SugarSync CEO Laura Yecies: Dirty cloud claims are "totally ridiculous"

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As cloud storage becomes more and more the norm for both consumers and businesses, concerns are being raised around the cloud's energy efficiency. Companies like Apple with their iCloud service have fallen foul of campaigns from the likes of Greenpeace,…

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Apple pull out of green-tech EPEAT rating program: Retina MacBook to blame?

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Apple have pulled out of the the EPEAT certification program that highlights consumer tech products that are notable for the environmental friendliness. Backed by the US government, EPEAT rewards manufacturers whose products are easily recyclable and energy efficient. Apple have…

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REVIEW: AlertMe Starter Energy monitoring kit

Gerald Lynch Energy & Efficiency, Energy systems, Features, Reviews, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

In these penny-pinching times we need every bit of help we can get to keep our bills down. Is AlertMe the solution to keeping those electricity bills in check, or a needlessly expensive alternative to switching off the lights before heading on out for the day?

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Proporta launch new Smart self-assembly range of eco-friendly smartphone cases

Gerald Lynch Apple, Cases, Covers & Bags, Energy & Efficiency, iPad, iPad accessories, iPhone, iPhone accessories, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

If you're the sort of person who keeps a track on your carbon footprint with every carefully weighted step, you may want to have a look at Proporta's latest Smart range of eco-freindly smartphone cases. With a strong focus…

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Best Buy UK stores to stock electric cars, bikes and scooters – Gallery

Gerald Lynch Energy & Efficiency, Features, Gallery, Retail, Tech Digest news, Transport, Vehicles 5 Comments

Best Buy, the massive US tech retailer, are opening stores in the UK this week, with the first opening in Lakeside on the 30th April. But it's not just hard-drives and gadgets for sale; Best Buy UK are set to…

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Nokia looking to patent self-recharging phone batteries

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Nokia are looking to file a patent for a mechanism that would allow phone batteries to recharge themselves when out and about by collecting the kinetic energy generated by movement. It'd work like this: the heavier components within a phone…

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