Tag: Energy saving
REVIEW: AlertMe Starter Energy monitoring kit
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?
PC World launches low-energy Advent Eco PC with decent specs
PC World has announced the launch of its new Advent Eco PC, a desktop computer which uses just 25 watts of power, yet hasn’t skimped on specs.
It has a T5250 Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, DVD writer, four USBs and a DVI output, wireless keyboard, and built-in Wi-Fi (hence the big antenna sticking out of the back)…
World's smallest PC unveiled – the teeny, tiny, Compulab fit-PC Slim
“Honey, have you seen my PC?” “Did you check down the back of the sofa?”
That’s the refrain that’ll echo through the home offices of suburban Britain in the near future if this tiny, tiny PC takes off. This PC, no bigger than the palm of your hand, actually has surprisingly reasonable specs behind it. A 500MHz AMD Geode processor, upto 512MB of RAM, ethernet, Three USB ports, Wifi and a 60GB hard drive are available at maximum spec. Oh, and it runs Linux, obviously, though Windows XP is an option…
ENERGY MONITORING WEEK: The Eco-Eye Elite
Let this be a lesson to me. Never trust elderly neighbours. When I moved into my new flat a few weeks back, the my neighbour was all sweetness and light. She let us into the electricity meter box, so that we could get a reading to tell our supplier. She also revealed that she’s the only person in the entire universe with a key to the electricity box. No problem. I won’t need to get in there again for a long time….
Akhter Computers launch PC which uses less energy than a lightbulb
The world of technology isn’t exactly known for environmental friendliness. Greenpeace regularly rate a bunch of tech companies on their website and no-one is currently scoring higher than 5.1/10. Some companies score extremely poorly. Nintendo score just 0.8/10.
I’m a big fan of green tech. I studied Meteorology at University, and that came with a bunch of climate change and renewable energy classes. Both taught me a lot about what we really should be doing with our planet. Unfortunately, I also really like having new shiny gadgets full of pollutants and toxic substances. That internal conflict makes me sad sometimes, but I brightened up considerably when I saw the LoCO2PC…
Lights went out on Google Israel yesterday
If you missed it Google Israel went all black yesterday in honour of Earth Hour (something to do with raising awareness of energy conservation). Offline, Israelis were invited to turn off their lights from 8pm – 9pm, which is utterly ridiculous. Why not ask people to make sure they leave lights off during the day, rather then ask them to sit in darkness for an hour in the middle of the night?
Shiny Video Review: Energy Saving Kettles
Susi teams up with Hippyshopper‘s Abi to try out some eco-friendly gadgets in the form of energy saving kettles. Brave Cap’n Weaser also ventures into unknown territory by taking her very first sip of tea… ever. We salute her…
Nokia first mobile phone maker to introduce energy saving alerts to handsets
Nokia has announced that it has begun to build in alerts to its mobile phone handsets encouraging people to unplug the charger unit from the mains once their phone has fully charged.
The Nokia 1200, Nokia 1208, and Nokia 1650 will be the first handsets to get the environmentally-friendly treatment, with the entire Nokia product range following in due course.
Sky introduce energy-saving overnight standby mode for Sky+ and Sky HD boxes
In a bid to become a little more environmentally friendly, Sky is introducing a new automatic energy-saving initiative for all its Sky+ and Sky HD boxes. The new feature will automatically switch a customer's Sky box into standby mode if…
Electricity use for gadgets "to double"
As more and more gadgets are hailed as "must-own" items and sale numbers of these items grows, electricity usage is growing too. It's now estimated that electricity use – through the sales boom of such items as electric toothbrushes and cordless…