Massive rooftop solar arrays seem to be popping up at an accelerating rate, thanks in part to cheaper, more efficient solar panel technologies and financial incentives in the form of rebates and stabilized energy costs. Renault’s solar energy system at its French production facilities will dwarf most of the competition when it goes online next… [Continue Reading]
Noise canceling headphones work their magic by producing sound frequencies that directly counter the sounds of ambient noise, while still allowing desired sounds (such as music) to come through crystal clear. Full-size noise canceling headphones can offer fantastic sound quality, but sometimes users need a smaller, more portable package for traveling or working out. To allow… [Continue Reading]
External hard drives are a must for backing up computer data. And for most users, the best portable external hard drives work just as well as their desktop cousins, with the added versatility of travel-readiness. Storage capacity is important, but it’s definitely not the only factor to consider. Here are a couple of the other… [Continue Reading]
What makes the “best” flashlight? There are specialty lights available for a wide range of applications, but the perfect all-purpose flashlight combines compact size, durability, and above all, a bright beam of light. All four of our favorites utilize LEDs (light emitting diodes) which are energy efficient for maximum battery life as well as extremely… [Continue Reading]
There has been much discussion in the media lately (including a fair amount of misinformation) regarding the phase-out of traditional incandescent light bulbs in the United States. Read on to separate the reality from the hype, and to learn more about efficient lighting technologies that will save energy and cut your power bills.