A network proxy, actually. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have devised a way to cut 3G smartphone power use by up to a staggering 74 percent. How? Rather than forcing phones to maintain a constant Internet connection, which can quickly deplete battery power, the tech uses a “bursty” approach via a specially configured network proxy. Between each of […]
Intel’s mobile strategy hinges on Android
Poor Intel. (Insert sad emoticon.) Its energy-saving Atom chips helped fuel the rise of netbooks. But now, smartphones and tablets are all the rage and it’s ARM that’s reaping the rewards. So dominating is ARM in mobility that Microsoft’s touch-tastic Windows 8 OS will also run on the company’s processor tech. Now, after a seeming […]
Nokia proves green smartphones can be sexy
Nokia is showing the industry how green cell phones are done. The crew at Engadget got a pleasant surprise when it handled Nokia’s C6-01, its new budget smartphone (apart from a high-quality energy-sipping AMOLED display) unveiled today at the Nokia World event in London. What appeared to be a plastic rear casing to the eye […]
Unintentionally green: ‘Dryer Boxes’ for waterlogged phones
It’s happened to a lot of us. The terrifying splash when a cell phone and puddle meet. For some, it’s an excuse to upgrade, for others it’s an expensive and time-consuming annoyance. But for nearly everyone, it means another junked gadget. That’s why JMC Risk Solutions‘ ‘Dryer Boxes’ are intriguing devices. As the name suggests, […]
ecoATM: Automated Cell Phone Recycling
Whoo-hoo! The lower-case “eco,” capitalized everything else trend is finally taking off!This ecoATM takes your old cell and gives you store credit for your troubles. Simple! The first ecoATM went to a furniture store in Omaha and things appear to…
An Eco-friendlier Mobile Phone Industry?
It can be argued that mobile phones are inherently green. After all, they pack a hefty technological punch in a small package, reducing the need to keep a PC or laptop up and running to perform common computing tasks….