obama's efforts to limit power plant emissions, see Skyonic. The startup's new plant will soon go under construction.

A quest to prove there’s a business case for installing big batteries at buildings

California is set to become a large energy storage market, and that has prompted bankers to figure out whether they could make money from it. Wells Fargo plans to get answers from its own pilot project.

Google now buying enough wind energy to power 170K homes

Google plans to buy more wind power to indirectly power a data center in Oklahoma and to help it reach its goal of increasing the amount of clean power used by its data centers.

What the internet of things means for cleantech

In a new report from GigaOM Pro's cleantech curator Adam Lesser, we delve into what the "internet of things" really means for efficiency, sustainability and cleantech.

Soil IQ looks to design, data and connectivity to make gardening & farming more sustainable

Re:char has spun out Soil IQ, which has teamed up with Yves Behar to make a connected soil fertilizer gadget to stream data about dirt and weather conditions.

Space-Time Insight closes $20M for its big, visual data platform

A San Mateo, Calif.-based startup called Space-Time Insight has raised a $20 million series C investment round led by London-based firm Zouk Capital. Space-Time provides a platform for analyzing and visualizing streaming data, and is gaining traction in the utility sector. We profiled the company in […]

A nail-biting road trip to the river in an electric RAV4

What planning does it involve to take an all-electric sports utility vehicle on a road trip? I tried to answer that question this summer by driving a Toyota RAV4 to the American River for kayaking.

Panda poop might help turn plants into fuel

Biofuel can be made from all kinds of materials, including whiskey and gelatinous sea creatures. Producers are always looking for ways to break these materials down more efficiently, and Mississippi State University researchers have found an unusual means: panda poop. It turns out the bacteria that […]

Thanks to a new chip, the Galaxy Note 3?s huge screen won’t kill its battery

The Note contains a Qualcomm chip called an envelope tracker, which will dramatically reduce the amount of power needed to run its LTE radio. We're going to see this technology in a lot more devices.

Elon Musk to embark on US cross country road trip, Tesla-style

The classic cross country road trip is getting electrified Tesla-style. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to drive across the U.S. in a Model S using the company's charging infrastructure.

Fujitsu starts pumping out chips with SuVolta’s low power tech

Chip tech startup SuVolta has scored its first licensing deal for volume production with Fujitsu of an image processing chip.

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