Technology

GreenCam Energy-Saving App Uses Webcam to Turn off Computer [Video]

June 14, 2012 / No Comments

The latest addition in the category of energy saving apps is the one developed by Brazilian company Ecobenefícios. The new GreenCam app activates energy-saving mode, when the user is not in front of the computer with the help of a webcam. That sounds so pragmatic, since most of us take a number of breaks after switching on the computer, we move ...

Intel Inductive Charging Helps Charge Phones with Laptops [Video]

June 11, 2012 / No Comments

Intel wants to get into every aspect of the electronic field known to mankind. This time they are putting together their efforts in promoting inductive charging that lets you wirelessly charge your devices. The company has shown a prototype of the model by charging a smartphone by using an Acer Ultrabook wirelessly. The power transmitter is made to embed into the ultrabook ...

Toyota Introduces Mutual System for Power Supply between Vehicle and Home

June 8, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota has made a big move in the hybrid-electric drive world with its new vehicle to home (V2H) mutual power supply system. The home power system has been developed as an equally beneficial power supply unit for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. The power supply system developed by the company has an AC100 V inverter. This converts power stored in the ...

Technology Developed to Record Multiple Bird Songs

June 4, 2012 / No Comments

A new technology to record multiple bird songs at once has been developed by researchers at Oregon State University. The tool also allows getting the recordings in better accuracy than ever before. By recording bird sounds and songs, the researchers believe that they it would reveal further details on climate impact. Also, it might provide in-depth details of the habitat and ...

Clean Energy from a 3000-ft Tower

May 29, 2012 / No Comments

Researchers working on the old patented idea of Phillip Carlson, has now proposed a tower design based on it. Thus the old forgotten idea of  Carlson, which was conceptualised in 1975 is being given wings, which might result in a clean energy producing mega project. As per the design, the tower would be a really tall (3000 feet) hollow structure situated ...

Solar Backpack Prototype Shown; To Help Cut Energy Supply Needs of Marines

May 28, 2012 / No Comments

Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have created a mobile solar power pack (MSP), in a bid to reduce energy supply needs of individual marines. The field tests of the backpack prototype are still underway, but it is expected to get cleared and move on to production. Apart from cutting down on energy needs, this mobile solar power pack ...

New Robot Cleaner Concept Could Clean Up Oil Spill

May 25, 2012 / No Comments

After many proposed idea of using robots to clean up the oil spill and ocean wastes, here is something that sounds pragmatic. The Bio-cleaner, designed by Hsu Sean, is a new robot cleaner that is dropped off a helicopter into the ocean to fulfil the purpose. Going by the looks the Bio-cleaner resembles the Roomba autonomous vacuum cleaner used to clean ...

Ecobee Smart Si Thermostat Arrives in a Month

May 22, 2012 / 1 Comment

Ecobee’s Smart Thermostat latest version will hit the markets in a month’s time. The new version sports a range of modifications, equipped with many impressive new features. Known as Smart Si Thermostat, it comes with an easy-to-read high-resolution color display that comprises a colour LCD screen, running on an embedded version of Linux. The user interface is rather simple. Well, the most ...

University of California Deploys 1.1Mega Watt Green Battery to Power Building

May 16, 2012 / No Comments

Today, almost everything runs on batteries. Take a look at your phone, tablet, calculator or even your watch. They all run on batteries and these small devices are what helped us get this far into technology. There are different kinds of batteries and there are different ways of using them, but we never really use them for big time purposes ...

Sprint LG Optimus Elite is Ultimately Eco-Conscious

May 9, 2012 / No Comments

Abiding by its strong ecological commitment, Sprint has  rolled out another eco-conscious handset, much to the delight of green-loving Android lovers. This time it is the LG Optimus Elite, which promises to be a perfect choice for both the mid-range Android customers and the environment enthusiasts. The phone comes with am UL Environment Platinum Certification for its eco-friendly properties. Sprint’s LG ...