Microsoft partners with the sun Video
CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos takes a tour of Google's new solar-panel installation, now believed to be the largest for a company in North America. Kanellos toured the Mountain View, Calif., campus on June 18.
Several Silicon Valley pioneers spoke at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of Shockley Laboratories in Mountain View, Calif. Starting in the 1950s, physicist Hans Queisser worked in Germany and the U.S. While at Shockley Labs, Queisser spearheaded research on using silicon to convert solar energy.
Not everything gets made overseas. CNET News.com's Michael Kanellos tours the Silicon Valley facilities of Applied Materials, where they make equipment for producing televisions and solar panels.
During the search giant's "National Engineers Week" program, 70 middle school girls got a first-hand look at life as a Googler at the main campus in Mountain View, Calif. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi tagged along on the tour and was also impressed with the 17 different cafeterias, foosball tables, and resistance pools.
Have you ever seen a bus run by vegetable oil and decked out with computers and stereo system run by the world's most powerful solar panel technology? CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari takes us inside and out of the 'Big Green Bus,' a project built by and run by Dartmouth students. They made a stop in San Jose, Calif., during their 10-week tour, and we got to take a peek.
See the amazing old Xerox storage devices of the 1970s, built to suit mountain trolls, in this episode of Tales of Silicon Valley.
Where do old computers go to die? We're not sure, but we do know the location of the digital old-folks home. We take a trip down the valley to Mountain View, Calif., for the 2007 Vintage Computer Festival. We happily discover 8-bit wonders just living life as if it were 1980 all over again. We find Commodore PETs and SuperPETs, Atari 400 & 800s, Tandy TRS-80s, Sols, Altairs, Data Generals, HPs, and even a LINC from 1962.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak discusses the origins of the hard disk while touring the Computer History Museum Mountain View, Calif.
While touring the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reflects on his first transistor radio.