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Inhabitat's Week in Green: blue lava, biodegradable batteries and a self-cleaning t-shirt

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>China is facing a pollution crisis. In cities like Beijing, the smog has gotten so thick it's often difficult to see the sky - which begs the question: Does …

New Google Debit Card Draws Funds from Your Virtual Wallet

Google will release a prepaid debit card for use in stores and at ATM machines, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Google Wallet Card will be tied …

China's Tencent will offer 10TB of free cloud storage to attract US users

Getting wind that users of Tencent's Chinese-language cloud service have 10TB of free storage made many drool, but soon there'll be no need for envy. Peter Zheng, one of the company's vice presidents, announced last weekend that the complimentary storage setup is bound for the US and will likely be …

Autodesk's 123D Catch app updated with enhanced capture and Photo Compass assistance

Autodesk's 123D Catch app has been snapping photos and turning them into 3D models on iOS for about a year and a half. Now, the software has been updated with a new UI for browsing, shooting and transforming those photographs with iOS 7 compatibility. The refresh also adds community access from …

Microsoft's 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation

Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it's releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a catalog of pre-designed items that virtually anyone can start printing right away. Especially curious …

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

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Drunk Dial Congress website thrives as government shutdown drags on

"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."<p>This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect frustrated citizens and furloughed employees with a random member of Congress.<p>Enter your phone number on the website …

Fujitsu beckons businesses with new Windows 8.1 notebooks, convertibles and tablets

As if IT managers weren't already spoiled for choice, Fujitsu's announced no less than six new Windows 8.1 devices aimed at enterprise. Joining the Lifebook series are two touchscreen laptops: the U904 Ultrabook with a 14-inch 3,200 x 1,800 IGZO display and the S904 with a 13.3-inch 2,560 x 1,440 …

Verizon Max promo plan reportedly offers 6GB of data to Edge members for $30

Verizon clearly wants us to stop using unlimited data, but even its Edge upgrade program isn't a strong argument for embracing capped plans. The company may soon have a better lure, however: <i>Droid-Life</i> claims to have details of an upcoming, limited-time Verizon Max promo plan that would offer …

Google's Sergey Brin bankrolled world's first synthetic beef hamburger

The billionaire co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, said he invested €250,000 in the technology for animal welfare reasons<p>The man who has bankrolled the production of the world's first lab-grown hamburger has been revealed as Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur has backed the …

Expired Patents Turned Into Models You Can 3-D Print

Quaint and awesome<p>Looking for a new project for your 3-D printer? New York lawyer Martin Galese has an idea. He's turned drawings from expired patents into digital blueprints for 3-D printers. That means anybody can get his very own plastic hat holder, cup for drinking without spilling in bed, or …

Moto X review

One year ago, Motorola, fat and fed by its Google acquisition, inched quietly into a silicon-spun cocoon to gestate. The subsequent passage of time allowed it to transmogrify and re-emerge a thing of red, yellow, blue and sometimes green beauty; a Google thing made by a Google company. The Moto X, …