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The spigot of money starting to open up for installing solar panels

Fitbit Flex review

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More Info Jawbone Up review (2012) Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness tracker Fitbit updates Android app with wireless syncing We have truly entered the era of the quantified self. Editorials are shouting it from the rooftops, technologists are snickering "I told you so" and you, dear...
Fitbit Flex review

DailyDirt: Anthropomorphizing Animals

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Humans tend to think about other animals in human terms -- which is only natural since we don't really have other frames of reference other than our own experiences. So not surprisingly, it's always interesting when animals seem to enjoy the same activities that people do and seem to be...
DailyDirt: Anthropomorphizing Animals

Battlefield 3: Aftermath drops you in quake country

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It's been over a year since Battlefield 3 came out with guns blazing. Thanks to continuous efforts at EA and DICE we have been receiving new content updates every few months, most of which introduce some fresh and different gameplay. Aftermath is the fourth installment, following up the popular...
Battlefield 3: Aftermath drops you in quake country

Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

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TechCrunch’s Best Buy tag isn’t exactly a heartening place to visit. In the last few months, it “stole Christmas,” been “finished,” and is now “going out of business.” Dire straits indeed for a company that has defied the odds not only against big retail competition but against deadlier online opponents...
Best Buy To Shut 50 Stores In Streamlining Effort

Meizu Flyme Store surpasses 100 million downloads, now boasts 10,000 apps

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It looks like Apple isn't the only company that has some boasting to do for its app store. Meizu, the company behind the eponymous Meizu MX smartphone and the Flyme OS (based on Android), has just shouted from the figurative rooftops that its Flyme Store has now surpassed 100...
Meizu Flyme Store surpasses 100 million downloads, now boasts 10,000 apps
Home solar leasing business shines for SunPower

10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts

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India’s massive grid blackouts this month have been the subject of much debate and much concern — and from a clean power perspective, highlights a market where there is much opportunity. But there are actually a good deal of projects in India that are already focused on installing solar projects,...
10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts
This Week in Crazy Policies That Are Out of Touch With the Public: The London Olympics
Seattle: America’s top tech city

Tesla to offer leasing option for Model S

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Electric car maker Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday that it will offer a leasing option to future Model S customers. Tesla is working with Wells Fargo and US Bank to provide financing for 10 percent of the cost of a Model S, and after 3 years customers who choose this...
Tesla to offer leasing option for Model S

SXSW ride services encounter the paradox of free

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The concept of free is so sweet you can almost taste it. Take a minute to savor each delicious letter. F. R. E. E. It would be all well and good, if it weren’t for that wicked aftertaste. Free social networks are great, until the companies that provide them...
SXSW ride services encounter the paradox of free

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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Looks like the community was in a comedic mood this week: the funny tallies shot past the insightful tallies to the point that the top four funniest comments all got more votes than even the first place comment on the other side! But that's not to say there was a...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Remember Me - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox; Capcom; £29-£39Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewIn 2084, 99% of the population upload their memories to be shared with others over a network controlled by the evil mega-corp Memorize. You're an "errorist", one of the refusenik 1%, but with the unique ability to reach in...
Remember Me - review
Japan: a beacon for weary solar makers

The Internet Defense League Assembles, Rallying 'Round its own Feline Flag

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Internet Defense League: Assemble. Last night, Betabeat checked ourselves in with a nebbishy man holding an iPad, rode the elevator up to “PH” with another nebbishy man (a copy of The Leaderless Revolution tucked under his arm) and arrived upstairs at the Internet Defense League‘s New York launch party, just as the...
The Internet Defense League Assembles, Rallying 'Round its own Feline Flag
2012 was a record-breaking year for solar panels in the U.S.

Will NRG Energy be the next ten ton gorilla in solar leases?

