green gadgets

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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iRiver’s Story HD Will be the First Google eBooks-Integrated E-Reader

iRiver’s Story HD Will be the First Google eBooks-Integrated E-Reader

As of July 17th, Google will join the ranks of Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple by introducing their very own e-reader platform - and they've just announced that iRiver's Story HD will be the first

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Inhabitat’s Wishlist of 6 Green Technology Upgrades for iPhone 5

Inhabitat’s Wishlist of 6 Green Technology Upgrades for iPhone 5

KINETIC CHARGING How much does your cell phone move every day? If it's in your pocket or bag as you jostle around on the morning commute and dash up the stairs to make your afternoon meeting, chances are

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ASK A TECH GEEK: What Are Some Easy Ways to Reduce My Laptop’s Energy Consumption?

ASK A TECH GEEK: What Are Some Easy Ways to Reduce My Laptop’s Energy Consumption?

Each week renowned gadget expert Peter Rojas from gadget Q&A site GDGT.com answers your questions about green technology in our Ask A Tech Geek Series. Read on for this week’s installment and

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iPhone 6 Could Have Wireless Charging and Be Totally Cord Free

iPhone 6 Could Have Wireless Charging and Be Totally Cord Free

Wait - iPhone 6 already? You might think that we can't count but industry insiders and Apple fanatics are already speculating on the new features of the 6th generation iPhone - yes, before the 5th

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Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

Study Shows Kids Can Predict the Future of Technology

When Whitney Houston belted out the line "children are our are future, teach them well and let them lead the way" she definitely knew more than she led on. A recent study conducted by international

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Need to Go? P-TREE Makes Public Urination Sanitary

Need to Go? P-TREE Makes Public Urination Sanitary

Nothing says "summer concert festival" quite like the smell of urine, as hundreds of mostly male concert-goers fill up with beer in the hot sun- and then need to release it. But it doesn't have to be that

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VIDEO: Portable Gadgets that Generate Renewable Energy

VIDEO: Portable Gadgets that Generate Renewable Energy

Ever wished you could charge your cell phones and laptop on the go - in your car, on a train, or just walking around? There are many new gadgets that have come on the market for mobile renewable energy:

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Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan Finds Vast Reserves of Rare Earth Minerals That Could Be Used to Make Solar Panels and Other Electronics

Japan just announced that they've discovered a deposit of rare earth minerals off their coast in the Pacific Ocean that, if commercially viable, could change the worldwide market for the expensive

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New Wi-Fi Technology Could Double the Battery Life of Cell Phones and Laptops

New Wi-Fi Technology Could Double the Battery Life of Cell Phones and Laptops

Wi-fi technology is wonderful - it lets us browse the web on our phones, laptops, and iPads practically wherever and whenever we want. However it also drains our batteries, forcing us to charge our

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MIT Fab Lab Helping Villagers Build DIY Wireless Internet Networks With Found Materials

MIT Fab Lab Helping Villagers Build DIY Wireless Internet Networks With Found Materials

Here's an incredible story about upcycling and human ingenuity to brighten your weekend: the MIT Fab Lab is teaching people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kenya how to make their own DIY wireless internet

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ASK A TECH GEEK: How Wasteful is it to Keep My Chargers Plugged in When Not Connected to Their Devices?

ASK A TECH GEEK: How Wasteful is it to Keep My Chargers Plugged in When Not Connected to Their Devices?

Each week renowned gadget expert Peter Rojas from gadget Q&A site GDGT.com answers your questions about green technology in our Ask A Tech Geek Series. Read on for this week’s installment and submit

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VIDEO: Mary Lou Jepsen on One Laptop Per Child

VIDEO: Mary Lou Jepsen on One Laptop Per Child

Mary Lou Jepsen's keynote presentation of One Laptop Per Child at our Greener Gadgets conference a few years back was without a doubt one of the highlights of the event. The OLPC laptop, known as XO or

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