Solar-powered UK schools face an 800 percent tax increase

Solar technology could face a huge hurdle in the United Kingdom. Schools and certain businesses with solar panels installed may see a 800 percent raise in taxes when a law goes into effect this April, according to The Independent. It's a harsh blow t…

Arctic seed vault grows as defense against food crisis

In light of President Donald Trump's rise to power, some people are seriously worried about the planet's health. Count The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists among that group, since they recently pushed the Doomsday Clock to two and half minutes to mi…

‘Fully loaded’ Kodi box seller pleads not guilty

Whether the makers of Kodi (by now you should know that's the new name for what used to be XBMC) like it or (definitely) do not, people have built businesses around preloading their software on players like a Fire TV stick and advertising it as an av…

Jets and mannequin heads: Just another day at Dyson’s campus

Ever since my teenage years, I've been fascinated by the story of how a clogged-up Hoover led Sir James Dyson on a five-year journey in which he built 5,127 prototypes and almost went bankrupt before finally coming up with the world's first bagless v…

Facebook accused of misleading EU during WhatsApp takeover

The European Commission is accusing Facebook of providing incorrect or misleading information during the Commission's investigation into its merger with WhatsApp back in 2014. It centers around the fact that Facebook told the Commission that it would…

Crunch Report | Amazon Drone Delivery Begins in U.K.

Uber self-driving cars get into permitting issues in San Francisco, Amazon drone delivery begins in the U.K., The Wynn wants to add an Alexa to every room and Donald Trump adds Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick to advisory roles in his administration. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Drone Assist app tells UK pilots where it’s safe to fly

One of the trickier aspects of drone ownership is knowing where it's okay to fly. Some places are obvious — you should avoid airports, for instance — while others can be a little more ambiguous. Your local park might seem like a harmless place to f…