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Brrrr, Turn Up the Server

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'Data furnaces' tap heat-generating computer servers to warm houses

With the rise of cloud computing, data centers are popping up all over that are filled with heat-emitting servers. These servers are comprised of motherboards, and the motherboards must be cooled to prevent overheating. Technology companies pay energy costs to run the servers, and an additional 50% of the cost of running the servers simply to cool them with fans. Why not eliminate the fans and......read more

Talisman Active Speakers by Serene Audio

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Audiophile-quality sound in bamboo and leather $495.00

Audiophiles we are not, but one need not be an audio nerd to know that computer and iPhone speakers deliver less-than-ideal sound. Canadian company Serene Audio really steps it up with its Talisman Active range of speakers, featuring full-range drivers and a built-in 40W amplifier that ensure top-notch performance in smaller spaces. The speakers are finished using solid bamboo with leather trim,......read more

Third-Gen One Laptop Per Child Device Unveiled

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At $100, Fuseproject's XO-3 meets the call for a cheap, robust laptop for kids in the developing world

This week, Yves Behar's fuseproject studio unveiled the latest addition to the One Laptop Per Child project, which aims to provide cheap, durable computers to kids in the developing world. The OLPC XO-3, launched at CES 2012, is substantially thicker than the absurdly thin concept tablet shown in 2009. Unfortunately, e-paper tech hasn't advanced as much as the designers envisioned, so Behar and......read more

Ginkgo Umbrella

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The greenest umbrella ever made is sturdy, flexible, and 100% recyclable $15.00

When 9 million broken umbrellas are being sent to landfills every year, you know there's a problem. A new crowdfunded umbrella called Ginkgo presents a promising solution. Made from recycled polypropylene, Ginkgo's twenty piecemeal parts are interchangeable and can be used to assemble another umbrella should it break. Instead of metal and polyester, the entire umbrella is made from polypropylene,......read more

Ty Shower Curtain by Grain

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A long-lasting, easily recyclable alternative to vinyl shower curtains $30.00

Ty is a simple but essential innovation on the "disposable" plastic shower curtain. Created by Grain, a two-person design studio on Washington's Bainbridge Island, Ty is made of 100% High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a breathable and easily recycled plastic that's also PVC-free. So unlike a traditional vinyl curtain, Ty won't offgas in your home. Because it can breathe, it also lasts longer than......read more

Ty D.I.Y. Shower Curtain

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Draw your own custom design on this recyclable #2 plastic shower curtain. $33.00

Your typical shower curtain is made of vinyl, the infamous off-gassing plastic. The Ty shower curtain is made of recycable #2 plastic, which is breathable (making it less likely to grow gross mold and mildew) and doesn't off gas. Made in the USA, this DIY edition comes with a permanent marker so you can brighten up your bathroom by creating your own design on the curtain. Ty is also a member of......read more

Raveonettes "Black/White"

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Puppetry, cut outs and computer animation mixed to stunning effect by director Chris Do.

With the video for the Raveonettes' 2009 song "Black/White," Chris Do, founder of Blind, takes the theme of contrast and runs with it. Opposing forces are threaded through the narrative: love/hate, life/death, young/old, daydream/nightmare, ugliness/beauty. The dark, sparse look of the video matches the Danish duo's aesthetic perfectly. ...read more

Recompute Desktop Computer

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The world's most sustainable computer. $799.95

Recompute is the world's first and only sustainable desktop computer. With an external case made from die-cut corrugated cardboard, and laminated together with non toxic white glue, Recompute is designed with its full life cycle in mind. The product's inner hardware is designed for easy dismantling, allowing for easy recycling. When it reaches the end of its useful life (around three......read more

Joan Fontcuberta: Landscapes Without Memory

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Computer-generated fantasy worlds "recycled" from famous artworks.

One of Spain's most prominent artists, Joan Fontcuberta is known for exploring the ground where illusion and reality meet. For Landscapes Without Memory, Fontcuberta co-opted computer software developed by the military to render map data into 3D geographic images. But instead of inputting maps into the Terragen software, he fed fragments of landscape works by Turner, Cezanne, Dali,......read more

High Tech Green Garments

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Eco-fashion computer technology eliminates fabric waste.

Siddhartha Upadhyaya, designer of the eco-fashion label August Fashion, has created a new form of garment design and production called Direct Panel on Loom (DPOL). The process connects a computer to a loom that weaves sections of a garment, which are made to fit into the garment as a whole. By creating a garment in pieces, fabric waste is completely eliminated since there is no cutting. The......read more

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