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Startup hopes energy harvested from the air will power smart homes and wearables

A new technology called Freevolt converts the babble of radio waves into electrical power that can run wireless sensors and other devices.

By September 30, 2015


New beehive harvests honey without bugging bees (pictures)

The Flow Hive, set for a Kickstarter crowdfunding debut, introduces a simple new way to harvest honey from a backyard beehive without stressing the bees or the beekeeper.

9 Images By February 20, 2015


If body piercings could harvest human energy...

A conceptual collection of gold and biopolymer jewellery consists of three pieces, each of which pierces the skin: E-pulse Conductor, Blood Bridge, and Blinker.

By August 7, 2014


HTC harvests smartphone power to help solve world challenges

The "Power to Give" initiative aims to turn unused processing power from millions of smartphones into a supercomputer that can tackle issues like cancer, climate change, and space travel.

By March 4, 2014


Wolfram seeks to harvest data from Net-connected gadgets

The Mathematica developer's new Connected Device Project seeks to incorporate data from Net-connected devices and eventually make them programmable through the Wolfram Language.

By January 7, 2014


Peeth: Growing teeth from urine-harvested stem cells

Chinese scientists develop a method for growing new teeth from stem cells generated from urine.

By July 30, 2013


Craigslist sues PadMapper for 'mass harvesting' listings

When a cease-and-desist letter didn't stop PadMapper and 3taps from using its online classifieds listings, Craigslist decided to file a lawsuit.

By July 24, 2012


Apple harvests new iPhone, iPods

week in review The much-anticipated iPhone 5 gets unveiled, while CEO Mark Zuckerberg addresses Facebook's IPO. Also: Go Daddy goes down.

By September 14, 2012


Court rules that IP cloaking to access blocked sites violates law

In a case between Craigslist and data harvester 3Taps, a federal judge rules that changing an IP address or using a proxy server to access a blocked Web site violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

By August 19, 2013


Self-driving cars will bristle with sensors

Car computers will use many sources of data -- lasers, radar, stereo cameras, even windshield wiper rain detectors -- to figure out what's around them. And none of the sensors will ever get drowsy.

By September 3, 2013