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Solar-powered carmaker Lightyear raises $81M and gears up for production

Lightyear, a Dutch startup developing a long-range hybrid solar-powered car, today announced that it has raised €81 million ($81 million) as it prepares to begin production of its first vehicle in t

Tesla’s Cybertruck will have a solar charging option, says Musk

  Tesla revealed its Cybertruck pickup last night, a SciFi-tastic wedge built from the same steel alloy that SpaceX is using for its Starship spaceship. Elon Musk spent about 20 minutes showing

Apple Patents A Two-Sided Solar-Powered MacBook Screen With Touch Input

A new patent granted to Apple today (via AppleInsider) introduces a concept that shows how it might go about introducing touch-based input to its notebook line. The patent describes a special notebook

Well now, IKEA makes solar-powered lights

<img src="" />What's that dumb joke, something about “why do you park on a driveway and drive on a parkway”? That logic doesn't real

Solar-powered Chinese car travels 93 miles per 30-hour charge

China’s 001 Group, based in Zhejiang province, has produced a solar-powered car that costs some $5,500—more than reasonable for any car, let alone one that’s partially fueld by our o

Solar-powered hearing aids help poor deaf folk

Did you know that there’s 250 million people around the world who are hearing-impaired? Even worse, two-thirds of them live in the developing world. Odds are, these people don’t have the t

CrunchDeals: 20 percent off Solio's kickass line

I love my Solio Classic. Anything I own that charges over USB will never die so long as I have my Solio around. It’s helping me to conserve a little bit of energy when I can. Every little bit he

Soltronix Solar Powered AM/FM Radio: Save the Environment, Listen to Hot Talk

From the looks of it, going “green” is set to become the next SoHo fashion trend, following the micro-sized dog fad that’s all the rage right now. One way to get jump on the bandwago

Hippy Bath in a Bag

If you’re the “outdoorsy” type, then you’re probably not very bright. The idea of abandoning thousands of years of technology, industry, social evolution and hygiene to “

Solar Powered Gadget Charging Purse for Stylish Girl Nerds

If you’re girlfriend is like mine, then you always have to wonder if her phone is charged when you call her. Often she’ll answer, “Hey, baby!” only to be disconnected as the ba

Solar Keyboard for Eco-Geeks

If you’re concerned that your porn downloading habits are bad for the environment, then your idea of conscience is more mixed-up than mine. But it might feel better after you pick up this keyboa

Solar Powered GPS Receiver for Hermits, Perverts

That fancy GPS unit you just got for Xmas isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good in the woods if its battery dies. No, sadly, you’re to be eaten by a bear. And who wants to lug a handfu

Solar Power in Her Purse

Being that I’m a geek, I think of gadgets when it’s time to find a gift for my sweetie. Unfortunately, gadgets are generally geared towards guys, some exceptions being cell phones and the