Tesla Battery Begins Race for Energy Storage Tech

The electric car-maker Tesla recently launched a home lithium-ion battery system called Powerwall to back up solar systems and store power during low-cost electric usage periods, such as 3 a.m. While it’s not the Holy Grail dedicated solar energy users have been waiting for—a cost-effective and powerful system that could permanently remove them from the

The Emergence of the Wireless Age

On May 7, 1898, New York City’s Madison Square Garden held its first electrical convention. Standing before a crowd of thousands, Nikola Tesla, a well-respected inventor and electrical genius, demonstrated the wireless control of a four-foot long motorboat equipped with antennas and lights. As he walked around the side of the large indoor pool in

From Arm Clock to Apple Watch

“Calling Dick Tracy. Calling Dick Tracy. We have a report that Apple has announced a new watch that will outdo yours. And, it’s selling for only $17,000.”   Steve Jobs was a visionary. With the introduction of the new Apple Watch, I’ve determined I’m not. After 35 years in the computer industry, I think I’m