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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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Submit a Question To the Ask a Tech Geek Advice Column with Peter Rojas & Get a Free Shirt!

Submit a Question To the Ask a Tech Geek Advice Column with Peter Rojas & Get a Free Shirt!

How can I recycle my old cell phone? What's the best solar powered gadget charger on the market? If you've ever wondered about the answers to these or any other green gadget questions, you're in

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ASK A TECH GEEK: Is It Better to Keep My Laptop in Sleep Mode or to Shut it Off?

ASK A TECH GEEK: Is It Better to Keep My Laptop in Sleep Mode or to Shut it Off?

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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New UFO Power Center Zaps Vampire Appliances for Big Energy Savings

New UFO Power Center Zaps Vampire Appliances for Big Energy Savings

Visible Energy just officially launched the UFO Power Center - a space-age power strip that can help households save on electric bills by managing the energy needs of up to four appliances. The pod-shaped

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Energy-Generating USB Camping Pot Charges Gadgets as You Cook!

Energy-Generating USB Camping Pot Charges Gadgets as You Cook!

If you’re deep in the wilderness on a rough, multi-day hike through sun-drenched rocky terrain and pristine alpine forests, your main priority is probably on keeping all your USB devices good and

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Samsung’s Solar Powered Laptop Will Be First Sun Powered Laptop Sold in US

Samsung’s Solar Powered Laptop Will Be First Sun Powered Laptop Sold in US

Summertime sunshine will get a whole lot more productive with the Samsung NC215S -- the first solar powered laptop to officially go on sale in the United States -- which will be hitting US tech stores

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ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Recycle Old Cables & Chargers?

ASK A TECH GEEK: How Can I Recycle Old Cables & Chargers?

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 your

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Paper Pinhole Camera Looks Just Like a Leica

Paper Pinhole Camera Looks Just Like a Leica

The film camera is becoming more and more of a retro novelty as digital cameras quickly snap up the masses. To pay homage to the well-loved Leica camera, London designer and photographer Matthew Nicholson

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IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

The cans themselves don’t present a problem, as aluminium can be recycled infinitely without a loss in quality. About half of the cans consumed in the US are recycled. The problem is the other half -

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Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Blasts Tunes from a Piece of Bamboo

Electricity-Free iPhone Speaker Blasts Tunes from a Piece of Bamboo

Green gadgets are becoming more and more readily available, many boasting features like solar-powered batteries and recycled materials. But nothing can be more green than this electricity-free iBamboo

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Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Husqvarna Solar-Powered Automower For the dad who has everything, may we present the Husqvarna Automower -- the solar-powered batmobile of lawnmowers. This tricked-out automatic mower slices through

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Pixel Qi Creates Super-Efficient and Cost-Effective Solar-Powered Tablet

Pixel Qi Creates Super-Efficient and Cost-Effective Solar-Powered Tablet

Pixel Qi, an American-based company who specializes in low-power consumption screens, is currently making plans to replace eInk screens with the solar powered tablet. According to Pixel Qi, they've

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Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Rapid Prototyping Brings ‘Ideas for Good’ to Life at CMU

Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.

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Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up Sun Rays and Powers Up Gadgets

Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up Sun Rays and Powers Up Gadgets

Now that you've got your beach bod all ready for a sun-drenched summer, it's time to choose a eco-friendly swimsuit for those days spent sprawled out on the sand. Designed by Brooklyn-based Andrew

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Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

Designers Use Toyota’s Technologies to Create ‘Ideas for Good’

We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by

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Enjoy a Cup of Solar-Roasted Coffee Hot from the Helios 4

Enjoy a Cup of Solar-Roasted Coffee Hot from the Helios 4

Artisanal and specialty roasted coffee has finally become the norm for Americans- how delicious! With cafes employing their own roasters, it was just a matter of time before some eco-conscious coffee

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Stunning Solar-Powered Luce Laptop is Light as Air

Stunning Solar-Powered Luce Laptop is Light as Air

Andrea Ponti's seamless integration of solar power into a laptop is what initially caught our eye - the majority of solar chargers out there are clunky third-party devices that require wires and bulky

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World Heath Organization Declares That Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

World Heath Organization Declares That Cell Phones May Cause Cancer

Today the World Health Organization announced that radiation from cell phones could possibly cause cancer as they categorized exposure to electromagnetic fields alongside known carcinogenic hazards such

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Deckstool Rolls Out Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

Deckstool Rolls Out Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers

For years, Pennsylvania-based craftsman Jason Podlaski has been transforming broken skateboards into clean-lined furniture with punchy graphics. So when we caught word that his company, Deckstool, just

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Sprint Introduces Replenish, the First Eco-Friendly Android Smartphone

Sprint Introduces Replenish, the First Eco-Friendly Android Smartphone

The ever-evolving transition from cell phones to smart phones has most of us itching for the latest model. But what to do when we want an upgrade that goes lighter on the earth? Sprint may have the answer

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Joon&Jung Handcrafts Beautiful Speakers from Ceramic and Stacked Twigs

Joon&Jung Handcrafts Beautiful Speakers from Ceramic and Stacked Twigs

If you love music, you know that a set of good speakers is essential to maximizing any listening experience. And for those who cherish a fine aesthetic just the same, you're sure to fall in love with

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Fun Lightstarter Twig Lamp Uses Old-Fashioned Hand-Kindling for Light

Fun Lightstarter Twig Lamp Uses Old-Fashioned Hand-Kindling for Light

  If you're a city dweller who likes a little bit of outdoorsy kitsch in your home, then the Lightstarter is a fun little gadget that will shine a light on your campy and ironic wit. Designed

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Student Developing New Electric Paper That Could Tell You When Your Milk is Rotten

Student Developing New Electric Paper That Could Tell You When Your Milk is Rotten

Wouldn’t it be great if your milk could tell you that it has gone bad, so that you can avoid a chunky glass of grossness? Well, Finnish physics grad student Daniel Torbjork may soon make that a reality,

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Recycled Trumpet Amplifier Blasts Phone Tunes Without Wires

Recycled Trumpet Amplifier Blasts Phone Tunes Without Wires

This clever trumpet turned analog amplifier blasts out beats from your iPhone without consuming a bit of electricity! Christopher Locke welded together a salvaged trumpet, a steel base, stainless steel

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Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Powered iPod Dock is Ready to Pre-order for Summer Beach Fun

Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Powered iPod Dock is Ready to Pre-order for Summer Beach Fun

With picnic weather finally arriving, and beach weather looming, Eton has made their new solar powered boombox available for pre-order.  With the Soulra XL, you can share your iPod tunes with your beach

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5 Useful Green Gagdets for Women on the Go

5 Useful Green Gagdets for Women on the Go

With so many women owning gadgets these days (I can't think of even one of my girlfriends who doesn't own any), it's strange to think that some people think of the consumer electronics world as a boys'

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MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

This incredible installation demonstrates what happens when art, science and technology merge on behalf of the planet. Most of the designs feature energy efficient technologies or materials and open

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Awesome Bamboo iPhone Case Looks Like a Retro Camera

Awesome Bamboo iPhone Case Looks Like a Retro Camera

If you own an iPhone and want to protect it from everyday wear and tear while avoiding nasty plastic or rubber protectors, this awesome camera-shaped bamboo case might be just the thing you're looking

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