Reversible Destiny Lofts

Reversible Destiny Lofts 

 Reversible Destiny Lofts

You won’t have your grandparents over to your posh, colorful apartment in Tokyo while living at the Reversible Destiny Lofts. Designed by NY-based architects Arakawa & Gins (who, between you and me, need to pick some different colors for their website), these units are packed full of all sorts of hurdles only the youthful could put up with: uneven floors, balcony doors you have to crawl through, spherical rooms, blinding colors, transparent showers – the list goes on.

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Fitbit Tracks Activities And Sleep 24/7

Fitbit Tracks Activities And Sleep 24/7 

 Fitbit – Wearable Sensor

The simple pedometer has been given a makeover. Fitbit, a startup based in San Francisco, has built a small, unobtrusive sensor that tracks a person’s movement 24 hours a day to produce a record of her steps taken, her calories burned, and even the quality of her sleep. Data is wirelessly uploaded to the Web so that users can monitor their activity and compare it with that of their friends.

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Measure Your Home Energy Use With The Spark Lamp

Measure Your Home Energy Use With The Spark Lamp 

The Spark Lamp concept by Beverly Ng is an LED lamp that you can flip over during the day to recharge itself using solar power. It’s designed to educate the owner about their power consumption. The lamp sports integrated WiFi which wirelessly keeps track of you home’s power usage. When you turn the lamp on, it will change colors and flash to tell you what your home’s power consumption is.

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12 Year Old Invents Water Watcher To Measure Water Usage In The Shower

12 Year Old Invents Water Watcher To Measure Water Usage In The Shower 

 Water Watcher

Aw, here’s a cute piece of news: 12-year-old inventor Elizabeth Rintel has won the grand prize in a “Going Green Challenge” by youth media company By Kids For Kids with her “Water Watcher,” a device that measures and monitors water usage in the shower.

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Jessica Biel Launches Site to Connect Donors with Non-Profits

Jessica Biel Launches Site to Connect Donars with Non-Profits

Jessica Biel making a difference

Yesterday famed actress Jessica Biel and her father, Jon Biel, officially launched Make the Difference Network (MTDN) at www.MTDN.com. Her work has caught the attention of other well-known celebrities who have joined her effort.

Unlike other efforts in the past, nonprofits can join MTDN for free and they get to keep 100 percent of all donations collected through MTDN.

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Country of Pakistan Block’s All of YouTube Over “Offensive” Cartoon

Country of Pakistan Block’s All of YouTube Over “Offensive” Cartoon

Let’s start by saying that some countries just aren’t very good at taking a joke. The government of Pakistan has today ordered all local Internet Providers to block access to Google’s YouTube video sharing site “until further notice” due to offensive content. According to officials, the YouTube website contains cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad which angered a large number of Muslims.

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The Battery-Powered Battery Charger

 The Battery-Powered Battery Charger

The P970 can be charged and then taken on the road as a second battery for gadgets with a USB input .

It sounds like a solution waiting for a problem, but Motorola’s P970 battery-powered battery recharger began shipping, four months after the curved, PEBL-like gagdet was announced at the Singapore-hosted CommunicAsia 2006 show. UPDATE (2009):  Motorola’s P970 was Zen-like in its simplicity – a rechargeable battery that recharged your cell phone’s battery via a mini USB port. Too bad it’s no longer on the Motorola Web site.

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