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Blackberry Classic Goes Back to Go Forward

Still struggling to regain traction in today’s mobile market Blackberry has decided to navigate a bold new course, going back to go forwards. To that end, yesterday Blackberry CEO John Chen explained the firm’s reasoning behind its latest mobile offering, and I’ll use the word “latest” generously, as the aptly named Blackberry Classic Q20 is [...]

Five Principles For Taming the Wild West of Beyond the Grid Clean Energy Policy

Misguided and inappropriate safeguards threaten to handicap some of the most dynamic and innovative approaches to ending energy poverty for 1.3 billion people around the world. That's the finding of a report which proposes five policy principles to ensure clean energy access markets thrive. read more

Keen Home Announces $1.52M in Seed Funding; Launches Smart Vent

Keen Home, the new startup bringing to life an automated, intelligent and digitally connected home, announced on Wednesday (October 29th) $1.52M in seed funding. Led by RMR Capital, with participation from R/GA Ventures, Bullet TimeShow More Summary

Utilities Expect Strong Competition in Build-Out of U.S. Electrical Grid

Utilities see themselves losing ground to new competitors as the U.S. strives to significantly expand and strengthen its electrical grid, according to a Mortenson Construction survey of utility executives and the engineers and suppliers that support them at the 2014 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Conference. Show More Summary

With Lollipop, Android Tries to Lick Its Security Problems

Emotions are running high in arguments for and against the strength of Lollipop's security features.

Army, NREL partner on large-scale net zero energy pilot

You’ve read about net zero energy homes and buildings as well as net zero subdivisions and districts. Now the U.S. Army is getting in on the act via a partnership with DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to find out if net zero Army installations are a possibility. The Army and NREL are undertaking the pilot Continue reading ?

From the HPS President – Health Physics News November 2014

This is a reprint of an article published in HP News, an official publication of the Health Physics Society ( Neither the Health Physics Society nor the author of the article have any affiliation with Atomic Insights. Barbara Hamrick, CHP, JD, HPS Fellow At 2:46 p.m. Show More Summary

176 Questions: 24+ GHz NOI In a Nutshell

Our friend Michael Marcus has been busy. Lucky for us. We recently reported on a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) seeking input on the possible use of millimeter wave frequencies (i.e., 24 GHz and north) for mobile communications. Our friend,...Show More Summary

Office 365 inspires activity based working down under at AGL Australia

One of the key messages that we routinely discuss in our executive briefings is how we have changed our vision as a company under CEO Satya Nadella. The discussion revolves around this quote: “At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. Show More Summary

Are Loan Guarantees the Right Answer for Catalyzing Development of CDR Solutions?

The USDA recently announced a $91M loan guarantee for Cool Planet’s biofuel and biochar facility in Louisiana. Loan guarantees from the US government are a critical way for early stage companies to reduce their cost of capital for capital-intensive projects. read more

China Seizes Opportunity to Fill Its Petroleum Reserve. Should Others?

China is apparently snapping up cheap oil cargoes to fill its strategic petroleum reserve. That might make sense for the US, too, if it was earmarked for new regional SPRs, rather than refilling the existing one on the Gulf. The Wall St. Show More Summary

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs and More! - 29 October 2014

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Josh is back with more jobs and stuff! I knew he would come through on National Cat Day! The pictured feline is my Galahad (aka G-had), seeking breakfast, not a job. These posts are archived here. 1) Senior WASH Consultant - UNICEF (New York): Download Senior_WASH_Consultant_TOR 2) Consultant: Environnemental &...

Lockheed’s fusion sales pitch

Please count me as an extreme skeptic on the possibility of anything useful coming from the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works fusion project described in the below commercial. The only explanation I can think of for the recent hype and attention...Show More Summary

TDG: U.S. broadband homes continue to cut the pay-TV cord

Whether it is Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, it's clear that consumers have a plethora of online video choices they can access via their broadband lines.

Level 3, tw telecom deal clears FCC and stockholder approvals

Level 3 Communications cleared two major decisions in its move to acquire tw telecom, announcing that both the FCC and the stockholders of both companies have approved its acquisition of the competitive provider.

Is Renewable Energy Less Effective Than Energy Efficiency at Reducing CO2 Emissions?

The policies to implement worldwide renewable energy build-outs are, as of yet, far from sufficient to reduce global CO2 emissions. At the same time, I believe these policies are yielding significant adverse results regarding economic competitiveness. read more

AT&T brings U-verse service to Adams County, Mississippi

AT&T may have focused a lot of its broadband attention on driving 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services into more communities, but its move to bring its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)-based U-verse service to Adams County, Mississippi, shows it is not slowing down its traditional U-verse strategy.

Cox Communications to bring 1 Gig service to Virginia

Cox Communications is capitalizing on the growing 1 Gbps it decided to take part in by announcing that Virginia will be the next market where it will deliver the fiber-based broadband service.

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