Week in video: New mobile, green tech, future of communications

Hear from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, see Nokia's new iPhonesque mobile device, and learn about the solar decathlon.

This we week we sat down with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, got our hands on Nokia's mobile device--which looks eerily similar to the iPhone--and talked with university students competing in a solar decathlon in Washington D.C.

Webware's Rafe Needleman was one of the first people to play around with Nokia's N810, an Internet-ready mobile device. Although not a smartphone, this could be a great competitor for other tablet PCs on the market. Take a look at the device up close.

Bill Gates was in San Francisco this week for Microsoft's Unified Communications launch, and spoke with CNET News.com's Ina Fried about the future of communications. What does Gates see coming after he's steps down as chairman of Microsoft?

Santa Clara University was able to slide into the Solar Decathlon competition at the National Mall in Washington D.C. CNET News.com's Martin LaMonica spoke with students there about the technology they're using to compete with the best. See the video for some interesting green solutions.

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Nokia's latest handheld Internet-access device browses the Web, runs Flash and has GPS. It'll sell for $479 when it comes out in November. The downside: it has no cellular modem, so you have to use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Santa Clara University student Yasemin Kimyacioglu talks to Martin LaMonica from CNET News.com about the green features of the Mission style home her university entered into the Solar Decathlon in Washington D.C., a competition to build the best solar-powered house.

In the coming years, the conference table will be a computer, the whiteboard will be a computer, says Microsoft CEO Bill Gates. He sits down with CNET News.com's Ina Fried to discuss what he sees as the future of tech.

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