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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of November 17, 2013

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Which smartphones and tablets are the greenest?

In honor of Earth Day we cast an environmentally conscious eye over the world of smartphones and tablets and examine what you can do ensure that your device is eco-friendly.

Our favorite eco-friendly, green smartphone and tablet accessories

Are you on the hunt for some environmentally conscious smartphone and tablet accessories? Step right up; we have some eco-friendly options to help you reduce your carbon footprint right here.

Obama’s Energy Security Trust would use $2 billion in oil lease revenues to fund green car tech

The President wants to use money earned from allowing oil and gas drilling on public lands to fund the tech that could put those industries out of business.

Gigabyte’s ultra-small desktop PC makes the Mac Mini look like a giant

Due for release around April, Gigabyte’s new, as-yet-unnamed desktop computer is smaller than most paperback novels, yet supports up to Core i7 processors.

Honda’s Sport Hybrid system milks more MPG without punishing performance

Honda rediscovers its engineering wizardry with three new remarkable drivetrain technologies.

Japan’s poo-powered Toilet Bike Neo makes a big stink outside Tokyo

Japanese toilet-maker Toto has sparked a green revolution of a different hue with its poo-powered Toilet Bike Neo.

According to Apple’s bottom line, no EPEAT certification, no problem!

There's been some shock Apple products' loss of EPEAT - but in reality, Apple's decision to throw caution to the wind and manufacture the way it wants makes complete sense.
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Pulpop MP3 speaker looks like a Dyson fan meets toilet paper roll

Made from recycled paper, the Pulpop MP3 speaker is a biodegradable system that delivers quality sound from its odd doughnut design.

Google launches ‘Story of Send’ to illustrate how your e-mails get delivered

How does Gmail work? Learn more about how Google handles e-mails by checking out The Story of Send and the work poured into those few seconds after you hit Send.
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UK’s Cottage Lodge hotel room features a pedal-to-power LCD television

A night in the Standing Hat room of the United Kingdom's Cottage Lodge will let you make use of the bicycle-powered LCD TV in its most environmentally-friendly accommodation.

Opinion: Not ready for an electric car? Get an electric scooter

Until charging stations dot the country, electric scooters make more sense than electric cars. Here’s why – and a look at what might be one of the most unique and practical models yet.