Cheers to tech! One by one, they seem to be getting it. Hardly a day goes by without another press release or two announcing new intiatives to go green. Today, two of the biggest names in not only high tech, but Corporate America, have made announcements to increase their efforts in reducing energy consumption.
One last green announcement today, this one from Nokia. We all do it, or rather don't do it - unplug our chargers when the battery is actually fully charged. Collectively, this is a huge energy waste. Nokia claims we could light up 85,000 homes if we did just this one small thing. Perhaps we'd all do a better job if we just got a little reminder each time. With that in mind, Nokia is committing to building in a little alarm system into future phones to do just that. The so-called unplug alerts will be available on the upcoming 1200, 1208 and 1650 models.
Last updated: May 10, 2007
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio