The Post-it note goes digital on Evernote

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/09/25/the-post-it-note-goes-digital-on-evernote/

Evernote is partnering with 3M on a smartphone app that will let users “photograph, store and organize pictures of their Post-its,” the WSJ’s Digits blog reports. The app is set to be released Thursday. 3M will also sell packs of Post-it notes with Evernote’s logo and an offer for a 30-day Evernote Premium trial. Evernote CEO Phil Libin said the Post-it note’s simplicity makes it “a hero product for us,” and noted that “Paperless as a concept is stupid. The goal is to get rid of stupid uses of paper.”

Hachette is offering new e-books to some libraries

Hachette, which has not made e-books available to libraries since 2010, is reconsidering the idea. In a pilot program starting this spring, the publisher is working with two e-book distributors to bring a “selection of HBG’s recent bestselling e-books to 7 million library patrons.”

A 3M innovation could boost battery life by 40%

Materials giant 3M has a new battery innovation that could deliver gadgets that could run for 40 percent longer without being charged, or could be significantly smaller with standard battery life.

Missing PowerMeter & Hohm? Here are 12 other home energy tool options

Internet giants Google and Microsoft have officially given their web-based energy management tools the Donald Trump (as in You’re Fired!), and lannounced that they would be closing them down. But there are still over a dozen options trying to tackle this difficult market.