Editor Blogs

April 2019
Study Claims EVs Emit More CO2 than Diesel Models
A German study claims that electric vehicles emit more CO2 than diesel-powered ones, reigniting an old debate. We all remember the controversy
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04/25/2019
My Three-Year Experiment with an Electric Lawnmower
Three years ago, I took the plunge with an electric lawnmower. The results were ... mixed. It sounds like a great deal – cut the grass, and save gas money (and the planet). It’s the same implicit pact of electric cars (minus the grass cutting). And like electric cars, the electric mower
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04/23/2019
Offshore Wind Power Foretells Energy Boom
The Vineyard Offshore Wind project is about to begin operation, and when it starts spinning in 2022, its 84 offshore wind turbines will generate 800 MW and save $1.3 billion in energy costs over a
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04/22/2019

Qualcomm's Complicated Relationship with Huawei
While most American companies – and key American allies – refuse to do business with Huawei, a homegrown telecom giant is still working with Shenzhen’s pride and joy. That is, once the
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04/17/2019
China's Geely Introduces Electric Car Brand, Model 3 Clone

Geely's Geometry A.

China’s Geely Auto Group is gunning for Tesla with a new electric car brand, Geometry, and a Model 3 facsimile, the Geometry A. Geely President
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04/15/2019
EU Lawmakers Reject Wi-Fi for Autos
VHS vs. Betamax. Blu-ray vs. HD DVD. Qi wireless power vs. PMA. And now, apparently, a Wi-Fi auto standard is battling a 5G alternative. And 5G struck the first blow, as EU
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04/10/2019
Google Spinoff Launches Drone Delivery Service in Australia
While Amazon’s drone delivery service is currently stuck in legislative hell, Google parent company Alphabet launched its own version in North Canberra, Australia. Google spinoff
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04/09/2019
President Trump: Wind Turbines Cause Cancer

President Donald Trump speaking during the National Republican Congressional Committee Annual Spring Dinner on April 2, 2019.

President Trump thinks wind turbines are “disgusting looking,” obstruct the view from his golf courses, and contribute to “wind turbine syndrome,” a made-up psychosomatic condition invented
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04/04/2019
Next iPhone Could Include Two-Way Wireless Charging
According to rumors, the next-gen iPhone should feature two-way wireless charging. And while that probably won’t knock any socks off, it shows the evolution of everyone’s favorite all-in-one device (the smartphone, not the iPhone). The iPhone X famously includes inductive wireless charging,
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04/02/2019