LTT Recommends: How Can I Recycle This?

Inspiration can arrive when and where we least expect it. Take, for example, “How Can I Recycle This?”, a great web site from the U.K. that provides readers with creative ways to reuse, repurpose or recycle…



Design: Bicycle Wind Turbines

We’re fascinated with products that capture energy that would otherwise be lost yet don’t require any changes to how we use or consume them. We’ve covered a few examples -smart showers that harnesses waste heat from shower…



Smart Poop: pet waste powers streetlight

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, even your dog’s poop is smart. The Boston enclave, better known as home to such esteemed landmarks as Harvard and MIT, now lays claim to dog parks that use dog waste to power lampposts.…



eBay tests out reusable boxes

Every spring, eBay hosts an Innovation Expo that invites eBay employees, from every department and level of the organization, to develop prototypes for new products and breakthrough innovations. This year, more than 250 employees on nearly 80…


Brands: Nissan’s big push

Nissan is running a string of clever ads ahead of the release of its all-electric LEAF. The spot (above) takes the cake. It had me asking the entire commercial, “how did they do that?!” and then had…



Weeels: mobile app for sharing cabs

As my two year old will figure out at some point, sharing is a good thing. This blog, actually, has always been meant as a grown up sandbox, where we share new ideas with people who share a…