Thursday, January 02, 2014

Windroid: What if Microsoft forked Android?

Windroid: What if Microsoft forked Android? | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Chester Ng:
"With the constant talk of Samsung pulling an Amazon and someday forking Android, it is frankly hard to imagine a compelling Samsung device that is missing Google Search, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Maps, and YouTube.
However, the one company that could ironically provide the most compelling fork of Android is Microsoft."

Microsoft could even try running Android as a virtual machine,
in a parallel process on Windows phone...
And also purchase Xamarin, to make best .NET development environment for Android...
Windroid: What if Microsoft forked Android?

Solar-powered Ford C-MAX car

Now THAT'S a sunroof: Solar-powered family car emerges from Ford labs • The Register:
"Ford announced the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept on Thursday, a vehicle with about 1.5 square meters of photovoltaic panels mounted on the roof of the company's C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid."

Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept – view from above and facing the front

Ford C-MAX Solar Energi Concept charging concentrator

NovoEd Online Learning

NovoEd | Learn. Collaborate. Innovate. Take online courses from top Universities and educational institutions through NovoEd. | NovoEd:

Another MOOC, again related to Stanford...
Most classes are still free, but some are not...