Not All Recycling Apps Created Equal

May 11, 2016 by  
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We’ve all heard the tongue-in-cheek ‘there’s an app for that.’  Spend a few minutes online (better yet on your phone) and you’ll likely be convinced yourself if skeptical.  Whether for connection, amusement, education,…

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The top 7 wearable tech innovations of 2015

December 26, 2015 by  
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Clothes have come a long way since the loin cloth. These days, they can fight ocean pollution , produce energy, and even charge your phone. If you haven’t been following the latest innovations in wearable technology, we highly recommend you head over to our sister site Ecouterre, where we’ve rounded up the top 7 new developments of 2015. Seriously, it will blow your mind. READ MORE >

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Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

June 23, 2015 by  
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Have you ever been misfortunate or clumsy enough to drop your phone, leaving a spiderweb of cracks that, at best, serves as an embarrassing conversation starter or, at worst, turns your phone into an expensive paperweight? Within five years, our smartphones could all hold the technology to self-repair cracks completely on their own. Read the rest of Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon based healing agents , carbon fiber composites , cellphone screen crack , duncan wass , self repairing cellphone screen , self repairing screen , smartphone screen crack , university of bristol

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HOW TO: Make a $5 wind-powered phone charger for your bike

June 12, 2015 by  
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Will.i.am Creates a Truly Independent Smartwatch That Includes Designs by Zaha Hadid

October 25, 2014 by  
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While some smart-watches out there are really no more than a complement for a smartphone, Will.i.am has created a truly independent smart watch that operates completely on its own. Called the PULS, it can actually replace your phone. The smartwatch is able to do most of the things that you expect from your smartphone. Even better, Zaha Hadid is backing the device by contributing her talented hand to the design. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: independent smartwatch , mobile smartwatch , PULS , PULS smartwatch , smartwatch design , Will.i.am , Will.i.am PULS , Will.i.am smartwatch , zaha hadid , Zaha Hadid PULS , Zaha Hadid smartwatch

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New Battery Could Charge 70 Percent in Two Minutes and Last 20 Times Longer

October 14, 2014 by  
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We use rechargeable batteries for practically everything these days, from our toothbrushes to our cars , so when a battery runs down, it can put a damper on our daily routine. Now imagine instead of waiting for an hour for your phone to charge up, you only had to wait two minutes. Now imagine that same quick-charging battery can last 20 years. That battery will soon be a reality thanks to a team of researchers who developed a lithium-ion battery that can charge 70 percent in just two minutes and lasts 20-times longer than a battery today. Read the rest of New Battery Could Charge 70 Percent in Two Minutes and Last 20 Times Longer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Battery Charging , better batteries , electric vehicles , lithium battery lifespan , lithium ion battery improvements , lithium-ion batteries , rechargeable batteries

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London Converts Iconic Red Phone Booths into Free Green Solar-Powered Charging Stations

October 7, 2014 by  
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While the iconic red phone booths around the UK are still considered national fixtures, cellphones have largely rendered the big red boxes obsolete over the years. Thanks to Solarbox London ‘s ambitious plan to bring solar energy to the selfie-addicted masses however, the solitary boxes have been reborn as free solar-powered phone charging stations and were even repainted with a fresh coat of green paint to celebrate the upgrade. Kirsty Kenny and Harold Craston founded SolarBox and earned second place for their innovative idea in this year’s Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Read the rest of London Converts Iconic Red Phone Booths into Free Green Solar-Powered Charging Stations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , phone booth charging stations , solar panels , Solar Power , Solarbox London , Tottenham Court Road charging station , UK charging stations , UK phone booths

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India to Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers

September 12, 2014 by  
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India currently has one of the largest populations of cell phone users in the world – the nation is expected to have 815 million users by year’s end. To help expand its growing communication network, the Indian government has announced plans to erect as many as 2,200 solar-powered mobile communication towers in the states of Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. Read the rest of India to Install 2,200 Solar-Powered Cell Phone Towers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andhra Pradesh , bihar , carbon emissions , carbon footprint , cell phone towers , chhattisgarh , diesel-powered cell phone towers , digital india , economically underdeveloped Indian states , India , indian government , jharkhand , largest number of cell phone users , left-wing extremism , madhya pradesh , Maharashtra , mobile phone industry , Odisha , refueling cell phone towers , renewable energy , smartphones , solar powered cell phone towers , telecom regulatory authority , trai , uttar pradesh , west bengal

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

June 29, 2014 by  
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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. Sauvage to create “Modern Man,” a pair of stylish wireless charging trousers that keeps your phone fully charged while you walk about town. Simply slip the Nokia phone into the pocket and a Nokia wireless charging plate uses induction charging to power the gadget on the go. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a. sauvage , charging , mobile phone , modern man , modern man technology , Nokia , nokia modern man , wearable technology , wearable technology pants , wireless charging , wireless charging trousers

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

May 30, 2014 by  
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