Uncharted Play: harnessing clean energy for the #NeedEconomy

Uncharted Play envisions a world with sustainable, clean and renewable energy, all while promoting the importance of physical activity and making meaningful social impact. It’s first product, sOccket, is an energy harnessing soccer ball that powers a 3-LED lamp after hours of play. The more you play, the more energy is generated. Second is Pulse, a jump rope that acts as a portable battery charger. Charge it by plugging it into a wall or laptop, or by using it to jump rope. Uncharted Play’s most recent development is a proprietary technology called M.O.R.E., or Motion-based, Off-grid, Renewable Energy, designed to seamlessly integrate into nearly any object, from bicycles and wheelchairs, to baby strollers or skateboards, to either power the object itself or other objects. #NeedEconomy

Sweeten upgrades the home renovation process

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Sweeten endeavors to take the hassle out of home renovation and make it a positively memorable experience. 1. Homeowners post their renovation projects for free on the platform; 2. The Sweeten team proposes pre-vetted local contractors to choose from, providing samples of their work and former client reviews; and 3. Homeowners choose the contractors they like best, arrange personal visits and negotiate estimates with them direct before making a final choice. Besides being a user-friendly matchmaking platform for the renovation process, Sweeten keeps a blog which is arguably it’s most effective promotional partner. It features pictures of finished client projects, interviews with homeowners and contractors, as well as renovation-needy spaces for sale and more.

LinkNYC: the coronation of a Smart City as leader in public service tech!

This pioneering communications network replaced over 7500 public pay phones across NYC’s five boroughs with structures known as Links. LinkNYC provides New Yorkers and visitors with super fast, free Wi-Fi hotspots + free phone calls within the USA. Also: device charging and a tablet for internet browsing, access to city services, maps and directions. For the first time in the world, one experiences a Smart City as both traveler and local public service provider. With the deployment of LinkNYC, the Big Apple continues to live up to its much deserved reputation as the world’s premier international city. Funded by advertising. Free for everyone. #NeedEconomy