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Liquid Light finds use for polluting CO2 gas

Innovative startup headed by modern-day alchemist Emily Cole plans to convert greenhouse gas into useful plastic products<p>There’s just a hint of modern-day alchemy about Emily Cole and her company, Liquid Light. Their goal is to take carbon dioxide – the abundant, odourless pollutant largely …

SunPower wants to be the Dell of solar

SunPower plans to take a cue from Dell when it comes to selling solar. The company’s chief marketing officer, Erin Nelson, who held the same position …

Roost's smart battery will school your old smoke alarm

If you're intrigued by Nest's Protect, but think spending $99 for a fancy smoke alarm is kind of crazy, Roost's WiFi connected 9-volt battery is worth keeping an eye on. It plugs into any old smoke alarm to make it "smart," as is the custom of our time. You'll get mobile alerts when the battery is …

Jawbone's new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product …

How you Could Track your Sleep with the Apple Watch

Apple Watch sleep analysis<p>The Apple Watch’s battery is rumored to last somewhere between 8 and 12 hours a day and you’ll have to charge it each night. Some people (bloggers, journalists and readers) seem to think that this means it won’t be able to track your sleeping patterns. That would give the …

Is time travel possible?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could really travel through time?<p>A documentary still in the making is exploring that possibility. Dubbed “A Brief History of Time Travel,” the film will explore the history of time travel, its presence in pop culture, and our obsession with it. The film asks, What makes …

The Perfect Office - ArtBin Organizers, WD My Passport Wireless Storage and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

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Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Just a few steps off Paris' Grands Boulevards, Hôtel Bienvenue received a colorful and modern redesign by interior designer Chloé...<p>It's been said more than once since the …

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Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

<i>Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you</i><p>Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has <i>built</i> a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and …

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

There’s little question as to why Oyeyiola, who is taking his finals in the next two weeks, would devote so much of his extra-curricular time and …

Battery Diag Is a Pretty, Informative Battery Monitor for Your MacBook

OS X: Battery Diag is a battery monitor for your MacBook that looks great and provides useful information about the battery in your Apple laptop. It …

Apple's Rumored 4.7-Inch iPhone 6 May Already Be In Production

A new report from Taiwan's Industrial and Commercial Times, which was first spotted by MacRumors, indicates that one of Apple's suppliers is already getting iPhone 6 orders.<p>Apple supplier Pegatron has reportedly received 15% of the orders for Apple's rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 5s successor.<p>Pegatron is …

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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

LogMeIn Goes After Business Crowd With Cubby Enterprise, An I.T.-Friendly Dropbox Competitor

Cubby, the Dropbox competitor from LogMeIn which opened up publicly near the end of last year, is rolling out a business-focused version of its service called Cubby Enterprise. The company is aiming to find a middle-of-the-road spot in between clunky, but I.T.-friendly solutions employees hate, and …

How Waking Up Half An Hour Early Can Help You Solve More Problems

Morning person or not, the time immediately after you wake up might just be the most productive time of the day.<p>Stuck on an idea? Start losing sleep over it and you might discover a solution.<p>Brian Cormack Carr, author of <i>How to Find Your Vital Vocation</i>, recommends setting your alarm 30 minutes …

The science behind why birds fly in a V-formation

You've heard of being a copycat, but what about a copyflap? That's apparently just what birds are doing when flying in a V-formation, something that's frequently seen when giant flocks migrate across the skies each year. A new study published by the Royal Veterinary College in Hatfield, UK suggests …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

The Power of Ritual: The Creation of Sacred Time and Space in a Profane World | The Art of Manliness

Earlier this week we explored the nature of ritual and posited that its current scarcity may be at the root of the restlessness, apathy, alienation, …

Oyster now offers all-you-can-read children's books, including Disney titles

Got a kid with an insatiable appetite for books? You may want to sign up for Oyster, then. The subscription e-book service has just launched a children's section, giving young readers all the titles they can handle. The deal also brings Disney Publishing to Oyster's catalog, so little ones can keep …

Amazon's 'Flow' uses your iPhone's camera to make a shopping list

Earlier this week, Amazon brought its "Flow" image recognition technology to the retailer's main iOS app. The feature, which has long been available as a standalone utility, lets iPhone users add products to their Amazon shopping list simply by capturing them with the device's built-in camera. Flow …

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20 Ways Apple’s Mac Changed Everything (Other Than the Most Obvious Ones)

On January 24, 1984, at the Flint Center on De Anza College’s campus in Cupertino, California, Apple formally announced the Macintosh at its …

30 years in 33 photos: A Visual History of the Apple Mac

The Macintosh is 30 years old today. Over the next few days, we’ll be taking a look at the past and future of the Mac platform, starting off with a visual history of how the computer has evolved over the past few decades.<p>For an in-depth look at how the first Macintosh came to be, you can also check …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …