When used with proper precautions, power tools are perfectly safe. But if horror stories about lost digits in shop class make you nervous about working with wood, a German power tool maker called Mafell has created a self-propelled circular saw that keeps your hands and fingers well clear while it cuts.
Here at Giz, we're all fans of facial hair. And though not all of us prefer having hair on our faces, we know a good 'stache when we see one.
When we see gadget concepts, they are in some sense finished products, whether they're prototypes, mock-ups, or shiny computer renders. But what comes before that? As seen in these beautiful sketches for Core 77's Invitational Design Competition: fantastic, unbridled brainstorming.
There's only one day left of voting at Core77's second annual Greener Gadgets design competition, and there are a lot of crazy product concepts to check out, some that may actually save the world one day. Plus, most are made of white and green plastic so there—automatic carbon reduction! [Core77]
Dutch designer Gert-Jan van Breugel has come up with the idea of a degradable cellphone. Remove the antenna, battery and print board, chuck the bio-plastic and bamboo body of the phone on the compost heap, and in a few weeks, bamboo seeds inside the phone will grow and turn your former communication device into a…