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6 gadgets to help you conserve water

Author : Lara Lopes, 1 March 2015

6 gadgets to help you conserve water

Water is one of the earth’s most precious resources that’s quite often taken for granted in developed countries. But conserving water is not only good for the planet it will also help cut down on your bills. It’s also an important practice for areas hit by drought such as California. Below we present 6 gadgets that can help you cut back and conserve water usage in the home. 1. ECO Showerdrop The ECO Showerdrop is a nifty little device that can measure how much water your using in the shower and warn you when it’s wise to get out. You […]


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Never lose your wallet again, sorry we meant Woolet

Author : Alyn Wallace, 1 March 2015

Never lose your wallet again, sorry we meant Woolet

I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at least once; losing a wallet. The nightmare of cancelling cards and having to pay for new ID cards, the loss of loved ones photographs and that precious cash. But a new startup called Woolet Co are looking to make sure you never lose your wallet again. They have developed the Woolet, a stylish and thin wallet that features smart Bluetooth technology. Whenever you leave your wallet behind, it will ping a message to your smartphone or smartwatch to let you know that you’ve forgotten it. It works both ways too so if you’ve […]


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Setenil de las Bodegas cave dwellings under mountainous terrain

Setenil de las Bodegas in Andalucía, Spain, looks like a town that might feature in a fantasy film with its bright white cave dwellings that lie in stark contrast with the towering cliffs above them. However in this part of the world cave dwelling is the in thing due to the fact that geological forces made volcanoes and mountains that are perfect for calling home. [Image Courtesy of Feli Garcia] There has been evidence of humans making their homes in the rock and caves at the nearby Cueva de la Pileta as long as 25,000 years ago. However at this […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Top 10 modern prefab homes

Prefab homes are becoming increasingly popular as they can be built in less time than it takes to build a traditional home and they are adaptable. So here we have our choice of the top 10 modern prefab homes. 10 M2 [Image Courtesy of Balance Associate Architects] Balance Associate Architects designed the M2 custom prefab home out of 2 medium modules which come from their S-M-L series and the home is a retreat in the style of a cabin offering views out over the woodland. 9 Desert House [Image Courtesy of Joe Fletcher] The Desert House is located in Desert […]

Posted by Alyn Wallace

DJ invents anti-paparazzi clothing line

A lot of people dream of hitting fame and being put in the spotlight but it must be tiring constantly being chased by the paparazzi, especially when you’re not looking your best. We’ve all seen photos of celebrities with their hands covering their faces or trying to hide underneath a hoodie or an umbrella but now a DJ has developed a unique anti-paparazzi clothing line to fend of those pesky photographers. [Image Courtesy of Flashback/Chris Holmes] Recently turned fashion designer, Chris Holmes, noticed that he was accidentally photobombing Sir Paul McCartney with his hyper-reflective clothing – Chris has spent the greater part of the […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Microsoft’s vision of the future

Microsoft have yet again treated us to their vision of the future in another Productivity Future Vision video. The video focuses on how technology will further assist us in productivity with our social and work lives by the integrated use of flexible touch-screened devices that seem to link up seamlessly. If you remember the last Microsoft vision of the future video then you’ll notice that this one too is heavily based around massive touch screen devices and interconnectivity. That video was supposedly set in 2019 (so not long left to deliver on those promises Microsoft) but the new video is set […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

The Cleanest Cities in the World 2015

There’s a war going on but not war as we know it. It’s the battle for green credentials. With an ever increasing focus on carbon emissions and renewable energy it’s no surprise that cities are fighting for the title of the Cleanest City in the World. Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single landfill and Copenhagen is shooting to be carbon neutral by 2025. Frankfurt was recently named the most sustainable city on the planet and across the pond Chicago is covering its rooftops in luscious greenery. The infographic below brought to you by Hassle depicts the cleanest cities in the […]