Boxfish captures every word being spoken on television, loads them into its database, and makes it searchable via its app to help users discover television content. Not only can you search for TV content in real-time, it also acts as a remote control with your MSO box (DirectTV & TiVo)
Transparent photovoltaics have yet to grace the face of your smartphone, but don't give up hope -- UCLA researchers are working on a new see-through solar cell that's showing potential. Using a new type of polymer solar cell, the team has been able to build a device that converts infrared light into electrical current. Current prototypes boast 4 percent energy conversion efficiency at 66 percent transparency -- not crystal clear, but certainly clean enough to peer through.