Inhabitat's Week in Green: rotating house, desktop 3D printer and a Star Trek-style warp drive

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 23.9.2012 Comments Off on Inhabitat's Week in Green: rotating house, desktop 3D printer and a Star Trek-style warp drive

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green. Mid-September is a busy time of year in the world of design as the Solar Decathlon Europe takes place in Madrid and the London Design Festival kicks off — and…

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Bowers & Wilkins intros classy A7 and A5 AirPlay speakers, leaves out the 30-pin dock

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When it comes to Apple-focused audio wares, Bowers & Wilkins makes some of the of the ritiziest options available. Expanding on its its existing speaker range, the company has introduced a duo of new AirPlay speakers dubbed as the A5 ($500) and A7 ($800). Both HiFi boxes are nearly identical from the outside (aside from…

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Clearwire starts building LTE network this month, wants to salve (and profit from) Sprint growing pains

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Clearwire doesn’t have much time left before its promised LTE rollout goes live in early 2013, so it’s with some relief that we know the deployment is getting underway. CFO Hope Cochran told those at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference this week that construction of the first cell sites starts this month, with efforts truly swinging…

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Solavei MVNO will pay you when your friends sign up, $49 a month all-in for those without any

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Unlike regular mobile networks, virtual operators — or MVNOs — have none of those expensive cellular infrastructures to worry about. Newcomer, Solavei, (which rides atop T-Mobile) is using this freedom to focus in on its business model. Just out of beta, the provider is offering unlimited voice, text and data for $49 per month, or…

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11-year-old wins $20,000 at AT&T hackathon for creating app that discourages texting while driving

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AT&T’s already working on an app to keep folks from texting while driving, but earlier this month it gave folks at a Los Angeles hackathon the chance to develop their own solution. David Grau, a creative director and designer at an interactive agency, and 11-year-old Victoria Walker were awarded $20,000 by Big Blue to bring…

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Redbox app for Android updated with a new UI and better filtering, no Instant streaming yet

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The official Redbox app for Android hasn’t seen many changes since it was first introduced early last year, but that’s changing with version 3.0. Now available in Google Play, it brings a new look that should make browsing a bit easier, plus enhanced filtering (you can sort Blu-ray discs by genre) and the ability to…

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Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 reportedly headed to Virgin Mobile in Canada

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Since being unveiled a long, long time ago, the Galaxy Ace 2 has seen its younger S III brother grab all the praising headlines — oh, and we can say the same about its other bodacious, note-friendly sibling. Still, we have a feeling some Canadian Virgin Mobile customers would welcome one of Sammy’s lesser-specced family…

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Aptina unveils 1-inch sensor with 1080p video at 120FPS, we suspect Nikon wants 1

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Part suppliers sometimes telegraph their customers’ plans months in advance: when you’re the only provider for a key piece of technology, it’s not hard for others to read the tea leaves. Aptina might have just given us one such peek into the future by unveiling its 1-inch AR1011HS camera sensor this week. As the Nikon…

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Nest home monitoring device pops up at the FCC with ZigBee, greater ambitions

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Thermostat makers aren’t exactly known for their rapid update cycles, so we’ve been wondering just when a company as unusual as Nest would try its encore. If a new FCC filing is any indication, Tony Fadell and company aren’t resting on their temperature-controlled laurels. While we don’t know if it’s a thermostat as such, the…

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Mobile Miscellany: week of September 17th, 2012

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If you didn’t get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we’ve opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, Sprint hit more than one milestone that it just had to share and Nokia teased the latest app that’s exclusive to Lumia owners. We then discovered a very rare…

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