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  • Charger Not Included: U.K. Carrier O2 To Sell HTC Phone With USB Cable But No Plug

    Charger Not Included: U.K. Carrier O2 To Sell HTC Phone With USB Cable But No Plug

    Peer into the drawers of the average gadget addict and you’re sure to find a tangled mess of unused chargers gathering dust. Mobile phones are a prime offender in creating redundant gadget junk, with new models released every few months to drive upgrades. Indeed, U.K. carrier O2 calculates there are now more than 100 million unused phone chargers languishing in Brits’ drawers… Read More

  • Apple Is Creating An E-Waste Problem

    Apple Is Creating An E-Waste Problem

    What happens when you change one port? Quite a lot, actually. Apple introduced the 30-pin iPod port on April 28, 2003. That makes the technology – a fairly streamlined solution for 2003 – nine years old and, thanks to the iPhone’s popularity, essentially ubiquitous. Now, however, as news leaks about either a 19- or 9-pin overhaul of the technology, there’s something… Read More

  • Does Apple Value Secrecy More Than The Environment?

    Does Apple Value Secrecy More Than The Environment?

    According to new research from Pew Internet, 82% of American adults own a cell phone, Blackberry, iPhone or other similar devices. And 65% of adults who own them say they have slept with their cell phones on or right next to their beds. Yet consumers don’t know what these devices are made of exactly, and what their environmental and health impact may be. Phone manufacturers… Read More