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IKEA’s Augmented Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You Preview Products in Your Apartment!

IKEA’s Augmented Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You Preview Products in Your Apartment!

Instead of trekking down to the IKEA showroom with your measuring tape, camera, and color swatches, you can now shop comfortably in your own home without the fear of buying something that does not fit

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Solar-Powered Sol Laptop Can Run for 10 Hours on a Single Charge

Solar-Powered Sol Laptop Can Run for 10 Hours on a Single Charge

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. just unveiled a new solar-powered laptop that can run for 10 hours straight on a single charge! The Sol laptop features built-in foldable solar panels, so it can be used in

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MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot just announced plans to begin selling their Replicator 2 desktop model in Microsoft retail stores across the United States. The move makes Microsoft the first entity to sell the machines on a

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Houd’s Electricity-Free Wood Speaker Uses Natural Amplification to Produce Warm, Rich Sound

Houd’s Electricity-Free Wood Speaker Uses Natural Amplification to Produce Warm, Rich Sound

Bogota, Colombia-based Houd has developed a beautiful wood speaker that naturally amplifies sound from your smartphone or tablet without the need for additional electricity. The concave acoustic box is

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Canary: Smart Alarm System Learns as You Use it, Protects Your Home From Fire and Theft

Canary: Smart Alarm System Learns as You Use it, Protects Your Home From Fire and Theft

Having an alarm system is great when robbers strike, but the rest of the time, it can be kind of a pain. False alarms and overly simple sensors mean that sometimes you have to do the thinking for your

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3D-Printed T8 Robotic Spider Makes Eerily Realistic Movements With 26 Motors

3D-Printed T8 Robotic Spider Makes Eerily Realistic Movements With 26 Motors

Depending on your level of comfort with technology and arachnids, the T8 robotic spider is either the gadget of dreams or nightmares. The eight-legged machine is made by Robugtix and uses 26 servo motors

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6 Human-Powered Gadgets To Improve Your Life

6 Human-Powered Gadgets To Improve Your Life

Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Electric washers and dryers seem pretty darn convenient until the power goes out. Then, unless you've got a washtub, scrub board, and a lot of elbow grease, you're going to

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Top 6 Green Bike Accessories for a Safer, More Comfortable Ride

Top 6 Green Bike Accessories for a Safer, More Comfortable Ride

Pixio Solar-Powered Bike Light by Rydon When sharing the road with cars, it's important for cyclists to remain highly visible at all times. Whether it's early morning, twilight, or the dead of night, a

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OLPC’s New XO Tablet Computer to Hit Store Shelves This Week

OLPC’s New XO Tablet Computer to Hit Store Shelves This Week

Fuseproject and the One Laptop Per Child Association (OLPC) just unveiled the new XO tablet, which is set to hit stores across the country this week! The powerful seven-inch Android tablet features an

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LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

LEGObot: A Working 3D Printer Made From LEGO Bricks!

As the 3D printer revolution picks up speed, the price of the machines is beginning to drop—but shelling out several hundred bucks for a desktop printer is still out of the reach of many would-be

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The SolarGoPack is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Tech-Savvy Adventurers

The SolarGoPack is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Tech-Savvy Adventurers

Are you an adventurer that always likes to be connected while travelling the world? Finding a plug in the middle of a forest is about as likely as spotting a penguin, but you can still easily keep your

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Nike’s New ‘Making’ App Shows the Sustainability of Practically Every Clothing Material

Nike’s New ‘Making’ App Shows the Sustainability of Practically Every Clothing Material

Shopping for eco-friendly clothes can be confusing if you’re not a fabric connoisseur - which is why Nike just launched a new app that catalogs the sustainability of every clothing material you can

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Solar-Powered OnBeat Headphones Charge Your Phone as You Listen to Music

Solar-Powered OnBeat Headphones Charge Your Phone as You Listen to Music

Listening to music can be a drain on your smartphone or iPod battery, and stopping to charge up restricts your mobility. But with the OnBeat solar headphones, you can listen to music and watch videos on

