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Cell Phone Powered by Walking?

Cell phones will always die at the most inconvenient time… probably when there is no charger in site. But what if you could power your phone, or other electronic device,..

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3-D Chocolate Printer Makes Custom Treats

  Photo Credit: Discovery.com There have been some fun innovations in technology, but this one just looks delicious. University of Exetor senior lecturer and materials scientist Liang Hao founded a..

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Benefits of Choosing Greener Electronics (Infographic)

Newer electronics are designed to be less toxic, longer-lasting, more energy efficient, and easier to recycle. This has contributed to major reductions in environmental impact. A green electronics rating system..

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Nokia Patents Vibrating Tattoo

I’ll often set my cell phone to vibrate, but my arm? That’s a new one. Nokia, a company known for its green innovations, recently filed a U.S. patent application for..

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An “Unprinter” for Laser-Printed Paper

What if you could “unprint” and reuse paper? It may soon be possible. Scientists at the University of Cambridge (England)..

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Electronic waste finds big life with popularity of Apple

This guest post is contributed by Lillian Swift. Credit: Apple While new technology reduces paper waste significantly, there is great..

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Singing Cards Bad for Environment

Is it just me, or are electronic greeting cards taking over the card aisle at the store? The singing or the lights are cute for half a second, but after..

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E-Waste Upcycled Into Table and Chairs

Photo Credit: CNet Green Tech People have turned e-waste into fish tanks, shoes, sculptures… but how about something a bit more practical? Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso designed some interesting table..

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The Greenest Electronics Companies: 2011 Edition

In January, we posted about a Greenpeace survey ranking green electronics. The 2011 edition is out and there have been some notable changes. As shown by the graph above, the..

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More Children Using High Tech Devices

Do your kids use high tech devices? According to Common Sense Media, 40 percent of two to four year olds and 50 percent of five to eight year olds have..

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Evolution of the Cell Phone

Remember those huge car phones? It’s tough to believe that over the years, cell phones have evolved to the bulky car phone to the sleek iPhone. But the cell phone..

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Disneyland Paris Will Turn Heat from Computers into Energy

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with computers and know that when used for long periods of time, the machine gets overheated and needs to..

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Electric Airplane Flies 200 Miles in 2 Hours

So we’ve all heard about electric cars, but what about electric airplanes? A Pennsylvania team called Pipistrel-USA won $1.35 million from NASA after taking first place in the agency’s CAFE..

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Record

I always knew that coffee has amazing powers. It wakes you up and allows you to be semi-coherent in the morning. It may also power your car one day… A..

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Unique Hard Drive Creations

As someone who blogs for an electronics recycling company, I love coming across upcycled e-waste. Mashable recently posted ten unique creations made from computer hard drives. This one is my..

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“Jelly” Batteries Could Supply Cheap Power to Small Electronics

Photo Credit: University of Leeds Lithium batteries are out and “jelly” batteries are in. Maybe. Ian Wards, a physics research professor at the University of Leeds in the U.K., has..

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The Evolution of the Television (Infographic)

We constantly talk about how fast technology is evolving. Televisions may be changing slower than other types of electronics (e.g. cell phones), but they have still changed a lot over..

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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

Photo Credit: Apple Steve Jobs, co-founder and two-time CEO of Apple, announced his resignation today. Jobs has been in poor health since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004...

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Erasable E-Paper Can Be Printed On Over 250 Times

Image Credit: Treehugger How many pieces of paper do you use each day? If you could erase and reuse each one up to 260 times, would you? Researchers at the..

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Would You Wear Shoes Made from E-Waste?

Would you wear shoes made out of e-waste? Credit: PCBCreations on Etsy We’ve seen some interesting e-waste creations, but this is one of the few practical ones. Or it would..

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Is Your iPhone Green?

Have you ever wondered how green your iPhone is? This infographic gives you a pretty good idea. Credit: GeekAPhone So the moral of this infographic is that the iPhone is..

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How Can Technology Make Your City Green?

Credit: BrownSWCD.org Do you want to make your city greener? According to Chris Taylor in a Mashable article, there are three technology-related things you can do to accomplish this. But..

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Digital Books in Classrooms

Photo Credit: iTechFreak.com What do you think about digital books in classrooms? Although the move towards digital books has been underway for a couple of years on college campuses, textbook..

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Laptop Powered by Typing

Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons There is one truth when it comes to laptops (or electronic devices in general): Your battery will die at the most inconvenient time. We’ve all been..

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How Data Centers Consume Energy

Did you know that data centers consume a lot of energy? On Tuesday, I expressed concern that Apple’s iCloud will have a negative impact on the environment. Picturing the environmental..

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Disposable Printers: Good or Bad Idea?

Photo Credit: BitRebels.com Many of us believe that long-lasting products are better for the environment, but is that always the case? Designers Yuexun Chen and Chia-Chen Hsiao don’t think so...

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Will It Blend – iPhone

Disclaimer: Putting your iPhone in a blender is dangerous, expensive, and silly. Do you know how many chemicals are in that thing? That said, who else is impressed that it..

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How Does Your State Stack Up? (Infographic)

This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on..

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Is the internet hurting our environment?

We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic. Credit:  WordStream Internet Marketing A portion of this infographic talked about data centers. Did..

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How often do you buy a new phone?

Raise your hand if you don’t have a cell phone! Anyone? In this era, not owning a mobile phone is a rarity. But how many of us have considered the..

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E-Waste Creations

This is a creative way to recycle e-waste, isn’t it? Photo Credit: totalgeekdom.com I can’t take any of the credit–I came across it on this blog. Here’s why I wish..

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Are e-readers eco-friendly?: Part 2

As e-readers and e-books gain popularity, our requirement for print books is on the decline. In January, we asked whether e-readers are eco-friendly when compared with print books. The answer?..

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Panasonic unveils a solar charging table

Photo Credit: Inhabitat.com At Tokyo’s Security Show today, Panasonic unveiled a solar table designed to wirelessly charge your gadgets. This table utilizes Q1 technology to collect solar energy on the..

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The Energy Used in a Google Search

How many Google searches do you do a day? I have no idea how many searches I do a day–I do one for just about anything I don’t know off..

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AT&T saves $44 million by going green

On Friday, we asked whether people need a reward to go green. If saving the environment isn’t enough incentive for you, what about saving money? According to the Mother Nature..

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How green is your phone?

Photo: GoodGuide.com We’re always on the lookout to see who is making the greenest electronics. The less toxic materials, the better, right? GoodGuide, a website that ranks consumer products based..

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Apple ranks last for environmental response

Photo Credit: Apple Three dozen Chinese groups claim that Apple is failing to address worker safety and pollution concerns. A report by the Beijing-based non-profit institute of Public and Environmental..

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The Greenest Electronics Companies

Earlier this week, we posted about Greenpeace’s survey ranking green electronics. But if your device wasn’t one of those tested, how can you tell if it’s green? In October, Greenpeace..

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Greenpeace Rates Greenest Electronics

Last week, Greenpeace released its third Green Electronics Survey. According to Earth 911: “Topping the list was the Asus VW-247H-HF computer monitor, scoring 7.5 out of 10 points. Samsung’s Blue..

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Are e-readers eco-friendly?

Many people assume that e-readers like the Kindle, Nook, and iPad are greener than printed books, but is this really the case? Maybe, but it depends on how many books..

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