Technology

Tesla’s patent strategy opens the road to sustainability for transport and for itself

 What makes Tesla unique? How about everything. Mention patents to most people and their eyes glaze over. Worse, they think of patent “trolls” that some say are harming American businesses. But everyone appreciates one fundamental fact: Patents, and intellectual property generally, mean value. Read More

Comfy raises $12 million for app to end office thermostat wars

 Building Robotics Inc., better known as Comfy, raised $12 million in Series B funding for building automation software that helps companies save energy on office air conditioning while gathering employee-contributed data about the use and occupancy of a workspace. Emergence Capital led the investment, joined by real estate services company CBRE and Microsoft Ventures. According to...

Drastic disruptions are underway in the energy market

 What if energy “agents” could help us make better choices to cut costs and save the planet? Read More

MenuMate Puts A Mac App's Menu Bar Next to Your Cursor

Mac: If you have a giant screen or you tend to work on multiple desktops, the menu bar on your Mac might feel miles away. MenuMate’s a simple app that lets you pull up everything on an app’s menu bar with a keyboard shortcut.The idea here is simple: your menu bar is way up...

ChargePoint raises $50 million to charge more cars

 ChargePoint announced this month that it had raised $50 million in its latest round of funding, thanks in large part to Linse Capital. That makes a total of $164 million raised from investors like BMW iVentures and Siemens, among others. ChargePoint already has the largest EV charging network in North America, with 28,000 stations installed...

The Europas — It’s time for a different kind of tech conference

 Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their...

An Interview With the Hacker Probably Selling Your Password Right Now

A conversation with the stolen-data wholesaler selling 800 million stolen passwords, and plaguing the security teams of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Tumblr. The post An Interview With the Hacker Probably Selling Your Password Right Now appeared first on WIRED.

SMS Conversations Return In the Latest Facebook Messenger Beta

Android: If you’ve used Facebook Messenger for a long time, you might remember the glory days when it could handle your SMS messages, too. For some reason, Facebook took this feature away, but it’s back in the latest Messenger beta.As spotted by Android Police, the new SMS support in Messenger is tucked away in...

Nanomaterials could double efficiency of solar cells by converting waste heat into usable energy

 An experimental solar cell created by MIT researchers could massively increase the amount of power generated by a given area of panels, while simultaneously reducing the amount of waste heat. Even better, it sounds super cool when scientists talk about it: “with our own unoptimized geometry, we in fact could break the Shockley-Queisser limit.”...

Honda and Volvo add more electrification

 Honda announced it’s going to expand its Clarity line to include an all-electric version and a plug-in hybrid next year. The latest version of the Honda Clarity will be available later this year any way you want it, as along as you want a fuel-cell vehicle. The other two variants will be ready in 2017. Honda’s...

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