O2 launches Switch Up to allow customers to swap mobile phones
Recycle your old gadgets on eBay Instant Sale and make a few quid at the same time
Last week eBay launched "Instant Sale" allowing you to hawk your old gadgets for some quick cash. The stripped down sales page of the giant auction house is dead easy requiring you to answer only two questions – will…
One billion PCs currently in use – and 35 million will hit landfills this year
One billion people are currently struggling to install printer and wi-fi drivers around the world at this very minute, as the humble PC rockets past the big one-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.
And due to our friends in “developing markets” this current one billion global PC figure will double to two billion by as soon as 2014, according to research…
Recycle your old hard drive – turn it into a Hard Drive Clock
The ASUS Ecobook will match your kitchen's cheap laminate flooring
Good god. We often fantasise about a revival in woodgrain-covered technology, but the reality is… pretty nasty. No wonder this sort of thing was outlawed by Brussels in the mid-1980s.
This new bamboo-laminated beast is the Asus Ecobook – an environmentally-friendly machine that’s apparently better than everything else because 50% of its components can be recycled. Frankly, the last thing we think about when buying a laptop is what’s going to happen to it when it breaks and we have to throw it away, but if you want something that’s hypothetically slightly better for the world after it stops working and cost more to fix than to replace, this sort of does the job.
Xerox develops paper that erases itself
I'd hope that none of us wants to see the planet in ruins (apart from maybe a few comic book baddies) so when something like the following comes along we should all be pretty happy. Those clever folk over at Xerox…