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Ars asks: How do you read your e-books?

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Electronic book readers come in many flavors and shapes. Add on the ubiquity of Amazon's Kindle app and Barnes & Noble's Nook apps, and any iOS or Android device can be transformed into a multi-gigabyte library (no matter what bookseller you prefer to do business with). With our own Kindle...
Ars asks: How do you read your e-books?

2012 at the half – Here are the best gadgets of the year so far

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Naturally being a bunch of raging technophiles, we love a good gadget on TNW so here’s a few that we lust after and hope one day to be able to afford. Maybe we can save up for some for Christmas! Nest The thermostat of desire. Okay. The learning thermostat that...
2012 at the half – Here are the best gadgets of the year so far

iPad as an e-reader? - Not in sunlight. Update2

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Len Edgerly, host of the excellent TheKindleChronicles and TheReadingEdge podcasts, is also a long-time Apple fan, and then some.  You can read his Twitter tweets for the last two days to see just how much, as he was in line at 4:30am to get his iPad.  He loves it...
iPad as an e-reader? - Not in sunlight. Update2

VIDEO: Digital graffiti at the Tate

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Artist Olafur Eliasson discusses his Sunlight Graffiti project, which invites the public to make their own digital compositions at the Tate Modern in London....
VIDEO: Digital graffiti at the Tate

Solar Bag concept purifies water as you walk

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Relying on UV in sunlight as a purifier, the Solar Bag could help people without clean drinking water. [Read more]...
Solar Bag concept purifies water as you walk

Norwegians trap sunlight with microbeads, produce solar cells that are 20 times thinner, cheaper

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Researchers from the University of Oslo have used a bunch of "wonderful tricks" to produce silicon solar cells that are twenty times thinner than commercial solar cells. This breakthrough means that solar cells can be produced using 95% less silicon, reducing production costs considerably -- both increasing profits (which are...
Norwegians trap sunlight with microbeads, produce solar cells that are 20 times thinner, cheaper

Re-Timer could play with your brain, fool body clock to minimize jetlag

www.engadget.com
Jetlag and disrupted sleep patterns are conditions we're all too familiar with, right along with flashing lights that claim to remedy them. A new wearable device, tagged Re-Timer, also promises to be of help by mimicking sunlight and resetting the body clock. Reportedly the result of 25 years of...
Re-Timer could play with your brain, fool body clock to minimize jetlag

USC develops printable liquid solar cells for flexible, low-cost panels

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Solar cells are becoming more viable sources of energy -- and as they become more efficient, they're only getting smaller and cheaper to produce. Liquid nanocrystal cells are traditionally inefficient at converting sunlight into electricity, but by adding a synthetic ligand to help transmit currents, researchers at USC have...
USC develops printable liquid solar cells for flexible, low-cost panels

What people dont know about the iPad: many press apps are mocks.

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After two weeks I got one (see my review after 24 hours), I barely use my iPad, it must be me, but I miss the keyboard too much for normal stuff I do online, it’s mostly a reading device and when I read books, I generally read outside and...
What people dont know about the iPad: many press apps are mocks.

New "Hairy" Material Is Almost Perfectly Hydrophobic

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drewsup writes "Wolfgang Sigmund, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Florida, has created a material modeled after spider hairs that acts as a nearly perfect water-repelling surface. Quoting Science Daily: 'A paper about the surface, which works equally well with hot or cold water, appears...
New "Hairy" Material Is Almost Perfectly Hydrophobic

Meet Flower Power, the gizmo that prevents a house-plant apocalypse

www.pcworld.com
LAS VEGAS--I buy house plants. I kill house plants. It's the circle of life, but these vicious cycles need not be predestined fate. At CES 2013, Parrot--the company best known for its iPhone-controlled quadricopters--gave us the first glimpse at Flower Power, a fork-like gadget that you stick in your...
Meet Flower Power, the gizmo that prevents a house-plant apocalypse
Taking your business solar? Here’s how to maximize your branding impact

The dilemma of creating and cutting solar jobs

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Both job creation and layoffs are particularly sensitive topics during a weak economy, let alone an election year when candidates all claim to have the best antidotes to put people back to work. So the layoffs of about 200 out of roughly 300 workers at Amonix’s North Las Vegas solar...
The dilemma of creating and cutting solar jobs
Thermal biometals help buildings shelter themselves from the sun

