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How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

Clean Energy

Fortune.com

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Could Chrome OS ever become a dominant force in the PC industry?

I think Google is playing a very long game with Chrome OS, which seems to be moving at a snail’s pace and even stalling at times. But I think this deceptively slow pace hides Google’s ambition to make Chrome OS the operating system of tomorrow. And tomorrow will be all about the cloud, no matter …

Could Windows go open source? A top Microsoft engineer says 'definitely possible'

The impossible is actually possible at Microsoft, one of the company's engineers claims.<p>Speaking at the open-source-focused ChefCon this week, Microsoft engineer and Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich said something unheard of: "it's definitely possible" that Windows could eventually go open …

Can Google Un-Break Google Glass?

<i>Nick Scholz is a Global Product Marketing Manager for Novell, currently covering the GroupWise, Vibe, and Open Enterprise Server product lines.</i><p>When Google quietly stopped selling Google Glass back in January, this came as no shock to the world. Word to the wise: if your company ever has to release …

The Apple Watch started life as an iPhone with a Velcro strap

The Apple Watch may be a polished product — both figuratively and literally — but it started life as little more than an iPhone with a Velcro strap, according to a new report from <i>Wired</i><i>.</i> This crude prototype was chosen partly out of necessity (the Watch was developed on a tight deadline), but also …

The Future of Artificial Intelligence, According to Facebook

While the idea of artificial intelligence leaves Elon Musk shaking in his boots, Facebook is embracing our supercomputer overlords and building practical business applications to use "deep learning" in our everyday lives.<p>While Stephen Hawking claims artificial intelligence could spell the end of …

Artificial Intelligence