Monthly Archive for November, 2008

Android App Tackles Carbon Footprints – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

Android App Tackles Carbon Footprints

By JOE HUTSKO

While downloadable applications for the iPhone have enjoyed most of the spotlight since they began shipping, momentum is building for apps that run on the Google Android operating system, which drives the first retail Android device, T-Mobile’s G1.

One application to catch my eye is Ecorio, a carbon footprint calculator that taps into the G1’s GPS feature to track movement. Mode of travel choices include automobile, public transit and bicycle.

Link to full story: Android App Tackles Carbon Footprints – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

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Greenpeace Identifies Winners and Losers Among Gadget Makers – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

Greenpeace Identifies Winners and Losers Among Gadget Makers
By JOE HUTSKO

Greenpeace today released its latest Guide to Green Electronics, which ranks the top eighteen consumer electronics manufacturers based on overall sustainability.

Link to full story: Greenpeace Identifies Winners and Losers Among Gadget Makers – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com


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Consumption Study Takes Aim at Game Consoles – NYTimes.com – Green Inc.

Consumption Study Takes Aim at Game Consoles – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com
By JOE HUTSKO

In a new study about how much energy video game consoles consume, the Natural Resources Defense Council found that consoles in use today consume “an estimated 16 billion-kilowatt hours per year,” which, the report goes on to translate, is “roughly equal to the annual electricity use of the city of San Diego.”

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Recharging More Efficiently – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

Recharging More Efficiently – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

By JOE HUTSKO

The Powerstick by Ecosol charges your gadgets and keeps an eye on its own energy consumption.

Link to full story: Recharging More Efficiently – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

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The New MacBook’s Green Credentials – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

The New MacBook’s Green Credentials
By JOE HUTSKO

It’s certainly a step above other notebooks on the green front, but there are still some shortcomings.

Link to full story: The New MacBook’s Green Credentials – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

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NY Times Green Gadgets: Bionic Power and People-Powered Playthings

Two Green Gadgets posts in today’s New York Times Green Inc. section:

Bionic Power: ‘Culturing an Appreciation of Energy and Power’
New York Times – United States

By Joe Hutsko Max Donelan is an assistant professor of kinesiology at imon Fraser University near Vancouver, British Columbia. He is also the chief science …
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Green Gadgets: People-Powered Playthings
New York Times – United States
By Joe Hutsko Sony’s sustainability design group is developing a variety of crank-powered gadgets. (Photo: Sony) Among Time Magazine’s Best Innovations for …
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