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Apple to build new data center in Oregon

February 23rd, 2012

Apple confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to build a second data center in Prineville, Oregon. The Cupertino-based company will build the server farm on a 160-acre piece of land it purchased for $5.6 million, reports KTVZ News. “We purchased the land and it’s for a data center,” Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said. The new …

Apple reveals plans for solar farm at North Carolina data center

February 20th, 2012

Apple on Monday updated the company’s environmental website with data from the past year, revealing new details surrounding its iCloud and Siri data center located in Maiden, North Carolina. Apple’s facility was awarded LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the only data center of its size to have received the …

Motorola Mobility makes pledge to use wind power

November 18th, 2011

Motorola has pledged to begin taking advantage of renewable energy sources, and the company promised to acquire at least 25% of its energy from wind, Fox News reported recently. “It is Motorola Mobility’s intent through our participation in the WindMade initiative to encourage greater use of renewable energy sources like wind and solar around the globe,” …

Apple gets failing grade from Greenpeace due to dirty new data center

April 22nd, 2011

Greenpeace recently released a report titled How dirty is your data: A look at the energy choices that power cloud computing, which graded Amazon, Akamai, Apple, Facebook, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo across three “green” categories: transparency, infrastructure siting, and mitigating strategy. While Greenpeace offered some praise to the Cupertino-based company for improving …

Samsung Replenish hands-on

April 20th, 2011

We’ve just spent some time with Samsung’s brand new eco-friendly device, the Samsung Replenish. In terms of eco-friendliness, the device is made of up over 80% recyclable materials. It features a 2-megapixel camera, 2.8-inch display, reasonably large 1600 mAh battery and it runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). The QWERTY keyboard is reasonably decent, too. We’re able to …

Sprint Samsung Replenish 'green' Android phone in the works

April 9th, 2011

Android enthusiast blog Android Central has revealed that the rumored Samsung Replenish will soon launch from Sprint. Details on the Replenish are still slim, but the above screen shot mentions it is a “green” device powered by Android. The blog claims that the phone will be announced on April 15th and land in Sprint stores …

Verizon Wireless trade-in program now accepting tablets

April 1st, 2011

On Friday, Verizon Wireless announced that its cell phone trade-in program, which originally launched last September, will now accept tablets. The Verizon Wireless Trade-In Program was created to provide customers with a Verizon Wireless gift card worth up to $300 for their gear. It bases the value of a product off of a number of …

Sprint launching the Samsung Restore on June 6th

June 4th, 2010

With all of the oil spilling into the gulf (thanks, BP!), the announcement that Sprint will be releasing the eco-friendly Samsung Restore on June 6th for $50 on contract couldn’t come at a better time. Made largely out of recycled materials, the Restore contains low levels of hazardous materials and will be 84% recyclable when …

Sprint announces the Samsung Restore in time for Earth Day

April 20th, 2010

Just in time for the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Sprint has announced the eco-friendly Samsung Restore. Following up on last years über-green Reclaim, the Restore picks up where its predecessor left off and throws in more text-friendly horizontal sliding QWERTY keypad, 2 megapixel camera, MP3 player, Stereo Bluetooth and support for microSD cards up to …

Sprint announces the earth lovin' LG Remarq

March 22nd, 2010

Do you do just about everything you can for Mother Earth, including having a bamboo wardrobe filled with hemp clothes? Do you ever think “man, I really could use a cell phone to quickly and efficiently organize tree sittings?” Do you wish that phone would have a built in Eco Calculator so you could calculate …