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Scary Video Shows a Bounce House Floating Away Straight into Power Lines

Scary Video Shows a Bounce House Floating Away Straight into Power Lines

This is definitely what you don’t want to see at a kid’s birthday party: a bounce house flying away straight into the power lines after being swept up in the air by a big gust of wind. You can actually see it first fly away from the power lines but then suddenly make a quick U-turn straight into the transmission tower. After it makes contact, sparks fly and a mini-explosion could even be heard. Scary.

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June 22nd

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As Apple moves into the energy business, it gets approval to turn landfill gas into power

While solar panels and wind turbines are the two best-known methods of generating renewable energy, they aren’t the only approaches. The day after we learned that Apple has become a power company, we hear that it has just been given the go-ahead to employ a particularly cool method.

Landfill gas utilization traps the methane gas given off from landfill sites and either converts it into pipeline-grade gas or uses it to generate electricity. It’s doubly environmentally friendly, generating power from waste but also preventing the release of methane – a greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere …

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Ben Lovejoy

June 10th

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As Apple moves into the energy business, it gets approval to turn landfill gas into power

While solar panels and wind turbines are the two best-known methods of generating renewable energy, they aren’t the only approaches. The day after we learned that Apple has become a power company, we hear that it has just been given the go-ahead to employ a particularly cool method.

Landfill gas utilization traps the methane gas given off from landfill sites and either converts it into pipeline-grade gas or uses it to generate electricity. It’s doubly environmentally friendly, generating power from waste but also preventing the release of methane – a greenhouse gas – into the atmosphere …

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Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: Apple Energy, electricity, Energy, North Carolina, power, Renewable energy

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Ben Lovejoy

June 10th

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This $7 Charger Is a No-Brainer Upgrade From Apple’s iPhone Power Brick

You know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $7 on this replacement from Aukey (with code IBEEGE8R). It’s basically the same size as Apple’s standard iPhone charger, but it includes two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of power (instead of 1A) to charge your devices faster.

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June 3rd

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Venezuela Switches to Three-Day Weekend to Conserve Electrcticity

Venezuela relies heavily on hydroelectric power generation but has been suffering from a long and heavy drought. Now it’s taking desperate action, introducing a three-day weekend to help reduce demand for electricity.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 7th

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This $11 Car Charger Includes Quick Charge 3.0 and USB-C

Not only does this car charger include Quick Charge 3.0 for an unprecedented $11, it also features a USB-C port for the most cutting edge phones and laptops. We’d normally expect a car charger with one of those features to cost more than $11, so this really is a huge steal.

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April 1st

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Stay Connected During a Power Outage With This Discounted UPS, Today Only

If you use a desktop computer at home, you’d be foolish not to connect it to a UPS battery backup, and a great entry level model from CyberPower is on sale, today only from Amazon

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March 24th

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Anker’s Durable PowerLine USB-C Cable Just Got Its First Discount

In just a matter of months, our readers have bought well over 10,000 Anker PowerLine Lightning and microUSB cables , but today, it’s the USB-C model’s turn to go on sale. Like all PowerLine cables, this is wrapped in kevlar fiber for added durability, and yes, it’s been certified by Google’s Benson Leung, the foremost expert in dangerous USB-C cables. [Anker PowerLine USB-C Cable, $10]

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Shep McAllister, Commerce Team on Deals, shared by Shep McAllister, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

March 11th

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A Simple Angled Plug Just Fixed Everything Wrong With Apple’s MacBook Power Adapter

The MacBook itself is a gorgeous example of near-perfect product design. But its power adapter? That’s a different story.

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Andrew Liszewski

March 10th

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A Simple Angled Plug Just Fixed Everything Wrong With Apple’s MacBook Power Adapter

The MacBook itself is a gorgeous example of near-perfect product design. But its power adapter? That’s a different story.

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Andrew Liszewski

March 10th

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