Giant TVs, laser-equipped cars, wearable computers -- it must be the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Which products will dazzle?
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A road-worthy solar-powered car Announced Jan. 2, Ford's C-Max Solar Energi concept car achieves an EPA-estimated 108 MPGe in the city and 92 MPGe on the highway. Given that it's a solar-powered car, its great mileage is not all that surprising. What is surprising: the vehicle's overall capability.
With a range of 620 miles, it equals its predecessor, the plug-in hybrid C-Max Energi. Ford claims the Solar Energi could reduce the average car owner's annual greenhouse gas emissions by four metric tons, and that the vehicle, which retains an electrical charge port, absorbs enough sunlight daily to equal a four-hour electrical charge. The Solar Energi is just a concept for now, but Ford plans to test the car in conjunction with Georgia Tech to determine if it is viable for mass production.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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