Everyone Needs a Cardboard Bike

by Alison

Bikes become more efficient every year. Mechanics improve plus technology and metals make things lighter and more mobile.  More and more people are going eco-friendly and moving to pedal commuting thanks to these efficiencies. How much more efficient can a bike get?

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Pedal-Powered Holiday Decor

by Alison

We at CG hope you enjoy the festive decorations this holiday season! I am sure that many of you do up your own house – inside or out or both – or maybe you pile the family in the car to drive by the best local houses in your town. Then there are public displays on main streets and of course shopping malls. Taking in some lights and decorations really …

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Solar Cassette Wallet Calculator

by Edwin

There are times in life when you just need a calculator to help sort out the collection of figures that are sitting right in front of you, and those moments come when you realize that your mental faculties are not exactly in the pink of health. Well, forget about whipping out your smartphone every time, as you can never quite tell how sometimes when you are working on some numbers …

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Solar Power and Social Responsibility

by Alison

Some of you may have heard of the WakaWaka Light, a Kickstarter success from 2011 made by Off-Grid Solutions. This solar powered, LED lamp gives a night of light after 8 hours of sun. The key is their power management which ensures it is more efficient than other products on the market. If you don’t believe it read their reviews.  In raising funds the makers also donated 800 units to …

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Customizable, Sustainable and Stylish 7” Cases

by Alison

Tablet cases are everywher these days.  Then again tablets have become a mainstay. They are so common they become an extension of ourselves. So the quest becomes how do you make your device match your personality. Unique design and features are key. And a US based company seems to have found a perfect solution to making a statement with your tablet case.

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Intellipaper USB flash drive goes green

by Edwin

I am quite sure that many of us already own plenty of USB flash drives – not through purchasing them at a shop or something, but because we have attended enough press conferences, conventions and events for exhibitors to hand these out like candy on Halloween. The thing is, we tend to forget just what we store on all of these USB flash drives, and after a while accumulating them …

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Hot Water: Key to Recycling Electronic Components?

by Alison

Our love for gadgets means one thing in life: gadget waste will continue to grow. As new generations of laptops, tablets, phones, PCs and the like appear on the scene one has to wonder where the old ones go. Sure, some can be recycled, but there is certainly cost involved. Realistically much of what goes into a circuit board cannot be reused unless completely taken apart – which is challenging. …

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So Much More than a Longboard

by Alison

The concept of an electric skateboard evolved years ago. Seems pretty simple, right? Use push power when needed, but get extra juice going up the hill or longer distances. The challenge has been making the controls reasonable enough to use while cruising at a decent speed. Congratulations to Boosted Boards for blowing away their Kickstarter fundraising goal and creating the latest generation electric vehicle – what they call the “lightest …

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