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Nokia’s Wearable Tech Trousers Wirelessly Charges Your Phone on the Go

Nokia’s Wearable Tech Trousers Wirelessly Charges Your Phone on the Go

Tech-savvy, on the go lifestyles have become society’s norm, but it’s hard to stay mobile when your gadgets keep running out of juice. That’s why Nokia teamed up with British designer A.

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JRKVC’s IST House Uses Traditional Slovakian Building Techniques to Reduce its Footprint

JRKVC’s IST House Uses Traditional Slovakian Building Techniques to Reduce its Footprint

Built to follow a traditional three–room scheme, JRKVC's IST-Family House is organized around a central “service box” made from plywood. The box is able to accommodate a bathroom, a toilet, stairs,

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Tiny Moose Road Residence Frames Stunning Views of Ukiah Valley in California

Tiny Moose Road Residence Frames Stunning Views of Ukiah Valley in California

The house is constructed on steel stilts and oriented to form three large apertures towards the most attractive views of the surroundings. By using standard sized sheet material such as plywood and

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Nice Architects Unveil Gorgeous North Star Apartments in Slovakia

Nice Architects Unveil Gorgeous North Star Apartments in Slovakia

Nice Architects' North Star Apartments is a low-cost residential building with 91 apartments and five small shops. The housing units are affordably priced and feature balconies that emphasize views from

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2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago With a 100-Mile Driving Range

Kia just unveiled its first electric vehicle, the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The EV looks nearly identical to the standard Soul, but under the hood lies a fully-electric powertrain with a

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Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Sasaki’s Master Plan for Minsk, Belarus Turns an Airport Site Into a Vibrant Cultural Hub

Founded on state-of-the-art ecological and urban strategies, Sasaki’s urban master plan celebrates the rare opportunity to transform an existing 320-hectare urban airport site into a dynamic,

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2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

2015 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle Will Have a Driving Range Over 120 Miles

Kia is hard at work on a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul, which is set to arrive in the U.S. next year. On the outside, the 2015 Soul EV will look almost identical to the standard Soul, and

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Aeromobil: Sleek Slovakian Flying Car Takes its First Flight (Video)

Aeromobil: Sleek Slovakian Flying Car Takes its First Flight (Video)

It might not be the world’s first flying car, but it's certainly the world’s prettiest airborne automobile. The Aeromobil Version 2.5 “road-able aircraft” is the second car we’ve seen take to

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Kia is Bringing its First All-Electric Vehicle to the U.S.

Kia is Bringing its First All-Electric Vehicle to the U.S.

Kia has just announced that it will release its first ever electric vehicle next year, the Soul EV and that it will be offered in the U.S. The all-electric Kia Soul will join the Optima hybrid as part of

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Nokia Working With UK Scientists to Charge Cell Phones With Lightning!

Nokia Working With UK Scientists to Charge Cell Phones With Lightning!

Lightning photo from Shutterstock A team of scientists at the University of Southampton has joined forces with Nokia to harvest the power of lightning to charge mobile phones! Neil Palmer, one of the

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Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

Kia Opens Solar-Powered Car Dealership in South Africa

Car dealerships tend not to be the greenest of buildings; they're typically located in strip-malls outside of town, and of course, they are made to hawk gas-guzzling vehicles. But Kia Motors is

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Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept Debuts at the Chicago Auto Show

Kia just unveiled its new hybrid Kia Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Kia says that the overall design of the vehicle draws inspiration from the original GT concept and combines it with a

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Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

Elise Morin’s Water Carrier Installation Draws Attention to Water Resources in Slovakia

You may remember Morin's last installation, WasteLandscape, where she used used 65,000 reclaimed CD's to create artificial dunes in a warehouse in Paris. Her new installation uses 5,000 reclaimed test

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Strabag’s Art-Filled Slovakia Heaquarters is Topped With an Upside-Down House!

Strabag’s Art-Filled Slovakia Heaquarters is Topped With an Upside-Down House!

