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Japanese solar firm to take on Tesla in roof tile market

Solar Frontier K.K. plans to sell solar panels incorporated into roofing and wall materials, taking on Tesla Inc. in building technology that can generate power in the smallest spaces available. Solar Frontier, a wholly owned unit of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., is speaking with potential partners and aiming for the second ...

Fight to save net neutrality rules faces long odds in U.S. courtrooms

/ Dec 15, 2017

Fight to save net neutrality rules faces long odds in U.S. courtrooms

Within minutes of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission vote to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations, threats of lawsuits to block the move rolled in. "Allowing internet service providers to discriminate based on content undermines a free and open Internet," said Washington State Attorney General ...

Shark-spotting drones on patrol at Australian beaches

/ Dec 14, 2017

Shark-spotting drones on patrol at Australian beaches

High-tech shark-spotting drones are patrolling dozens of Australian beaches this summer to quickly identify underwater predators and deliver safety devices to swimmers and surfers faster than traditional lifesavers. As hundreds of people lined up in the early morning sun to take part in a recent ...

Will this new 'go home' drone end Japan's overtime binge?

/ Dec 8, 2017

Will this new 'go home' drone end Japan's overtime binge?

A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home was unveiled by its maker Thursday, as the country tries to reduce its notoriously long work hours. The "T-Frend" buzzes over those trying to work late, blasting out strains ...