Cole Avery Hellwig

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All Charged Up: Engineers Create A Battery Made Of Wood

The big idea behind Joe's Big Idea is to report on interesting inventions and inventors. When I saw the headline "An Environmentally Friendly Battery Made From Wood," on a press release recently, I figured it fit the bill, so went to investigate.<p>The battery is being developed at the Energy Research …

Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop arrives in beta, promises better UI and search (video)

Mac users have enjoyed Evernote 5 for nearly eight months now, while those with Windows have had to glare at them in envy and make do with the web version. But never fear, PC aficionados, as you too will get your own taste of the popular note-taking app today -- well, almost. Though the final …

Google is about to create a multi-billion dollar market for cyborg accessories

There are fewer than 10,000 Google Glass headsets in the wild—2,000 in the hands of developers and another 8,000 trickling out to early adopters—but already, creative entrepreneurs are thinking ahead to what will be a brand new, multi-billion dollar industry: accessories for Glass and other …

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Freemium Is Irresistable, Even For Successful Game Companies

The freemium debate continues to rage on. Some say it’s the future of how business will be run, while others say it’s synonymous with casual games (read: not for hardcore gamers). Now the tide appears to be changing for the latter group, spurred by the success of companies like Supercell (Clash of …

Socialmatic camera priced at $300, channels Sting for marketing tagline

Polaroid's second chance has a price, and it's $299. At that amount though, it's hard to tell how much the novelty of instant-printing is worth in comparison to less kitschy and more capable options. What's more, Socialmatic is confirmed to ship with Android. Just imagine what a sepia-tinged <i>faded</i> …

Apple 'iPhone Lite' pictured in two versions -- report

Apple plans two "lite" versions of its iPhone, codenamed "iPhone Zenvo" and "iPhone Zagato/Bertone," according to a report out of China.<p>Another day, another rumor about Apple's plans to launch a "lite" version of its iPhone.<p>Apple could be planning to launch two versions of an "iPhone Lite," claims …

Oculus CEO: 'we’re a lot more excited about where mobile's going'

While the Oculus Rift has captured the attention of the gaming world, its maker doesn't see consoles as its "focus" right now. Instead, the company is looking at developments in the smartphone industry in order to get the best out of its virtual reality headset. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe told <i>Edge</i>: …

Evernote Makes Big Push To Sync Up Apps With iOS, Android, Windows App Updates

Evernote recently updated its iOS app to include a bevy of new free and premium features to the note taking app.<p>For those of you who happen to read TechCrunch but don’t use smartphones or applications, Evernote is an app that launched a few years ago and has taken the note-taking space by storm. …

Lernstift Pen, Which Corrects You As You Write, Picks Up Speed On Kickstarter

Lernstift is a pen which vibrates when you spell the word incorrectly. However, it could also be capable of spawning its own App ecosystem. After launching on Kickstarter recently, it’s picking up speed towards its modest $183,000 goal to go into full production.<p>Created by Munich-based …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Tasty Utensils: Edible Spoon for Sustainable Consumption

Finish eating your soup and save the best bite for last: the one where you chomp right into the utensil you are using to scoop it up.<p>We have …

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …