There’s a lot going for the new iPhone 7. Apple claims that the iPhone 7 is the best they have brought out. The phone still has the same 4.7 and 5.5’’ screen sizes but there are some changes you’ll want to know about, apart from some trendy changes in colour schemes of the phone. Apart […]
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This post brought to you by HP Matter. Recent rapid advances in technology have given us some amazing tools and toys over the last decade, but most of us probably only know about the high-tech innovations, apps, and gadgets intended for personal or home use. However, the same massive technological shift that has helped to […]
Got a great idea for an eco-app, but don’t know the first thing about developing an app, or where to find a developer? This mobile app developer community could be a great way to get started. Mobile apps are a dime a dozen, it seems, as both free and paid apps abound these days. And […]
As we all prepare for the return to school, whether it’s elementary school or college, it’s time to start thinking about safety, and what we can do to help our children and our family stay safe in the event of an emergency. One new solution uses a wireless ‘panic button’ that connects to a smartphone […]
If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all over the last year, you’re aware that the drought conditions, especially in states like California, are putting lots of pressure on local water systems. The answers to reducing that pressure, and to coming to terms with a drier future, are many, but one of them, […]
For the wind-curious and the renewable energy enthusiast, a new app puts over 12,000 wind farms at your fingertips, displaying specs, stats, and even pictures of the wind turbines. Wind farms, as an effective source for clean renewable power, are a key component in the move toward a more sustainable energy infrastructure, and can be […]
There’s no shortage of data on the activities of companies behind the products in the grocery store, which should empower us all to make informed purchases when shopping, and to be able to avoid companies with serious ethical issues in their operations, while supporting companies that are trying to do the right thing. But the […]
The city has a lot to offer us, from play to food to work to socializing, but the constant buzz and movement in urban spaces can leave us looking for places within the city that can offer us a quiet and tranquil refuge from all of that. If you want some peace and quiet to […]
If your only experience with growing food is in your garden, on a small scale, you can be forgiven for thinking that farming is a low-tech endeavor. But like most other businesses, technology has an important place in large-scale farming, whether it’s for agricultural implements and machinery or used for monitoring and tracking data that […]
Running an eco or social enterprise, especially one with very few employees, means having to learn how to make the most of your time, so that every detail gets taken care of with the least amount of effort and in the least amount of time. And because many of us already use our smartphones and […]
Instead of hosting a panel or doing a live interview in person to raise awareness about an issue, to promote a product, or to further engage your company’s customers or clients, you can have a “live” text conversation with this iPhone app, and share it publicly. While live in-person events can be a great way […]
When you’re away from your office or home, but need a quiet and private space to get some work done, or a place to relax and recharge before your next appointment, a new service could help you find a comfortable and well-equipped spot to grab some peace and quiet. If you need a temporary space […]
You may look at that title and think “Um, Jeff, sharing is inherently social… isn’t it?” Traditionally, yes: a neighbor asks to borrow your lawnmower, a cup of sugar, etc., in person. Ironically, though, an awful lot of sharing economy start…
Making a difference in someone’s life isn’t nearly as hard as you might think, and sometimes it’s the simplest of things that people really need – such as getting enough food to eat. And you don’t necessarily need to give up something in order to help feed the hungry, as this program from Mogl demonstrates. […]
If your business wants some help reducing its carbon footprint, in order to be a little greener and more sustainable, without having to make major investments in new equipment, there’s an app for that. A strategic partnership between Emission Information Inc. (EI) and Genscape Inc., will soon allow consumers and businesses alike to see exactly […]
of the things that makes SXSW Eco different from other conferences is their emphasis on turning ideas into action. The SXSW Eco NGO Toolkit is a new project, which does just that at the SXSW Eco Conference in October 2012.
The Energy Department’s first ever Apps for Energy competition challenges the American developers and the tech community to build apps that help consumers get the most out of their utility data, save money and energy.
Cleanweb is booming and is a promising way to save energy at a scale that is pertinent today to fight climate change, rising power rate and power shortages. How can you get on the cleanweb bandwagon? Developer competitions like the Cleanweb Hackathon are a perfect platform.