Technology

Eta Strives to Double Smart Phone Battery Life

November 5, 2012 / No Comments

The invention of mobiles has taken wireless communication to new heights. But one of the drawbacks is that when compared to tablets, e-readers, and even notebooks, smartphones are power-guzzlers. Many cellphone companies are spending billions on research and development to improve battery technology. An MIT spin-off called Eta Devices, cofounded by two MIT electrical engineering professors Joel Dawson and David Perreault, ...

Philips Smartphone-Controlled LED Light Bulbs Arrive

November 1, 2012 / No Comments

Philips, who always comes up with unique power solutions, has hit tech-blogs yet again with their Wi-Fi enabled LED bulbs. You can turn on and off, raise or lower, your lighting using your smartphone. The Wi-Fi LED bulbs enable you to control the color and intensity of the lights from your iPhone, iPad or Android.  Coming in packs of three bulbs, ...

EcoCharge Uses Waste Heat To Charge Your Device

October 4, 2012 / No Comments

Are you familiar with devices that can act as a charging or a cooking gadget at the same time? If you are not, let us tell you there is one such device you should take a look at this one we have here for you. Heat energy can be used to power your phone. But the negative part of it is ...

Simbol Looks to Extract Lithium from Saltwater

October 1, 2012 / No Comments

It has been quite a while since the electric vehicle battery industry was poised to take off. When electric vehicles come of age, demand for lithium is also expected to be high. Lithium, the lightest metal, will be the base for the battery industry. It is being forecast that the demand for lithium will be high in the coming eight years, ...

Toshiba eneGoon is Your Green Backup Power Supply Option

September 18, 2012 / No Comments

Many nations today have put in efforts to revolutionize traditional energy solutions through the adoption of green energy resources, Japan has been a prominent player. As part of such efforts, Japan is now trying to utilize power from high-capacity storage batteries that combines green energy solutions like solar. However, batteries rely mainly on power off the grid and their power output is ...

Apple iPhone Docking Station with Planter

August 20, 2012 / No Comments

It is as cool as it looks. This new iPhone dock attracts more of the environment enthusiasts rather than the gadget freaks, we guess. Dubbed the Bloombox, it is an iPhone or iPod docking station, a planter as well as a sound amplifier, all merged into one. As you can see in the picture, Bloombox is a hollow square frame. This ...

MyFord Mobile App Updated to Find Charging Stations

August 3, 2012 / No Comments

With lots of electric vehicles on the road and lot more charging stations mushrooming up every other day, Ford has something unique to offer to you. The company has introduced an updated version of its MyFord Mobile app. The app is majorly aimed at providing the user with information regarding the charging stations and updating them with station database. As per the ...

Pantech Renue is Eco-friendly; Pick Yours on AT&T for $69.99

August 2, 2012 / No Comments

Taking the eco-friendly route, of late, is an amazing smartphone from the Pantech stables. Hopping on to the AT&T carrier waves, the new Pantech Renue comes across as a green minded device that has been made out of recycled materials. In fact, the Renue is made of 67 percent recycled components and comes in a 97 percent recycled package. If these aren’t ...

New Li-ion Battery Holds Seven Times More Energy

July 2, 2012 / No Comments

Development of clean technologies has made dependence on batteries, especially Lithium-ion batteries, a lot more than before. They find application in a wide variety of stuff, ranging from electric cars to energy back up storage and also most electronic gadgets like smart phones and laptops. To accentuate these technologies the battery life has to shoot up, without increasing the size. Researches ...

LED Flowers at Longwood Gardens is Bruce Munro’s Latest Work

June 15, 2012 / No Comments

If you have been to Pennsylvania of  late, the thousands of glimmering LED flowers at Longwood Gardens would have made you wonderstruck. The latest work by artist Bruce Munro is also his first large-scale solo exhibition titled Light: Installations by Bruce Munro. The exhibition which began last week features thousands of LED lights filling up the grand conservatory as well as ...