stories about Green technology

Why driver software is killing the planet

I hate having to throw stuff away. Not junk that no longer works but good, working equipment. The latest bit of kit that I’m increasingly looking like having to ditch is an Epson Perfection 1250 scanner. It’s a perfectly good scanner that does a terrific job. Yep, it’s about 1000 years old but it’s in […]

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Five ways to avoid Christmas tech disasters

If you’re the resident home tech expert at your place, then you’ll know that there’s one aspect of Christmas you won’t be looking forward to – tech servicing. Whether it’s getting new gear to start, stop, power up, run or whatever, you pretty much know you’ll be in the firing line. So here are five […]

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Charging devices wirelessly – is it just an expensive gimmick?

The idea of being able to transmit power without wires is nothing new. US physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla came up with the idea over 100 years ago. But it’s never become a commercial reality. Why? Because using wires is cheaper and more efficient. And with power bills skyrocketing on the back of government-backed electricity […]

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NSW Government slashes domestic solar energy buyback scheme

Consumers thinking about taking up the NSW Government’s generous energy buyback scheme had better think again after the Sydney Morning Herald today reported the scheme is to be slashed. The scheme was introduced as a gross feed-in tarriff for consumers who had their solar energy systems connected to the power grid with the government paying […]

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WD launches world’s first 3000GB hard drive – but with a catch

Hard drive manufacturer Western Digital has announced the release of the world’s first 3TB (3000GB) hard drive. Coming in under its Caviar Green class, the new drives come in 2500GB and 3000GB models with the 3000GB model uses 750GB-per-platter densities for the first time. However, if you’re thinking of jumping in and grabbing one for […]

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