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Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Sculptural Pulpop mp3 Speakers Create Smooth Sounds From Recycled Paper Pulp

Balance studio designed Pulpop - a sculptural doughnut-shaped speaker made from recycled paper pulp that blasts your mp3 player's tunes straight from your desk. Remember that cool Paper Pulp Alarm Clock

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A Group of Delft Tech Students Get Crafty and Build an Interactive Modular Pavilion from Wood

A Group of Delft Tech Students Get Crafty and Build an Interactive Modular Pavilion from Wood

A group of inspired students at the Technical University in Delft recently designed an interactive modular installation made completely out of wood. Dubbed modii, the small pavilion was designed as

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iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

iPhone Amplifier Reuses a Vintage Bike Horn to Blast Some Tunes

Here at Inhabitat we have seen some very creative iPhone amplifiers that use bamboo canes, repurposed musical instruments and even an entire tree trunk to blast tunes. But here is one example you can

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Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

Eyktir is a 24-Hour Clock Made from Biodegradable Cardboard

In the past, Icelanders told time using a traditional measurement system called Eykt - the day was split into eight Eyktir consisting of three hours each. Inspired these traditions, designer Jón Helgi

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iTree is an iPod Docking Station Made out of an Entire Tree Trunk

iTree is an iPod Docking Station Made out of an Entire Tree Trunk

Though we like the idea behind the iTree, we're not really sold on the thought that each one uses a lot of material that could possibly be used for a better cause. Additionally if you think about the fact

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PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

PHOTOS: NYU’s ITP Thesis Show Highlights 3D-Printing Technology and Crowd-sourcing

Burritob0t by Marko Manriquez The Burritob0t 3D prints an edible extrusion of configurable Mexican food. The machine employs a hybrid of digital fabrication and molecular gastronomy -- or in other words,

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Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

Pin Your USB Flash-drive to Your Clothes with Art Lebedev’s Bulavkus

This USB flash-drive design combines a simple safety pin with a 4GB computer memory stick to create a simple and functional way to keep tabs on your mini gadget. The device, called Bulavkus, is the

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Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Bike lights can often be fiddly little things to attach and detach from your bicycle, but Copenhagen Parts may have solved this mini conundrum - for steel bikes at least. They've created a set of cool

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The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley’s Eco-Friendly Earbuds Raise Money for One Love

The House of Marley's in-ear, candy-colored headphones are pretty enough to eat, but they do more than just look good. Made of FSC-certified sapele and beech wood and easily recyclable aluminum, they're

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Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta Material showed people at this year’s Milan Design Week that just because you want to breathe clean air does not mean you have to use a clunky and industrial-looking contraption to do the

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iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iBamboo is an Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Made from a Piece of Bamboo

iPhone users aren't exactly at a loss when looking for a place to dock their phones these days. But even in a market that's flooded with a myriad docking and music amplification systems, the iBamboo

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Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

Wattcher Energy Monitor Could Help Reduce Energy Bills

How much electricity do you think your home consumes? The Wattcher energy monitor is a simple device by Marcel Wanders that makes this data visible, giving households a helping hand in reducing their

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Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

This morning, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its first annual report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a program that was launched one year ago to encourage nationwide electronic

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Recycled Film Canisters Transformed Into USB Memory Sticks

Recycled Film Canisters Transformed Into USB Memory Sticks

In an wave of ironic inspiration, Newfocus has married analogue and digital photography to create these awesome recycled 35mm film canister flashdrives. Now containing a 4-gigabyte or 8 gigabyte USB

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Quirky 1950s-style Moshi Moshi POP Handset Eliminates 99% of Cellphone Radiation

Quirky 1950s-style Moshi Moshi POP Handset Eliminates 99% of Cellphone Radiation

A vibrant and modern interpretation of the classic 1950s Bakelite-style telephone, the Moshi Moshi POP Handset by David Turpin is a colorful new design that can cut cellphone radiation by 99%. The handset

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Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

This morning, Apple and Foxconn pledged to reduce working hours, eliminate labor violations and illegal overtime, boost safety and improve housing for the 1.2 million workers in China who make iPads and

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Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

OK, early adopters: You want to spring for the latest phone or tablet, but your old one is still in great condition. What to do? Instead of holding onto those old electronics, or trying to pawn them off

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Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Start Your Spring Cleaning by Donating Your Old Phones to Verizon Hopeline

Want to give your spring cleaning new meaning this year?  HopeLine from Verizon is an easy way to get rid of old wireless phones and chargers cluttering your home. The program refurbishes donated

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XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency

XD Design’s Solar Phone Charger Sticks to Windows For Better Efficiency

Charging your phone just got a whole lot easier and more energy-efficient with XD Design's brilliant solar charger, which sticks to windows to maximize its exposure to the sun's rays. Instead of having to

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Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than Paid Versions

Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than Paid Versions

I think we can all agree that smartphones are incredibly useful, and their benefits are only compounded by the wide range of applications we can download. However, a study has revealed that free

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Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

On Friday This American Life, a popular public radio show, retracted a story on Apple factory abuse in China that turned out to be full of fabrications. In January, the show, hosted by Ira Glass,

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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Apple’s New iPad 3

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Apple’s New iPad 3

Human Rights Violations As you might have seen on the news recently, factories linked to Apple like Foxconn in China have been accused of gross human rights violations. Children as young as 15 have been

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PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

PacX Wave-Powered Robots Set World Distance Record While Studying the Health of the Ocean

If you thought there could be nothing better than a world-record-setting wave-powered nautical robot, you were wrong. The PacX Wave Glider team of robots is all of those things - and they're on a mission

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New Infographic Shows the Human Cost of Apple’s iPhone

New Infographic Shows the Human Cost of Apple’s iPhone

It is hard to imagine, but most workers at the Foxconn factories have never seen a working iPhone. They toil day after day for low wages and for long hours to complete one small task that assists in

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IDAPT i1 Eco Universal Charger Cuts Off Vampire Energy Drain at the Source

IDAPT i1 Eco Universal Charger Cuts Off Vampire Energy Drain at the Source

IDAPT's i1 Eco is an eco-friendly universal charger that is compatible with over 4,500 mobile devices and allows its user to charge up to two devices simultaneously. This compact charger is completely

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun is an Affordable Solar-Powered LED Lamp

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun is an Affordable Solar-Powered LED Lamp

These fantastic solar-powered LED lights by LittleSun are designed by German Artist Olafur Eliasson and innovator Frederick Ottesen to provide a practical, safe, and efficient source of artificial light

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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation balances form, function, and

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FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy - but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution - a brilliant bicycle/desk that combines work

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Huawei Unveils Epic Pegasus Sculpture Made From 3,500 Smartphones

Huawei Unveils Epic Pegasus Sculpture Made From 3,500 Smartphones

Spotted by our friends at Treehugger, this epic Pegasus Sculpture, crafted by London's Machine Shop from 3,500 Huawei smartphones stands nearly 19 feet tall and boasts a 16 foot wingspan. The mass of

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