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Cool Innovation In The Light Of Day

There really is innovation these days. But a lot of it is flying under the radar, getting little attention and, perhaps, even less in the way investment.

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Perhaps, though, it may be a little more complicated than that. There really is innovation. But a lot of it is flying under the radar, getting little attention and, perhaps, even less in the way investment.

Via Mikehall's Embedded Weblog, we found Engadget's Rube Goldberg-like approach to repowering a smart watch, an Apple iPod and a few, other USB-connected devices.

Or, more precisely, solar-powering them.

Of course, it's all in the alpha stage, as you can tell by this warning:

Given that companies like Intel are committed to spending millions--if not billions--to address the brick-wall limits of battery power, it may be worth keeping an eye on the little guys who are open-sourcing their R&D, and literally, putting it under the light of day for all to see.

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