Energy-Saving

You can buy a 20-year light bulb for as low as $25

You can buy a 20-year light bulb for as low as $25

Perhaps in honor of Earth Day, you can now get one of Philips's incredible, seemingly infinite-lasting light bulbs for less than half of what you would have paid a week ago. The company said that in stores this week, the bulb will be available with a $10 instant rebate, making the price paid at the register $50 instead of $60. And in addition to that, consumers are eligible for another rebate of up to $25.

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Verizon and Sigma Designs release Z-Wave technology for the home

Verizon and Sigma Designs release Z-Wave technology for the home

It's time to get a newly minted handle on everything electronic in your home, here provided by Verizon and Sigma Designs through Z-Wave Control technology. This system will be called "Verizon Home monitoring and Control" and is now available in the USA to all Verizon customers. You'll be able to lock doors remotely, see your home via networked cameras, and adjust, set, and control your thermostats, appliances, and lights. All of this is done through a gateway device that will, over time, be enabled to work with Internet-based connections via iOS and Android.

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Bloom Energy Server – Tiny Box Can Power Entire Home

Bloom Energy Server – Tiny Box Can Power Entire Home

Bloom Energy makes Solid Oxide Fuel Cells that are able to power an entire home, and fit in the palm of your hand. These fuel cells have been used by Google and eBay to provide part of the power used on their campuses. The company's CEO, KR Sridhar, originally created technology that was meant to produce oxygen so that people could live on Mars. When NASA scrapped that project, he reversed the technology so that it pulled in Oxygen instead of pushing it out.

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Phononic Raises $10 Million For Thermoelectric Cooling, Lowers Your Energy Bills

Phononic Raises $10 Million For Thermoelectric Cooling, Lowers Your Energy Bills

Phononic Devices, a maker of thermoelectric coolers and generators, has just raised $10 million in a second round of financing. Although thermoelectric technology has been around for decades, the technology has always been expensive and inefficient. Phononic believes they have the solution to modularize the technology to more quickly integrate it into consumer electronics such as your laptop and consumer appliances such as your refrigerator.

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7-11 Japan Opening 100 Green Stores

7-11 Japan Opening 100 Green Stores

How can 7-11, with its glaring fluorescent lights, coolers, and Slurpee machines go green? Well, they have had success with a pilot program in Japan, and are now expanding it to 100 new stores, as well as renovating 100 existing stores to the new green model.

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Casio Developing Watch That Communicates with Phone Through Bluetooth Low Energy Link

Casio Developing Watch That Communicates with Phone Through Bluetooth Low Energy Link

For most companies, the Consumer Electronics Show is about showcasing real devices, or devices that are in development but that will be launched at some point in the (near) future. Casio has chosen to take some time out of their schedule at this year's show in Las Vegas to showcase a brand new conceptualized watch that, unlike many other Bluetooth-enabled watches, focuses more on saving power, while still delivering the features that people would expect from a device of this nature.

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Green Pass Turnstile Harnesses Energy from Movement

Green Pass Turnstile Harnesses Energy from Movement

Turnstiles may be one of those things that, if you ever find yourself thinking about it, may seem like a thing of the past. But they're still out there, doing their thing in train stations and what not all over the globe. But, let's face it -- it's been a long while since they've seen any kind of upgrade. So, if they were to get an upgrade, why not one that utilizes the energy that gets produced every day by people passing through them?

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