TECHNOLOGY - Design a Shade for Panasonic’s 100K Solar Lanterns Project
As part of Panasonic’s ongoing 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns project, which aims to distribute solar powered LED lanterns to off-grid communities, the company has launched a design contest that seeks to bring more awareness to the challenges and issues faced by many people around the world.For those of us in the hyper-connected and über-electrified developed world, it’s hard to imagine life without access to light or power, but there are over one b ...
Design a Shade for Panasonic's 100K Solar Lanterns Project
http://ecopreneurist.com/2013/12/31/design-shade-panasonics-


TECHNOLOGY - Eye Reflections in Photos Could Help Solve Crimes
By zooming in on a subject’s eyes in high-resolution, researchers were able to pick out the reflections of faces and accurately identify them .. ...
http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/eye-reflecti


TECHNOLOGY - Farewell, wristwatch? Gadgets that may go in 2014
http://www.today.com/video/today/5395054


TECHNOLOGY - Google Play Music All Access customers are next in line for Glass
Google is expanding its pool of Explorers, slowly but surely. First it was people attending I/O, then friends of existing Explorers, now its subscribers to Play Music All Access. To celebrate the release of Play Music on Glass (albeit a little .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/google-play-music-all-acc


TECHNOLOGY - Insert Coin: 2013's top 10 crowdfunding projects
An underwater drone that you can control with your tablet or smartphone from up to 300 feet away. Reckon that's worth a pledge of around $200? Plenty of you did, because Ziphius is now a very real thing, thanks to its passionate everyman backers. .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/dnp-insert-coin-2013s-top


TECHNOLOGY - LG Lifeband Touch leak suggests fitness wearable could be imminent
We love it when a leak and a rumor come together. LG's Lifeband Touch (as claimed by @evleaks), pictured above, is most likely the wearable that was hinted at just last week. The fitness band is likely an evolution of that which we saw back at CES, .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/lg-lifeband-touch-leak/?n


TECHNOLOGY - Mac Pro teardown reveals simple repair process and upgradeable CPU
The new Mac Pro's highly customized design may look like it's a pain to fix, but don't be fooled -- it's friendlier than you think. An iFixit teardown of the workstation has revealed that it's easy to take apart, and that several components can be .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/mac-pro-teardown-reveals-


TECHNOLOGY - PULSE Jump Rope — Electricity Generating Jump Rope Developed For Off-Grid Power
What do you say to the idea of a jump rope that can harness your movement to charge small electronic devices? Cool? Impractical? Useful? Well regardless of your personal thoughts on the matter it looks like just such a device will soon hit the commercial market. The PULSE jump rope — designed to harness the kinetic energy of the moving rope in order to generate electricity, that is then stored in n embedded battery — is currently in a limite .. ...
PULSE jump rope
http://planetsave.com/2013/12/31/pulse-jump-rope-electricity


TECHNOLOGY - Plex website relaunches as Plex.tv, one-stop home for all of its media streaming abilities
Plex has grown rapidly over the last few years and its increased focus as a cloud service for your pictures, videos and music has resulted in a relaunching of the main website. Now hosted at Plex.tv, it ropes in the four disparate sections of the .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/01/plex-website-relaunches-a


TECHNOLOGY - Samsung's new TV remote for 2014 is 80 percent smaller, has touch, voice and gesture control
Samsung couldn't wait for CES to start leaking information about its new HDTVs, starting with the remote. After rolling out larger and larger contraptions over the years with more buttons (on both sides, even), this year's "Smart Control" model is 80 .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/samsung-smart-control-tv-


TECHNOLOGY - Students invent a better cardboard box: The Rapid Packing Container
A new version of the humble cardboard box uses up to 20% less cardboard, is quicker to use and to unpack, and is easily reversible .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/students-invent-better-car


TECHNOLOGY - Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part One
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.It's that special time of year between holiday sales and the pre-CES hype cycle that presents an opportunity to consider some of the most innovative devices of the .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/01/switched-on-the-2013-swit


TECHNOLOGY - The Future of Search and the Internet of Everything According to Google’s Scott Huffman
In a recent interview, Google engineering director, Scott Huffman, shared his vision of the future—a future when interacting with technology will be more like having a conversation and typing queries into a box will be all but obsolete.Instead of keyboards, we’ll have microphones and speakers in the ceiling recording conversations and giving answers to direct questions, like the Star Trek computer.Aside from providing pure information,
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http://singularityhub.com/2013/12/31/the-future-of-search-an


TECHNOLOGY - The year in 3D Printing
There is a lot more to digital design than 3D printing but it is all the rage and the term is being used for everything, so we throw in the towel .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/year-3d-printing.


TECHNOLOGY - The year in reviews: 2013's best and worst gadgets scored and scrutinized
Fun fact: Engadget reviewed 176 products in 2013, and that's not even counting the umpteen times we got hands-on with stuff at tradeshows and press events.In general, we try to review just the top-tier gadgets, but even then, some of it ends up .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/2013-engadget-reviews/?nc


TECHNOLOGY - TiVo co-founders joining forces for yet another set-top box
How on earth are you supposed to fill your days after leaving the successful set-top box company you created? Well, if you're TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, the answer is to start all over again. You see, after Barton resigned from TiVo .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/31/tivo-co-founders-qplay-se


TECHNOLOGY - We'll be talking CES 2014 with Gary Shapiro tomorrow, catch our Google Hangout here!
With a new year comes a giant trade show just around the corner; CES 2014 is less than a week away! In anticipation of the excitement to come, our very own Marc Perton will be hopping on a Google Hangout with the CEA's Gary Shapiro to talk about tech .. .. ...
http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/01/talking-ces-2014-with-gar


TECHNOLOGY - World's smallest laptop adapter could lead to more efficient electronics
A new circuit design allows the laptop charger to be a quarter of the size of the typical laptop brick .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/small-laptop-charger-could


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