Green Tech


Amazon, Apple, Microsoft using dirty electrons, says Greenpeace

How clean is your Internet surfing? We're not talking about porn here – we're talking about where the energy comes from to power the websites that you visit. Greenpeace has just released a report singling out those companies that use dirty energy to power their immense server farms, and praising those who are switching to green energy. So, who comes out on top?

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Vending machine buys old phones for cash

What do you do with your old phones? A new concept being launched in the US will let people sell their old, outdated equipment - to a machine.

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Who died to get you your smartphone?

Are you sure you know where all the stuff inside that new toy in your stocking comes from? People understand the concept of blood diamonds, but what about blood gold, tin and tungsten? If human activist groups are right, people are dying so that we can enjoy our smartphones and tablet computers.

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PVRs, cable boxes are energy gulpers: report

Trying to save money on your electricity bill? You might want to unplug your cable box/PVR.

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Is the typewriter really gone for good?

There’s been a plethora of reports saying the typewriter is about as dead as the horse-drawn carriage. But questions are being raised about whether the typing machine is really gone for good.

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Campaign underway for Facebook to flick off during Earth Hour

Whenever Earth Hour rolls around, we hear all about flicking off the lights, unplugging appliances and shutting down our computers to save electricity. Now, a Toronto woman was us to get off Facebook as well.

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CES: Bob Marley moves crowds in Las Vegas

Houseofmarley_Freedom-299-Dock_01 To be clear, reggae legend Bob Marley has not been brought back to life at the Consumer Electronics Show. But his music and ideals have certainly been turning heads.

Getting seen is a struggle for many exhibitors drowned out by the latest 3D TVs and tablets here at the show. Some resort to celebrity appearances, scantily-clad models and even a bogus Lady Gaga seen yesterday, so imagine how shocked I was to come across a wooden shack off to the side blasting Bob Marley jams. I was intrigued.

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Solar luggage gives your phone an extra boost

One of the biggest problems when it comes to travelling with electronic devices is battery life. Even with modern battery technology, you are eventually going to run out of juice. However, Samsonite will soon be launching a carrying case complete with a built in solar panel. The company just announced that it is using a lightweight solar module -- the same kind used for military applications -- for its carrier bag.

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Danny BradburyDanny Bradbury

Danny Bradbury is a technology journalist with 20 years' experience. He writes regularly for publications including the Guardian, the Financial Times, the Financial Post, and Backbone magazine. Danny also writes and directs documentaries.

Maurice CachoMaurice Cacho

Maurice Cacho is a Toronto-based journalist mixing his love for tech with a passion for news. He's also CP24's Web Journalist and appears daily on CP24 Breakfast and weekly on the channel's tech show, Webnation, discussing tech news and trends.