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SPECIAL MENTION: Samsung is bringing the TV remote into the 21st century with its rechargeable Eco Remote, a sustainable and stylish device equipped with solar cells and a USB charger that can run up to two years on a single charge. The company says the switch to a more eco-friendly remote can save up to 40 million batteries a year, eliminate 2,100 tons of greenhouse gases, and prevent a significant amount of metal from contaminating soil and groundwater. —Jared Linzdon

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