Woodoo is creating decarbonized wood-based materials

Woodoo, a startup working on alternative materials for various industries, has raised $31 million. The company is manufacturing composite materials based on wood so that they can replace common materi

Kebony raises $34M to make sustainable softwood behave like hardwood, using food waste

It’s fairly simply: Softwood grows a lot faster — in “sustainable” forests — than hardwood. The latter is often found in bio-diverse old-growth forests like, um, the Amazon.

Pittsburgh’s Kerf Cases enrobes your phone in fine wood

One iPhone case is much like the other unless it’s made of figured walnut wood from a retired woodworker in California and feels like the surface of a finely-sanded and well-made piece of antiqu

HandiBot Is The Robotic Carpenter Of Geppetto’s Dreams

Given that I have no talent in woodworking I suspect <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1320575205/handibottm-a-smart-digital-power-tool">Handibot</a> may - dare I say it? -

Bamboo-Clad ADzero Android Phone Goes From Concept To Real Product

Ever since I saw this <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_CDLBTJD4M">mesmerizing commercial</a> for the wood-clad (and unfortunately named) <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/11/08/touch-wood-

This $650 Board Is For Audiophiles Only

Are you someone special? Are you rich? Do you wildly misunderstand electronics? Then you’re probably an audiophile, that rare breed of human who thinks that goofy add-ons like this ridiculous $6

Accoya Uses Chemistry Trick To Detoxify Exterior Wood Treatment Process

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/accoya-wood-fence.jpg'> Most options for wood used in decks, outdoor furniture and siding are rarely entirely earth friendly, since they are

Wood Stock, For Telling What Kind Of Wood You’re Looking At

This only qualifies as a gadget under the loosest of definitions, but I think it’s cool so up it goes. German company Woodloops makes these little Wood Stock kits, essentially Pantone chips for

And here we have a wooden iPod

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/wooden-ipods.jpg">I don't think you have to be a craftsman to appreciate the beauty of this handmade iPod. It's a tad large and bulky, bu

An $85 wooden iPhone case

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/wooden1.jpg">From one <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/10/29/diy-wooden-usb-thumb-drive/">woodworker</a> to another, huge props fo

DIY: Wooden USB flash drive

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Dodge truck gets wood; still able to drive coast-to-coast

How about wood for a fuel? It’s renewable, plentiful, and local. The thought isn’t anything new but with the soaring price in gasoline, it’s making a come back. Just don’t cal

Man carves wood into geek art

Like art? Like wood? Oh, boy, are you in for a treat. Michael Rae, sculptor, bases his art in geek culture, which is why you see this gigantic gun that could well be out of Doom. It’s called the

WoodRatchet: It ratchets your wood


Wooden Suit for Stephen Hawking mystifies all who try to discern its purpose

Another day, another odd suit. This one, designed by Michael T. Rea, is called the “Suit for Stephen Hawking” and I don’t understand it at all. It’s made of wood, yes, but I do

Jupiter Mouse is made of wood, acts funny, looks like Jupiter

[photopress:jupitermouse.jpg,full,left]We talked about computers made of bamboo and mouses that heat your hands, but here’s a little of column A and a little of column B. It’s a wooden sph

Hanspree displays wood panel TVs that look really damn good

Hannspree is showing off a few “designer TVs” today. They’re 32-inch and 37-inch HDTVs that seem fairly pedestrian, with the exception of the natural wood paneling. These TVs look gr

Headphones made of wood hope to be a real boy someday but for now are just pricey

The HP-FX500 headphones from JVC are partly made of wood, which is supposed to make stuff sound better. Here’s to hoping that it makes stuff sound WAY better because these things are expensive.

Soviet TV case mod: Be happy you've got today's TVs

Not too long ago, this Soviet-era wooden TV was the 1080p, 70-inch plasma of its day. Now it’s computer case mod, sitting casually atop your desk like a proud worker. Honor it. Case Mod: Soviet-

iPod Nano Gets a Wood Case

if someone asked you what would protect your iPod more, aluminum or wood, what would you choose? *bbzzzzzz* Wrong. The answer is wood, or at least the Dutch company Miniot thinks so. They have a woode