It’s not very often that one finds multiple, totally incredible projects funding on Kickstarter all at the same time. I think that the hardest part of it all is having to choose which one(s) to support while staying within the gadget budget! But if you want something to distract and excite during the long workday, more »
Summer is almost upon us! Although, if we’re going to get technical, the spirit of summer has been hammering down on many for months, depending on where one lives. Well, whatever. It’s close enough to the time of trading pencils, books, and dirty looks for sun, fun, and freedom. So you’re ready to head out more »
If your water bill is high, it makes sense to consider some prudent measures – like taking shorter showers or not letting the faucet run when it’s not in use. Still, even after basic precautions, there are savvy ways to cut down on water consumption without constantly worrying about usage.
Outerwall, the company behind those ubiquitous Redbox and Coinstar kiosks, announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Tenth Annual Meeting that it plans to collect at least two million pounds of mobile phones, tablets and other devices and accessories over the next three years. It’ll do so through its 1,100 new ecoATM recycling kiosks located in shopping malls and retailers.
There are entire countries on this earth who live in squalor, poverty, hunger. There are countries like Germany, which has committed to making the transition to alternative energy and which has become one of the world’s strongest economies as a result. And then there’s America, where people are so privileged and pampered that they’ll deliberately waste energy and pollute the air to make some kind of deranged anti-science, anti-regulation political statement. Or, even worse, doing it just to be a jerk.
Surprisingly, it doesn’t look that bad either. While big companies shove it out in the wearable tech arms race (technically, wrist race), EnergyBionics is taking a slightly different approach. Instead of having a companion mobile device masquerading as watch, why not wear a watch with some useful, clever features? That seems to be the premise behind the Carbon watch, which has already surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter.
Each week, we bring news about the latest industry shakeups and articles about upcoming gadgets. Ultimately, in the grand scheme of things, it’s all first-world chit-chat. As audiophiles flock to Neil Young’s Pono Player, speculators discuss the latest smartphone rumors, and consumers research their next purchase, there are those in the world struggling with energy poverty.
Energy saving is a trend that’s growing more and more popular, especially as technology is developed to make products better. But as mobile devices have continued to grow and saturate the consumer market, so has vampire energy.
If you’re ever up in the night staying up late with a movie, heeding the call of nature, or maybe for a midnight snack, you probably have some kind of illumination to help you out. It could be a small lamp, night light, or even the light above the stove. But if you’re ready to save an outlet while still having light at night, grab your wallet while you check out the SnapRays Guidelight by Snap Power.
Mobile phone companies are constantly developing smartphone batteries that last longer and charge quicker. It has seemed like this battery struggle would continue forever because consumers are not satisfied as long as their battery noticeably dwindles. Personally, if my iPhone isn’t at 100%, I’m not at 100%. Anders (That’s my phone’s name. It’s not weird.) and I are one.
While roaming the halls of CES 2014, you couldn’t get very far without passing another booth showing off an assortment of Bluetooth speakers and/or headphones. Bright colors had been a recurring theme as well, with some products looking more like polished candy than pressed plastic.
Solar power is a popular choice for camping and outdoor activities. Sunlight is free, and a good solar panel can collect a lot of energy during the course of a day, enough to fully charge most smartphones (and then some). But what happens when it’s too cloudy, or once the sun sets? That’s where the more »