Apple Lining Up Solar-Powered iPhone; Patent Filing Suggests

February 8, 2013 / No Comments

Are you an Apple fanboy? If yes, this could excite you more. The iGiant seems to be looking at the sun to charge its devices. And, as if in a bid to make things possible in that terrain, the company has filed a patent application for integrated touch sensor and solar assembly that could usher in iDevices that would capture ...

Orangutans at Smithsonian National Zoo Get iPads

January 24, 2013 / No Comments

The Apple iPad is definitely a popular device. The slate is now getting a few new admirers at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Authorities recently started a new program named Apps for Apes, that lets orangutans to use the iPad as a way to keep them occupied. The program has been introduced as a part of changing the day-to-day lives of the ...

Apple Developing Wind Tech to Generate and Store Heat

January 3, 2013 / No Comments

If you have been thinking that Apple’s area of activities center’s around the computer and mobile technologies, think again! The Cupertino company is working on bringing to the fore about innovations in other fields too. Apple has turned towards renewable energy and it claims they can be the best at activities like storing wind power as heat, and then releasing it ...

Apple New Data Centre to Sport Largest Solar Panel Array

February 22, 2012 / No Comments

To satisfy the huge power needs of their facility in an environmentally acceptable way, Apple is building the largest end user–owned, onsite solar array in the US. The 100-acre, 20-megawatt facility will supply 42 million kWh of clean, renewable energy every year. Apple is also building a 5-megawatt fuel cell installation, due to go online later in 2012. This installation will ...

Apple Mulls Over Replacing Plug-In Batteries with Hydrogen Fuel Cells

December 27, 2011 / 1 Comment

It seems Apple is never tired of experimenting with innovations. Currently, the company is thinking of replacing the conventional plug-in batteries with fuel cells so as to increase the time the battery takes to drain out. It is fairly understood that this renaissance may aid pollution but fuel cells indeed provide longer gaps between recharges. Hydrogen fuel cells tend to have troubles ...

Greenpeace Greener Electronics Guide Out; Apple Dips, HP & Samsung Score High

October 28, 2010 / No Comments

Greenpeace has released the latest 16th version of influential guide to greener electronics. Nokia retained the top position of the rankings which it has held since 2008. Sony Ericsson and Philips retain their second and third positions, respectively.

Wal-Mart Plans More Energy-Efficient Stores

September 24, 2010 / No Comments

Wal-Mart plans to start a series of new stores designed to be 25 to 30 percent more energy efficient and produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gases. The company has already opened three stores designed to use 20 percent less energy, four stores designed to use 25 percent less energy and one store designed to use 45 percent less ...

Apple is IDC’s Top Eco-friendly Phone Maker; LG, Nokia and Samsung Follow Suit

September 3, 2010 / No Comments

A study report by International Data Corporation [IDC] has revealed that Apple has been rated as the most eco-friendly phone maker. Next on the list are LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson in order of eco-friendliness.

Apple to Use Solar Cells to Power the iPod?

January 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

Apple have been known for trying out various green technology - now, it seems they're looking into new ways to power the iPod - with solar cells integrated into it. This was revealed by a patent application, showing solar cells used in an iPod.

Apple Looking at a Comprehensive Green Way

September 28, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6534" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="A greener apple ..."][/caption] Gadget makers have often been accused of being wasteful and excessive, leading to giant carbon footprints. Organizations like Greenpeace have been very vocal of these practices and now even consumers are beginning to take notice. Apple, like other companies, has moved to reduce its carbon footprint, and has vowed to reduce it dramatically over ...