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16 Tech-tastic Green Gifts for Gadget Geeks

16 Tech-tastic Green Gifts for Gadget Geeks

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there's really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones' wider interests lie in

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Apple Patents Next-Gen Flexible ‘Smart Paper’ Display

Apple Patents Next-Gen Flexible ‘Smart Paper’ Display

The US Patent and Trademark Office just granted the latest batch of Apple's patents, and as usual, none of us has any idea which of them will go anywhere. But one of them—#8,855,727, to be precise—is

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Apple Brings Manufacturing Back to America with New Solar-Powered Plant in Arizona

Apple Brings Manufacturing Back to America with New Solar-Powered Plant in Arizona

Photo of solar panels in Arizona via Shutterstock Apple has faced a lot criticism for failing to monitor its manufacturing partners' questionable work safety standards, but it looks like the company is

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Brilliant Compost Program Trades Food Waste for Fresh Produce

Brilliant Compost Program Trades Food Waste for Fresh Produce

What if you could trade your discarded food waste for fresh new fruits and veggies? That's the idea behind Hello Compost - a service that offers fresh produce in exchange for compost in working class New

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Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie Launches Recycled Cardboard iPad Case

Apple Pie's iPad Case is made entirely from recycled cardboard in the USA and it fits 2nd generation iPads or later. The iPad case is available in packs of 3 that cost $17, and the design has been

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Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

Play-Doh 3D Printer Would Bring iPad Designs to Life

April Fools was almost a week ago, but we couldn't resist sharing one of our favorite fake news stories of the week. ThinkGeek announced the release of a newPlay-Doh 3D printer that works in tandem with

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Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

Signal Creates the World’s First 3D Printed Snowboard

We've seen 3D printers fabricate vehicles ready to for the open road - and now California-based Signal Snowboards has shown that printers can produce quality boards for the slopes! Working with GROWit 3D,

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Ubiquitous Energy Developing Transparent Stick-On Solar Cells that Can Power Your iPad

Ubiquitous Energy Developing Transparent Stick-On Solar Cells that Can Power Your iPad

Tablet photo from Shutterstock Portable gadgets, like smartphones and tablets, have changed the way we consume information and communicate, but at this stage they all have one common flaw: they need to

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America’s First Bookless Library Coming Soon to Texas

America’s First Bookless Library Coming Soon to Texas

A new library is getting ready to open in Bexar County, Texas, but it won't look like a traditional library. The new library will be small, devoid of traditional paper books, and judging from the

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The iPotty Uses iPad to Entertain Tots While Potty Training

The iPotty Uses iPad to Entertain Tots While Potty Training

New York-based CTA digital featured their latest product for children, the iPotty at CES 2013 in this BBC video. Armed with a built-in removable stand for an iPad, the iPotty is to help entertain children

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Exploring the Sustainable City With Harvard’s Ecological Urbanism iPad App

Exploring the Sustainable City With Harvard’s Ecological Urbanism iPad App

A new free iPad app is taking an iconic vision of sustainable cities and making it accessible to millions of tablet users in an interactive format. The Harvard Graduate School of Design has released an

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Bonsai-Inspired Electree+ Solar Charger Launches on Kickstarter!

Bonsai-Inspired Electree+ Solar Charger Launches on Kickstarter!

From nanoflower solar cells to plant-based computer interfaces, modern technology often looks to nature for design inspiration. The Electree+ designed by Vivien Muller is a bonsai tree-shaped solar

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Serbian Park Becomes Greener with Solar-Powered Charging Station

Serbian Park Becomes Greener with Solar-Powered Charging Station

The Black Tree was conceived as an artificial tree, and it follows the lines of a real tree as it stands 4.5 meters tall and almost 3.5 meters long. People in Tašmajdan Park have the opportunity to take

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Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

Crunching Numbers is a Modern Coffee Table Made From Two Old Mac Towers

There are two crunching numbers designs. The first is made with two disused G3 towers held in place with heavy duty coil suspension rings taken from small trucks or SUVs and topped with a smooth glass

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Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

