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Ballmer tries to blow Jobs at the WSJ D8 conference but just sucks instead

Look around you — people with gadgets. Many of them sporting an Apple logo. If you owned a Microsoft gadget, would you even know, or even care? And therein lines the digital divide between Apple and Microsoft — the former is all about people and latter is all about numbers…

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Wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technology

Big industry is wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technologies, to help cut costs and energy waste. But can those same technologies be useful to home owners around the world?

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From dreamers to destroyers

Archimedes, da Vinci, Oppenheimer, von Braun. All great thinkers and inventors. All dreamers. But what else did they all have in common? Something very dark, but at the time, all very necessary…

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Democratizing the future of energy

The production and distribution of energy is about to change for ever. Why? Because in the coming years, we will be the ones producing and distributing the energy. And for those utilities companies who’ve sat at the very heart of the energy infrastructure for so long, they will struggle to survive…

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Technology: how Apple builds a better widget

Technology trends are an awkward animal to predict. What makes a good technology is often the result of solving a bad idea, or an even worse problem. But sometimes, good technology just isn’t good enough…