Unless they have got stake in a big oil company, the most common reasons people have for opposing the installation of wind turbines is the noise pollution and the risk they pose to birds. But a radically redesigned turbine with flapping wings instead of spinning blades might finally solve both of those problems.
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Video: Tired of teaching your older family members how to use their smartphones every time you visit? Just do what YouTube's Mr Volt did and build a custom mobile phone out of aluminium, brass and wood with a working rotary dial that's reminiscent of the ancient land line phones introduced back in the 1920s.
What appears to be an iPhone 6 prototype popped up yesterday on eBay and, though the listing has now been taken down, bids reached $US50,100 ($69,798). The seller, who described the phone as "vintage", said they bought it from a friend. It appears to be missing an FCC logo, serial number and IMEI number.
Google's modular smartphone may have been severely delayed, but other people have been thinking about different smartphone forms too. Like this cube-based device, which uses separate modules to build up unusually shaped mobile devices.
Have you ever found your car stranded in a parking lot because some neighbouring (jerk) drivers have parked too close for you to even open the door? That's one problem that Jaguar Land Rover's new prototype remote app can solve, letting you back your vehicle out of a tight spot using your smartphone.
When square phones don't quite work and suing Ryan Seacrest is taking too long, what's a BlackBerry to do? Combine the weirdest new hardware trend and a classic old one together in one super (silly?) smartphone. Blackberry just teased the new "dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard — yes a slider device!" at this years Mobile World Congress.