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Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas started About.me as a way to aggregate social media content like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into a single hub. Since launching the site, they've grown to more than 1 million users. Now, they are making their site av
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, chief scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute talks about strategies to make oil-free automobiles. He believes that cars would be simpler and cheaper to build if they were made out of ultralight materials like
At the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, NRG Energy CEO David Crane discusses how smart meters, distributed-solar projects, and plug-in electric vehicles could potentially cause disruptive change in the energy industry.
SkyLight's eponymous adapter mounts on a microscope and lets users magnify things such as flowers, insects, and pathogens with their smartphone and a microscope. SmartPlanet visits SkyLight co-founders Andy Miller and Tess Bakke to get a hands-on wi
Let the sun's energy take care of charging your e-reader with this product. Just make sure you don't do what our SmartPlanet team did - crack the Kindle screen while trying to remove it.
Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz has created a subscription-based health care site to help people to keep track of medical records for their loved ones, such as medications, doctor visits, and legal documents. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das sits down
Ford has been able to cut the car manufacturing process in half, from six years to three years, using virtual reality during the design phase. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das gets outfitted with the virtual-reality gear and steps inside the machine fo
Healthcare can be difficult to access for rural residents in the developing world. Medic Mobile provides cell phones to health workers loaded with special SIM card-based software to connect them with the people they serve. SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi
Parkinson's disease is the second-most common neurological disease after Alzheimer's. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from the condition, which causes slowness of movement, tremors, and loss of balance. Physical therapy eases sympto
Sifteo offers a new game platform--requiring you to stack, sort, and shuffle. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das shows how these video game cubes communicate with each other for a novel way to play.
Apple's Tim Cook and Philip Schiller unveil the company's newest iPad. The device powered by A5X chip, offers a higher-resolution Retina Display, longer battery life, plus 4G LTE. The pricing starts at $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model and 4G startin
Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue show off the company's new Apple TV streaming video box. The new hardware has several updated features, including 1,080-pixel resolution for movies and TV shows and a redesigned user interface. The box will be avai
Engineers are in high-demand in Silicon Valley, but their skills are also needed in the developing world. Engineers without Borders is a nonprofit working on projects big and small all over the world. SmartPlanet visits the organization's San Franci
International travelers now have a tool to help them communicate better. Vocre, a free translation app for the iPhone and iPad, makes it possible for users to communicate with someone in another language. SmartPlanet's Sumi Das gets a demo from MyLa
Ever run your washing machine with just 1 or 2 articles of clothing and felt a bit of guilt. Running a load of laundry consumes water & electricity, but a new product can get your clothes clean with a fraction of the water and a bit of elbow grease.