Flippable Solar-Powered Lamp Keeps Track of Energy Consumption via Wi-Fi

This unique "Spark" lamp concept comes from the far away land of Sweden where the government is planning to install smart energy meters on new homes. The meters are designed to keep track of energy consumption and relay that data over the internet for customers. The lamp uses Wi-Fi to tap into that data and changes… » 9/16/08 1:40pm 9/16/08 1:40pm

Project Inkwell 'Spark' Aiming for OLPC's Head With Its Handheld Form…

Project Inkwell's Spark is not only a potential OLPC competitor because of its handheld, UMPC form factor and K-12 educational focus, but also because it doesn't look like it's made exclusively for the preschool user base. The Spark was developed in conjunction with the design firm Ideo, and though details are vague,… » 9/02/08 7:40pm 9/02/08 7:40pm