Yearly Archives: 2008

Portable Solar Chargers: Tempting Toys

Solar power and technological gadgets are two things that interest me, and I recently obtained a small, portable solar charger which allowed me to fulfill my dreams of charging my devices with free, universally available power. Well, almost. It turns out that while these devices may be tempting gadgets, they’re […]

The Best AA Rechargeable Batteries 5

We’ve all met the fate of dead or dying batteries, whether in a simple remote control or a high-end digital camera. If you find yourself regularly replacing batteries in your electronic devices, then perhaps it’s time you moved up to rechargeable batteries. Not only can you stop throwing disposable batteries […]

A Look at Peak Water

Wired Magazine is featuring an insightful article on Peak Water, with a look at the water supply situation in the Southwest U.S., London and Australia, noting the interdependency between water use and energy production. There are some interesting points throughout, such as the fact that a pair of jeans requires […]

Google Shines Some Light on Earth Hour

If you’re a regular user of Google’s search engine home page, you may have noticed their page went from basic white to basic black in recognition of going dark for Earth Hour. The environmental campaign started in 2007 when Sydney businesses and residents powered down, resulting in a 10% city-wide […]