IBM's 5 in 5 predictions say harvesting energy from human motion will power homes and ocean power will leap ahead but even dramatic advances will still fill only a portion of our energy needs.
In Austin, leaders of companies like CafePress, Moo, and 8020 Publishing got together to see how they could work together to solve the problems facing them all.
This week: camera balls, shoulder projectors, human batteries, password protection, and a fresh take on the teen superhero TV genre.
This week, Donald and Eric tackle the big ideas. Microsoft demos shoulder-mounted touch screen projectors, while Disney takes a decidedly low-tech route. We also look at a ball that can take 360 panoramic photos in one shot, advancements in harvesting energy from humans, the strength of your passwords, and a new spin on superhero teen shows.
Despite Microsoft and Google pulling out of home energy, other monitor makers are selling products directly to consumers that bring real-time power data online using a home broadband connection.
Start-up has developed embeddable chip and Internet software for remotely controlling electronic gear for better energy efficiency.
Chevrolet has been busy showing off some new cars at the Beijing auto show, including the Chevy Volt MPV5 -- a multi-purpose people carrier powered by electricity
Tech-industry veterans who have traded bits and bytes for clean electrons say getting up to speed and making fresh contacts are key.
Microsoft extends the deadline for downloading Windows 7 beta, President Obama launches another Web site, and Wikipedia considers ways to limit entry vandalization.
CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Michael Kanellos look at innovative ways that companies are looking to roll out solar-energy technology options on a broader scale for less than that $30,000 price tag.