In the tech world, today’s new is tomorrow’s old.
Nothing lasts a significant period of time and with our appetite for gadgets and gizmos constantly on the up, technology is not often nature’s best friend.
But the first Earth Day was a significant event that started a ‘green revolution’ of a whole different kind.
Modern consumers have jumped on the ‘eco-friendly’ bandwagon and have become more aware of planet-friendly technologies. And firms are now catering to this need. On Earth Day, here is a look at ten products that come with a green tinge
ASUS’ Bamboo Series Laptops
ASUS decided to shed metal and plastic and go with the durable bamboo and released a special series of laptops in 2010. Starting at $800, they are as tough as they come and do not add to the piles of electronic waste thanks to their bamboo skin.
Data centers are accused of being very harsh on environment due to their abnormally high power consumption rates. But Eaton’s Intelligent Power Software allows one to monitor the power consumption, UPS needs and power usage patterns to ensure efficiency is increased. And for those who do not realize it, less power consumption means lighter bills!
Bedol’s Water-Powered Alarm Clock
Batteries and plastic are the biggest culprits when it comes to widespread toxic waste. The Bedol Water-powered alarm clock will let you eliminate the former a little bit as it is powered only by water. And you do not need much either, as you can refill it once in six months and it will keep ticking on just fine. This one only costs $29…
AMD’s Opteron Server Chips
Built to serve the needs of data centers, the Opteron Server Chips from AMD will cut down on power usage in a considerable fashion without a drop in the server performance. The Bulldozer architecture-based Opteron 6200, 4200, and 3200 series gives the best of both worlds as it some of them cut down power consumption by half and yet offer 86 percent increase in performance when compared to the previous chips.
Samsung Smart Window
This is the revolution 46-inch LCD touchscreen PC that will not just make a great addition to your living room, but can act as natural window and allow light from outside to illuminate your house. Displayed at CES 2012 by Samsung, the Smart Window consumes one-tenth the power guzzled up by current LCD panels. Ambient lighting along with energy savings make it an exciting prospect for the future markets.