Emerging Tech

Redefining Wallets: One Of A Kind Recyclables

What could you possibly use a beaten up tennis ball for, other than a moving aid for a desk? “Not much.” would be the correct answer. Unless, of course, you’re pretty damn creative like the eco-friendly designer of these Redefining Wallets, made from recycled products ranging from trading cards to old tires to ticket stubs. Redefining Wallets offers a range ...

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The 107-year-old Lightbulb

Out in Livermore, California, one particular light bulb has seen more wars and events than anyone alive today. It’s been burning for 107 years and was manufactured by the now-defunct Shelby Electric Company. The lightbulb now has a home inside Livermore Fire Company’s Station No. 6., probably next to one of those cameras it powers. Unlike light bulbs today, this ...

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Meaning of Time: Design Your Own Clock

From designer Bomi Kim comes the Meaning of Time, a clock that is designed to let you use whatever you please as hour and minute hands. Just ate Japanese? Throw some chopsticks in there for good measure. Though the diagram for Meaning of Time says you can insert anything into the two holes (that’s what she said!), I suggest you ...

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Greenpix Zero Energy Wall Is Massively Colorful

Excitement is mounting about the Olympics in Beijing. Some pretty extravagant arrangements are being erected (LOLz, erect) to show off Beijing’s growing environmental friendliness. The Greenpix Zero Energy Wall stands at the Xicui entertainment complex near the site of the Olympic Games. The Greenpix wall uses a combination of the largest color LED display technology with a photovoltaic system, which ...

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Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Calls?

These creepy sheep are part of an art installation in Creepsville. If you take a closer look, you’ll see the head of each animal has been replaced with a rotary phone circa 1955. Their legs are made up of handsets and the wool is actually a bunch of intertwined phone cords. Who knew such a piece of shit could become ...

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Xerox Invents “Self-erasing” Paper

Xerox is looking to venture outside the office world you’ve associated it with. Seems now it’s aiming to make tree-hugging hippies smile with erasable paper. The paper automatically clears itself after a 24-hour waiting period and can then be used again and again, up to 100 times. It may not be a zero-watt monitor, but hey, it beats sitting there ...

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Pick Up A Maserati Lamp After The Web Bubble Bursts

Two years from now, almost every dot-com out there without a solid business plan and/or funding is going to be very unhappy when this whole 1999-esque bubble bursts. So why spend all that hard-earned VC money on a Maserati Quattroporte or a Ford GT when you can pick up this equally-beautiful Maserati lamp from Lumina. Inspired by the grills of ...

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Fujitsu’s New “Zero-Watt” Monitor Uses No Power On Standby

Out to save the world, are ya? No, no, don’t start shoveling your propaganda down our throats. We get it. You have your hybrids and we have our Hummers. But here’s a product we both can agree on: Fujitsu’s “Zero-Watt” Monitor. It claims to use absolutely no power when the display is in stand-by mode, which means two things: lower ...

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Cost Controller Power Strip For Those Of You Pinching Pennies

Let’s face the facts here: you love saving both money and the environment. Whether you trade in your NV200 for a Toyota Prius or keep the heat at 55 degrees in the dead of winter, you get off on the mere fact that at the end of the month you’ll have saved a grand total of $6.34. Congratulations. Al Gore ...

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Solar Bulb Keeps The Sun Coming Back For More

While some of us don’t care for saving energy due to the need for our iPod docks and Plasma TV sets (all of which require a lot of power), others may actually want to live past 2025. So if you’re looking to cut energy bills, may I suggest you check out the Bulb Solar Lamp? It’s actually not a bulb ...

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