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NRG Energy, one of the most aggressive power companies to invest in solar projects, is considering getting into offering leases for solar panel roof systems for home owners and businesses. NRG Energy’s CEO David Crane tells Bloomberg that it is something that they’re “looking at in a very serious way,”...
Will NRG Energy be the next ten ton gorilla in solar leases?
Revealed: the reason hyped startup Amen ditched the web

With iOS 6, Apple has clearly defined the different roles of Twitter and Facebook for the masses

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As we mentioned earlier, some birdies told us before Apple’s WWDC keynote today that the Facebook integrations and announcements were going to be “huge.” I had no idea how huge they’d be until I took iOS 6 for a go myself. Today, along with the Facebook integrations, Apple introduced a...
With iOS 6, Apple has clearly defined the different roles of Twitter and Facebook for the masses

Apple's Monolithic Beauty vs. Google's Chaos: What New HQs Reveal About Their Personalities

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Last week, Google released an illustration of its next corporate campus, a complex of nine rectangular buildings, mostly adorned with green roofs, and all connected by a series of elevated walkways. The illustration is filled with people using the campus's open spaces--dining on one of the rooftops, strolling down the wooden paths around...
Apple's Monolithic Beauty vs. Google's Chaos: What New HQs Reveal About Their Personalities
Sol Voltaics uses nanotechnology to make solar energy 25 percent more efficient

Foursquare updates its app for Windows Phone 8 with lock screen notifications, NFC check-ins and more

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Foursquare is rolling out an updated version of its location-based recommendation app for Windows Phone 8, which it says has also been optimized specifically for Nokia’s latest Lumia smartphones. Version 3.0 brings a number of new features to the table, including the ability to pin people and venues to the...
Foursquare updates its app for Windows Phone 8 with lock screen notifications, NFC check-ins and more
Ellie gets $2M in backing to take the ecommerce fight to Lululemon

SolarCity soars in morning trading

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Solar panel installer and financier SolarCity started trading at $9.25 on Thursday morning, and rose up over 40 percent at one point to $11.20 by 12:15 (EST). The company priced its initial IPO at $8 per share, and had reduced the price in recent days from an estimated range of...
SolarCity soars in morning trading

Building integrated solar panels set to boom over the next 5 years

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Solar panels that can be integrated right into rooftops and the walls of buildings is a new market that is set to grow dramatically over the next five years, according to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant. The report says that the energy capacity of solar...
Building integrated solar panels set to boom over the next 5 years

SolarCity IPO still moving, now plans to sell more shares at $8 per share

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Solar panel installer and financier SolarCity might have slipped past its plan goal to go public on Wednesday morning, but in a new filing, the company says it is now planning to sell more shares and is asking for $8 per share, significantly lower than its initial range of $13...
SolarCity IPO still moving, now plans to sell more shares at $8 per share

Solar Soldiers: MC10's Testing Its Flexible Energy Harvesters With The U.S. Army

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The U.S. Army and MC10 will work together to scale up the flexible solar panel prototypes and assess their efficiency as functional battery chargers.Flexible solar energy harvesters that can be sewn into the jackets and backpacks of U.S. soldiers could soon be powering up electronic devices in the field. MC10, a...
Solar Soldiers: MC10's Testing Its Flexible Energy Harvesters With The U.S. Army

Saving the euro won't solve the crisis. Losing it won't either

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The vast imbalances in trade, and yawning gaps in competitiveness, between European states will continue to cause problems whether they share a single currency or notThe governor of the Bank of England was closer to the basement of the Bank than the rooftops when he complained last week that "our...
Saving the euro won't solve the crisis. Losing it won't either

Eventup Expands East to Unlock New York’s Hippest and Most Exclusive Event Venues

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For those New Yorkers who feel like the city’s coolest rooftops, lofts, galleries and warehouses are out of reach as potential venues for their special events, startup online marketplace Eventup wants to be your new best friend. The company, which has thus far rolled out the red carpet to more than...
Eventup Expands East to Unlock New York’s Hippest and Most Exclusive Event Venues
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