Samsung's Blue Earth Uses Solar Power and is Touch Enabled
Samsung announced the Blue Earth, an environmentally-minded phone made from recycled materials that can use solar power to charge the battery. The solar cells are built into the back of the phone. The Blue Earth, which was designed to resemble a pebble, has a touch screen and custom-made user interface for input. It can go into a low-power "Eco-mode", has a built in pedometer, and will let users know how they are reducing CO2 emissions by walking rather than driving. Its charger has a 5-star energy efficiency rating and draw very little power. Samsung said more information about the Blue Earth will be available at Mobile World Congress next week.
Review: GoalZero Flip 30 + Nomad 7 Plus Kit
The Flip 30 + Nomad 7 Plus Kit from GoalZero includes a USB battery pack and solar charging panel. For people who spend lots of time outdoors away from AC power, the Nomad 7 Plus panel lets you charge the Flip 30 battery directly — or any phone or other USB-compatible device — using the power of the sun.
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.
Google Earth VR Gains Search Tool
Along with the new Google Earth mobile app for Android devices and Chrome desktop browsers, Google today updated Google Earth VR for Android. Moving forward, people can type addresses or locations in Google Earth VR and they'll be whisked away to any location on the globe.
Google Wholly Revamps Google Earth for Desktop and Mobile
Google today released a brand new version of Google Earth that it has spent two years crafting. This revised Google Earth is all about giving people more ways to view things thanks to changing perspectives, new zooming behaviors, and, of course, plenty of ways to share.
Google's Revamped Google Earth App Reaches iOS
Google today released a brand new version of Google Earth for iOS devices. It's the same app that Google made available to Android devices and the web back in April, which represents a complete overhaul of the app that Google spent two years developing.
Make It Bio-Plastic and Mercury-Free
It's an absolutely brilliant achievement!
This phone could be the first of a new generation of increasingly non-toxic and environmentally responsible products.
Meaningful communication is intrinsic to our experience as humans. It becomes even more meaningful when communication connects us to our surroundings in a healthy and productive way.
Hats off to Samsung for their genius to create an object which embodies that synthesis.
Thumbs down to flippant and shallow remarks by those with screen names referring to explosives, dead animals and Rush alb...
You posted an excellent link:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.ht ... »
Wow! Current CO2 levels are 27% higher than at any time within the last 650,000 years.
And all that the dead...
In addition to the previously posted link the the NOAA site,...
The fact that it is made of recycled plastic without brominated fire-retardant is an achievement that deserves equal e...
I can't wait to see what else it does!
We sure do have a lot to look forward to next week when MWC starts.
I'd like to hear something concrete about much improved cell phone batteries, they still have a very, very long way ...
The Samsung Gore
reduced CO2 production is equivalent to increased CO2 uptake, and for the next 200 years we need much more of both. a tree is an excellent symbol to represent and quantify progress toward t...
walking and using public transportation greatly reduces car miles. do it several times per week, and tally your miles a...