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Musk unveils solar roofs made of glass tiles

Oct 29, 2016

Musk unveils solar roofs made of glass tiles

Elon Musk showcased his ambitions to make Tesla Motors Inc. a clean-energy behemoth on Friday, unveiling a new solar roof product at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. As the sun set, Musk told hundreds of guests gathered in an outside courtyard on the “Desperate ...

Fujitsu in PC merger talks with Lenovo

Oct 27, 2016

Fujitsu in PC merger talks with Lenovo

Fujitsu said on Thursday it was in talks to merge its struggling PC business with Chinese computer giant Lenovo, sending its shares soaring as the company also announced a recovery in profits. The talks come as Japanese personal computer makers work to scale back ...

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

Oct 27, 2016

Google Earth images shed light on where solar rooftops make sense

During his free time on the job as a Google employee, Carl Elkin began tinkering with the company’s 3-D mapping program, wondering if it could identify rooftops that receive enough sunlight to make installing solar panels worthwhile. When the U.S.-based engineer showed a handful ...

Microsoft challenges Apple with high-end PC lineup boasting 3-D software

Oct 27, 2016

Microsoft challenges Apple with high-end PC lineup boasting 3-D software

Microsoft has launched a new consumer offensive, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac along with an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and “mixed reality.” The U.S. tech giant on Wednesday announced its first desktop computer, called Surface Studio, ...

Robots at center of China's strategy to leapfrog rivals

Oct 25, 2016

Robots at center of China's strategy to leapfrog rivals

The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and “dance” as it plays Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips. China is showcasing its ...

U.S. urges automakers to ensure cybersecurity; senators seek mandatory regime

Oct 25, 2016

U.S. urges automakers to ensure cybersecurity; senators seek mandatory regime

Automakers should make shielding the electronic and computer systems of vehicles from hackers a priority, developing layers of protection that can secure a vehicle throughout its life, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The cybersecurity guidelines issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...