Clean Tech: Solar Roof Savings Calculator

Can Google Help You Make Money with Your Roof? Have you ever thought about going solar? Do you just need a new roof?  Or maybe you’re old enough to remember all those 70’s oil crisis stories about selling energy back to the power companies … Now you can see what’s possible with Google’s Project Sunroof. …

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7 Tech Trends to Watch in 2017


As summer heats up, keep your eye on these hot tech trends. Some may even come in handy for your summer barbeque.

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1 – Get everything instantly

We already enjoy the luxury of streaming movies on demand   Waiting for the big broadcast networks to schedule everything will soon seem quaint – like listening to Victrolas and transistor radios.

We expect rocket-fast service now more than ever. Uber allows us to hail cabs instantly. Amazon Prime now delivers a growing number of items in 24 hours.  Need it faster?  Instacart provides 2-hour grocery delivery.  And about that barbeque …  Postmates is positioned to deliver your meat, ketchup, invitations, and grill from your local businesses in minutes.

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 Baxter, The Blushing Robot


Have you ever seen a robot blush?  Baxter, the chunky red robot with a face, can do that … when he makes a mistake.  But that’s OK – he’s learning.  He’s at school.  His teachers and trainers are a combined group from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Boston University.

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Baxter is the product of Rethink Robotics.  The company advertises “smart, collaborative robots” for use in manufacturing and industry.  This two-armed model was preceded by Sawyer, a one-armed version with strong sensing capabilities allowing it to work safely next to humans in collaborative settings.

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