US, European energy firms targeted by shadowy cyber espionage group, experts warn

Energy firms in North America and Europe are facing a new wave of cyber attacks that could wreak havoc on their operations, according to security expert Symantec.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/07/us-european-energy-firms-targeted-by-shadowy-cyber-espionage-group-experts-warn.html

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Alphabet sees power in molten salt, a new moonshot

Google parent Alphabet Inc. is pitching an idea to store power from renewable energy in tanks of molten salt and cold liquid, an example of the tech giant trying to marry its far-reaching ambitions with business demand.

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Scientists invented a battery that could work for a decade without degrading

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis.

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Germany basically had to pay people to use electricity Sunday

Germany hit a new milestone in renewable energy on Sunday, generating so much power at one point that customers were essentially being paid to turn on their lights or charge their phones.

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New microcontroller runs on radio waves, can be reprogrammed in the field

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A new type of wireless sensor can run entirely off ambient energy and be reprogrammed in the field. It’s a breakthrough for this type of device and could lead to major advances in wearable and wireless computing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/227326-new-programmable-microcontroller-runs-on-radio-waves-can-be-reprogrammed-in-the-field

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Apple to Lawmakers: We'll Help but No Backdoors


Apple’s top legal official on Tuesday appeared before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and reiterated the company’s willingness to help law enforcement on active cases and cooperate on long-term solutions, despite its contentious legal battle with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Apple “works daily on an operational level” with law enforcement on a number of cases, General Counsel Bruce Sewell told legislators.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83397.html?rss=1

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Apple to again square off against FBI in Congress over encryption

Article Image Apple’s top lawyer is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee next week, presumably to offer testimony on the pitfalls of granting law enforcement privileged access to encrypted devices.

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Review: Elgato's Eve Energy smartplug is easy to use, but highlights HomeKit's flaws

Article Image Elgato’s Eve Energy smartplug is a perfectly serviceable home automation product, but in some ways it proves that Apple’s HomeKit platform still has a ways to go before it becomes mainstream.

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Ambitious 'Free Electric' bike project brings energy to poverty-stricken areas

The CEO of the company behind the popular 5-hour Energy drink is spearheading an ambitious project to power homes in poverty-stricken areas using stationary bikes.

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Elgato brings Apple HomeKit-enabled Eve Energy smartplug to US

Article Image Elgato on Tuesday announced that one of its HomeKit accessories, the Eve Energy smartplug, is now finally available stateside, following an earlier debut in Europe.

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The Next President's Alternative Energy Agenda


Alternative energy has become a real growth engine during the last several years. It seems to bounce up and down, depending on the leadership in the White House. President Obama is a supporter, so growth has been relatively strong in recent years. The big question is, what will happen under a new president? That is a question every investor and industry worker is asking. We all want to work and invest in a growth sector. Many people have hitched their wagon to the growth engine in the energy space, and that has been a good call.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83071.html?rss=1

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Apple & Foxconn consuming 30-40 percent of Tainergy's growing solar cell production

Article Image Apple’s effort to convert suppliers over to renewable energy is resulting in it, along with partner Foxconn, consuming 30 to 40 percent of Tainergy Tech’s solar cell production in China, according to Tainergy president Kevin Hsieh.

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British firm builds experimental iPhone 6 with hydrogen fuel cell

A British company called Intelligent Energy has reportedly built a working version of an iPhone 6 that integrates both a rechargeable battery and a hydrogen fuel cell without altering the dimensions of the device.

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source (updated)

Transparent luminescent solar concentrator, Michigan State University
Ubiquitous Energy and Michigan State University researchers have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone’s screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/188667-a-fully-transparent-solar-cell-that-could-make-every-window-and-screen-a-power-source

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Apple partners with SunPower to build twin 20-megawatt solar plants in China

Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.



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