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7 Apps for Finding Non GMO Foods

By Christina Ray Health and ethical issues concerning genetically modified foods have been a hot topic of debate for many years, and not without reason. GMO (genetically modified organism) foods are full of chemicals that are dangerous to the…

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Ooho: Water You Can Eat

By Diane Small There is one enormous, and growing problem facing the environment, and even the most eco-conscious of us are guilty of it–using plastic. In our daily lives, this mainly happens in one circumstance: when we try to…

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Our Top Solar Chargers for Summer

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi As the weather heats up and we spend more time outdoors, it seems battery life for our gadgets is shorter than ever. But never fear: several high-tech companies have become more aware of this problem,…

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Back to the Future: Oree Technology

By Arwa Lodhi We always assume that high tech has to include metal and plastic, but Oree Technology is proving otherwise. Whether in their eco-friendly keyboards, wooden phone cases or wireless chargers, the French technology company has always blended…

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Very Intelligent: the FlyKly Smart Wheel

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Kickstarter can be an incredibly useful “green” tool, as the FlyKly Smart Wheel demonstrates. Niko Klansek is the creator and leader of a Slovenian team of of engineers, designers, software developers and bicycle culture researchers…

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Tune In! Moss Radio

By Jody McCutcheon The search for clean, alternative energy sources has come far, yet won’t cease moving forward. We have “traditional” alternatives like solar, wind and geothermal power, and also more progressive ones like piezoelectric and even algae power.…

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TAG Heuer Meridiist Infinite Phone

By Diane Small TAG Heuer is known for having collaborated with some of the world’s most eco-friendly stars, such as Cameron Diaz and Leonardo Di Caprio, to launch some very innovative sustainable luxury initiatives, such as the zero-emission plug…

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LSTN UP! Wood Headphones are Chic

By Jody McCutcheon Nearly ubiquitous in our gadget- and media-heavy world, headphones have become tools of “personalised” expression (like cars, shoes, beer and other stylised consumer products). From Beats by Dre to Skullcandy to Sennheiser, from over-ear to on-ear…

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Wildly Effective: Gorilla Glass

By Jody McCutcheon We’re deep into flu season, which is probably a perfect time to discuss Corning’s special new touchscreen glass for mobile devices. You know—you briefly lend out your phone and unwittingly get it back covered in flu germs the…

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Hello Sunshine! SolarGami

By Jody McCutcheon Here’s an interesting stat: The energy required yearly to charge the world’s mobile devices is equivalent to the annual energy needs of about 1.5 million US households. What if we could save some or even all…

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Top 10 Eco Gadgets of 2013

By Jody McCutcheon Every year heralds several wondrous new inventions, or the tweaking of one, and 2013 was no exception. From solar powered BBQs to iPhone controlled heating systems, the past year introduced some gadgets that can help us…

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Air Helmet: A Fresh Idea

By Arwa Lodhi China’s traditions and history have inspired many designers, but in 2008, two design students from Vienna were inspired by two other Chinese features: its chart-busting pollution, and Olympic pool. Much needed in Chinese cities, where the…

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Bizzident: Toothbrushes Just Got Technical

By Arwa Lodhi It seems every kind of imaginable product is being revolutionised by 3D printing techniques, and the humble toothbrush is no exception. This rather terrifying looking apparatus is actually softer and more gentle than you’d imagine. Made…