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In battle with squirrels, solar panels finally claim victory

After suffering a solar panel power outage due to squirrels with a taste for electrical cables, CNET's Martin LaMonica evens the score and learns his lesson.

By 21 February 2012


Why I bought two tons of wood heating pellets

With the winter coming, CNET's Martin LaMonica gets a fresh load of home heating pellets and takes stock of the growing mix of home energy options.

By 25 September 2011


Reporters' Roundtable: Google Glasses you can buy today

Google is working on Project Glass to create a glasses-based heads-up display. I discuss the effort with CNET's Martin LaMonica and the CEO of a company already making such a device.

By 13 April 2012


Info-starved no more--home energy gadget clues you in

Energy monitoring is like fitness-tracking for your utility bill. CNET's Martin LaMonica tries a whole-house electricity monitor out and gets a read on where software and the cloud is taking home energy.

By 21 January 2012


EVs meet the 'real car' test with ease

Taking electric cars, including the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, out for a ride reminds CNET's Martin LaMonica that EVs are very solid and have the goods in the "fun to drive" department.

By 12 October 2011


Leaky house? Bring in the blower door

With winter upon us, a favorite gadget of CNET's Martin LaMonica is a blower door, a green building tool for measuring air flow and finding leaks.

By 24 December 2010


Reporters' Roundtable Ep. 120: Google Glasses

Google has announced that it working on Project Glass, an effort to create a glasses-based heads-up display for the real world. What's the technology? When will it be available? We discuss with our writer Martin LaMonica, and with the CEO of a company making augmented reality goggles that you can buy today.

By 16 April 2012


The journey of juice: Inside the electric grid

CNET's Martin LaMonica takes a road trip to get a front-row view of the wholesale grid in action and to see how the grid will change in the future.

By 24 August 2010


CNET News Daily Podcast: Giving plug-ins a familiar car feel

CNET News reporter Martin LaMonica talks about what automakers are doing to make the transition to plug-in vehicles easier for consumers.

By 29 October 2009


Plug-in cars come to Detroit

CNET's Martin LaMonica test drives a wide range of all-electric and plug-in hybrids vehicles with many aimed at mainstream consumers.

By 29 October 2009