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Apple Patents Next Generation Solar Technology

Apple Patents Next Generation Solar Technology

The US Patent and Trademark Office just revealed that Apple has been granted 20 new patents which focus on next generation solar technology. According to PatentlyApple, the patents not only cover solar

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Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists Build Digital Devices Out of Bacteria and DNA

Scientists at the Imperial College London just announced that they have discovered a way to build digital devices out of bacteria and DNA. The breakthrough could one day create the building blocks needed

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Mr. Simon’s Clever Cóm-oda Writing Desk Transforms Into a Set of Six Chairs

Mr. Simon’s Clever Cóm-oda Writing Desk Transforms Into a Set of Six Chairs

´Cóm-oda´ is a clever piece of multi-tasking furniture that transforms from an old-fashioned writing desk into a set of six director's chairs in an instant. Designed by Spanish studio Mr. Simon, the

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Paul Cocksedge Recycles Vinyl Records Into Low-tech Music Amplifiers

Paul Cocksedge Recycles Vinyl Records Into Low-tech Music Amplifiers

London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has transformed old vinyl records into ingenious low-tech amplifiers that give your smartphone's volume a solid boost without the need for wires or electricity. This

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Apple Unveils New iPhone 4S Instead of iPhone 5 – Is It Green?

Apple Unveils New iPhone 4S Instead of iPhone 5 – Is It Green?

Apple CEO Tim Cook just officially unveiled the iPhone 4S - instead of the much-anticipated iPhone 5 - at today's live keynote in Cupertino - and although the next-generation device features the same

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reCycle: Intricate Clocks Made Out of Repurposed Motorcycle Parts

reCycle: Intricate Clocks Made Out of Repurposed Motorcycle Parts

ReCycle Clocks is a company that specializes in turning defunct motorcycle parts into quirky timepieces. The clocks are created using metal scraps from old motorcycles (and recently bikes), meaning that

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10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life

From smartphones and e-readers to laptops and tablet computers, today's high-tech devices put a wealth of information and utility at our fingertips - however it can be a real challenge to keep these

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Electree Solar-Charging Bonsai Now Available for Pre-Order!

Electree Solar-Charging Bonsai Now Available for Pre-Order!

We've reported on Vivien Muller’s beautifully designed Electree before, but now her spectacular design is finally available for pre-order! The bonsai tree fits on any side table, and also doubles as a

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Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

Top 14 Green Gadgets for Back to School

THINKSOUND TS02 HEADPHONES - $90 We're big fans of Thinksound's stylish line of wooden headphones, so we were thrilled to see that their new TS02+mic model has a built-in microphone that allows you to

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5 Ways to Greenify Your Home Entertainment System

5 Ways to Greenify Your Home Entertainment System

Almost every household has a home entertainment system, but few households boast an energy-efficient one. The standard setup includes a big screen TV running in tandem with a massive set of speakers, a

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Dyson Unveils Hot Bladeless Heater That Doubles as a Cooling Fan in Summer

Dyson Unveils Hot Bladeless Heater That Doubles as a Cooling Fan in Summer

Dyson fans have been keeping us cool bladelessly since 2009. But now James Dyson is bringing even more heat by releasing the new Dyson Hot, a bladeless space heater! The Dyson Hot fills a room with warm

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Amazon to Introduce Book Lending to the Kindle

Amazon to Introduce Book Lending to the Kindle

Amazon appears poised to once again change the face of the book publishing industry. As if the Kindle wasn't enough, Amazon's new vision for e-readers could turn your Kindle into a full-blown library,

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Flexible Samsung Galaxy Skin Smartphone Folds to Fit in Your Pocket

Flexible Samsung Galaxy Skin Smartphone Folds to Fit in Your Pocket

Taking cues from Gumby and Pokey, You's ultra slim cell phone can be bent and flexed to serve as a wide range of different gadgets. Fold the ends inward, and the device can sit on your dashboard and serve

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Sennheiser’s New Eco Turntables Are Easy on the Eyes, Ears, and Environment

Sennheiser’s New Eco Turntables Are Easy on the Eyes, Ears, and Environment

Sennheiser is one of the most iconic names in the audio and electronic business - everyone from the Beatles to Beyonce have used their microphones, headphones, and speakers. In an attempt to connect

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Frankenkindle: Engineer Hacks a Kindle to Make an E-Reader for His Sister with Cerebral Palsy

