March 20, 2014
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As age-friendly technologies emerge, experts recommend policy changes

From smart phones to smart cars, both public and private entities must consider the needs of older adults in order to help them optimize the use of new technologies, according to experts. Continue reading

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September 30, 2013
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Tiny sensor used in smart phones could create urban seismic network

A tiny chip used in smart phones to adjust the orientation of the screen could serve to create a real-time urban seismic network, easily increasing the amount of strong motion data collected during a large earthquake. Continue reading

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September 23, 2013
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Theory and formula to improve ‘plastic’ semiconductors developed

We could find many uses for bendable electronics, such as e-readers that folded like newspapers or smart phones that curved in our back pockets. Polymer semiconductors could get us there. But their electrical properties are not well understood. In some… Continue reading

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August 14, 2013
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Advancing resistive memory to improve portable electronics

Scientists have developed a novel way to build what many see as the next generation memory storage devices for portable electronic devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and digital cameras. Continue reading

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July 22, 2013
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Could HYCCUPS boost phone battery life?

A new system that goes by the name of “hybrid contextual cloud in ubiquitous platforms comprising of smart phones” or HYCCUPS for short, has been developed by computer scientists. The system boosts phone battery life by booting power-consuming computat… Continue reading

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June 13, 2013
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Smart technology makes its way into lighting

The lighting systems of the future could be multi-purpose devices not dissimilar to smart phones. In the future, lighting will not just allow us to see but could also be used to survey surroundings, transmit information, reflect moods and make our live… Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
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Talking tissue boxes and other smart objects may be welcomed by most people

Just as people have embraced computers and smart phones, they may also give their blessing to talking tissue boxes and other smart objects, according to researchers. Continue reading

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April 3, 2013
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CoolNYC program helps New Yorkers control air conditioners with smart phones

With CoolNYC’s smart AC system, window air conditioner units can be managed efficiently and remotely, right from a smartphone. Continue reading

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March 18, 2013
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Self-assembled nanostructures enable a low-power phase-change memory for mobile electronic devices

Nonvolatile memory that can store data even when not powered is currently used for portable electronics such as smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers. Flash memory is a dominant technology in this field, but its slow writing and erasing speed has… Continue reading

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February 20, 2013
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Xenon flash for photos in dark from smart phones

Small but mighty Xenon flash for mobile phones – great shots in the dark soon to be a reality. Continue reading

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February 7, 2013
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After Smart Phones, Smart Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are not only getting bigger, they are also getting smarter. Various improvements that might not be visible to the naked eye are making them more productive and reducing the cost of wind power. Continue reading

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March 30, 2012
by Reduce
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Take a Look: Bluetooth Keyboard Made of Bamboo

Between staring at pixels and typing on plastic, living your work life behind a computer keyboard can make you feel far from nature. But one Kickstarter campaign is out to reduce plastic landfill waste and get you closer to natural materials. You’ve heard of iPad and Bluetooth keyboards, but designer Robin Behrstock is taking the [...] Continue reading

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January 17, 2012
by David Goldstein
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Thinking Big: Energy Efficiency as the First Priority

David Goldstein, Energy Program Co-Director, San Francisco
How big is the potential for energy efficiency?  At first, the only serious answers were provided by environmental advocates and national laboratories, and for credibility … Continue reading

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September 16, 2011
by Pierre Delforge
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How Big Is Your Google Footprint?

Pierre Delforge, Senior Engineer, San Francisco
The biggest energy and environmental impact of using Google and other internet services may not be where you think it is. The rapid spread of large data centers that power the internet is … Continue reading

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October 18, 2010
by Reduce
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Back to the Future of Green Tech

It’s no secret that Asia is years ahead of the U.S. when it comes to developing cutting-edge technologies, from clean energy to mobile smart phones. At this year’s CEATEC exhibition in Tokyo, an international crowd was clearly present and taking notes. The electronics exhibition, similar to the Consumer Electronics Showcase held in the U.S., is [...] Continue reading

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