Pandora+iPhone = Excellent car radio even in Lubbock

Michael Giberson I haven’t been much of a radio music fan since, I don’t know, high school.  I liked music that wasn’t played much by the local radio stations and in general the signal-to-noise ratio on most radio stations was too small.  Cassette tapes, then CDs were part of the answer, but that cuts off … More Pandora+iPhone = Excellent car radio even in Lubbock

Energy geeks rejoice! Ecobee to offer thermostat control via iPhone app

Michael Giberson Have you ever hopped into your car heading out of town, and thirty minutes down the road you wonder, “Did I remember to adjust the thermostat?” There will soon be an app for that, at least if you have Ecobee‘s thermostat and an iPhone. Tyler Hamilton reports: Toronto-based Ecobee Inc., which has developed a … More Energy geeks rejoice! Ecobee to offer thermostat control via iPhone app

Experiments in business

Michael Giberson “The level of experimentation is abysmal,” says Prof List. “These firms do not take full advantage of feedback opportunities they’re presented with. After seeing example after example, we sat down and said, ‘We have to try to do something to stop this.’ One change we could make is to teach 75 to 100 … More Experiments in business

Vampire killers

Lynne Kiesling No, this is not a post about Buffy, this is about all of those electronic devices that use electricity in standby mode, or device chargers that you leave plugged in when you take your cell phone anad head to work. This very cool vampure graphic from Good points out the worst culprits: plasma … More Vampire killers

Smart flora

Michael Giberson Via Reuters: Researchers at New York University’s interactive telecommunications program have come up with a device that allows plants to tell owners when they need water or if they’ve had too much via the social network blogging service Twitter. If only I had had such a device last August, maybe I wouldn’t have … More Smart flora