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Sheryl Crow to Help Open USGBC's Greenbuild With Chase Field Performance

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USGBC Annually Convenes More than 25,000 at Greenbuild

July 30, 2009 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Green Building Council today announced that a performance by environmental advocate and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help open its Greenbuild 2009 Conference, the world’s premier forum on sustainable buildings and… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on July 30, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Avoid Electric Bill Shock! Think Green, Act Smart, Save Money

Why wait for electric bill shock? As featured on NPR and Fox News, the PowerCost Monitor™ is a simple solution device to take advantage of real-time feedback on how much electricity your home is consuming in $$ and KW. This product is well designed, easy to install and simple to use by Other World Computing (OWC) Woodstock, IL.

Features include viewing peak energy costs over 24 hours, time and outside temperature display.

By reducing your… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on June 27, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Green is More Than the Color of Your Lawn

A press release about a Green lawn care product popped into my InBox today. Here's a modified version:

Used by Golf Courses, it Drastically Reduces Disease, Improves

Environmental Quality and Cuts Cost

BOSTON, MA- Always dreamed of that elusive fairway-grade lawn? You may be in luck. Converted Organics, Inc., a company that diverts food waste from landfills to create all-natural, organic liquid fertilizer’s for agricultural… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on May 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Private Investing in the Cleantech Sector Rebounds

The cleantech sector rebounded in the second and third quarters of this year, after significant declines in the previous two quarters, according to Dallas Kachan, managing director of the Cleantech Group, of San Francisco. The sector accumulated $1.6 billion across 134 sectors in the third quarter, ending September 30, up ten percent from the previous quarter.

Kachan said the industry is benefiting from global stimulus funds that are boosting the confidence of private… Continue

Added by Joyce Pellino Crane on October 16, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

PRICE REDUCTION-Plug and Play RAID Storage !!

Now is the time to take advantage on Other World Computing (OWC) price reductions on eight OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 Models. These models are high capacity, high performance hardware RAID storage solutions built for performance-intensive applications, such as A/V, HD-video, digital photography, professional music, graphics with redundant backup featuring hardware RAID 5 redundancy to protect against data loss. The Mercury Elite-AL Pro Qx2 has four… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on June 29, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

When the IPod Doesn’t Cut It: Sansa Players

For those of you like me who see past the jazzy infomercials, the bright colors, and the draw of following the herds, there is the question of what mp3 player to choose when the IPod isn’t your automatic default. I admit, I was once delighted to unwrap my own IPod mini for Christmas – it was small, shiny and matched my favorite gym outfit. Then, I went to upload music. As most of us know, ITunes charges a hefty $0.99 per song. For any avid music lover, or long distant runner who requires a… Continue

Added by Jessica Steele on January 18, 2009 at 7:35pm — 2 Comments

CES Communications Round-Up Part 3: Minoru

To close out our conversation on CES communications news we take a look at three more companies innovating in this space. While we are on the topic of video telephony and webcams we can’t forget to touch on one of the major trends coming out of the show—3-D.

What? Put on those silly glasses? Watch blotchy, nauseating, red and green video? Are we bringing back “Creature Double Feature?” Well… yes, no, and no.

3-D has come a long way… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 21, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Vizio Continues to Exceed Expectations with Unlikely Success Story

It’s a familiar story. American companies outsourcing to companies in Asia that can produce quality products at lower cost. And not just outsourcing manufacturing and the jobs that go with it, but outsourcing innovation and entire product categories to foreign vendors.

So the Vizio story is quite amazing. The young Irvine, CA company, which only began ramping its operations five years ago, took over… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on March 5, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Samsung LED HDTVs Merge Power and Supreme Beauty (and you thought your wallet was safe)

Samsung LED HDTV 8000 Series

As I sat in Samsung’s press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. A senior executive was speaking on a stage over 100 feet away from me. The room was packed with hundreds of people. Like lemmings, all we press and analyst types had stood in line for 45 minutes for this honor. It felt a little like a James Bond film. You know the one. It is the usual… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on March 9, 2009 at 12:12am — No Comments

Hybrid OTT/Pay TV Solutions on Opposite Sides of the Pond: TV Everywhere and Project Canvas

(Note: an updated version of this post with Project Canvas comparison can be found here:

It is becoming increasingly clear that the flood gates for OTT video—that is TV and movie programming over a broadband Internet connection—have opened and are forcing traditional television service providers and movie… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on October 22, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Trender Awards Winners Announced

Trender Research is pleased to announce the winners of our first annual Trender Awards. At final count, almost 100 tech products and services were submitted for consideration by Trenders or the vendors themselves. From these candidates, we compiled a short-list of finalists that were announced last week.

The Trender Awards were created to honor… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Why Many Tech Products Fail and How Trender Research Can Help

Article Summary

• Tech products and services fail without advanced feedback from prospective customers

• Engineering-driven product definition does not match customer needs

• Companies often don’t have the time or money to do proper research

• Focus groups and surveys can help test assumptions

• Virtual focus groups can be faster, more accurate, and cost-effective

Every now and then I will pick me head up from my research and coverage of tech… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 26, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

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