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Bill Joy bets big on energy's 'grand challenges'

Famed technologist spends his time investing in green tech where he's seeking riskier technologies with the potential for a big gains.

By October 19, 2011

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Doubling EV range with solid state batteries

Startup Sakti3 expects to have prototypes of a solid-state lithium ion battery that it hopes will increase the range of electric cars and enable cheaper electronics.

By October 19, 2011

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Why Apple's manufacturing model won't work in new industries

To innovate in energy, biotech, and advanced materials, U.S. companies need to locate manufacturing in the U.S. and not outsource production as the IT industry does, according to experts.

By October 18, 2011

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Five riffs on EmTech08

Here are a few things that caught my ear at EMTech08 and my thoughts about them.

By September 26, 2008

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Augmented reality comes to mobile phones

It's been used for years in video gaming and for military applications, but now, thanks to advances in chips and wireless, AR appears destined for the mobile market.

By September 29, 2010

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SolarCity: Solar financing to become a commodity

Leases that cut the big upfront cost of solar-panel installation will become commonplace, argues SolarCity CEO. The company is betting on a high-tech, integrated approach to stand out.

By September 27, 2010

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Clean-energy miracles: Myth or viable strategy?

A debate is growing between techno-optimists who argue for a sharp increase in clean-energy research to pursue breakthroughs and those who say we should push harder on existing green technologies.

By September 24, 2010

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Is 4G wireless enough to sate consumers?

As data traffic increases on wireless networks, carriers are turning to 4G to save them. But is the new network technology enough to keep up with demand?

By September 24, 2010

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Sprint may consider usage-based pricing

Sprint Nextel's CEO says that, like rivals AT&T and Verizon, his company may one day be forced to consider usage-based pricing on its currently unlimited 4G data service.

By September 22, 2010

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Ultracapacitors look to fit into energy storage

Batteries get all the attention when it comes to electric vehicles and grid storage, but ultracapacitor companies say the bursts of power they provide can play a role.

By September 29, 2009