Canon i560 Printer

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We list this inexpensive printer because it is one of the most efficient in terms of ink consumption and ink price. Also, Canon has committed to eliminating lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and mercury from its printers by December 2004. Inkjet printers also use much less energy than laser printers. Notes from CNET: Canon’s i560 desktop […]

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Panasonic Toughbook W2

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Most notebooks aren’t really built tough enough. They get scratched and break if you drop them. The Toughbook W2 has a lot going for it. It’s rugged (it has a magnesium alloy case & shock mounted hard drive), ultralight (2.8 lbs), thin (about 1.2"), has a long battery life (5-6 hrs), and is relatively inexpensive […]

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Producing Drinking Water from Rain Water

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It is possible to produce pure drinking water from rain water using a combination of devices costing around $300 total. Here’s how to do it: Install a roof washer and a rain barrel ($200). A roof washes diverts the first ten gallons or so of rain water away from your barrel — it contains such […]

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Azumi Multifunctional Furniture

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  This chest of drawers by Azumi cantilevers with a simple action to become an occasional table. The Azumis, a husband and wife team of designers, say this reflects Japanese needs where rooms are often multipurpose and furniture and tatami mats are reconfigured as required. Another example is their wire-frame recliner that can be flipped […]

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