Nokia may have launched its own secret Android invasion, one that may surprise Microsoft as it prepares for its takeover of Nokia’s mobile division. According to tech site, The Verge, Nokia is quietly working on a new Android smartphone project, codenamed ‘Normandy,’ aimed squarely at the lower cost budget end of the smartphone spectrum. According [...]
In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have made headway with consumers, yet the industry has largely failed to live up to the hype due to inadequate charging infrastructure, costly vehicles, range fears and concerns about truly being eco-friendly. Show More Summary
Sensus, a leading provider of clean technology solutions, received the “Best Smart Grid Product or Solution” award at the fourth annual Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS). Over 100 rural electric cooperative executives voted to select Sensus for this award, recognizing Sensus’ commitment to advancing smart grid technologies. Show More Summary
Apple has become accustom to getting its way in its dealings with North America’s mobile carriers. The formula for the company’s negotiating dominance has been simple: Apple has the iPhone, people want the iPhone, and mobile carriers want the people. The unsurpassed popularity of the company’s iPhone franchise has led to a veritable cash cow [...]
Supreme Court justices seem sympathetic to the EPA’s arguments in the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule case, which the court heard yesterday. Most of the eight judges hearing the case voiced some support for the regulations, although it is still not clear how they will rule, Reuters reported. “It’s certainly hard,” Chief Justice John Roberts said, but went […]
Solar panels, battery storage and smart devices that switch off without human intervention have been proposed by CSIRO as ways to reduce power bills in the future. A report called Change and choice: The Future Grid Forum’s analysis of Australia’s potential electricity pathways to 2050 presents four future scenarios for the country’s electricity system. via Continue reading ?
Monsanto and Novozymes have formed a long-term research and development alliance to commercialize microbial products intended to help farmers increase crop yields with less input. The firms say the BioAg Alliance will allow companies to leverage employees, technologies and commercial assets in the companies’ agricultural biologicals portfolios. Show More Summary
Cemex has implemented a corporate water policy that it says outlines its global water management strategy and acts as a framework for the development of local water conservation and efficiency strategies across its operations. The building...Show More Summary
Nest Labs, Inc. (nest.com) today announced that the company has acquired MyEnergy to further Nest’s goal of helping people understand and address home-energy consumption. The acquisition also accelerates Nest’s services for energy providers, giving them a cost-effective way to share data with their customers. Show More Summary
AT&T may have set 2020 as the year when it will transition its TDM network to all IP, but Randall Stephenson, CEO and chairman, says that the provider will start seeing cost savings by 2016.
Just back from a quickie business trip – my first with a Powerocks Magicstick 2800 universal extended battery for my phone. When I travel I’ve always been careful about phone use just in case I need to make an emergency call, check for an important email, text etc. Show More Summary
TGIF and 11 shopping days left until Xmas. But before you get busy, here’s a look at some of the other cloud-related news from the week. … [visit site to read more]
World’s Poorest Nations 100 Years Behind Richest on Climate Change; Latest data from Notre Dame highlights huge disparities in climate resiliency December 11, 2013 (Sustainable Industries) “It will take the world’s poorest countriesShow More Summary
IRENA Demystifies Renewable Energy Costs; First-of-its-kind web portal launched by International Renewable Energy Agency December 10, 2013 (International Renewable Energy Agency) “…[T]he International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)…launched a unique web portal dedicated to renewable energy cost analysis. Show More Summary
The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014 December 2013 (World Economic Forum and Accenture) “Fundamental transitions across global energy systems are underway, characterized by unprecedented complexity – technology...Show More Summary
Chinese Reform Proposals Boost Prospects for Private Enterprises December 11, 2013 (IHS Inc.) "China’s new policy guidelines call for limitations on the activities of state-owned enterprises (SOE), potentially evening the playing field...Show More Summary
Yesterday saw another expansion in metro fiber, but by an operator that I don’t get to write about that often. Consolidated Communications has decided to take its northern Texas fiber footprint and begin using it to target the enterprise market. … [visit site to read more]
The all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf is not for everyone. I say that as the happy owner of a Leaf for almost two years now. Powered purely by electricity, the Leaf offers a real-world driving range of about 120 kilometres, with no gasoline backup, so it’s likely not for you if you need to travel farther Continue reading ?
Five US carriers have signed an agreement with the FCC that will make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile phones to use it on another network, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, announced on Thursday. The deal also requires carriers to process or deny unlocking requests within two business days, the FCC’s [...]
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has reevaluated data that it contributed to a 15 nation pooled study of low dose radiation cancer risks published in 2005. The determination was that the data was incorrect, needed further evaluation and should be removed from the cohort used for the 15 nation study. Show More Summary