29 Aug 2014

Hortonworks gets more serious about real-time data with Kafka integration

Hortonworks has added Apache Kafka to tis Hadoop software platform as a technical preview. Kafka isn’t the most popular tool in the world, but it’s widely used among large web companies, making it a useful add-on for
29 Aug 2014

China Considering $16 Billion For New EV Charging Infrastructure

China’s fledging EV charging infrastructure may soon be getting a huge boost, based on recent rumblings in the industry. Reportedly, the Chinese government is considering providing as much as 100 billion yuan ($ 16 billion) in funding
28 Aug 2014

Why some Windows Phone apps still waste time refreshing when switching between them

To get rid of that annoyingly slow “resuming” message when switching between apps on Windows Phone, Microsoft added Fast App Switching to the platform. Its only useful if developers add it to their recompiled apps though. Why
28 Aug 2014

India Drops Proposal To Levy Anti-Dumping Duties on Solar PV Modules

After threatening to do so, the Indian government has decided not to impose anti-dumping duties on solar modules from the US, China, and other countries India Drops Proposal To Levy Anti-Dumping Duties on Solar PV Modules was
28 Aug 2014

SolarCity’s Planned 1 GW Solar PV Plant Will Cost Up To $450 Million

While SolarCity’s recent acquisition of the solar PV panel manufacturer Silevo has certainly opened up a number of interesting options for the company, none of them are likely to be cheap. According to recent reports, SolarCity’s newly
28 Aug 2014

GE study finds wind power can improve electric grids resiliency

A new frequency response study from GE’s Energy Consulting business has identified that wind applications could substantially enhance electric grid resiliency when deployed with proper modern plant controls. CTBR – News
28 Aug 2014

It just got super easy to integrate Leap Motion with Oculus Rift

Leap Motion released a plastic clip today that allows the motion-control devices to snap to the front of Oculus Rift headsets. But the bigger news is software updates that make it the perfect gesture tracker for virtual
28 Aug 2014

Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client

A new OneDrive Android client gives users a single point of access to work and personal files, provided they log into the right account. Microsoft seeks to unify OneDrive experience with new Android client originally published by
28 Aug 2014

NY Mets Fans Rejoice As Citi Field Gets Green Electricity

NY Mets fans cheer wildly as home town team gets 100% alternative energy offsets for electricity at Citi Field via RECs from NextEnergy Resources NY Mets Fans Rejoice As Citi Field Gets Green Electricity was originally published
28 Aug 2014

Iberdrola upgrades 45 small hydro power plants in Spain

Renewable energy firm Iberdrola has upgraded 45 of its 92 small hydro power plants in Spain. CTBR – News