Monthly Archives: July 2015

cool tech July 20, 2015 posted by

New bladeless wind turbine will cut bird deaths

Renewable energy use is rapidly growing across the globe. But as with every innovation, there’s always a downside which in the case of wind turbines is high bird mortality. Somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with wind turbines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqcNc9bKlNY But hope is on the horizon. Vortex Bladeless is a wind ‘turbine’ without blades that was developed by a group of inventors at a Spanish tech startup. With no whirling blades and no moving parts, this…

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New bladeless wind turbine will cut bird deaths
Eco Friendly July 20, 2015 posted by

2015 VW Passat GTE – first drive of the ultimate 149 mpg company fleet car [Review]

If anyone needs proof that the world is slowly changing, look no further than the major car manufacturers. These lumbering dinosaurs are being forced, kicking and screaming, into the eco driven future to the extent that they’re even converting their major sellers into green machines. The latest example is this Volkswagen Passat GTE, a plugin hybrid (PHEV) which boasts ‘official’ consumption figures of 149 mpg and 31 miles of all electric range. And at a price which is very nearly…

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2015 VW Passat GTE – first drive of the ultimate 149 mpg company fleet car [Review]
future tech July 20, 2015 posted by

Sonder – a truly customizable keyboard

If you use your computer for anything other than the basics, chances are you’ve got shortcuts and hotkeys coming from all directions. You can buy a set of decals to remind you what keys make a new layer in Photoshop (Crl+Shift+N, you would think that would be easier) or you can invest in a keyboard you program with reminders. The Sonder is fully customizable keyboard for all of your computing needs.

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Sonder – a truly customizable keyboard
Cool Web Apps & Sites July 20, 2015 posted by

Highbrow – classical learning in the digital age

The thing standing in the way of many people learning something new is time. We’re all busy and even with all of the services out there to help make learning something new easier from the comfort of our own homes, time is a hard commodity to come by. Highbrow is a unique service that delivers your lessons by email so if you have a smartphone or tablet, you can access them from anywhere that has signal.

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Highbrow – classical learning in the digital age
Eco Friendly July 18, 2015 posted by

Flubber Dust – the eco-friendly way to clean up oil stains

Oil spots on your driveway are both unattractive and difficult to remove. You can try using some heavy chemicals and still be left with fainter looking but very present oil spots. But Flubber Dust by Oil Lift gets the job done. This Eco certified green cleaning product safely removes oil and leave surfaces temporarily slip-proof too. It’s biological agents bond to oil, breaking the oil’s molecular bond, and naturally biodegrades the contaminates. Simply sprinkle this scentless green powder on oil,…

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Flubber Dust – the eco-friendly way to clean up oil stains