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.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
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.
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