CES: Nokia Eco Sensor Concept

by Carolyn

Everything this year seems to be all about being “eco-friendly” and “green”. Well, in the mobile electronics industry, this trend is nothing new. Nokia had announced their Eco Sensor Concept phone a while back, and at this year’s CES, they have a non-working prototype on display. From the official website: The concept consists of two parts – a wearable sensor unit which can sense and analyze your environment, health, and …

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STRIDA aims to go green

by Edwin

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Now here’s a green solution that is practical to use at the same time. The STRIDA folding bicycle boasts a special form factor described as the “first completely new bicycle geometry in 95 years”, comprising of a light-weight aluminum triangular frame that folds into a compact, stowable form. All this can be done in just half a dozen seconds, with power transfer to the rear wheels courtesy of a silent, …

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Aptera Super-MPG Electric Typ-1 gets 300 MPG

by Mark R

Aptera

Normally, I do not report on cars on this site. However, this one really got my attention. The Aptera Super-MPG Electric Typ-1 is quite a cool little number with its ability to achieve 300 miles to the gallon. That’s right, you heard me, 300 miles to the gallon. It must have something to do with its 3 wheels or something. There are two innovative models that are already pretty much …

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Commercial Wave Power Soon to be Available in California

by Mark R

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When I first heard that Pacific Gas & Electric has signed a power purchase agreement with Finavera Renewables for 2 megawatts of electricity that will come from a wave farm, I couldn’t help but wonder what a wave farm is. I mean, is there some barn where waves are raised to their maximum height? Do the wave farmers drive surfboards and not tractors? Actually, wave power by Finavera makes a …

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Leftover lunch used as fuel

by Edwin

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What do you normally do with your leftover food? The Japanese don’t waste anything as they have recently developed a way to use leftover school lunches to create energy – approximately 200 kilograms of collected waste from half a dozen local schools are used to create biofuels, and the ethanol collected will then be used as a teaching aid for alcohol lamps while the methane has been targeted to generate …

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Sony debuts wind-up camera

by Chris

Sony Spin N Snap

When selecting their gadgets, some people will go all-out to make sure that the product they purchase is “green.” Unfortunately, what this means a good deal of the time that they pay a hefty premium, and the wonderful gadget is actually more of a pain to use than the other power-hungry options. This new Spin N Snap camera from Sony definitely falls into the “pain to use” category.

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Solar charger saves the planet, one battery at a time

by Chris

Solargear

It’s become almost trendy to be green these days. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, in fact there is little to complain about when it comes to saving the environment. I have to admit that I don’t go as far out of my way as some people to use alternative fuels and conserve energy. Though I did switch all of my monitors out to LCD screens, which we all …

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UPB Rain8 Sprinkler Controller

by Edwin

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While sprinklers in your garden are convenient, they aren’t exactly eco friendly unless you keep an extremely close eye on them. Integrate sprinkler or watering system control into your UPB home automation system with the UPB Rain8, a full-featured, 8-zone irrigation controller that accepts and reacts to standard UPB commands. This opens up the world of sprinkler and irrigation system control to anyone with UPB timers, remote controls, even over-the-Internet …

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