Rumor Roundup: Tomorrow’s Apple Event

What’s in store for tomorrow’s Apple event? It’s possible only Steve Jobs and whoever does his Keynote presentations know for sure, but that’s not gonna stop us from making our bests guess. So get out those rumor checklists and see how yours matches up.

Macworld 2010: In Closing

In the first year that Macworld Expo San Francisco did not see Apple (s aapl) attend, the speculation leading up to the…


Renewable Energy Charging Up Electrical Transmission Tech

As utilities work to get more of their electricity from renewable projects, transmission is becoming a major barrier. The grid is aging and, in in the U.S., many lines are reaching the end of their design life. California alone will need seven new transmission lines if its investor-owned utilities are to reach the state’s goal of getting 33 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020, according to the California Public Utilities Commission. As transformers and other pieces are replaced — and new transmission lines are added — the transition provides opportunities for smarter electronics and software, as well as technologies that make it cheaper or easier to install new transmission, to win a piece of the market.

Gigabyte TouchNote T1028x Is a Video Star While the Gigabyte TouchNote T1028x convertible netbook hit other markets a while back, it’s just now finding its way to American…

Nanosolar: Hype Down, Hiring Up

Thin-film solar startup Nanosolar isn’t exactly known for being shy. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has attracted plenty of attention –- as…

Solyndra Inks $189M Panel Deal

Tube-shaped thin-film solar maker Solyndra‘s been streaming a series of good news lately, including a much-coveted Department of Energy loan guarantee, a…

Why the Tech Crash May Have Been a Good Thing

As we continue to slide into a dire economic correction, a silver lining is starting to emerge around the dot-com crash. By pushing a lot of froth out of the system several years ago, it has spared us from a true “Perfect Storm” of an economic crisis in 2008.