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.
The patent envisions a lid with a secondary display, touch inputs, and solar cells to help charge your Mac.
Building materials company pays $80 million for stake in Sage Electrochromics and plans to build a large-scale factory to make energy-saving glass.
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.
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.
Big building companies back smart-glass startups Soladigm and Sage Electrochromics to get auto-tinting glass out of the labs and into buildings.
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.
Same backers invest another round in Sage Electrochromics, the maker of electronically tintable and energy-saving glass products.
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.
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