Feds correct problems created by Executive Order on electronics purchasing

June 11th, 2015

The White House clarified that even though it removed the EPEAT mandate, EPEAT is the only label that meets its requirements.

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New Executive Order is the Grim Reaper for EPEAT

April 6th, 2015

The Order contains some seemingly harmless legal jargon, that if left unchanged, will result in the death of the federal EPEAT program for purchasing greener electronics.

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Dell Introduces First Computer Made With Plastics from Recycled Electronics

June 12th, 2014

Dell has announced that later this month they will begin selling their first computer (the OptiPlex 3030 all-in-one) made with plastic recycled from old electronics.

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Samsung Apologizes To Semiconductor Workers Who Contracted Cancer, Promises Compensation

May 27th, 2014

Samsung took an unprecedented step on May 14, and publicly apologized to workers who developed cancers after working at Samsung semiconductor plants. Some of the workers have died from leukemia.

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Bananaphone Founder Challenges InfoTech To Grow Up

October 8th, 2013

A new book by children’s performer Raffi is built around three compelling and urgent reasons to reform social media and issues a resounding call for a thorough “mid-course correction” before it is too late.

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Locking cell phones is anti-consumer and anti-environment

March 5th, 2013

March 5, 2013: Yesterday the White House issued a statement saying it agreed with consumers that we should be able to unlock our cell phones and tablets.

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Dell Gets Top Grade on New Repairability Scorecard on Tablet Computers

February 28th, 2013

February 28, 2013: A new repairability scorecard from iFixit, the champions of easy gadget repairs, rates the repairability of the top tablet computers on the market, with a score from zero to ten.

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Big Electronics: Bully of the eco-label playground

January 29th, 2013

January 29, 2013 – Something really sinister has just happened related to the EPEAT effort to update the computer standards. It happened on the IEEE’s playground, during recess.

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New Ultrabooks – Ultra Inconvenient if You Need a New Battery

August 15th, 2012

Aug 15, 2012. “While Apple loyalists are accustomed to having to go back to Apple for new batteries (and they have stores that do this while you wait), this will be a brand new inconvenience for most PC laptop users.” Read the new ETBC report on ultrabooks.

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Apple rejoins EPEAT, admits quitting was a mistake

July 13th, 2012

We are astonished: Apple claims laptops with glued in battery meet EPEAT standards

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