New Kind of ‘Solar’ Cell Shows We Can Generate Electricity Even at Night

Conventional solar technology soaks up rays of incoming sunlight to bump out a voltage. Strange as it seems, some materials are capable of running in reverse, producing power as they radiate heat back into the cold night sky. A team of engineers in Australia has now demonstrated the theory in action, using the kind of … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall as inflation claims another retailer Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 17, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Wednesday as rising inflation slammed another retailer. Target sank 24% in the premarket, … Read more

Commentary: I hid my pregnancy from the internet so I know: Online privacy is nearly impossible | Nation

More than 2.5 million unintended pregnancies were reported in the US between 2014 and 2019. Many of those women probably read pregnancy articles online, browsed Planned Parenthood’s website, triple-checked their period tracker or confided in their best friend over Facebook Messenger. If Roe v. Wade is struck down this summer, as the leaked draft opinion … Read more

US stock futures slip a day after solid market bounce

US stock futures slipped Wednesday, as investors reconsidered hawkish comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. S&P 500 futures ES00, -0.21% fell 0.4% to 4,065.75 Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.08% fell 104 points, or 0.3%, to 32,478 Nadsaq 100 futures fell 0.8%, to 12,461 On Tuesday, the Dow industrials DJIA, +1.34% jumped 431.17 … Read more

Europe’s most influential tech players — ranked – POLITICO

Welcome to the post-Zoom hangover. If last year focused on the ubiquity of tech in our everyday lives, this year the conversation hinges on finding a workable balance — between security and privacy, between innovation and sustainability, and between risk-taking and responsibility. As the coronavirus pandemic has (finally, somewhat) ceded center stage, the focus has … Read more

Janet Peischel’s The Internet Marketer: Left behind by technology: Does this sound like anyone you know? | Business

Janet Peischel Sandy’s a landscape designer. She started her own business 12 years ago after she got divorced. He provided some flexibility while she cared for her two young boys. She had always struggled with her marketing and relied on great word of mouth to grow her business. It got her through the recession and … Read more

SEC’s Gensler warns Americans are diverting savings to ‘speculative crypto assets,’ says market needs investor protection

Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler reiterated his intention to bring cryptocurrency exchanges and lending platforms into its regulatory purview during a speech before the North American Securities Administrators Association on Tuesday. “Over the past year, several bank executives have shared their personal concerns with me about the sheer number of depositors who have … Read more

Shake Shack Stock Upgraded to Market Perform by Raymond James

text size The decline of Shake Shack stock in 2022 ‘creates a more balanced risk/reward,’ says Raymond James. Scott Olson/Getty Images fast food company Shake Shack should see sales improvements in coming months, according to one Raymond James analyst. Brian Vaccaro upgraded his rating on the stock to Market Perform from Underperform after citing potential … Read more

US and Japan Embrace the Open Internet

A branch of Rakuten Mobile in Tokyo, Dec. 14, 2017. Photo: kim kyung-hoon/Reuters Tokyo Most Americans think of Japan as manufacturing world-class cars and consumer electronics. But Japan is also a tech-services superpower that encourages online commerce, embraces artificial intelligence, exports innovative video games, and works in partnership with the US to revolutionize mobile connectivity. … Read more

US and Japan Embrace the Open Internet

A branch of Rakuten Mobile in Tokyo, Dec. 14, 2017. Photo: kim kyung-hoon/Reuters Tokyo Most Americans think of Japan as manufacturing world-class cars and consumer electronics. But Japan is also a tech-services superpower that encourages online commerce, embraces artificial intelligence, exports innovative video games, and works in partnership with the US to revolutionize mobile connectivity. … Read more