Frankenkindle: Engineer Hacks a Kindle to Make an E-Reader for His Sister with Cerebral Palsy

We were inspired today to hear news about one very clever engineer who hacked his Amazon Kindle so that his sister, who has cerebral palsy, would be able to use it. The applications engineer calls his new

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Next-Gen Electronics Charge Themselves With Energy-Harvesting LCD Screens

Next-Gen Electronics Charge Themselves With Energy-Harvesting LCD Screens

Engineers at UCLA have developed technology that allows energy gobbling gadgets like smartphones and laptops to convert sunlight, ambient light, and their own backlight into energy. Equipping LCD-enhanced

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MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

As denizens of the 21st Century, we're so in-tune with technology that we don't want just plain old computerized gadgets and time-saving machines anymore. Instead, we want relationships with our

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Top 6 Green Camping Gadgets for a Wilderness Adventure

Top 6 Green Camping Gadgets for a Wilderness Adventure

Summer is all about spending time outdoors, but if you're looking for something more than pigeon watching in the park, consider taking a camping trip! Surviving the great outdoors has never been easier

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Vinci Touchpad Computer for Babies Coming Soon to Amazon

Vinci Touchpad Computer for Babies Coming Soon to Amazon

Like it or not, we live in a wired world - so why not start teaching tots the basics of technology from a young age? Enter the Vinci, a 7-inch tablet computer designed especially for babies. The

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ParksByNature Smart Phone Apps Make State Parks Accessible Like Never Before

ParksByNature Smart Phone Apps Make State Parks Accessible Like Never Before

Recently, mobile technology has helped us do everything from finding the best curry in an unfamiliar neighborhood to getting directions to that hot new speakeasy. And now, even national parks are getting

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New Nokero Solar Charger Lets Consumers Charge Cell Phones Off the Grid

New Nokero Solar Charger Lets Consumers Charge Cell Phones Off the Grid

Cell phones have made our lives incredibly convenient (can you remember not having one?), but when we are stuck  out and about with a dead battery, it can feel like the end of the world. Luckily, a new

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ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Charge My Gadgets With Renewable Energy?

ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Charge My Gadgets With Renewable Energy?

Voltaic Generator Bag If you're on the hunt for an all-in-one charging solution with enough juice to power a laptop, then look no further than the Voltaic Generator Bag. This durable waterproof case is

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Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

Awesome Circuit Board Robot Built Entirely from E-Waste

With the electronics world outdoing itself at every turn, your next gadget will be obsolete almost the moment you purchase it. Mike Schropp over at Total Geekdom believes that we can still find use for

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VIDEO: Eco-Artist Chris Jordan on Green Tech and Art

VIDEO: Eco-Artist Chris Jordan on Green Tech and Art

Our 2008 Greener Gadgets Conference featured speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Not only did we invite inventors, engineers, and representatives from the world's biggest

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Florent Bouhey Fayolle’s Sun Container is an Elegant Solar-Powered Heater

Florent Bouhey Fayolle’s Sun Container is an Elegant Solar-Powered Heater

French student Florent Bouhey Fayolle created the Sun Container: an elegant freestanding radiator that uses sunlight as its power source. Inspired by the Trombe Wall system, this 120w passive solar heater

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5 Eco Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat

5 Eco Gadgets to Beat the Summer Heat

In the oppressive heat of summer, it often feels like blasting your AC seems like the only way to get any relief. But since that can be extremely energy and $$ consuming, did you know that there are lots

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Amazon Announces E-Text Books for Kindle – Just in Time for Back to School!

Amazon Announces E-Text Books for Kindle – Just in Time for Back to School!

College students rejoice! Amazon has just announced that it will make college text books available for their e-reader, the Kindle.  In an effort to grab a piece of the extremely profitable college text

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Yves Behar and Jawbone’s “Up” is an App-Powered Wristband Promoting Healthy Living

Yves Behar and Jawbone’s “Up” is an App-Powered Wristband Promoting Healthy Living

Not sure if you're eating healthy enough, getting enough exercise or catching enough Zs'?  Then turn to technology for some assistance. Launching later this year as sort of a one-up on the FitBit

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VIDEO: Photo Artist Chris Jordan on Greener Gadgets

VIDEO: Photo Artist Chris Jordan on Greener Gadgets

Following his inspiring keynote at the first ever Greener Gadgets Conference, we were lucky enough to sit down one-on-one with photographic artist Chris Jordan to talk about his work, e-waste, and the

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