Strabag Slovaki's headquarters in Bratislava were designed by Viennese firm MHM Architects, who sought to reflect the construction company's work and interest in the arts. In fact, the building

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at

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TEST DRIVE: The Kia Optima Hybrid Offers an Unexpected Option for Green Drivers

TEST DRIVE: The Kia Optima Hybrid Offers an Unexpected Option for Green Drivers

Why are we suddenly going ga ga over a Kia? It's more than surpassed expectations and real value in an inexpensive hybrid. The Optima Hybrid is a sign of things to come. Until this point, car makers have

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Nokia Unveils OLED Phone You Control by Bending

Nokia Unveils OLED Phone You Control by Bending

This week in London, Nokia unveiled an OLED smart phone that is controlled by flexing the device with both hands. By bending corners and pushing sides inward and outward -- kind of like playing the saw --

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Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki’s Electric “Every” Van Launches in Japan for Real-World Testing

Suzuki recently launched the “Every” van - the Japanese car manufacturer’s first foray into battery-powered transportation. Suzuki is playing it safe, however; only 13 of the plug-in Every vans have

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Kia’s First U.S. Hybrid to be Priced at Only $26,500

Kia’s First U.S. Hybrid to be Priced at Only $26,500

o Kia may be a little late to the hybrid party in the U.S., but they're making up for that by setting the base price of the 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid at only $26,500. Stocked with an impressive options

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Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia Unveils Boxy New All-Electric Naimo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

Kia unveiled their latest all-electric concept crossover vehicle, the Naimo — which literally means “square shape” in Korean — at the Seoul Motor Show this week. The sporty car,

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LA Auto Show: Kia Unveils the 2011 Optima Hybrid

LA Auto Show: Kia Unveils the 2011 Optima Hybrid

A recent survey shows that Kia has established itself as the leading auto maker among Generation Y car buyers, beating out the likes of Honda and Toyota. So with the unveiling of their brand new 2011

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New Nokia Concept Phone Charges Using Body Heat

New Nokia Concept Phone Charges Using Body Heat

What if charging your cell phone was as easy as sticking it in your pocket for a few hours? That's the premise of the Nokia E-Cu concept phone, developed by British designer Patrick Hyland.

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Nokia’s Stretchy Electronic “Skin” Paves Way For High-Tech Wears

Nokia’s Stretchy Electronic “Skin” Paves Way For High-Tech Wears

Sick of digging through you bag for your smartphone or other web-ready device? Well fret no more, the researchers at Nokia and the University of Cambridge are developing a flexible circuit board that

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Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

Super Futuristic Kia Pop EV Unveiled At Paris Motor Show

What's small, compact, able to be charged in six hours and has a top speed of the 87mph? Why it's the Kia Pop, the latest concept car from Kia that is not only fully-electric but, despite its small size,

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Nokia Unveils Bike-Powered Cell Phone Chargers

Nokia Unveils Bike-Powered Cell Phone Chargers

Nokia has released a pedal powered cell phone charger kit slated for developing nations where the power supply is limited, unreliable or expensive. The kit includes a bottle-dynamo, like the ones used to

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Nokia Files Patent for Kinetically Charged Cell Phone

Nokia Files Patent for Kinetically Charged Cell Phone

Photo: Jurvetson Telecom giant Nokia recently filed a patent for a cell phone powered by kinetic energy (one of our favorite kinds of energy here at Inhabitat!). The conceived phone would charge via

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Nokia Concept Phone Runs on Coke

Nokia Concept Phone Runs on Coke

As a general rule, cell phone batteries are costly, resource-intensive, and difficult to dispose of properly. So why not ditch them and run our cell phones on soda? That's the thinking behind designer

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Nokia Phone Charges by Drawing Energy Out of Thin Air

Nokia Phone Charges by Drawing Energy Out of Thin Air

File this under, “Technology I Never Knew Existed,” but Nokia says that in a few years time, they will be able to charge cell phones by using ambient radio waves. This intriguing and exciting

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Nokia ‘Remade’ Concept Phone Made From Recycled Materials

Nokia ‘Remade’ Concept Phone Made From Recycled Materials

Nokia has caught our green design attention once again with the recent unveiling of ‘Remade’, a concept phone made almost entirely of recycled materials. The prototype was introduced at Mobile World

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NOKIA Launches Greener Cell Phone: 3310 Evolve

NOKIA Launches Greener Cell Phone: 3310 Evolve

While certain objects seem to be making big strides in sustainability, the humble cell phone is lagging a bit behind the curve - what with the lead, cadmium and other toxic chemicals, as well as the

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