The former Android leader is in charge of one of Google's "moonshots," an effort to use robots to free humans from drudgery.
Fan TV is the latest box promises to unify cable TV, streaming video and movies, but it faces an uphill battle to get cable companies on board.
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With more than 700 million users Yahoo has a good start, but getting the next billion users will be a challenge.
Hewlett-Packard's bet to be a server leader revolves around hyperscale servers, targeted workloads, power savings, and better density. At stake is HP's reputation as an innovator.
The Android boss stepped down today in a surprise move after eight years heading development of the mobile OS. CEO Larry Page is exhorting him to jump into another big project.
The search giant has launched an online forum for folks to listen to some of the world's smartest people discuss breakthrough ideas that "live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction."
The space agency thinks ice on the moon could be the key to an outpost that smoothes the path to Mars. But funding could be a bigger barrier than physics.
Calxeda was one of the first to push for power-efficient server chips. But the company now appears to be history.
BIREM can go from horizontal to vertical surfaces and could be used to inspect aging bridges and other steel structures.
A small satellite startup called Skybox Imaging is reportedly in Google's sights for an acquisition offer of around $1 billion.