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Solar Power Toothbrush is Real, Destroys Bacteria with Electrons

Solar Power Toothbrush is Real, Destroys Bacteria with Electrons

We don't know why we didn't think of it first. A solar powered toothbrush is exactly what we need. After all, your toothbrush sees the rays of the sun all the time, right? Oddly enough --or perhaps not--, we imagined that reading about a solar powered toothbrush wouldn't be interesting enough to give a second glance to, but sure enough, scientists over in Japan have managed to pique our interest. After all, if you create a toothbrush that's energized by solar power and can literally destroy bacteria without toothpaste, well, you deserve some attention.

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Sony Eclipse Concept Design Offers Solar Powered Wireless Media Management

Sony Eclipse Concept Design Offers Solar Powered Wireless Media Management

As far as concepts go, this one's sitting at the top of the hill, at least until it gets dethroned soon enough. Brought to you by Sony, the Eclipse is designed to give you a truly wireless, and eco-friendly way to manage --and listen to-- your media. And considering we know we're not the only ones out there that hate wires, we imagine that something like this would be a smash hit.

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USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Flashlight Now Available for $22

USB Solar Charging 4-Port Hub with Flashlight Now Available for $22

Every been out and about, and realized that you forgot your car charger? And then you realize your phone is about to die (or, maybe you realized both things at the same time). So, what do you do? Ask some store around you, or perhaps the person you're with, if they know what to do? Well, what if you had a small USB hub on you at all times? One that's solar powered, no less? That would just solve all of your problems, now wouldn't it?

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The Daily Slash: July 8th 2010

The Daily Slash: July 8th 2010

Thursday night -- the night before the end of the work week. We can feel the excitement. Can you? Well, unless your work week is just getting started, or doesn't even start until this weekend. Then we feel your pain. But let's try to focus on the fun tonight, shall we? Welcome to tonight's edition of The Daily Slash. In the Best of R3 Media, we've got a new release date for the Vibrant, Apple may have used their kill switch, and Opera Mini's been updated. And then in the Dredge 'Net, a solar plane flies 26 hours, AQUA2 is another aquatic robot, and a foldable bike exists.

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Uplink Audio Strap System Makes Solar Panels Flexible Enough to Take Jogging

Uplink Audio Strap System Makes Solar Panels Flexible Enough to Take Jogging

If you're someone who likes to run, whether for fun or exercise (or both), then you know that while headphones are currently the best way to take your music, or whatever it is your listen to, with you, there's always got to be options. And, thanks to this new concept, we can safely say that someone out there will probably be super excited about this. No, it's definitely not as light weight as, say, an MP3 player, or even as unobtrusive as headphones (like these were giving away, right now!), but this shoulder-pad looking device has its endearing features, too.

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Solar camera strap concept ideal for sunshine shutterbugs

Solar camera strap concept ideal for sunshine shutterbugs

As concepts go, here's one we wouldn't be surprised to see sprout into a commercial release in the very near future.  Weng Jie's solar camera strap is designed to not only let photographers eke out a few more shots, but to do so making use of the sun's energy rather than bulky external power packs.

Rather sensibly, the strap basically replaces the neck cord most DSLR users wear to keep their cameras readily to hand with a solar-cell encrusted version.  Clipping on to the camera's mounting points as normal, it would also have a DC plug to gradually top-up the DSLR's battery during use.  Of course you'd need sufficient sun to make it worthwhile, so indoor photographers probably shouldn't bother, but anyone out and about should be able to hammer through a few more frames at least.

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Greendix’s Soccer Ball is Powered by the Sun

Greendix’s Soccer Ball is Powered by the Sun

Solar power can charge a lot of different things out there, and now we know that they can bend to make whatever shape we want. So, with that in mind, why wouldn't someone out there create the world's first-ever solar powered soccer ball? When we first heard about it, we were pretty confused: why, exactly, would a soccer ball need to be powered by the sun? Well, thankfully the answer is pretty outstanding.

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The Daily Slash: June 16th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 16th 2010

So, how's the middle of your week going for you so far? Did you even realizes it's already Wednesday? We had to double-check our calendars, truth be told. But, here we are, nearing the end of another week, filled-to-the-brim with stuff that's just got to be told. In tonight's edition of The Daily Slash, where we sift through The Best of R3 Media first, we have access to Swype's beta finally, some hands-on time with the HP ePrint, and Nokia's just now realizing they've got some competition. In the Dredge 'Net, it looks like T-Mobile's not getting the iPhone, someone made a real-life Stargate, and meet the first solar hybrid air conditioner.

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HP producing flexible watchphones for US army

HP producing flexible watchphones for US army

Watch-phones may teeter on the border between awesome and awful, but HP's latest project for the US military sounds like it might definitely fall into the former category.  The company is apparently creating a custom next-generation watch that has - inevitably - been internally nicknamed the "Dick Tracy watch", and will use a new flexible display that can show maps and other strategic information while on the battlefield.

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Helmet Can Charge Your Cell Phone Thanks to Solar Power

Helmet Can Charge Your Cell Phone Thanks to Solar Power

When it comes to charging things while on the go, having access to the ability is pretty important. Especially as more and more devices get released. But, we're of the mind that the devices that charge our other devices need to be even remotely practical. We'll leave it up to you on whether or not a helmet that can charge your cell phones is practical or not.

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