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Electrochromic roof

Mood lighting for your car: The ultimate in Targa tops, the power electrochromic roof is an electrically charged glass panel that goes from 0.5 to 15 percent light transmission.

May. 21, 2008


Apple wins patent for solar-powered MacBook

The patent envisions a lid with a secondary display, touch inputs, and solar cells to help charge your Mac.

By Jan. 28, 2014


Saint Gobain invests in self-tinting 'smart glass'

Building materials company pays $80 million for stake in Sage Electrochromics and plans to build a large-scale factory to make energy-saving glass.

By Nov. 11, 2010


This sheet turns your windows into mirrors

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology says its stick-on film turns glass into a smart window, and can reduce the air conditioning load by reflecting sunlight.

By Feb. 19, 2013


Window and insulation experts the next plumbers?

Emerging technologies geared toward closing a "thermal envelope" in green building, already the largest growth market in construction, are poised to see increased growth by 2020, report says.

By Aug. 3, 2011


Picture brightens on auto-tinting smart windows

Big building companies back smart-glass startups Soladigm and Sage Electrochromics to get auto-tinting glass out of the labs and into buildings.

By May. 11, 2012


E-paper sales expected to hit $9.6 billion in '18

Sales of e-paper displays--primarily used in e-readers for now--are predicted to soar from 22 million units this year to 1.8 billion in 2018.

By Aug. 26, 2009


Energy-saving glass maker picks up $20 million

Same backers invest another round in Sage Electrochromics, the maker of electronically tintable and energy-saving glass products.

By Feb. 25, 2009


2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

The small wagon body style of the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen and its low emissions power train make it a practical everyday vehicle, but its lack of any good cabin electronics make it a poor tech car.

By Jun. 8, 2008

3 stars Editor's rating Jun. 8, 2008

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2008 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2008 Volkswagen Jetta offers a lot of good driving gear and a comfortable cabin for a low price in an attractive package. However, its cabin tech options are generally lacking.

By Apr. 8, 2008

3 stars Editor's rating Apr. 8, 2008

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