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Mobile Tech December 30, 2013 posted by

Everpurse – Your phone goes in your purse anyway so why not charge it while it’s there

It’s all about staying connected these days, which is why it’s always nice to discover something that will charge our smartphones while we’re on the go. After all, who has time to sit and wait for that little battery icon to fill up? You already carry a purse, right, ladies? Why not let it charge your phone while you live your life?


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Everpurse – Your phone goes in your purse anyway so why not charge it while it’s there
nice idea... December 28, 2013 posted by

TellSpec tells consumers just what’s in their food

A war is taking place between consumers wanting to know more of what’s in their food and government lobbyists dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen. The concerns go beyond getting labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients. A new device called TellSpec will let consumers know the details of what’s really in their food. Developed by Isabel Hoffmann with mathematician Stephen Watson, this hand-held scanner will warn you about chemicals, allergens and ingredients you’d rather avoid, help you figure…


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TellSpec tells consumers just what’s in their food
nice idea... December 26, 2013 posted by

Thermodynamic Cell Phone Charger – A low-tech way to keep your hi-tech phone alive

It’s a cruel irony of our hi-tech life that smartphones allow us to stay connected with the rest of the world 99% of the time, but during that 1%, when we really need that digital lifeline (like during storms or power outages), we become victims of that little flashing battery icon. How do you charge a phone when there’s no power? You use science.


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Thermodynamic Cell Phone Charger – A low-tech way to keep your hi-tech phone alive
nice idea... December 19, 2013 posted by

Wipebook – It’s like a big Whiteboard stuffed into a notebook

Students are getting ready to enjoy a much-needed break and looking forward to Santa bringing them notebooks for Christmas. Notebooks? Yes, because the old ones are filled to the brim, with assorted notes being scribbled on every spare inch of paper available. Wouldn’t it be easier – and cheaper – to simply erase all those unnecessary notes and use the same notebook again? Now you can.


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Wipebook – It’s like a big Whiteboard stuffed into a notebook
nice idea... December 9, 2013 posted by

PowerCap – The head-topper that lights the way

Hands-free lighting is a great thing because sometimes we have too much going on to deal with also holding a flashlight. Unfortunately, most hands-free lighting set-ups leave a lot to be desired when it comes to looking cool and stylish. Now it’s possible to have extra light without it looking like someone jammed a flashlight into your forehead.


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PowerCap – The head-topper that lights the way
nice idea... November 22, 2013 posted by

Boeing’s latest fuel efficient family of planes – the 777X

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fop6Qu2CN0E Fuel efficiency has become increasingly crucial for a struggling airline industry. With rising costs for fuel passed on to disgruntled passengers, airlines are working to create better, faster and more fuel efficient planes. Boeing announced their latest family of airliners – the 777X – at the recent Dubai Airshow. Innovatively designed with folding wing-tips that will increase wingspan, Boeing says it will be both the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world. Its wings are based on…


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Boeing’s latest fuel efficient family of planes – the 777X
nice idea... November 18, 2013 posted by

BlinkerGrips – The bicycle grips that say, ‘Hey! I’m riding here.’

There are a lot of reasons to ditch the car in favor of a bicycle: Pedal-power is environmentally-friendly, riding is a great way to stay in shape (and why not exercise as you go from Point A to Point B), and it’s usually easier to find a spot to park your bike than it is a car. However, bicycles do require a little more caution, including easy ways to make sure other people on the road see you.


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BlinkerGrips – The bicycle grips that say, ‘Hey! I’m riding here.’
Bookmark This! November 12, 2013 posted by

The Humble Store – ultra cheap games for pleasure and charity

We’ve featured the Humble crew before several times, mostly because they keep offering amazing ‘pay what you can afford’ deals on games and ebooks, with a proportion of the proceeds going to charity, but now they’ve gone one step further and introduced what could be the bestest online retail store ever.


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The Humble Store – ultra cheap games for pleasure and charity
Bookmark This! November 7, 2013 posted by

Stop Phubbing – become a nicer person, put down your phone for a minute…

There’s a movement happening people, a protest against the erosion of human values and decency. It’s not about crime, politics or even gender, it’s about connecting or the lack thereof. We’re absolutely in agreement with the sentiment and we promote the policy here to try and encourage everyone to join in. After all, it’s only polite.


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Stop Phubbing – become a nicer person, put down your phone for a minute…
cool tech November 1, 2013 posted by

Immerse-A-Clean wand cleans without toxic chemicals

Every household has an array of cleansers tucked into a cabinet somewhere. Most contain harsh chemicals that we’ve become used to using . But there are greener alternatives. The latest of these is the Immerse-A-Clean wand, by Texas-based GenEon Technologies. This industrial cleaning device can turn regular tap water into an effective sanitizer, glass and all-purpose cleaner, using only electricity and a non-toxic catalyst. This is a compact, portable and battery-powered device that uses a bucket or other container that…


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Immerse-A-Clean wand cleans without toxic chemicals
Bookmark This! October 21, 2013 posted by

Now Novel – step by step online program promises to help you write your novel and get rich

Writing a book is easy, ask anyone. All you’ve got to do is sit down, grab your tool of choice and the words will flow quickly and easily. Not. Sure, the late Barbara Cartland may have managed to produce an astonishing 23 novels in 1983 (for which she holds the Guinness World Record for most novels in a year) but for ordinary joes trying to get a book out of the head and onto paper can be a Herculean task.


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Now Novel – step by step online program promises to help you write your novel and get rich
nice idea... September 20, 2013 posted by

OLTU – A great new concept to keep food fresher longer

A recent disturbing statistic says that Americans throw away almost 50 percent of the food they buy. The main reason for this is that food “goes bad” or no longer looks appealing to eat. What’s needed is a better way to store it so that it stays fresher longer. The National Award Winner from Spain of the James Dyson 2013 Award would do just that.   The OLTU, a system that uses the heat generated by refrigerators and uses the…


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OLTU – A great new concept to keep food fresher longer
nice idea... September 17, 2013 posted by

Could space junk become a thing of the past?

More than 16,000 pieces of “space junk” currently orbit the Earth. This debris includes non-functioning satellites and burned-off pieces from former space flights. Satellites tend to cluster in similar orbits and pose serious threats to space faring technology as well as to the International Space Station. This may become a thing of the past due to a partnership that’s been announced between the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Swiss Space Systems (S3) to launch the CleanSpace One satellite…


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Could space junk become a thing of the past?
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