What about the G4 Cube?
It's Not a Car, It's a Self-Balancing Electric Motorcycle (Video)
They are not as original as they claim. There was a similar concept in kit car magazines in the 90's. There is a Youtube video (Yes, it is Flash but so is the video on the story)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
UCLA Develops Transparent, Electricity-Generating, Solar Cell Windows
Blocking UV would have some benefits as well.
I seem to recall IR it is blocking is also a major part of heat transference. There could be some definite savings on cooling bills throughout the sun belt/southwest.
Anybody else reminded of the Heinlein stories where Solar panels took off when they started generating energy from the full range of cosmic radiation bombarding the Earth? Led to commuter roads in "The Roads must roll".
Encoding Video For Mobile Devices?
For iOS pretty much the only choice is MPEG-4, H.264.
I believe Android supports it as well.
Apple actually has a decent section in their web developer section on developer.apple.com about what is supported for iOS.
The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone
Yes, any number of iPhones linked to sync with your computer.
Or you can redownload for free with an account that purchased it on another phone. (limit on number of different accounts on the phone).
3 iPhones, 1 iPod Touch all have apps from my account (immediate family members).
The Open Source Design Conundrum
webkit is the core of Safari, and Open Source. It is based on KHTML, when Safari first passed the Acid 2 test, and those changes uploaded to the webkit tree, the KHTML guys complained about lack of documenting each incremental change. Heck, if you want to use Webkit as the basis for your own browser, you wouldn't be the first. Look at Chrome for example.
The compliler Xcode uses is gcc.
Couple of good sites:
Iranians Outwit Censors With Falun Gong Software
Voice of America started as a radio network for broadcasting news that shows a different point of view from that by censors in the old Soviet Bloc.
This just seems a continuation of the same mission.
Best Online Bachelor's degree with Open Source / Unix Focus?
Have several certificates. Pretty much from here up going to need a bachelor's.
Apple Losing Touchscreen War
The iPhone and iPod Touch with 2.0 or later can do Asian characters.
The article overlooks that. It isn't limited to just QWERTY.