Bad Beetle iPhone Accessories Are Made from Beetle-Poisoned Wood

One of the coolest finds we spotted at last week's Dwell on Design was this line of iPhone accessories made by Bad Beetle out of the dead remains of trees infected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Deemed

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Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing

Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Apple for eBook Pricing

Today the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers over the pricing of eBooks. The Justice Department claims that Apple and the other publishers named

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Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

This morning, Apple and Foxconn pledged to reduce working hours, eliminate labor violations and illegal overtime, boost safety and improve housing for the 1.2 million workers in China who make iPads and

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Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

OK, early adopters: You want to spring for the latest phone or tablet, but your old one is still in great condition. What to do? Instead of holding onto those old electronics, or trying to pawn them off

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week meeting with Chinese government officials, seeking to clear up trademark and labor issues with the company's second-biggest market. In recent weeks, Apple has come

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Tim Cook Outraged Over New York Times Accusations That Apple Abuses Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

Tim Cook Outraged Over New York Times Accusations That Apple Abuses Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

Today a leaked internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed outrage over the New York Times' scathing exposé revealing the harsh working conditions of Apple's many Chinese suppliers. Cook insisted

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Apple Unveils iBooks 2 Platform for iPad With $15 Digital Textbooks

Apple Unveils iBooks 2 Platform for iPad With $15 Digital Textbooks

Today Apple shook up the world of textbook publishing by unveiling iBooks 2 for iPad - a platform that will allow iPad users to purchase inexpensive and dynamic textbooks for their device. Traditional

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FlowFold iPad Sleeves Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Sailcloths

FlowFold iPad Sleeves Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Sailcloths

If you're looking for a green holiday gift for someone who already owns an iPad, check out these neat iPad sleeves. Each sleeve is made in Maine, USA from recycled materials like plastic bottles and

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MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

If you own an Apple product, chances are you've had to deal with broken charge cords and fraying cables. The MySaver project, designed by Thomas Lehman, and funded through Kickstarter, demonstrates an

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Next-Gen Electronics Charge Themselves With Energy-Harvesting LCD Screens

Next-Gen Electronics Charge Themselves With Energy-Harvesting LCD Screens

Engineers at UCLA have developed technology that allows energy gobbling gadgets like smartphones and laptops to convert sunlight, ambient light, and their own backlight into energy. Equipping LCD-enhanced

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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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Disguise Your iPad as a Book With This Clever and Ironic Cover

Disguise Your iPad as a Book With This Clever and Ironic Cover

Disguising your iPad as an old fashioned book may strike you as a bit ironic, but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. BOOK by Nedrelow is a handmade cover that makes an iPad look pretty much

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LAST CHANCE to Win a Recycled-Leather iPad Case From Dewdrop Designs (Worth $60!)

LAST CHANCE to Win a Recycled-Leather iPad Case From Dewdrop Designs (Worth $60!)

To celebrate the launch of the iPad 2, we've partnered with Gillian Stevens of Dewdrop to give away one of her ultra-luxurious iPad sleeves. Hand-stitched from leather scraps, which Stevens dyes and

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14 Eco-Friendly iPad 2 Cases, Sleeves, and Bags

14 Eco-Friendly iPad 2 Cases, Sleeves, and Bags

If you've got an iPad in your pad, you could probably use some padding to protect it. Fear not - we've rounded up 14 chic and stylish eco-friendly cases, sleeves and bags to cushion your new iPad 2 and

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Apple’s Thinner, Lighter iPad 2 Hits Stores Today – But is it Green?

Apple’s Thinner, Lighter iPad 2 Hits Stores Today – But is it Green?

Lines are already circling the block with eager gadget junkies hoping to get ahold of one of Apple's hotly anticipated iPad 2, which hits store shelves today. Since its release almost a year ago,

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Top 10 Green Cases to Protect Your iPad

Top 10 Green Cases to Protect Your iPad

Whether you suffer from iPad envy or actually own one of the slim and sleek tablets, there's no denying that with nearly 10 million of these babies sold, they're here to stay. To help you better protect

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