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07.17.13 Andy Cush

A group of British researchers has reached a truly piss-poor solution to phone battery life: piss! That is to say, a urine-powered fuel cell that outputs an electricity. Here it is on video: How does it work? Bacteria placed in the fuel cell consume your pee, and naturally output electrons as a result–those electrons produce […]

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05.23.13 Marina Galperina

Do you have a dumbphone, but still want to access internet things? Welcome to The Dumb Store. A project by Allison Burtch and Ramsey Nasser, just premiered week at the ITP graduate program showcase in Tisch. “We think that information should be available to everyone, irrespective of the hardware or software they have,” Burtch tells ANIMAL. The Dumb Store is truly a platform for everyone: […]

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11.07.12 Andy Cush

David Krawczyk and Navjot Kaur hope you never have to deal with a dead phone again. The two designers are planning to place free, public stationary bikes around New York, each of which is hooked up to a dynamo and set of chargers–so when your phone runs out of juice, you can simply find a […]

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