Energy Consumption

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Utilities use mobile apps to educate consumers about energy consumption

Utilities are increasingly using mobile apps to educate consumers about how to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.

Ways that greener data centers save money

If your company is looking for new ways to save money in 2012, the data center might be a good place to start. There is plenty of evidence to demonstrate that a greener data center can save not only

Zero clients speed hospital care, lower energy bills

Doctors and nurses at Seattle Children's Hospital are making use of zero-client devices (also known as ultra-thin clients) to pull up patients' data at their bedsides, and meanwhile the devices are

Microsoft wants 16-core Atom for data center use

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is looking to tap into reduced energy consumption from low-power processors, and has apparently requested that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) develop a 16-core version of its Atom chip

Freescale to slay vampire power draw with Watt Saver tech

Freescale is looking to work with electronics manufacturers to make its Watt Saver technology more broadly available. First introduced with AT&T's (NYSE: T) Zero Charger last year, the technology

Methane powered laptops could be coming soon

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) say that they are one step closer to developing commercially viable methane fuel cells, which work by converting chemical

How managing energy can be profitable

As strategic innovation becomes a growing part of the CIO's job, a focus on energy management could prove valuable. If managed correctly, energy could become its own profit-generating unit, says

How sleeping computers can stay busy, save energy

Business networks could consume about 60 percent less energy if desktop computers were able to keep working after going into sleep mode, reports Duncan Graham-Rowe at MIT Technology Review.

Using a 'sleep proxy' to lower PC energy use at Microsoft Research

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) will be presenting a paper at a technical conference later this month on its use of a sleep proxy system to lower energy costs. The culprit: PCs left on overnight for remote

Best practices for data center efficiencies

Data centers and other IT systems are beginning to pose one of the world's great environmental challenges as their energy consumption continues to expand. As businesses take a wide variety of steps