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EcoStrip Keeps Your Computer From Stealing Energy When It's Turned Off

EcoStrip Keeps Your Computer From Stealing Energy When It's Turned Off

Priced at around $29 per unit, the EcoStrip plugs into your computer's USB port and automatically switches off power flow to all devices when the computer is shut down. Even though its price is about double that of most surge protectors, the EcoStrip will easily pay for itself within a year, since many computer configurations waste more than $70 a year when they're out of use.

January 28, 2008

Apple Unveils Thinnest Laptop, Macbook Air: New Green Features

Apple Unveils Thinnest Laptop, Macbook Air: New Green Features

Steve Jobs, head of Apple, walked on stage at the Macworld Expo with a manila mailing envelope that looked like it had a thin corporate report in it. Opening the envelope Jobs took out the new scintillatingly cool, titaniumed-silver Macbook Air. So thin it fits easily into a mailer, and stuffed with features, the latest invention from Apple wowed the audience and reviewers. And even Greenpeace gave some applause to the Macbook Air, as it marks Apple’s furthest step ever in making its computers green.

January 25, 2008

Google Announces First Wave of 'DotOrg' Grants

Google Announces First Wave of 'DotOrg' Grants

The first round of grants awarded by Google's "DotOrg" charitable organization has  been announced. In total, $175 million will be doled out worldwide to charities and research projects in the next three years, across five major areas of philanthropy.

January 17, 2008

Canon Announces Three Categories of Green Branding and Products

Canon Announces Three Categories of Green Branding and Products

The consumer and business electronics giant Canon unveiled a 2008 plan for making its packaging and products more friendly to environment and buyers. Using the tag line “Generation Green”, Canon created three categories of marketing and product manufacturing practices intended to help consumers identify Canon as a green conscious company with a range of green goods and policies.

January 8, 2008

Ask.com Lets You Keep Your Searches Private

Ask.com Lets You Keep Your Searches Private

The battle over internet privacy has been around as long as the web itself, and while it's probably true that there never will be such a thing as true anonymity on the internet, privacy advocates believe that the less information that's collected about you, the better. Whether or not you have anything to hide, do you really want companies like Google and Yahoo! to be able to sell information about your browsing habits to advertisers without your knowledge or approval?

December 12, 2007

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