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Power Your Gadgets Using Your Body’s Movement With HandEnergy

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 9:15 am

Because everyone is so dependent on their gadgets, powering them can be a problem. Most of the devices we use today only last a day on a full charge, so finding ways of feeding them can be very stressful. The most obvious way is to…



Zillion, Tile Partnership Means You’ll Never Lose Your Wallet Ever Again

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 9:15 am

When smartphones became popular a few years ago, losing them immediately became a problem. Once that problem was solved, people started wondering why they couldn’t utilize the same technology to locate their other personal belongings. That’s when Tile came along. By attaching a tiny…

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The Future of Device Charging Technology Has Arrived

By | Oct 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Plugging in your smartphone with a standard cable has been a hassle for years. Where’s the outlet, which side should it be on, and why do I have to keep fumbling with these annoying things? Startup founders and budding entrepreneurs don’t have time for…


Finally, Someone Invented a Reversible USB Cable

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The explosion of smartphone use has contributed a lot to society. People are more connected than ever and it’s all thanks to these handy little devices that fit in our pockets. From managing finances to catching imaginary Pokémon, there is no end to the…

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EverCharge and Schneider Electric Are Coming to a Building Near You

By | Mar 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm

At 1776, one of our tools to accelerate innovation is our Seed Fund, which allows us to invest in startups poised to scale. When we spot a shifting landscape within one of our core sectors like transportation or energy, we search for startups that…

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iPad-Size Solar Device to Bring Electricity to Rural Asia

By | Apr 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm

According to the Worldwatch Institute, 1.3 billion people don’t have access to electricity, and another 1 billion don’t have reliable access. Some of those people are in Cambodia, where entrepreneur VS Hariharan took a trip earlier this year. “People don’t have power with their…

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Powerbag Messenger Charges Your Devices On-The-Go

By | Dec 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

If you’re the type of person that’s always on-the-go, the new Powerbag Messenger by Ful is right up your alley. The lightweight bag allows you to charge your smartphone, iPod, tablet or any other of your mobile devices when an outlet isn’t handy. The…

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InStepNanoPower Charges Your Cell Phone While You Walk

By | Sep 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

Redefining what it really means to go on a “power walk,” InStepNanoPower has developed prototype shoes that harvest energy as their wearers walk around. The energy captured is enough to power portable electronic gadgets like your cell phone. More and more companies are developing…