Why millionaire pitcher Daniel Norris lives in a van
July 12, 2016, 11:37 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The 21-year-old, who received a $2M signing bonus from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, says he enjoys living the simple life.
A Smarter way to find your way around Paris (and maybe other cities)
January 20, 2015, 11:59 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
Paris can be pretty unfriendly to tourists, but SmarterParis is a friendly new app that can make it easier.
Two retired Solar Decathlon homes seek deep-pocketed buyers
February 24, 2014, 1 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Due to a change of plans and a dearth of on-campus space, Solar Decathlon teams from USC and Santa Clara University seek to sell their solar-powered dwellings to private buyers starting at $250K each.
Why crash test dummies prefer electric vehicles
September 12, 2013, 2:30 p.m. by Josh Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists for LiveScience
Double bumpers, engines in the trunk and overall stability have made electric cars some of the safest on the road.
Dad cuts commute, joint-custody shuffle with downsized digs [Video]
June 4, 2013, 4:54 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A Sonoma County father finds the best way to cut his daily commute along with a carbon-intensive joint custody situation is to buy a townhome directly next to his ex-wife and cut a hole through a shared wall.
Can the electric car change the world? [Infographic]
June 1, 2013, 9:17 a.m.
Buyers have been slow to purchase electric cars, and cities slower still to support them. What can be done?
New Google Maps for mobile features Zagat reviews and new offers
May 15, 2013, 4 p.m. by Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP
Android and iOS users alike will benefit from a redesigned Google Maps app that will include ratings, deals and an incident reporting feature.
Kids who bike, walk to school have better concentration
February 20, 2013, 2:28 p.m. by Jenn Savedge
New Danish study confirms that walking and biking to school helps kids perform better throughout the day.
A taxidermy-themed storage solution that's minus the fur, plus the fixie
January 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Ideal for faux taxidermy enthusiasts and/or design-conscious bike commuters, Trophy Bicycle Holders offer a smart, space-saving storage solution in the form of two 'iconic silhouettes.'