Energy & Green Tech

See-through film rejects 70 percent of incoming solar heat

To battle the summer heat, office and residential buildings tend to crank up the air conditioning, sending energy bills soaring. Indeed, it's estimated that air conditioners use about 6 percent of all the electricity produced ...

Security

Forensic finder exploring Windows calls attention to mail pile

Is Windows storing your email? Not the most comforting thought, as we recover from the Facebook user data headlines earlier this year. Nonetheless, storing of email grabbed the attention of Joel Hruska, ExtremeTech, and other ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Insiders on a roll with the YourPhone app for Windows 10

Another day, another Insider Preview Build announcement? No, no yawns from takers; Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring are in for this; the latest announcement is all about the phone-PC sync treat coming their way and the rest ...

Energy & Green Tech

'Super window' could save $10 billion annually in energy costs

About $20 billion worth of energy leaks out of windows in the United States each winter—and that's with double-paned insulating windows installed on a majority of buildings. The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley ...

Engineering

Smart windows could combine solar panels and TVs too

Imagine standing in front of a wall of windows, surveying the view. You hear someone enter the room behind you. You turn. "Welcome," you say. "Here is the video I wanted to show you." At the press of a button, the view vanishes ...

Software

Cortana Show Me focuses on help with settings

Cortana had her day in the spotlight this month with the announcement of a new Windows 10 preview with Cortana Show Me. This is not the final build, however, but people are talking about the Cortana preview anyway as a good ...

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