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Spotlight on Sourcing at Greener Gadgets

As the global economy strengthens its grip, consumers (and even some manufacturers) are led further and further away from the origins of the products they consume. And, of course, the greater distance a product travels to get to us means a larger carbon footprint, further damaging the environment. At the Greener Gadgets conference last week, design competition prize winner John Healy and guest ...

Yves Behar Shows Off Hackable Car, New XO Laptop at Greener Gadgets Keynote

Nonpareil designer Yves Behar kicked off the Greener Gadgets conference in New York on Thursday with a keynote in which he complained that green design is frequently "unsexy." In an appeal to designers to think about both the form and the end-result of their creations, Behar spouted a personal credo that "it's not beautiful if it's not ethical; and if it's not beautiful, it probably shouldn't exi...