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Toyota Goes EPCOT with Its Own Prototype City of the Future

Toyota Goes EPCOT with Its Own Prototype City of the Future
Not too long ago, I visited with Toyota in Tokyo to learn about their plans to transform from an automotive company into a mobility company – concerning themselves with all of the different ways that people need to get around, and not just cars and trucks anymore.

LEGO Going Green, but Keeping All Its Colors

LEGO Going Green, but Keeping All Its Colors
When the largest toy company in the world says it’s making a major effort to make its products more environmentally friendly, the impact could be huge. The LEGO Group, which made more than 60 billion pieces of its classic bricks in 2014, has set as a goal to eliminate the current plastic it uses for its products (oil-based acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) in favor of a “sustainable material” by 2030. Wait, 2030?
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Neue Werkstatt NW3 Sustainable Speakers: Woody Goodness

Neue Werkstatt NW3 Sustainable Speakers: Woody Goodness
Wood is the go-to material when you design speaker enclosures, and these new ones from Neue Werkstatt (German for “new factory”) really let the natural look of wood shine through.

DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!

DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!
I guess that balloons and airships are in, because they are popping up everywhere. I remember one year, there was even a personal balloon with a rotor available for $10,000 in the American Express rewards catalog.

EKOCYCLE Accessories Made out of Garbage

EKOCYCLE Accessories Made out of Garbage
There is a lot of garbage in the world, which is probably why Coca-Cola and will.i.am partnered up to create EKOCYCLE, an initiative that helps market gadgets, clothing and other products which use up to 100% plastic and aluminum waste as source material.

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit: Power for World War Z

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit: Power for World War Z
When you’re out in the woods, there’s no assurance when you’ll be able to juice up your gadgets, unless you go back to your car. That being said, it’s always good to have some power alternatives.

Japan to Replace Fukushima Nuclear Plant with Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Japan to Replace Fukushima Nuclear Plant with Largest Offshore Wind Farm
I think it’s definitely a good idea to try to replace some of the world’s nuclear power plants with clean and sustainable sources of energy. After the disaster at the Fukishima power plant, Japan has unveiled a plan to decrease its reliance on nuclear energy and move towards greater use of wind power.

Chisel 5 Bamboo iPhone Dock Frames Your Precious Phone

Chisel 5 Bamboo iPhone Dock Frames Your Precious Phone
If you love everything about your iPhone 5, then this dock just might be the right one for you. This minimal dock is eco-friendly and you’ll be able to frame your precious phone for everyone to see.

Eco-Amp: The Papercraft Passive Amplifier

Eco-Amp: The Papercraft Passive Amplifier
Passive smartphone amplifiers have continued to gain popularity over the years, and I have to say that I’m somewhat intrigued by this amp that’s completely made out of paper.

RockAppleWood Sustainable iOS Device Dock Certainly Won’t Catch Fire

RockAppleWood Sustainable iOS Device Dock Certainly Won’t Catch Fire
There are plenty of cool docks for your iOS devices, but I have to say that this one from RockAppleWood is certainly unique. This dock is even sustainable, and it looks very interesting, since it can dock not just one device, but an iPad and your iPhone/iPod at the same time.

Silva Bamboo MacBook Pro Case: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Laptop

Silva Bamboo MacBook Pro Case: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Laptop
Bamboo has become a nice, sustainable alternative to modern-day plastics. These days you can even find it on some computer accessories like laptop and cell phone cases, keyboards and mice. Silva’s Bamboo MacBook Case is a nice option if you’re looking for a case for your MacBook Pro.

Weltunit Cardboard Gadget Stand: Just Don’t Get it Wet

Weltunit Cardboard Gadget Stand: Just Don’t Get it Wet
We should all be concerned about the sustainability of the products that we buy. To do their part, Berlin’s Weltunit have started making device stands made out of cardboard, which have been laser-cut for precision.

Modai Phone Could Become Your Best Friend

Modai Phone Could Become Your Best Friend
I think it’s kind of sad how a lot of people are becoming increasingly attached to their gadgets like smartphones and tablets. I mean, finding them to be useful is one thing. But feeling like you can’t last a day without them?

EOps Noisezero O+ Eco Edition Headphones Made from Metal and… Cornstarch?

EOps Noisezero O+ Eco Edition Headphones Made from Metal and… Cornstarch?
Michael Young has designed the world’s first over-ear headphones that are made out of recyclable materials. The Noisezero O+ Eco headphones are made out of recyclable stainless steel, aluminum, and cornstarch bio-plastics.

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders

LEGO Recycling Bins for Giant Brick Builders
These cool recycling and storage containers were created by the Italian design studio Flussocreative. They basically look like huge LEGO building blocks.

Random Things to Do with Old Keyboards

Random Things to Do with Old Keyboards
It’s true that it will take some time before we rid ourselves of keyboards. I can actually see how the Microsoft Kinect tech might lead to an interface device that’s very futuristic and gesture-based and voice-based, which is pretty cool.
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