How to squeeze extra juice from your laptop battery

Longer battery life: Every laptop user wants it, but few know how to get it without buying a new machine. Though laptop manufacturers have made great strides over the past few years in

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Marco Chiappetta

Let there be LED light, startup declares

When it comes to lighting everything from chicken coops to hospitals, entrepreneur Sean Murray says that his company's LED systems are the wave of the future.Ottawa-based Arkalumen Inc. was founded three and a

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Swap out CRTs for flat screens to save money, power

Tight IT budgets are putting the squeeze on green technology initiatives in the small and medium sized business sector but a recent report from technology product provider CDW names five key areas where

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Unique Toronto Hydro program pays customers who save power

Utilities serving the Greater Toronto Area hope to see a power savings incentive program expanded to all of Ontario, say company managers. Toronto Hydro Corp. and PowerStream Inc. pump electricity to Canada's largest

Published on: April 27th, 2010 Brian Jackson

407 Expressway’s tech team cuts costs, saves time with server virtualization

The 407 express toll route is a 108 km stretch of pavement. Its business may be about moving cars, but it also has to move data. Like any company, its employees rely on

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Intelligent thermostats could help Ontario schools save money, cut emissions

Hugues de Milleville had a killer product that could have been a run-away business success, but something was holding him back. The founder of Loretto, Ont.-based Log-One Ltd. has invented and patented a

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Physicist’s energy-efficient home a ‘model’ of green living

Think of the lowly rubber band when incorporating energy-saving concepts into your projects.That's the advice a leading physicist has for designers, architects and builders. Amory Lovins debunked the notion that design can only

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

European data centers face energy crisis, says study

An IDC report claims that power use by data centers in Europe is growing, while the price of energy continues to rise. European data centers are facing an energy crisis, it said. Energy

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Richard Plant

MIT: Solar power storage discovery could mean energy nirvana

Researchers at MIT say they've made an energy storage breakthrough that could transform solar power from an alternative to a mainstream energy source. The university is calling the solar project a major advancement

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Sharon Gaudin

5 Habits for Greener Computing

Here are five ideas to get you started. 1. Save Paper and Ink I receive a lot of press releases and other printed documents that I never read more than once (if ever),

Published on: May 26th, 2008 Emru Townsend

Google wants government’s unused wireless spectrum

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Published on: May 26th, 2008 IDG News Service

Yahoo lashes back after Icahn’s threat to take control

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Published on: May 16th, 2008 IDG News Service

Wireless and battery-less mesh networks can effortlessly regulate energy usage

Ultra-low-power ZigBee-based wireless mesh networks, powered by a variety of energy-harvesting technologies, make it possible to create the first truly wireless and battery-less sense and control networks for regulating energy consumption in domestic

Published on: April 16th, 2008 Cees Links

Thou shall not commit adulteration…and IT ensures you won’t

Adulterated fuel is a big business in India. It's so big, it's worth killing for. In November 2005, S. Manjunath, a sales manager for the Indian Oil Corporation, was murdered by the fuel

Published on: March 2nd, 2008 Kanika Goswami