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Psst. Confess. Are YOU Guilty?

December 13, 2010 3:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

The average home in 1980 had only three electronic devices. That was 30 years ago. Since then, the electronics industry has grown into a major powerhouse industry. Do you have any idea of how many small devices you have plugged into sockets around the house? It seems that we all are...

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Smart Grid Drives Smart Appliance Development

December 10, 2010 8:11 am | by Elizabeth Cruz, Appliance Analyst at IMS Research (www.imsresearch.com) | Comments

With the ongoing development of the Smart Grid, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding smart appliances; devices that can modify their operation following signals from an electricity company.

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Security in Smartphones

December 10, 2010 7:48 am | by Martin Bakal, IBM Rational (www.IBM.com/Rational) | Comments

The smartphone market is expected to increase 24.5% in 2011, as projected by IDC. Managing security will be a big concern and key area of focus for most mobile companies going forward. Companies who address this concern successfully will most likely capture the market share.

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What Energy-Saving Gifts Are You Giving this Year?

December 9, 2010 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

'Tis the season for giving gifts, and there are lots of options for items that could help your loved one save energy. Consumer Reports had a few ideas for the energy geek in your life, and even if you aren't looking specifically for an energy-related gadget, efficiency might still be on...

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Domestic 'Fourslide' Parts Fabrication Slashes Inventory Costs

December 9, 2010 4:50 am | by Ed Sullivan | Comments

If you're sourcing stamped metal parts from overseas, you may be required to order far more than you really need. Using fourslide fabrication can eliminate that requirement. If you're sourcing metal stampings from overseas locations such as China, you're most likely buying in large volumes, perhaps containerloads.

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Country-Fried Biofuels

December 7, 2010 11:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Every Thanksgiving, we hear stories about an imprudent cook deep frying a turkey inside, resulting in fiery disaster. But a more humdrum risk of deep-frying is improperly disposing of the grease. Pouring it down the drain, which can clog municipal pipes and pollute local waterways, is...

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Live Chat with the EERE Information Center

December 6, 2010 4:21 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

If you're an Energy Savers blog reader, hopefully you're also taking the opportunity to comment on the posts you read. Not only do the Energy Savers bloggers love to hear your feedback and answer your questions, commenting on the posts gives you a great opportunity to interact online with...

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What Improvements Have You Made for an Energy Efficiency Tax Credit?

December 2, 2010 3:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

On Tuesday when Andrea highlighted the November happenings on Energy Savers, she mentioned that the federal energy efficiency tax credits are set to expire at the end of this year.

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Talkin’ LTE

December 1, 2010 9:59 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Comments

UMTS Long Term Evolution, short LTE, is the technology of choice for the majority of network operators worldwide, providing mobile broadband data and high-speed internet access to their subscriber base. Due to the high commitment LTE is understood as the innovation platform for the wireless industry for the next decade.

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This Month on Energy Savers: November 2010

November 30, 2010 9:22 am | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

There's always something interesting happening on EnergySavers.gov and the Energy Savers Blog. Here are some highlights.

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CHiL Semiconductor Expands Worldwide

November 30, 2010 8:32 am | by Larry Spaziani, CHiL Semiconductor (www.chilsemi.com) | Comments

We're proud to announce that CHiL Semiconductor is expanding its worldwide sales and support channels by opening sales offices in Japan and in Europe. High electricity costs have made CHiL’s energy efficient solutions, which result in increased efficiency across the entire load line, particularly attractive in these markets.

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Energy 110: Fuel Cells

November 30, 2010 3:54 am | by Prof. Ken Johnson | Comments

This episode will continue looking at various so-called “green” energy sources with regard to how ‘green’ they are, the state of their technology, and possible economic impact on their users as well as on the non-user taxpayers.

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Are You Keeping Up with the Joneses?

November 29, 2010 2:26 pm | by Energy Savers Blog | Comments

Please, before you get irate and start bombarding me with comments protesting my encouraging you to consume more, read on past the blog's title to the content. I'm not encouraging wasteful collecting of more "stuff." Far from it.

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Joining DOSA

November 29, 2010 6:55 am | by Matt McKenzie, CUI (www.cui.com | Comments

As a technology company dedicated to the development, commercialization, manufacture, and distribution of innovative electronic components, acceptance into DOSA serves to highlight CUI’s commitment in providing competitive power products to a global market. 

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Google TV for the Rest of Us

November 29, 2010 5:55 am | by by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Comments

Google TV may say more about the power of search and Android than it does about a new paradigm for using your HDTV.

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