A group of UCLA researchers created a transparent high-performance solar cell which can incorporated to windows. Sky scrapers with lots of glass windows in the future can be used to harness electricity through this method.
The solar cell has 4% efficiency rating and allowing up to 66% of the light in the visible wavelengths used by humans to see to pass through.
More info from UCLA news
German pranksters posed as construction workers placed a large Microsoft Windows logo on a new Apple retail store outside of Hamburg, Germany. The store will officially open by the end of September. Check out the video.
Google demanded that all their employees to migrate from Microsoft Windows due to security concern. Or do you think this has something to do with Google wanted them to use Chrome OS instead.
From Financial Times: New employers of Google are given the option of using Mac or Linux computers. Employees wanting to stay on Windows required clearance from “quite senior levels. Getting a new Windows machine now requires CIO approval.
Google has released the open source code for its upcoming Chrome OS, and plans to have a laptop running the OS available for sale before the 2010 holiday season.
From Google Blog: As with the Google Chrome browser, development will be done in the open from this point on. This means the code is free, accessible to anyone and open for contributions. The Chromium OS project includes our current code base, user interface experiments and some initial designs for ongoing development. This is the initial sketch and we will color it in over the course of the next year.
A new variant of Conficker worm aka Downadup and Kido will start attacking Microsoft Windows computers on April Fool’s Day. If you own a Mac, you have nothing to worry about, unless your Basecamp is running Windows. This variant can bypass Microsoft security and anti malware software.
If users are using Windows XP, the chances of being infected by Conficker is higher due to the worm using the vulnerability in the Windows RPC facilities.
Once your computer is infected, your machine will connect with other infected Microsoft Windows machine via peer-to-peer technology. The worm will also update itself by contacting to 50,000 different domains. Check out Microsoft information website for more about this worm.