Bill Gates: E-Mail, cell phones not effective enough

Bill Gates, a constant forward-thinker and innovator, spoke at a summit for corporate CEOs this week and talked about what he sees as possible 5 - 10 years in the future.  He also demoed a new vertical "wall" version of Microsoft Surface, a touch-powered operating system.  Gates, who is six weeks away from leaving Microsoft per a previously announced resignation, is always talking about what the future of technology will bring.  In his recent presentation, he talked at length about communication, saying that e-mail and mobile phone technology is not meeting the needs of individuals.

TI confident projector adoption in handsets will replicate built-in camera success

Apple opens three-story monster store in Boston

Gang leader taunts police via YouTube, gets six years prison

London to deploy hundreds of airport scanners on city streets

Apple Developers Conference sold out

Dell aims to cut power consumption of PCs by 25%

Dell wants to become the “greenest technology company on the planet” and part of that goal will be to cut the power consumption of its desktops and laptops by 25% by 2010, the company said today.   

Computer waste sought as alternative fuel source

It seems everything can be used as an alternative fuel source these days.  From corn to water, and hydrogen to human fat, the breadth of possibilities is limitless.  Now we can add printed circuit boards to that list, thanks to a group of researchers from the Middle East.

ASIMO robot conducts Detroit Symphony

Fisker puts plug-in hybrid sedan on the test track

Fisker is probably one of the most watched newcomers in the automobile industry, playing in one league with Tesla. The company’s plug-in hybrid “Karma” is making steady progress: the car is currently being tested and on schedule for a Q4 2009 delivery. Silicon Valley executives, get your checkbooks ready.

Google joins effort to make more Web sites more sociable

U.S. Internet penetration hits 82%

Almost four of five U.S. households have access to the Internet today, according to a survey released by Parks Associates. That, of course, means that a fairly high percentage of U.S. consumers does not have access to the Internet and Parks found that very few of them plan on using the Internet in the foreseeable time. 

Solving the carbon dioxide problem for $0.65 per gallon of gasoline

German students have come up with a down-to-earth idea how to bind the global output of carbon dioxide emissions. They suggest to simply plant enough trees to absorb carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. The question is: How many trees do you need, how much space do they need and how much will that cost? 

Nissan says it will "plug" electric cars in U.S. by 2010

HBO may come to iTunes as Apple folds on price

HBO is reportedly in discussions with Apple to bring its hit TV shows to iTunes, at a price of more than $2 per episode.  That would mean that Apple's long-running stance that every TV show on the iTunes store would cost $1.99, no more and no less, would effectively be thrown out the window.

Apple says it will showcase development platforms of Mac OS X and OS X iPhone at WWDC

JetBlue passenger forced to sit bathroom, sues for $2 million

Pirate Bay opens a legal e-store

Blockbuster looks at Circuit City as merger opens

Company to release high-resolution wind map of the US