Go green: Turn off your computer with your iPhone/iPod Touch – CrunchGear
Why didn’t any of us think of this? The creator of a VLC controller app for the iPhone has just released a clever little app that turns off your Windows or Mac PC (see what I did there?) remotely.
Fujitsu Goes Green With ‘wind-powered’ Laptop – PC World
Fujitsu began selling in Japan on Tuesday a laptop that runs on wind power — well, almost. The company is purchasing wind power “green energy credits” for each of the “FMV Loox” laptops sold that are equivalent to the amount of electricity estimated to be used by the machine over a four year lifespan.
VMware warns that revenue may fall for the first time in Q2 – Computer World
But VMware said that software license sales declined 13% from last year’s first quarter, to $257 million, as customers cut IT spending and signed fewer large deals. The drop was offset by a 48% jump in service revenue, which includes software maintenance fees and is becoming a larger part of VMware’s business.
HMIs: Thin client milestone; new box-form industrial PC – Control Engineering
ThinManager gives system administrators the ability to configure and monitor every thin client and Microsoft terminal server throughout the entire company with a single management tool, and provides support for configuration and calibration of all Advantech’s monitors and touch screens. With specs ranging from a 400 MHz GX-2 CPU and 256 MB RAM to a 1 GHz Celeron M processor with 512 MB RAM, the Advantech ThinManager ready thin clients are appropriate for low power consumption in tight enclosures.
ADC Data Center Saves On Emissions – Web Host Industry Review
The data center is built using recycled, non-toxic, locally-sourced/manufactured materials and over 95 percent recycled demolition debris.
By saving electricity, ADC is also saving valuable water resources.
When compared to the average data center, ADC says it will save 220.5 million gallons of water — enough to fill 18,375 swimming pools — a year, to meet its electrical energy demands.
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