State of Power: Should Batteries Be Regulated?


I a bid to control electronic waste and make the planet a bit greener, there had been chatter in the past about standardizing on phone chargers. As recent as the end of last month, the European Union and its commissioners are said to be mulling on micro USB as the de facto phone standard, a […]

Apple Goes Green for iCloud Power

A giant solar array provides 100 percent of the power to Apple's Maiden, N.C. data center

Today Apple announced that 75 percent of its corporate facilities across the globe no rely on renewable energy for power instead of fossil fuels, up from 35 percent in 2010. In the company’s Environmental Footprint Report for fiscal 2012, Apple revealed that a number of its facilities operate entirely on renewable energies. Apple’ corporate headquarters […]

What Smartphone Manufacturers Can Learn From Ford Motor Co.


While automotive and smartphone industries seem like separate entities with few common shared spaces except for infotainment synchronization with phones, there are lots of advancements in materials research at Ford Motor Company that could be applied to smartphones. One of the key areas that Ford is pushing forward is eco-friendly, and the company has marked […]

Why Ford Should Make a Green Smartphone


While smartphone manufacturers have moved past the days of neon green trim on green smartphones, environmentally friendly smartphones remain niche products that cannot stand on their own merits. We shouldn’t need to choose between a green smartphone and a great smartphone. Take the LG Optimus Elite, a new green Android smartphone with a paltry 800Mhz processor that […]

Apple Awarded Patent for Hydrogen Fuel Power on Mobile Devices


Apple was recently awarded a patent for hydrogen fuel technology on mobile devices. Thought the patent award gives Apple an early advantage and lead in the space, it’s unclear when and if this technology will make it into smaller mobile devices from Apple or other manufacturers, including the company’s MacBook Air and Pro line of […]

LeafSnap iPhone App Can Identify Trees by Their Leaves


LeafSnap, a new iPhone application developed by facial recognition experts at Columbia University and the University of Maryland, is able to determine a species of tree by analyzing a photograph of a leaf. Once installed, simply use the iPhone’s camera and take a picture of a leaf on a piece of white paper, and let […]

Eco-Talk: Android for Good at Google I/O Helps Users Recycle Android Phones


Google is asking attendees of its Google I/O conference to bring in old unlocked Android smartphones in working conditions to donate to the Android for Good program, which will clean up your phone and send it to someone in a developing country. As I/O is geared towards geeky developers–who may constantly upgrade to the newest […]

Eco-Talk: Are You Carrying Hazardous Waste in Your Pocket?


How important is it to turn in your old cellular phone for recycling? How does your mobile phone usage and behavior impact the world at large? And are you aware that you are in fact carrying hazardous waste everyday in your pocket, purse, or bag? These were some of the questions that were asked, answered, […]

How Green is the iPhone? [Infographic]

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The same people at Geekaphone who brought you the interesting infographic about the iPhone camera which we posted have a new infographic about the environmental friendliness of the iPhone. Earth Day may be over, but you might still want to know if your iPhone is a “green” device. The infographic below promises to show you. […]

Weekly Wrap Up: Notebook, Tablet and Smart Phone News for April 22nd

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This past week was a big one, with iPhone tracking news and a collection of other big news. We’ve condensed the hottest topics in smartphones, tablets and notebooks into this post so you can get caught up before the weekend. Perhaps one of the biggest stories this week was the iPhone tracking story which our own Warner Crocker […]

How to Find an Electronics Recycler Near You – Earth Day

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With Earth Day around the corner, we wanted to share a few easy ways to find an electronics recycler near you. By this time, you are likely familiar with online gadget recyclers like which will pay you for old electronics, but sometimes you just want to take some old gear to a local place for recycling. We’ve rounded up […]

Sprint Adds a Touch of Green to Android with Samsung Replenish


In San Francisco, California at the Climate One discussion, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse unveiled Sprint’s latest eco-friendly efforts in the form of the Samsung Replenish, an eco-conscious Android smartphone. While the phone is touted as environmentally friendly, it doesn’t skimp on specs and the Samsung Replenish should be able to take on messaging devices with […]

Sprint Announcing Eco-Friendly ‘Green’ Android Phone On April 15th

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Sprint is reportedly going to be announcing a new Android device called the Samsung Replenish on April 15th, a device that is going to be ‘green’ in some shape or fashion. The April 15th release date would put the phone on the shelves just in time for Earth Day 2011 on April 22nd. While there isn’t much […]

Would You Like Cream and Sugar with that Printer?


For those on the lookout for Green solutions to their technology needs this might (stress might) be something to check out. How about a printer that uses the dregs from your coffee maker for Ink? We all know printer ink is one of those large scams and costs a bundle (a barrell of ink I […]