By Tom Raftery on July 25, 2012
The World Bank issued a report yesterday showing that the number of mobile phone subscriptions in use worldwide, both pre-paid and post-paid, has now reached over 6 billion. The report went on to reveal that more than 30 billion mobile applications, or “apps,” were downloaded in 2011 alone – these apps extend the capabilities of […]
Posted in Technology / Software | Tagged android, app, battery, carat, cellphone, cellular phone, endpoint management, Energy, energy management, iOS, Mobile phone, phone, Smartphone, smartphone energy management
By Bob Warfield on September 16, 2010
Remember the precogs from Minority Report? They knew what you were going to do before even you knew, and you could go to jail for it without ever having done it. Because you were destined to do it. Creepy. But this world we live in keeps become more and more creepy as the machines become […]
By Tom Raftery on April 8, 2010
We have pointed to the ongoing convergence of wireless communications and smart grids before, for example in this video about Tropos Networks and in Tom’s stump pitch on sustainability and mobility, but some news from this week throws the trend into stark relief. Carbon Trust investments, the VC arm of a non-profit organisation working to […]
Posted in Trends & Concepts | Tagged automation, currentcost, environment, google, Greenhouse gas, greenmonk, greenpeak, hohm, Home automation, Mobile phone, powermeter, smart grid, smartgrids, smartmeters, TX, zigbee | 1 Response
By Tom Raftery on February 2, 2010
I participated in the recent IBM Global Eco Jam and there were some fantastic discussions there.
One of the discussions surprised me though – people were still talking about unplugging mobile phone chargers as if that was a significant problem. It is not. On the contrary, it is a dangerous distraction.
Watch the video above. Seriously, do. […]
Posted in Featured Posts, Trends & Concepts | Tagged Battery charger, current cost, electricity, energy efficiency, kill a watt, led light, Mobile phone, mobile phone charger, plug in electricity meter, power meter, power strip, standby power, vampire power
By Jason Busch on November 10, 2009
I find it almost humorous that the business and trade press so often equate corporate cost reduction with nothing more than layoffs or, as the Brits like to say, redundancies. Consider the case of Vodafone, which The Guardian reported just announced …