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Sony Unveils Plans for New e-Reader to Challenge Apple in Japan

Sony Unveils Plans for New e-Reader to Challenge Apple in Japan

A Sony e-reader that is currently on the market Just one day before the iPad hits Japanese store shelves, Sony has stepped into the game saying "Wait for us!" The electronics giant announced today that

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Apple Supplier Audit Reveals Apple Manufacturing Uses Child Labor

Apple Supplier Audit Reveals Apple Manufacturing Uses Child Labor

Apple announced this news in its Supplier Responsibility Report, a report released for three years running that audits of Apple's supplier factories. These factories aren't owned by Apple, but while

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IS IT GREEN?: The Apple iPad

IS IT GREEN?: The Apple iPad

Unless you've been living in a cave the past few weeks, you probably know about Apple's new iPad, which was just unveiled moments ago. We're excited for the iPad's release, but we still have to ask: how

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First Ever Apple-Licensed iPod Solar Charger Case Unveiled

First Ever Apple-Licensed iPod Solar Charger Case Unveiled

For those of you with the latest iPod or iPhone Touch, in a months time you'll be able to charge your Apple gadgets with a fancy schmancy new solar case. Novothink, a manufacturer of alternative

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GREEN APPLE: An Eco Vehicle That Cleans the Air

GREEN APPLE: An Eco Vehicle That Cleans the Air

Recently the Local Motors competition unveiled a fresh crop of incredible concept cars, and we were particularly impressed with the sleek NYC-centric Green Apple vehicle. A green machine that wouldn't

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Apple Debuts the Greenest Macbooks Ever

Apple Debuts the Greenest Macbooks Ever

The folks at Apple recently debuted their latest line of sleek notebooks, and we were excited to hear that they're the greenest Macs ever! They've removed many of the harmful toxins found in computers

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APPLE FILES SOLAR PATENT: MacBook going solar?

APPLE FILES SOLAR PATENT: MacBook going solar?

If you read Inhabitat with any frequency, you know we are always on the lookout for greener gadgets that will reduce the amount of energy and waste associated with wireless mobility. Well, we just

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Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

Pineapple Paper Furniture by Yothaka

The Nut Bench is fun, colorful and made from pineapple paper to boot! Bangkok-based Yothaka International creates hand-woven, modern Asian designs using local natural fibrous materials available in

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Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Apple Gets Greener With Launch of MacBook Air

Like Greenpeace, we've been on Apple's case for awhile now in regards to the sustainability issue. We just don't understand how it is that a company that has been so groundbreaking in terms of product

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THE NEW GREENER APPLE iMAC

THE NEW GREENER APPLE iMAC

Apple just launched their newest line of desktop iMacs – slim, graceful, and made from glass and aluminum. "Aluminum is durable and lightweight; recyclers love it," said Steve Jobs. "Glass is elegant,

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A GREENER APPLE: Steve Jobs Steps Up

A GREENER APPLE: Steve Jobs Steps Up

In a reversal of Apple's long-held lipped and secretive stance, yesterday Steve Jobs announced the company's environmental policies. Responding to the Greenpeace campaign for a greener Apple, Jobs

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GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

GREEN MY APPLE, GREEN MY FUTURE

Take a poll on any city street, and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't admire Apple's clean, innovative product design. In the past 5 years, with the success of the iPod and power PCs, Mac

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This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

File under 'things we never knew we needed'... and are actually pretty sure we still don't: this robot/hat/backpack contraption by Japanese ketchup kings Kagome will feed you a steady stream of tomatoes

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7 DIY face masks for healthy, gorgeous spring skin

7 DIY face masks for healthy, gorgeous spring skin

These DIY masks can work wonders for a variety of skin issues—from dry, cracked cheeks and dull foreheads to acne breakouts. Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible, as the skin on your face is

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The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL Pipeline is no stranger to news headlines. Unfortunately, the headlines often mention the economy and only some vague kind of connection to the environment. In reality, the Keystone XL

