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Ha, good one! IBM predicts people-powered homes

IBM's 5 in 5 predictions say harvesting energy from human motion will power homes and ocean power will leap ahead but even dramatic advances will still fill only a portion of our energy needs.

By December 19, 2011


Crave 62: People power (podcast)

This week: camera balls, shoulder projectors, human batteries, password protection, and a fresh take on the teen superhero TV genre.

By October 18, 2011


Ep. 62: People power

This week, Donald and Eric tackle the big ideas. Microsoft demos shoulder-mounted touch screen projectors, while Disney takes a decidedly low-tech route. We also look at a ball that can take 360 panoramic photos in one shot, advancements in harvesting energy from humans, the strength of your passwords, and a new spin on superhero teen shows.

By October 18, 2011


PowerCost Monitor fills out with People Power app

Despite Microsoft and Google pulling out of home energy, other monitor makers are selling products directly to consumers that bring real-time power data online using a home broadband connection.

By July 12, 2011


People Power rides 'Internet of things' to smart grid

Start-up has developed embeddable chip and Internet software for remotely controlling electronic gear for better energy efficiency.

By November 23, 2010


People power in short supply for green tech

Tech-industry veterans who have traded bits and bytes for clean electrons say getting up to speed and making fresh contacts are key.

By March 26, 2010


SXSWi: Learning the lessons of 'people-powered' companies

In Austin, leaders of companies like CafePress, Moo, and 8020 Publishing got together to see how they could work together to solve the problems facing them all.

By March 14, 2008


How companies can leverage the 'collaborative economy' (Q&A)

With Crowd Companies, Jeremiah Owyang is hoping to help companies develop business models and best practices around the shared economy, the maker movement, and more.

By December 11, 2013


Waze directs drivers to Facebook events

In the latest update, the navigation app hooks up with Facebook to map social networkers to their events.

By May 30, 2013


Anonymous exposes info of alleged pepper spray cop

Activist group releases contact information for officer who allegedly sprayed women protesters with pepper spray, unprovoked.

By September 26, 2011