This clever window film reflects the sun's rays in the heat of summer, but lets in solar heat during the cold winter months.
Meet Winbot 7, the first robot that can get out there and clean your glass without risking life or limb.
With all of the hoopla surrounding the release of Windows 8, you may have missed the fact that the Windows operating system itself has just turned 27 years old.
Hot off the heels of its Surface tablet announcement is word that Microsoft is thinking about building its own flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone to directly compete against the iPhones and Androids out there.
You know what would be fun? I'll tell you: trying to navigate a giant cubic maze with transparent walls, floors, and ceilings, where the only reward is a cup of coffee at the top and the horrifying prospect of having to find your way out again.
A new Kinect is here, sorta. Microsoft is now selling a slightly tweaked (but way more accurate) Kinect sensor for Windows PCs that could revolutionize entire industries, in the same way the iPad has transformed entire industries.
Are you still clinging on to your legacy Windows 95/98/XP install? Maybe your netbook is running one of Microsoft's old OSes? Screw Windows Phone 7 and its colorful flat tiles, because now you can install the full desktop copy of Microsoft's operating systems on your Android smartphone.
Kinect's a cool piece of kit that's received a lot of hacking love and Microsoft is pushing it as a platform for businesses next year. But Kinect works best at six to eight feet. We sit at computers that are two feet away. See the problem?
Researchers in South Korea may have found a way to design "smart windows" that could work wonders in making the average home far more efficient. In the usual spirit of a breakthrough, their approach takes something that wasn't feasible yesterday and promises to be stable and inexpensive tomorrow.
Strange things are happening within Microsoft. The software giant is fighting multiple fronts: PCs, smartphones, gaming and soon, tablets. There's just one tiny problem: fragmentation and a lack of total synergy between its Windows 7/8, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox platforms. A brand new OS that unifies all of those could be Microsoft's savior.