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  • Green: California getting closer to banning power-hungry TVs

    Green: California getting closer to banning power-hungry TVs

    Uh oh, another vaguely political post on CrunchGear. As you already know, the Consumer Electronics Association, the trade group that organizes CES, is fighting tooth and nail against possible regulations that would see California essentially ban the sale of power-hungry HDTVs. This mostly affects plasmas because they consume the most electricity of the different types of TVs out there. Read More

  • Iomega announces new StorCenter ix2-200

    Iomega announces new StorCenter ix2-200

    Iomega just announced the latest addition to their rapidly growing NAS line, the ix2-200. This is the latest iteration in the line is focused on being easy to set up, something that is fairly uncommon in the small business storage market. The new model also includes a new "Green desktop" mode, which allows the NAS to spin down the drives when not in use, thereby reducing power consumption. Read More

  • Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over environmental policy

    Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over environmental policy

    Seemingly overnight, Apple has become the poster child of the responsible, Green company. (Apple recently posted all the details of its efforts; Greenpeace is now BFFs with Apple.) In fact, it's so pro-enviroment (as if anyone is anti-environment!) that it just quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is a huge organization that represents business interests to the various powers that be. The… Read More

  • Good idea: automated phone recycler that gives you store credit

    Good idea: automated phone recycler that gives you store credit

    While gadget recycling services like Gazelle are handy and more people should take advantage of them, this in-store "ecoATM" is perhaps an even better idea. You put your old phone in there, identify it, and it checks for signs of wear. You get a quote on the spot, redeemable in store credit or whatever — or if it's not worth anything, you can have it safely recycled and they'll plant a tree… Read More

  • Greenpeace hates Apple, HP a little bit less today

    Greenpeace hates Apple, HP a little bit less today

    Like many of you, my knowledge of Greenpeace begins and ends with that one Seinfeld episode, the one where the NBC executive, so in love with Elaine, freaks out and joins the organization in order to impress her. That is to say I don't really understand the “point” of the organization, or who appointed it the protector of the environment. But, it is, somehow, so let's roll with it. Good news… Read More

  • Apple to Greenpeace: Look, we're trying our best, ok!

    Apple to Greenpeace: Look, we're trying our best, ok!

    It looks like all of Greenpeace's needling of Apple over the past few years has paid off, as the house that Jobs built is about to announce its successes in becoming a more green company. Think carbon emissions data,all that jazz. Even though Apple is trying plenty hard to assuage the Green Brigade, it thinks it's being treated rather unfairly. Read More

  • Rechargeable air horn ushers in age of endless amusement

    Rechargeable air horn ushers in age of endless amusement

    The common air horn: enhancer of graduation ceremonies, sporting event attention-getter, and the perfect way to wake someone out of a drunken slumber. But air horns are expensive and they don't last that long -- there's got to be a better way! Read More

  • That USB chainsaw is not real

    That USB chainsaw is not real

    So that fake USB Chainsaw from the other day is indeed fake. Hence the fakeness. It's instead an eye-opening ad campaign aimed at educating the public about the wastefulness of printers. Read More

  • Ford, Nissan, Tesla all to get Energy Department loans

    Ford, Nissan, Tesla all to get Energy Department loans

    The U.S. Government created a requirement that by 2020, the majority of cars sold here must get at least 35 miles per gallon. This requires a big commitment on the part of auto makers and so the Energy Department was authorized last year to lend $25 billion dollars. The first round of financing is expected to be announced today with Ford, Nissan, and Tesla getting all getting a sizable chunk… Read More

  • Sony takes the mercury out of alkaline batteries

    Sony takes the mercury out of alkaline batteries

    Sony, so far not known to be a particularly "green" tech company, has announced plans [JP] to commercialize a total of six different models of batteries that contain no mercury. The company said it's the first that has found a way to mix absorbent raw material into the cathode, eliminating the need to use mercury in the button batteries. Read More