August 2017

Fairphone bites into Apple, in a sexy way

By | 2017-09-08T17:34:52+00:00 August 31st, 2017|

Modular upgrades for phones are finally here! And about time too. Fairphone owners will be able to slot upgraded camera modules into their phones when they go on sale in September. Whatever you think of Fairphone, this is a major [...]

July 2017

Quality food producers fighting against the supermarket sweep in Italy

By | 2017-09-08T18:00:50+00:00 July 25th, 2017|

How do quality food producers survive in the remorseless sweep of supermarkets in Italy? This is the short story of the foods so valuable to one Italian town, they took matters into their own hands. Cudos to Scambiologico in Potenza. This is [...]

The youth club using 3D printers to fix anything for their neighbourhood

By | 2017-09-08T18:01:30+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

Fix anything, more or less. That's the promise of the tiny but high-tech MADlab Genova. The guys are rapidly bringing to an end that annoying modern problem of having to throw something away because a little part has broken. This is [...]

Italy’s roughest neighbourhood is sharing all its stuff

By | 2017-09-08T18:02:35+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|

Why own something when you can share 100? Sharing libraries are getting popular as people see the cash and community benefits. This one (Si Chiama Pietro) has a twist - it is thriving in one of Italy's roughest neighbourhoods. This [...]