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Testing The Jackery Explorer 1000 Solar Power Station To The Limits, & Beyond!

A few days ago, I opened up the Jackery Explorer 1000 Solar Power Station and did some initial testing and setup. You can get a lot more detail there, but in short it’s two 100w solar panels, a 1 kWh battery, and an inverter that can put out up to 1000 watts. It worked pretty…
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Mighty Buildings, which aims to build homes with 3D printing tech and robotics, raises $40M Series B co-led by Khosla Ventures and Zeno Ventures (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)

Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch:Mighty Buildings, which aims to build homes with 3D printing tech and robotics, raises $40M Series B co-led by Khosla Ventures and Zeno Ventures  —  Once upon a time, the idea of 3D-printed homes felt like a thing of the future.  —  But as housing gets less and less affordable …


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ION Energy To Supply BMS For Ray Motors’ Electric Scooters

ION Energy, a supplier of battery management system (BMS) components for electric vehicles and energy storage systems, just landed a contract to supply electronics for Ray Motors, a scooter startup. BMS systems are something we often take for granted, but doing nearly anything with batteries would be impossible without them. Older lead-acid batteries aren’t as…
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors contribute to DOE hydropower research

Two professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are contributing research to the Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) project. This project aims to speed up the process of making hydrokinetic turbine designs for tidal and riverine currents economically viable. Hydroelectric power accounts for…
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Bitcoin’s Footprint (& Bootprint) Is Tiny Next To The Petrodollar

With Tesla’s recent announcement that it will purchase $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, the usual environmental smears against bitcoin (and Elon) are all over the place. In a previous article, I compared the environmental impact of the US dollar with Bitcoin, but I forgot one big detail: the petrodollar. A Graphic Example: One Billion Barrels…
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Equity bubble a golden opportunity for Russian miner

Ever rising stock prices, despite the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic and a looming global recession, have prompted fears that equity markets are becoming frothy or even a bubble. In such an environment, many investors begin to turn to safer assets and Vladislav Barshinov, CEO of Russia’s GV Gold, is hoping that investors will look…
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FOI docs: UK’s antitrust regulator suffered 150 data breaches in the last two years, including 40 lost or stolen devices, as hackers seek sensitive company docs (Thomas Seal/Bloomberg)

Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:FOI docs: UK’s antitrust regulator suffered 150 data breaches in the last two years, including 40 lost or stolen devices, as hackers seek sensitive company docs  —  – CMA handles sensitive information on takeovers, competition  — Declines to say if breaches affected any merger situations


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Last week, Google sent a one week warning to Android developers requiring removal of SDK code from location data broker Predicio, after Dec. ban of X-Mode’s SDK (Joseph Cox/VICE)

Joseph Cox / VICE:Last week, Google sent a one week warning to Android developers requiring removal of SDK code from location data broker Predicio, after Dec. ban of X-Mode’s SDK  —  Predicio is linked to a supply chain of data involving Venntel, which sells location data to ICE.  Google’s move comes after a Motherboard investigation.


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London-based Nothing, a consumer electronics startup from a OnePlus co-founder working on wireless headphones, raises $15M from GV (Nate Lanxon/Bloomberg)

Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:London-based Nothing, a consumer electronics startup from a OnePlus co-founder working on wireless headphones, raises $15M from GV  —  – Nothing will release headphones, other products this year  — GV backs startup’s ‘Series A’ funding round with $15 million


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Survey of 1,000 registered US voters: 44% strongly agree and 41% somewhat agree that social media plays a role in radicalizing people (Ashley Gold/Axios)

Ashley Gold / Axios:Survey of 1,000 registered US voters: 44% strongly agree and 41% somewhat agree that social media plays a role in radicalizing people  —  A majority of Americans think social media “has played a role in radicalizing people,” according to a new poll from Accountable Tech and Greenberg Quinlan Rosner shared exclusively with…
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