DailyDirt: More Clouds & Rainbows

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Unusual cloud formations and strangely diffracted sunlight are fascinating phenomena, and more amateur photographers are capturing these ephemeral meteorological events all the time now. So instead of chasing chemtrail conspiracy theories, we can document weird-looking patterns in the sky and try to figure out how/why they happen. Here are just...
DailyDirt: More Clouds & Rainbows
Panasonic develops artificial photosynthesis system to reduce carbon emissions

RT @SunFoundation: Visualized: Max Baucus' health care lobbying complex. A Sunlight oldie, but a goodie. http://bit.ly/z0okn #hcrsummit #hcr

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RT @SunFoundation: Visualized: Max Baucus' health care lobbying complex. A Sunlight oldie, but a goodie. http://bit.ly/z0okn #hcrsummit #hcr

Nokia Unveils Mid-Range Lumia 820

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In addition to the Lumia 920, Nokia also introduced the Lumia 820 today. The Windows 8 smartphone doesn’t offer as many high-end features as the flagship Lumia 920 but should carry a more budget-friendly price tag. The Lumia 820 comes with smaller 4.3-inch, 800 by 480 pixel touchscreen but includes...
Nokia Unveils Mid-Range Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 900 Vs. iPhone: Guess Who Wins? (NOK, MSFT, AAPL)

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There were high hopes for Nokia's Lumia 900, the device that's supposed to finally prove Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has legs. But reviews are just so-so. A lot of people love the Lumia 900. A lot of people hate it. So how does it stand up to the iPhone, the...
Nokia Lumia 900 Vs. iPhone: Guess Who Wins? (NOK, MSFT, AAPL)

Kindle for iPad Hits the App Store

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Amazon’s Kindle app for iPad has found its way to the App Store just in time for tomorrow morning’s device launch.Like Kindle apps for other platforms, the iPad app [iTunes link] includes Amazon’s Whispersync technology, which syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices.The exciting part,...
Kindle for iPad Hits the App Store

Sagem and Puma together for the Puma Phone, charging with sunlight

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Sagem and Puma together for the Puma Phone, charging with sunlight

Researcher's new solar reactor uses unique mirror to harvest the sun

www.extremetech.com
Erik Koepf, a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, is working on a solar reactor project that produces hydrogen from a chemical reaction causing sunlight to split water, but its efficiency is still unknown. In March, he'll be traveling to Zurich, Switzerland to test the reactor at full power...
Researcher's new solar reactor uses unique mirror to harvest the sun

Death Cab for Cutie – No Sunlight

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Death Cab for Cutie – No Sunlight
Apple gets ‘Samsunged’ again, this time by Amazon [video]

Honeywell shows rugged enterprise phone, the Dolphin Black

www.electronista.com
Honeywell has introduced its first rugged enterprise hybrid phone, the Dolphin 70e Black. It sports a 4.3-inch, capacitive touchcscreen that is viewable in direct sunlight and is IP67-rated for resistance to water and dust. It also has what most consumer handsets lack in the form of an enterprise-class, area-imaging scanner.......
Honeywell shows rugged enterprise phone, the Dolphin Black
One Laptop per Child XO-4 Touch merges 7.5-inch tablet and laptop for students worldwide

Some iPads are overheating from too much sunlight

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Some iPads are overheating from too much sunlight

EviGroup ships 10-inch PadPro with PixelQi display, Win 7

www.electronista.com
French tablet maker EviGroup has just unveiled its latest device, the 10-inch PadPro. It uses an optional PixelQi ultra-bright display that is viewable in sunlight and is pressure-sensitive. This last feature makes it suitable for graphics artists who draw images free-hand, using the included stylus.......
EviGroup ships 10-inch PadPro with PixelQi display, Win 7

IK Multimedia iRig MIX review: a mobile mixer built for iDevices

www.engadget.com
Accessories, iOS has them. Not many devices can boast the same rich and dazzling array of add-ons that the iPhone or iPad enjoy -- from keyboards to docks, arcade cabinets to battery packs. Today's offering? A mobile mixer. The iRig MIX from IK Multimedia, to be precise. It's essentially...
IK Multimedia iRig MIX review: a mobile mixer built for iDevices
Spring flowers blooming earlier than experiments predict
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