Woman receives ad from gas company with a natural gas scratch-and-sniff

‘Marketing goes wild in 2023’: Electricity company sends peel-and-sniff mailer that smells like gas

“Don’t assume someone else has already called,” ConEdison’s postcard says.

On Dec 26, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

Man shares hack to lowering electric bill

‘HOA Karens could never’: Man shares hack to lowering electric bill

‘Can i send this to my landlord???’

On Sep 28, 2023 by Phil West

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‘This is why I can’t do auto pay’: Customer says electric company accidentally charged them $15,000 for 1 month

‘I would also probably cry.’

On Jun 27, 2023 by Phil West

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‘I would cut the cord’: Home inspector catches builders stealing electricity from neighbor’s finished home

‘This was not the first time.’

On Apr 12, 2023 by Stacy Fernandez

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‘All the boxes for a hoax’: Far-right doesn’t buy FBI claim that neo-Nazis plotted to destroy Baltimore’s electrical grid

They blame the feds for everything.

On Feb 7, 2023 by Claire Goforth

electrician holding green Walmart extension cord speaking (l) Electrical fire cord in socket in flames smoke rising on white wall (c) electrician holding green Walmart extension cord speaking (r)

‘I’ve seen more fires caused by these pieces of sh*t in my career than just about any other electrical source’: Fire investigator warns against extension cords from Walmart because they lead to fires

‘Not me watching this with my phone plugged into one of these right now.’

On Jun 23, 2022 by Rebekah Harding

A man working on a thermostat.

Exclusive: Hacker reveals smart meters are spilling secrets about the Texas snowstorm

Power companies won’t disclose who was protected from blackouts—but smart meters may be leaking insights.

On Jun 24, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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How will we illuminate in the future?

There are imaginative new ways to redesign how we use and distribute energy.

On May 19, 2016 by Eric Chan

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This fork will shock your tongue with salt

The sensation of eating salt, without the negative effects.

On Mar 29, 2016

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The USB Killer 2.0 is a flash drive that can zap a computer to death

If you see this flash drive, grab your computer and run.

On Oct 13, 2015 by Patrick Howell O’Neill

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The road of the future will charge your car as you drive

Wireless induction charging is an old technology learning new tricks.

On Aug 13, 2015 by Dylan Love

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An MIT battery breakthrough could charge your smartphone in 6 minutes

We spoke to Ju Li, lead researcher of a team to build a better battery.

On Aug 12, 2015 by Dylan Love

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In the future, we might turn everything into a solar panel

Ubiquitous Energy is changing the nature of what we think can be used to collect energy from the sun.

On Aug 10, 2015 by Dylan Love

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Is the Energous ‘energy router’ the future of wireless charging?

Remember when routers just broadcast Internet access?

On Jan 6, 2015 by Alex La Ferla

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Turns out you don’t need much voltage to zap a pencil to smithereens

It only takes 120 volts to burn this pencil.

On Dec 12, 2014 by Mike Fenn

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