Phonebloks: like your Lego bricks turned into a phone

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 19 September 2013

According to Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, we live in a throwaway society. We live in a world where products aren’t made to last long and aren’t easily fixable. Case in point: your smartphone. One broken part and it’s all gone. You’ll throw it away and buy a new one. He wants to change all this. […]

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Brits invent pee-powered mobile phone

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 23 July 2013

Well, loads of us already pee and text at the same time, so why not let pee power our phones? According to a study published in a chemistry journal, a bunch of researchers from the University of Bristol and Bristol Robotics Laboratory successfully created a fuel cell that taps on bacteria to break down urine […]

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Fuel Cell Stickers

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 25 November 2008

Swedish company myFC are working on a fuel cell sticker to charge your portable devices. The prototype is a flexible, 0.11-inch-thick strip that generates 0.9 watts of power at 0.5 volts as long as it is exposed to hydrogen and oxygen in the air. The strip can also be stacked to provide even more power.

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