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6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

6 Surprising Fruits You Can Grow Organically Indoors in Containers!

Mulberry Tree Unlike its similar sounding friends, the blueberry or strawberry, the mulberry is a tree. If you start one from seed, it could be 10 years or more before you see fruit, and that's not very

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Silicon Valley tilt-up office gets amazing net zero retrofit

Silicon Valley tilt-up office gets amazing net zero retrofit

As well as providing for its own energy needs with a rooftop solar array, 435 Indio produces zero carbon emissions. As part of its energy-independent design, the office space uses a solar-powered smart

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The Paper Nursery delights children with its underground entrance and light-filled rooms

The Paper Nursery delights children with its underground entrance and light-filled rooms

The Paper Nursery in Paris is a place for children that is both safe and sleek. Hidden from streetview by another building, this unique structure designed by Wild Rabbits Architects is accessible via an

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Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock

Israeli solar power plant to generate electricity around the clock

Israeli alternative energy company Brenmiller Energy has solved one of the biggest issues with solar technology -- how to generate electricity when the sun sets. The Tel Aviv-based  company announced on

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DIY: 7 Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

DIY: 7 Valentine’s Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

    Massage bars: http://wellnessmama.com/4770/lotion-bars/ Shadow box memorabilia Heart-Shaped Hand Warmers Keep your sweetie's paws toasty by whipping together some of these

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Radu Zaciu illuminates the beauty of fruits and veggies

Radu Zaciu illuminates the beauty of fruits and veggies

Fruits and veggies are a beacon of light in photographer Radu Zaciu’s new series. Appropriately titled “The Light Inside,” the beautifully rendered series shows everyday foods with a vibrant new

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Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

The 960-square-foot cabin was designed with a modest facade and minimal site disturbance so as to keep the focus on the surrounding untouched landscape. The low-budget project comprises three main

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kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk is a fuel cell-powered portable charger that fits in your pocket

kraftwerk gives you electronic freedom with the ability to charge your electronic devices no matter where you go. The handheld device is like a tiny, portable power plant that keeps your tablets, phones

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, the Martin-Lancaster House’s spatial layout is designed like a “procession toward the sea.” The courtyard home is divided into four primary components: a gable

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Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

With this extension of the JST Malaysia factory, Japanese architect Ryuichi Ashizawa has worked with nature, capturing sunlight, wind, rainwater and geothermal energy to build a living green factory that

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DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

Brooklyn based Vinylux fashions tableware from old records. Artist Jeff Davis started hand?making these symmetrical, stepped bowls from non-playable LPs as part of his graduate thesis project. The product

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Sami Arquitectos’ stunning E-C House is an island retreat nestled among ruined walls

Sami Arquitectos’ stunning E-C House is an island retreat nestled among ruined walls

  The architects introduced large windows to every living room and bedroom, ensuring that the interior receives optimal amounts of natural lighting. These generous openings also provide stunning

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5 Fabulous, Easy Recipes for Jump-Starting a Vegan Diet

5 Fabulous, Easy Recipes for Jump-Starting a Vegan Diet

NUT MILK + 1 cup almonds (or substitute with nuts of your choice) + 5 cups filtered water + 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional) + 1/2 cup soaked and pitted dates (add extra for more sweetness) + Nut

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The Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a light-filled family home in Texas

The Tree House by Matt Fajkus Architecture is a light-filled family home in Texas

Matt Fajkus Architecture has created a bright, daylit home in Austin, Texas, and is centered around a huge oak tree on the property. Clad in stucco, the upper level is a floating white box that acts as a

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Scientists have determined that inebriated birds sing drunkenly too

Scientists have determined that inebriated birds sing drunkenly too

Anyone who's ever visited a karaoke bar is likely very familiar with the fact that people sing a lot differently when they're drunk, versus when sober. Guess what? It turns out that the same goes for

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