Green Gaming is Possible

PORTLAND, Ore.—Gamers often brag about how much power it takes to run their maxed-out, multi-monitor, multi-fan-cooled beastly-looking gaming computers. However, a more sober assessment by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, Calif.) shows if gamers merely chose more energy efficiency components—without sacrificing performance—they could cut their power consumption by up to…

E-waste Eludes EU’s Enforcement Efforts

PARIS – Europeans recycled only 35% of electronic waste properly in 2012. The rest was either illegally dumped or traded, according to a two-year study put together by the United Nations University and INTERPOL. Contrast this figure against the lofty goal of the European Union’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive), which became…

How Connected Trucks Will Change Logistics by 2020

The Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M), also called the Industrial Internet, (II), are changing customer relationships and workflow in the business-to-business (B2B) world. In the automotive industry, cars, trucks, and even motorcycles are using Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) technology, which uses a communications module that connects transmitters in the vehicles, and sensors in the road…

What Wooden Dolls Can Teach Us About Today’s Supply Chain

It sounds like an oxymoron: smart wooden dolls. However, that's exactly what manufacturer Avakai has created. Though it looks like a simple wooden doll in the shape Russian nesting dolls, it is Bluetooth enabled to offer interactive response. With their stress on connectivity, transparency, sustainability, and adaptability, this company reflects the values we're seeing in…