Aug 27, 2013 Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.
Aug 21, 2013 Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Jul 29, 2013 The inventor has been cast as Thomas Edison's more magical nemesis and contemporary -- and he's currently being celebrated at the New York Hall of Science.
Jul 26, 2013 New York has waited nearly a hundred years for a second subway line on the east side of Manhattan. But protracted construction is hard on small businesses along the route.
Jul 18, 2013 A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Jul 11, 2013 The U.S. power grid needs upgrading to manage all the stresses on it. The Army is testing a much smaller grid that cut fuel use in half, saving soldiers' lives.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jul 8, 2013 Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Now he wants to be New York City comptroller, with ambitions to transform the unheralded post.
Jul 8, 2013 FEMA is updating its flood maps to expand areas deemed at risk of damage -- and that’s striking fear in communities that could be deluged with higher insurance bills.
Jul 4, 2013 Displays are getting more impressive thanks to new technologies like computerized electronic matches and synchronized music.