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It's Data Privacy Day. Do you know where your data is?

As you're reading this, companies are collecting everything they can about you. Some groups want to do something about it.

By January 28, 2016


How to buy the best hybrid

Need a little more electricity in your life, but aren't ready for an EV? You've got options.

By January 26, 2016


Virtual lithium mine attaches to geothermal plant

Simbol Materials opens an operation in California to extract lithium, zinc, and other metals for batteries from the discharge of geothermal plants.

By September 28, 2011


Sexiest AA batteries ever

Sanyo XX batteries offer good looks, low discharge, and high capacity for demanding electronics.

By June 30, 2011


New Sony battery promises longer life, faster charge

Sony says the battery has a capacity retention north of 80 percent after 2,000 charge-discharge cycles. Plus, it charges quicker.

By August 11, 2009


Charging for discharging: PG&E's electric-car potential

PG&E unveils a bidirectional vehicle to grid technology for electric-cars

By April 12, 2007


Large-scale dimmer switch company gets $9 million

Metrolight has been riding a surge of demand for its power-saving device used to control high-intensity discharge lights.

By August 15, 2007


Short Take: Sony, Candescent to develop flat-panel displays

Sony and Candescent Technologies said they will extend their partnership to jointly develop high-voltage Field Emission Display (FED) technology for next-generation flat-panel monitors. The new pact extends their October 1998 agreement until December 2001. The technology can be used to create full-color displays in which each pixel on a screen produces light separately via a corresponding electrical discharge array.

By October 24, 2000


Short Take: Navy sailor discharged for AOL profile promoted

Timothy McVeigh, the U.S. Navy sailor who was temporarily ordered discharged after Navy officials used evidence from America Online, has been promoted to the highest enlisted rank, according to the Associated Press. McVeigh had gotten the discharge order after the Navy linked him to an AOL account and claimed it proved McVeigh was gay. A federal judge barred the Navy from discharging McVeigh. The Navy is appealing.

May 8, 1998


Short Take: Navy sailor discharge delayed again

The discharge of Navy Senior Chief Tim McVeigh was delayed again, and so was a related court decision. Because McVeigh is technically on leave, the Navy will put off its discharge at least until Tuesday. Meanwhile, McVeigh is awaiting a court ruling, also expected Tuesday, on whether the Navy broke the law when it asked America Online to divulge McVeigh's identity and link him to a screen profile that identified him as gay.

January 23, 1998