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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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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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