going green 2008

Bentley gets into the green game with electric roadster concept

We’ve talked much the last two weeks about going green and electric cars, and now Bentley is getting in on the act with this tiny-yet-awesome Continental DC electric concept car. Though it&#8217

Going green: So, is biofuel actually in our best interests?

Using excess or leftover corn as a fuel source sure sounded like a good idea, especially here in the U.S. Let’s get our farmers from, I don’t, Iowa, to set aside a certain percentage of ar

Devotec Solar Charger: Acceptably svelte

This product, made by an MD, no less, is a mini solar panel with multiple charging tips and a little leather case. It’s 19.99 British pounds sterling, which, at current exchange rates, translate

Going Green: Will the Tesla Roadster bring about the all-electric revolution?

When it was announced less than two years ago, many thought the Tesla Roadster was a hoax, or at best a vaporware concept that wouldn’t go anywhere. Thankfully, those skeptics have been proven w

Going Green: Orly airport relies on geo-thermal energy

I’m a fan of geo-thermal energy. It’s almost free, available everywhere, and doesn’t pollute in any way. France likes it too, and is taking advantage of it to power a new airport. Ge

Going Green: What of hydrogen-powered cars? (Keep dreamin')

Outside of the cesspool that is New York City, regular folk drive cars to and fro’. And while New Yorkers may get a bad rap for being “mean” or “high-strung” or “fa

Going Green: Should you convert to Biodiesel? How does it work?

Every once in a while you might see a car go by with a sticker proclaiming “Powered by soybeans” or “I run biodiesel! Ask me how!” or some such message. No doubt you’re c

Lowepro Primus AW is the most eco-friendly camera bag

I’m really digging on Lowepro’s gear lately. The Fastpack I reviewed a couple months back is still in great shape. I’ve got the Flipside, which is fantastic. I still have to do a formal review o

Going Green: If you have to use a printer, do it the environmentally friendly way

I love this month’s feature package, Going Green. It’s perfect for my tree hugging lifestyle and it gets everyone else at CG on board. There seems to be a misconception that being eco-friendly is

Biodegradable cell phones in the works

http://www.ideasforlife.tv/externalPlayer.swf It’s a rather long video, but the University of Warwick’s Warwick Manufacturing Group is working with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd to

Help-Key Going Green Edition: Tips to maximize your rechargeable batteries

With so many portable devices in our homes, we use a lot more batteries than people think about. After many uses, though, many rechargeable batteries can suddenly fail, rendering the device useless if

Greening the geek house

Go downstairs and check out your power meter. It’s probably spinning frantically. Why? Because you’re blowing electricity out of your home theatre set-up and home office like a fiend. Don&

Going Green: How to get rid of your gadgety crap

I’d be willing to bet that there are very few people out there who don’t have an old Motorola StarTac in a kitchen drawer or a pale, yellowish 14-inch CRT monitor in the basement or a stic

Going Green at CrunchGear

Geeks are a selfish lot. Our obsessions are resource intensive and damaging to the environment. Every gadget we buy, ever minute we spend charging our iPhones, every laptop we send into oblivion in th

Australia's 'green' graveyard uses GPS to find graves

Now the environmentally conscious can continue their quest to clean up this dump we call Earth by requesting to be buried near Lismore Memorial Park Cemetery in the Northern Rivers region of Australia