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Archive for "July 2013"

Earthship homes: Living off the grid

July 19, 2013

Rural Virginia seemed an unlikely place for a green dream, as Melina Winterton and Larry Peck discovered when they told contractors they wanted to build an earthship. “You want to do what?” was the common reply. “They thought we were building a garage at first,” Winterton says. No, they were building a home. But this […]

How ABC will use live streaming to challenge Aereo

July 16, 2013

This week, ABC is taking the fight against Aereo to the New York-based startup’s home turf: the network will start streaming its entire programming schedule in real-time to viewers in New York and Philadelphia. This marks the first time one of the major broadcasters has streamed a 24-hour live feed online. However, there are a […]

Video: New Spock vs. old Spock

Audi ad shows challenge between new Spock — Zachary Quinto — in an Audi S7 vs. old Spock — Leonard Nimoy — in a Mercedes-Benz CLS. And you thought Audi was done with summer blockbusters with Tony Stark’s R8 inIron Man 3? A new, funny web film ad, from Volkswagen’s premium brand ties in with […]

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

July 10, 2013

  SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole. SolePower is a power generating shoe insole that can charge portable electronics.(Credit: Screengrab by […]

Reports: There Are More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners in the U.S.

July 9, 2013

  Reports: There Are More Solar Workers Than Coal Miners in the U.S. by Matthew Zeitlin May 6, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Coal accounts for a vastly larger chunk of electricity production than solar. But industry reports suggest there are more solar employees than coal miners in the U.S.“America has more solar workers than coal miners,” declared a […]

Here’s the McDonald’s Ad All the Web Guys Think Is Genius

July 8, 2013

Here’s the McDonald’s Ad All the Web Guys Think Is Genius MAY 6, 2013 AT 9:12 AM PT Web video doesn’t look like TV. So Web video ads shouldn’t look like TV ads, either. Right? Maybe! But right now that’s not true: Just about every ad you see on YouTube or Hulu, or any other […]

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive

July 3, 2013

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets 77.99 MPG World Record For Fuel Economy in 48 State Drive by Marc Carter, 06/25/13 The Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel just set a world record by achieving 77.99 mpg – the lowest fuel consumption for a non-hybrid car. VW announced that the new Guinness World Recordwas achieved by drivers Wayne Gerdes and Bob Winger, who piloted […]