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    New iPhone 3G may not be Earth friendly

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    What is touted as the biggest announcement for this year with the apple iPhone 3G may have an often ignored flaw. Jobs announced the new iPhone will be available July 11th for half the price it sold at last year, but what was not mentioned was if the new phone was green. Apple has been criticized by some environmental organizations for not being a leader in removing toxic chemicals from its new products, and for not aggressively or properly recycling its old products. When asked about the new iPhone’s green stand, a spokesman who is responsible for all of Apple’s environmental initiatives said she didn’t know whether the new iPhone meets the “Green Apple” standards set last year.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on June 11, 2008
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    Web to go green in energy generation

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    What do you think are the big internet companies doing when they say they are going green? One single Google search query consumes 2 to 8 watt-hours of energy. To put this on a scale, Google processes petabytes of information on a daily basis while indexing the web and doing other various things. If we average this out to 4.5 watt hours per query, and consider Google is easily handling 400 million queries a day based on comScore metrics, then we can see 1,800,000,000 (1.8 billion) watt-hours of energy being used daily just for basic search queries. When a big company like Intel or Google refers to “greening” or “going green” with their server technologies the first step is finding a renewable or more efficient power source. Generally wind-power and biomass come to mind, but we’re going to need more than that to power the web as you can already see. You have to remember that a website like Youtube doesnt just rely on some hard disks spinning in some guys dorm. The amount of heat produced by these data centers is another intimidating issue we have to face… With the currently technology available we’re forced to use AC units and massive cooling centers to keep all of the servers at around 70 degrees or less. The hot air gets pumped out of the centers and usually outside, although some companies are finally using this excess heat to power office buildings and heat up pools in surrounding areas.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on May 14, 2008
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    MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer- The Most Eco-friendly Graphics Card

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    The Eco-friendly MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer Graphics comes with the Hybrid Freezer cooling technology that boasts the most power-saving environmental protection and the most efficient Hybrid Freezer cooling radiators. Utilizing the Hybrid Freezer technology, users can strictly monitor the temperature and control the ventilation for a more silent operation, high computing performance and effective heat dissipation. MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer Graphics Card is based on 65nm G94 GPU and includes 64 stream processors, and DDR memory on 256-bit memory interface. MSI N9600GT Hybrid Freezer Graphics Card also supports the latest technology such as NVIDIA SLI Technology with PCI-Express 2.0 interface for blistering graphics performance.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on May 6, 2008
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    Fujitsu Siemens zero watt LCD – Truly Green

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    Very few companies take a green initiative while producing new products that help the environment. Fujitsu Siemens has developed a new monitor that claims to use zero power in standby mode. This money-saving monitor miracle is made possible thanks to a built-in switch that shuts down the monitor completely when a signal from the computer is absent—and then abruptly brings it back to life when the signal reappears. This sort of technology will prove especially useful for businesses, which is why Fujitsu is aiming squarely at this market when the monitor is released this summer.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on May 2, 2008
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