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Voltmaker Kinetic Charger Powers Your Smartphone With a Flick of the Wrist

Voltmaker Kinetic Charger Powers Your Smartphone With a Flick of the Wrist

No matter how diligent you are at charging your smartphone before leaving the house, there is always some point where you find that your battery is on its last legs - and it's usually when you need to

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The Atomium 3D Prints Food in Any Shape You Can Imagine

The Atomium 3D Prints Food in Any Shape You Can Imagine

That food you're eating is probably tasty and nutritious, but don't you wish it were shaped like a dump truck? With the Atomium, a new 3D-printing concept designed by student Luiza Silva, your next

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INHABITAT GIVEAWAY: Win an Electric Composter from Naturemill (Worth $400!)

INHABITAT GIVEAWAY: Win an Electric Composter from Naturemill (Worth $400!)

Dreaming of planting a summer garden, but don't have the tools? Or maybe you've been meaning to start composting but just don't know how. Well get ready to flex your green thumbs because you could win

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The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

The SolePower Harvests Energy from Walking to Charge Your Gadgets

If you pound the pavement every day for your commute or just a little exercise, you can use some of your stride to power your electronic devices. The SolePower is a shoe insole that allows the wearer to

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Product Review: The BioLite Campstove Charges Your Gadgets as You Cook a Meal

Product Review: The BioLite Campstove Charges Your Gadgets as You Cook a Meal

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer For starters, the BioLite Campstove is remarkably easy to use. I've used several types of gas and wood-burning stoves before, and the BioLite is about as user-friendly as

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes to put an end to

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SolSource Sun-Powered Grill Coming to the US via Sizzling Kickstarter Campaign

SolSource Sun-Powered Grill Coming to the US via Sizzling Kickstarter Campaign

Back in March, Inhabitat reported that One Earth Designs (OED) enlisted Google Glass creator Tom Chi to perfect the design of their parabolic solar cooker, the SolSource. Readers wanted to know where

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The INLET Wall Socket Conserves Energy While Increasing Child Safety

The INLET Wall Socket Conserves Energy While Increasing Child Safety

Since its invention, the standard electrical outlet has changed little in function or appearance. The INLET by LivingPlug seeks to not only change the aesthetics of the standard wall socket, but to

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Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display

Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display

Technology has brought bike accessories way past the classic bell-and-handlebar-streamer setup. Monkey Light Pro enables you download and display your own LED animations. The kit consists of four pieces

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Google and Motorola Team Up to Build the First Smartphone Made in the USA

Google and Motorola Team Up to Build the First Smartphone Made in the USA

Due to investigations into working conditions at manufacturing companies such as Foxconn, smartphone producers have been under pressure to provide products without sacrificing human health or basic

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Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that turns any iPhone into a sophisticated biosensor that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins,

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Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

When riding a stationary bicycle, it easy to feel as though you aren't getting anywhere or doing much of anything other than managing a quick workout. The cardio is great, but what if you could capture

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Apple Announces Plans to Produce New Line of Macs in Texas

Apple Announces Plans to Produce New Line of Macs in Texas

Photo Via Shutterstock Apple just announced new details regarding its plans to produce its next line of Macs stateside. In a Senate hearing last week, Chief Exec Tim Cook said that Apple has invested

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NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space!

NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space!

In preparation for Star Trek: Into Darkness, we have been rewatching all of the old Next Generation episodes. One of the series' most memorable moments is when a crew member casually walks over to a

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ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

Digital cameras have revolutionized the art of photography. Gone are hours in a darkroom, film, and treasured cameras passed down from one shutterbug to another. Slovenian industrial designer and artist

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Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

It's hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the "Low Battery Icon of Death" right in the middle of an important task - and charging up via wall outlets takes

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Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Out in the wilderness, there are few places to charge electronic devices. Those who are looking to slim down their packs and consolidate their GPS, maps, books, and radios into  one rugged machine may

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