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How Many eReaders Does it Take to Screw in an eBook?

Steve Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steve Ross

Looking to distinguish their wares from the pack, manufacturers have expanded the capabilities of other new gadgets to ancillary functions that may give them an edge.

Electronics and Atrocities: Tech Supply Chains Must Do No Harm

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Sullivan

Electronics companies should commit resources to trace supply chains back to the point of extraction, conduct audits, and check assurances for fraud to certify electronics products as conflict-free.

Public Porn: Technology Increases Risk Of Seeing Smut

washingtonpost.com | Monica Hesse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

But the increasing popularity of laptops and handheld devices, and the prevalence of wireless Internet access, means there's a greater chance of becom...

Anybody Here Seen My Old Friend Martin?

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ellen Whitehurst

When I came up with the concept for my first book, Make This Your Lucky Day, I decided to take important and special celebratory days off the standard yearly calendar.

Mapping Congo's Militarized Mines

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Sullivan

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 has been making news because of all the things left out of it, including billions of dollars in cuts to expensive weapons systems.

How America's Greenest Companies Can Become the Most Peaceful

David Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Sullivan

Commanding four of the top five rankings in Newsweek, the electronics industry appears to be leading the way in environmental sustainability.

Saddened by What Seems To Be a New LEGO Mission Statement

Mairi Beautyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mairi Beautyman

Why is this firm suddenly going gadget-crazy? From a tech-stand point, the new products don't seem to be anything special: Simple, cheap, a bit bulky, and not exactly option-packed.

Saving Energy: Efficient Electronics Still Power Hogs

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The proliferation of personal computers, iPods, cellphones, game consoles and all the rest amounts to the fastest-growing source of power demand in th...

California To Crack Down On Energy-Guzzling TVs?

latimes.com | Marc Lifsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Concerned that the growing popularity of big-screen televisions could make it harder for California to keep pace with electricity demand, state energy...

New Rule: Float Like Obama, Sting Like Ali

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

Here's the thing: Muhammad Ali also had a way with words, but it helped enormously that he could also punch guys in the face.

3 New Computers That May Change Your Mind About Energy Efficiency

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Many people don't think to unplug their computers and many times don't even turn them off once they are done. This has led to some innovative and very...

Which Tech Company Will Lead on Climate Change?

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

A strong global climate deal offers a real business opportunity for the IT industry through the technology needed to implement climate solutions.

Turn An Old Laptop Into An Entertainment Center (VIDEO)

LAPTOP Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

E-waste is the e-worst. Proper disposal of old computers, TVs, iPods and the rest is really important in preventing nasty toxins from leaching into ...

In Ghana, One Man's Waste Is Another's Treasure

GlobalPost | Drew Hinshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The VCRs and shattered radios entered the country optimistically labeled as secondhand gear, but they soon found their way to Aglogloshie, the place w...

More Natural Resource Conflicts To Come (AUDIO)

WorldFocus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Competition for natural resoures often lies at the heart of human conflict, from oil and water in the Middle East to contested coltan in the Democrati...

The Electronic Crybaby

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Meathead

It is 3 a.m. and something with a battery somewhere in the house is crying out for a change like a child with dirty diapers.

The Subtext of Texting

Stinson Carter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stinson Carter

It used to be that if you tried to talk to someone, you only had to compete with the other people in the bar for their attention. Now, you also have to compete with whoever that person is texting.

How To: Green Your iPod

Planet Green | Cara Smusiak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

iPod Nano's and iPod Classic's eco-friendly characteristics--they're arsenic-free glass, brominated flame retardant-free, mercury-free, PVC-free--go a...

Innergie: A Smart, Green Hub

Discovery News | Alyssa Danigelis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We're getting closer to a truly intelligent electrical-charging system. Tech startup Green Plug announced today that it will be teaming up with power ...

Black Friday Circuit City Hoax Ruffles Deal-Seeking Feathers

Black Friday Ad Hoaxes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Black Friday ads have bargain hunters in a tizzy this week, but it was a Circuit City, Future and Best Buy hoax that ruffled the most feathers. A v...

Greenest Electronics: Greenpeace Rates Major Companies Ahead Of Major Shopping

Greenpeace USA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The latest edition of our Guide to Greener Electronics has revealed that very few firms are showing true climate leadership. Despite many green claims...

Phones as Fashion: Can You Resist the New Apple iPhone?

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

According to The New York Times, Americans threw out nearly three million tons of household electronics in 2006. A few years ago, the EPA predicted that by 2005, cell phones would be discarded at a rate of more than 125 million phones each year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste.

Bad Times At Best Buy

Forbes | Ruthie Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Best Buy seems like it should be the best-equipped electronics retailer to handle a difficult economic environment. The well-regarded company has the ...

CES: Same Old Show, Some New Ideas

New York Times | David Pogue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One million exhibitors. Sixty million attendees. Four trillion booths spread across an area the size of Rhode Island. Those aren't really the specs f...