T-Mobile Says It Will Rely On 100% Renewable Energy By 2021
T-Mobile won't be swapping its magenta duds for green, but the company has committed to moving its business to 100% renewable energy by 2021. The company already buys power from the wind-driven Red Forks Wind Power Project in Oklahoma, which went online late last year. Today, T-Mobile said it will buy 160 MWs from Infinity Renewables’ Solomon Forks Wind Project in Kansas starting in 2019. Together, these two projects will provide T-Mobile with 320 MWs of power, or enough to cover 60% of its energy needs nationwide. In order to reach its goal of 100% renewable power by 2021, T-Mobile will buy wind capacity each year to account for every unit of electricity it consumes. To cement its commitment to renewable power, T-Mobile has joined the RE100 climate group. Major businesses including Google, Microsoft, and Facebook already belong to RE100. T-Mobile will reports its electric consumption to RE100 each year as it transitions to low-carbon power sources.
Review: myCharge Portable Power Outlet
The myCharge Portable Power Outlet is just what the name implies. This enormous, rechargeable battery lets you power smartphones, accessories, tablets, laptops, and even televisions when AC is nowhere in sight.
Microsoft Adds Business Intelligence to Cortana's Bag of Tricks
Microsoft has given its business customers a new tool by integrating its Power BI product into Cortana. Power BI provides access to company-specific data, such as financial filings and performance reports.
Apple Awards Face ID Laser Company Finisar with $390 Million
Apple today said it plans to invest $390 million in Finisar, the Texas-based supplier of its VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers) wafers. Apple uses the VCSEL technology in the iPhone X to power Face ID, Animoji, and portrait photography in the TrueDepth camera.
Cricket Wireless to Sell LG X Power
Cricket Wireless today revealed plans to sell the LG X power smartphone beginning August 26 for $160. The X power, announced by LG earlier this year, features a 4,100mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 that delivers up to two days of battery life.
AT&T Makes Commitment to Purchasing Renewable Energy
AT&T today said it has agreed to purchase wind power in order to help it reach renewable energy goals. AT&T will buy 220 megawatts of power from the Minco V Wind Farm in Oklahoma and 300 megawatts from the wind farm in Webb and Duval Counties in Texas.