Lessons learned after living in an off-grid rental

Inforest Esther off-grid home pictured from above in a great expanse of Swedish forest. | Photo: Inforest

InForest’s Swedish cabins are completely off the grid, relying on solar power, battery backup, and a limited amount of water. Living in one for a week required some compromises, but fewer than expected.

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Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 3:11am
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Looks like sex tech startup Lora DiCarlo is done for

Lora DiCarlo, a sex tech startup that made headlines in 2019 after being blacklisted from the Consumer Electronics Show, seems to have shut down. The company’s website is offline and reportedly orders have gone unfulfilled for months.

TechCrunch has reached out to the eponymous founder for confirmation, but it sure looks like the end of the line for a briefly promising high-tech sex toy enterprise.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 7:13pm
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What Data Does the Bitcoin Blockchain Store?

If you deal with cryptocurrency, then you've certainly come into contact with a blockchain at some point. Blockchains are also relevant in supply chain management, logistics, identity verification, and a range of other fields, so you may have used this technology even if you're not into crypto. But what data do blockchains store? And, if these blockchains are public, should you be worried about what's on them?

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 5:00pm
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What Is GrapheneOS and Is it Better for Your Privacy?

Your phone’s operating system manages how software and hardware work together. Most phones work on either Android or iOS. The former is dominant because users have more control over customization and with that comes more choices—whether it be hardware or software. It also helps that the core of Android is open-source, allowing developers to create custom flavors of the operating system they love. GrapheneOS is one such flavor.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 4:00pm
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The era of constant innovation at Amazon could be over

There was a time when AWS re:Invent, the yearly customer extravaganza put on by Amazon’s cloud arm, was chock full of announcements. The innovation coming out of the company was so mind-boggling that it was hard to keep up with the onslaught of news.

But this year felt different. If last year was incremental, this year was downright slow when it came to meaningful news.

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Friday, December 2, 2022 - 3:30pm
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