COPENHAGEN — On a busy road in the center of town here, a string of green lights embedded in the bike path — the “Green Wave” — flashes on, helping cyclists avoid red traffic lights.
On a main artery into the city, truck drivers can see on smartphones when the next light will change. And in a nearby suburb, new LED streetlights brighten only as vehicles approach, dimming once they pass. Continue reading Copenhagen Lighting the Way to Greener, More Efficient Cities
In major cities throughout the United States, taxi medallion prices are tumbling as taxis face competition from car-service apps like Uber and Lyft. Continue reading Under Pressure From Uber, Taxi Medallion Prices Are Plummeting
China is on course this year to build four times the total wind power installed in all of Denmark as developers push to build the turbines ahead of cuts to incentives originally designed to spur the industry.
Continue reading China rushes to harness wind with government help
(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp launched a device called “Microsoft Band” that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world’s largest software company’s debut into the wearable technology market.
The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a blog post. (http://bit.ly/10AbJdJ)
Continue reading Microsoft Releases $199 Wearable Fitness Tracker
LONDON — Harvesting energy from the tides is hard to do, and the development of a new generation of sea-based power arrays lags far behind more widely used renewable technologies like wind and solar.
Continue reading Generating Power From Tidal Lagoons
The UK’s wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
The energy network operator said it was caused by a combination of high winds and faults in nuclear plants.
Wind farms are causing controversy in rural areas and the government is choking off planning permission for new sites. Continue reading Wind farms outstrip nuclear power
Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new smartphones, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish firm’s mobile devices division.
New Nokia Lumia phones will instead be known as Microsoft Lumia, the company said. Continue reading Microsoft ditching the Nokia name on smartphones
A woman whose car rolled 500 feet down an embankment near San Jose, California, was located through the Find My iPhone feature on her smartphone after spending 19 hours in the ravine where her Chevy Cruze ended up.
On the floor of Asia’s biggest tech show, a Taiwanese company is trying to pull off what would be one of the industry’s greatest upsets. Continue reading Computex: Google Glass rival and other wearable tech seek sales