A multitude of lawn and garden apps now exist to educate and assist homeowners in tending to the lawn or growing a garden. Toss the gardening books this year and get the growing done with these horticultural apps. Turfgrass Management $19.99 a year for iPhone & Android Developed by University of Georgia, Turfgrass Management is [...]
When I say the phrase “musical instrument”, what is the first one that comes to mind? Chances are it is something made of wood or brass. What it is most certainly not made of is plastic. There’s a reason for that. Brass and wood (but especially wood) have wonderful acoustic properties and produce clear and [...]
Every now and then you come across a product that makes you want to kick back in your chair and say, “finally!”. The Logitech wireless solar keyboard (with both Mac and PC versions) is just such a device. Comfortable, affordable, and with the ability to charge from any light source (including a lamp), this keyboard should be on your desk.
When it comes to cycling, seeing the road ahead is important, but being seen by motorists is even more important. If you had a sweet wheel mounted lighting system made up of 32 LED’s, took up about 3/4 the height of your wheel, and combined 42 themes with hundreds of color combinations you wouldn’t just be seen by motorists, you’d be envied.
It’s a great day. You’ve just upgraded to a shiny new computer. But wait, now you have this not too terribly slow computer, with a huge hard drive full of files, pictures, and videos just sitting in the corner collecting dust. Isn’t there something you could do with that aging computer (that is now suffering from abandonment issues)? Yes there is!
What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing? Well, you actually can. A London-based company called Pavegen has created a tile that creates and stores energy by simply walking (or dancing) on it. The tiles will actually be deployed in a mall near the 2012 Summer Olympics to power over half the lights in the structure.
When Nikola Tesla invented Tesla coils, he probably didn’t imagine an epic dueling banjo battle being played out on his high current electrical transimtters, but that hasn’t stopped it from happening. The thing that really is cool about this is that the arcs coming from the Tesla coils are NOT simply responding to the music, [...]
Cycling is great for the environment and for your health — but ain’t no party like a 2-wheel party and a 2-wheel party don’t stop. One of the best ways to kick off a 2-wheel party in style is to be visible and safe. But what if being visible and safe could also be done in a way that earned you somewhere around 10,000 cool points too? It can.
Imagine having to live in a dark home, even in the daytime. Thousands of households in both urban and rural areas in countries like the Philippines have no access to electricity and light. Even when they do, low-income families are unable to afford skyrocketing electric expenses. According to the National Electrification Commission, 3 million households [...]