Some weeks it's all about the games, and we've got at least one of those for you. And some weeks it is all about the productivity and utility apps kicking butt and making your life easier. This week is one of the latter. And as spring finally seems to be cracking through the world, here's a few apps to likewise inspire you to do some things.
Think of the MacBook Eco as a hybrid car you can toss in your backpack. Just as a Prius is powered by a combination of gasoline and electricity, the MacBook Eco will stay running with a mashup of technologies that includes solar energy, piezoelectric power, and wireless electricity.
The trick for the engineers is to create gadgets with features galore that can still be fueled by batteries small enough—and efficient enough—to make sense for portable devices. The trick for us, meanwhile, is to keep our power-hungry gear charged. In the search for alternative battery chargers, we present our favorite innovative, earth-friendly power providers.