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ASUS Unveils Smart and Energy-Saving Displays for Work and Entertainment at CeBIT 2009A Myriad of Innovative Display Solutions and the World’s First Wireless Monitor Amongst Highlights at CeBIT 2009 Hannover, Germany; March 5, 2009 – ASUS, a leader in the production of LCD monitors, is proud to unveil an array of innovative and energy-efficient LCD monitors that are geared not only to provide convenience to the user, but also protect the environment. These LCD monitors represent a leap forward in LCD manufacturing, and combine contemporary styling and user-centric innovations to deliver uncompromising performance. EzLink Series - Work Smarter and Faster with Wireless Connectivity The ASUS Wireless... Read more...
It seems that we Americans could learn a thing or two from Denmark. Not only are Danish citizens amongst the happiest in the world, but they're also amongst the most energy conscience. In a landmark deal announced today in Copenhagen, Better Place -- the same outfit responsible for planning an EV network in Hawaii -- has teamed with DONG Energy in order to begin deploying an electric car charging network in Denmark. The €103 million ($135.7 million) deal outlines obligations for DONG Energy to "assist in the Better Place Denmark network rollout as well as be the preferred supplier of renewable energy to power the network." The goal may be lofty, but the two are hoping to enable "widespread... Read more...
Mobile manufacturers launch star rating system comparing the energy consumption of chargers November 19, 2008 - Espoo, Finland - A group of mobile manufacturers has launched a common energy rating system for chargers, making it easier for consumers to compare and choose the one that saves the most energy. The star rating system developed and supported by LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Sony Ericsson is one of a series of measures being taken by the industry to reduce the environmental footprint of its products. Many consumers are unaware that chargers consume electricity when disconnected from the phone but left plugged into the wall socket. Around two thirds of the energy used... Read more...
Many are familiar with Google's "don't be evil" philosophy of serving the best interests of it users and maintaining a moral-guided internal code of conduct. But not as many might be aware that Google often tries to go beyond just not doing evil, by activey trying to do good deeds. This is evident with Google's philanthropic endeavors and its recent Project10100 worldwide call to arms for the betterment of humanity in areas such as energy, the environment, and health. Google's latest effort to make a difference is not quite as big as the aforementioned projects, but as they say, every little bit counts.  Click the above image to see a larger-sized image.And it is exactly the little... Read more...
AMD Extends Energy Efficient Leadership with 45-Watt Dual-Core AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Processors - New Desktop Processors Can Cut Power Consumption, Deliver High Performance for Pennies a Day - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 23, 2008 - Building on its long-term leadership in promoting energy efficient computing for both consumer and business solutions, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced two new 45-watt processors, the Energy Efficient AMD Athlon(tm) X2 4450e and AMD Athlon X2 4050e. Designed for mainstream and enthusiast power users who run multiple processor-intensive applications, these desktop processors can reduce power consumption by nearly 30% when compared to previous generation AMD processors for... Read more...
AMD Extends Energy-Efficient Processing Leadership with World’s First 65-Watt Quad-Core Desktop ProcessorAMD Phenom™ X4 9100e Processor Enables Full–featured, Sleek and Quiet Quad-Core PCsSUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the availability of the world’s first energy-efficient desktop quad-core processor, providing customers with a cool and quiet digital media workhorse. With AMD Phenom™ X4 9100e quad-core processors, digital media enthusiasts and performance-hungry users can experience the powerful computing capabilities of a true multi-core architecture with a processor operating at a maximum of 65–watts.By coupling an AMD Phenom X4 9100e with an... Read more...
GIGABYTE Launches Full Range of Dynamic Energy Saver Motherboards -- One Small Click for Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind -- Taipei, Taiwan, - GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the launch of their full range of Dynamic Energy Saver motherboards, including X48, X38 and P35-based motherboards, delivering unparalleled power savings of up to 70% and up to 20% improved power efficiency with the simple click of a button. "With more than one year of intensive design and testing, GIGABYTE’s Dynamic Energy Saver represents a truly amazing revolution in motherboard development," said Johnson Lin, CEO GIGABYTE UNITED INC . "With one... Read more...
Ouch, ouch, ouch.  Try walking across the street in Arizona without shoes on during the summer.  Now think of all that wasted heat.As climate change rises on the international agenda, the system built by the civil engineering firm, Ooms Avenhorn Holding BV, doesn't look as wacky as it might have 10 years ago when first conceived. Solar energy collected from a 200-yard stretch of road and a small parking lot helps heat a 70-unit four-story apartment building in the northern village of Avenhorn. An industrial park of some 160,000 square feet in the nearby city of Hoorn is kept warm in winter with the help of heat stored during the summer from 36,000 square feet of pavement. The runways... Read more...
Today’s power supplies are a far cry from those that were available just a few years ago.  With the increasing power demands of the latest GPUs and high-end processors, the need for ample, stable power has increased exponentially.  With more and more attention being paid to efficiency and energy conservation, one has to question though, just how much power do you need?  Not too long ago, a 750w PSU was considered huge and today we are seeing PSUs rated as high as 1600 watts.  Naturally, the demands for such wattage vary depending on personal needs, but in most cases this kind of capacity is simply unnecessary, not to mention expensive. In this article we’re going... Read more...
We wanted to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we take a look at the Ultra X3 1000 Watt Energy Efficient Modular PSU.  Boasting high efficiency and a modular design, the Ultra X3 has more to offer than just 1000 watts of peak power; it also sports a slick finish and near silent  fan.  Click the link below and check it out...Ultra X3 1000 Watt Energy Efficient Modular PSU... Read more...
It's possible consumers may see such rebates in the future.  Right now, buy an energy efficient dishwasher, furnace, A/C unit, or something similar and you can often get a rebate from your utility company. Will utilities also give rebates for energy-efficient PCs?  It's being discussed.The Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a consortium of tech companies that is trying to get the industry and consumers to adopt energy-efficient components, has started to explore the idea of direct rebates with utilities, said Erik Teeszer, a program manager at Google during a meeting at the Intel Developer Forum taking place in San Francisco. Google and Intel are the driving forces behind Climate Savers.Some... Read more...
VIA PowerSaver Certified Energy-Efficient by China's CSC VIA's innovative PowerSaver technology certified by China Standard Certification Center for providing both environmental and economic benefits Taipei, Taiwan, 26 July 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that its advanced PowerSaver technology has been certified by the China Standard Certification Center (CSC) for its outstanding energy efficiency. The first technology of its kind to receive CSC recognition, VIA PowerSaver was commended for having practical applications in the... Read more...
While Intel has been touting the energy efficiency of their Core series of CPUs, there have been a few recent tests that suggest certain AMD CPUs might come out on top when compared with similar Intel CPUs.  The results of the latest test show a savings of nearly $100 a year: “Specifically, the independent computer-testing firm announced today that it, in the tests, "the AMD based server used 7.3 to 15.2 percent less power at five different user load levels and 44.1 percent less power while the systems were idle and waiting for work." That translates to annual electricity savings between $20.29 per server and $36.04 per server, depending on the workload, the study concluded. At idle speeds,... Read more...
Ever wonder how much juice your SLI gaming rig sucks up every month? You probably won’t know exactly how hard it’s digging into your pockets, but if you’re living in the UK, that might change quite soon.A new government project in the UK aimed at raising environmental awareness and fighting global warming is providing some 15,000 Britons with free energy meters, which will enable people to measure exactly how much energy each electrical device uses. The government hopes that raising awareness will help convince people to change their behavior and cut back on energy consumption. “It's often the simple things that are forgotten. A mobile phone charger left plugged in, a big LCD TV left on when... Read more...
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