Category Archives: Green Tech

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, via your own movements? During the Kenyan Science Technology and … Continue reading

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3-D Chocolate Printer Makes Custom Treats

  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 company called Choc Edge to perfect a 3-D machine that prints personalized chocolate … Continue reading

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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 called EPEAT recently released and shared this infographic with us. … Continue reading

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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 a magnetic, vibrating tattoo that wirelessly connects to a mobile … Continue reading

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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) have developed a method that allows lasers to remove the toner from laser-printed paper. To do this, a green laser … Continue reading

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New Nokia Smartphone Most Sustainable to Date

Nokia is already one of the best brands for eco-friendly cell phones, but they’re stepping up their game with their latest line of phones. The Nokia 700 is being called “Nokia’s greenest smart phone to date and the industry leader … Continue reading

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Electronic waste finds big life with popularity of Apple

This guest post is contributed by Lillian Swift. While new technology reduces paper waste significantly, there is great concern over e-waste. For the uninitiated, e-waste refers to discarded computers, cell phones, and other electronic or computing devices. End-of-life electronic waste … Continue reading

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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 that, they are just plain annoying. Not only are these … Continue reading

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E-Waste Upcycled Into Table and Chairs

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 and chair sets made from pieces of old electronics. According to C-Net News, the stools … Continue reading

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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 ten “greenest” companies surveyed were: HP Dell Nokia Apple Philips … Continue reading

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