Tech companies using green standards "to greenwash products that have a devastating environmental impact," claims report

Tech companies using green standards "to greenwash products that have a devastating environmental impact," claims report
Green standards are meant to lead the IT industry, but according to a blistering report commissioned by Repair.org, electronics standards in the US have become too easy for manufacturers to meet, and firms are warping them into a tool that drives sales at the expense of the environment. See also : iPhone 8: Everything we think we know so far The report, authored by Mark Schaffer, a well-regarded electronics engineer and consultant …
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How much are tech's biggest failures worth today?

How much are tech
Apple Newton (Image: Wikimedia Commons) Apple developed the Newton personal digital assistant (PDA) series and launched its first device -- the Message Pad 100 -- in 1993 at a cost of $700. It was fitted with an ARM 610 processor and had 4MB of ROM. It was considered innovative but had problems with its handwriting feature. It was discontinued in 1997. You can now…
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​LG V30 to have OLED Full Vision display

​LG V30 to have OLED Full Vision display
LG Electronics' V30 smartphone, to be unveiled on August 31 at the IFA tradeshow, will sport an OLED display.Dubbed OLED Full Vision, LG said the flagship phone will have a 6-inch, 18:9 ratio display. It is larger than the V20's 5.7-inch display, but the phone will be smaller due to reduced bezel, the company said.Bezel is reduced 20 percent and 50 percent at the top and bottom, respectively, from the previous model.LG introduced the 18:9 ratio in it…
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Ubiquiti Networks launches high-speed UFiber GPON Platform

Ubiquiti Networks launches high-speed UFiber GPON Platform
Ubiquiti Networks has unveiled a new UFiber GPON Platform consisting of UFiber optical line terminal (OLT) and the UFiber Nano G Optical Network Unit (ONU), which will allow ISP entrepreneurs to set up fiber networks more efficiently than ever before to compete in this fast-growing market. See also: Ten Apple products you shouldn't buy (and three that you can't buy anymore) The UFiber Platform allows internet service providers to …
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Windows 10 S: First sub-$300 notebooks out now, says Microsoft

Windows 10 S: First sub-$300 notebooks out now, says Microsoft
Lenovo's N23 notebook running Windows 10 S costs about $250 and is available worldwide today. Image: Lenovo As part of its back-to-school launch, Microsoft has started selling the first affordable third-party notebooks running its locked-down Windows 10 S.Microsoft has announced availability of the Lenovo N23 and N24, which Lenovo unveiled in January. The N23 and N24 …
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HP debuts virtual reality workstation that you wear on your back

HP debuts virtual reality workstation that you wear on your back
The hardware, known as the Z VR Backpack, is aimed at workers in the areas including product design, architecture, healthcare, first responder training, automotive, and entertainment.…
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Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus gain Google Daydream support

Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus gain Google Daydream support
(Image: Google) Google on Monday confirmed an update is rolling out to Samsung's Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus that adds support for Google Daydream VR headsets and apps. Google announced the update in May at Google I/O.Now supported by one of the most popular phones available, Google has discounted headsets to $59 from $79 until August 12. Google will be competing wi…
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Facebook reportedly working on video chat device, smart speaker

Facebook reportedly working on video chat device, smart speaker
James Martin/CNET Facebook is working on an Android-based video chat device to bring users closer, according to Bloomberg. Sources also said the company is working on a smart speaker to take on Amazon Echo and Google Home.The video chat device is from Facebook's Building 8 hardware division, and will include a 13 to 15-inch touchscreen…
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Sony posts 181 percent profit surge for Q1 2017

Sony posts 181 percent profit surge for Q1 2017
Sony Corporation has posted a 180.5 percent year-on-year surge in operating profit for the first quarter of 2017, attributed mainly to increasing sales of semiconductors and Imaging Products and Solutions (IP&S).Operating income for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 came to 157.6 billion yen, up 180.5 percent from 56.2 billion yen in Q1 2016; while revenue for the quarter reached 1.9 trillion yen, a 15.2 percent increase from the 1.6 trillion yen repor…
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iPhone 8: Everything we think we know so far

iPhone 8: Everything we think we know so far
The usual pattern that Apple has followed as of late is to unveil the new iPhone on the first or second Tuesday or Wednesday of September, and then ship the iPhone second Friday following the event, or, as was the case with the iPhone 6s in 2015, the third Friday.However, the current rumormill is suggesting that while the iPhone 8 will go on pre-order in September, it won't be ship until October or perhaps even November. This would allow Apple to not only get the regular and Plus iPhones out of …
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