Laptop sales surpassed desktop shipments in the U.S. in 2005, according to Current Analysis, and worldwide in 2008, according to iSuppli. This makes computing more ubiquitous than ever before, but with enhanced portability comes increased risk of losing your data. Notebooks are more easily and frequently lost, stolen, dropped, exposed to water and experience hard disk failure. Read my latest Backbone column at http://bit.ly/cddpce … [Read more...] about Grab yourself a set-and-forget-it backup solution
We can double the efficiency of our current electrical system with a technology that's practical, proven, readily available, inexpensive and technologically simple. Read more: http://bit.ly/8ZuGLX … [Read more...] about Heat/power combination packs a punch
Cleantech is hot. Two weeks ago, billionaire George Soros vowed to invest $1-billion in clean-energy technology. Large investors, early-stage venture capitalists, governments, corporations and industry associations have all identified green investing as a new megatrend. Read more: http://bit.ly/4IiZrF … [Read more...] about Canada may miss golden opportunity
In electricity planning, everything is geared to peak demand. About 15% of the total generation capacity in Ontario is required because of peak demand for 50 out of the 8,760 hours a year. In other words: Billions of dollars of capital cost are spent in developing the capacity to prepare for and supply demand which occurs only 0.57% of the time. Read more: http://bit.ly/6uSkdw … [Read more...] about Ice Bear Keeps Utilities from Feeling the Heat
My column of August 28th in The National Post is all about steps corporations can take to reduce their electricity costs through virtualizing their server systems. Read the whole story here: http://bit.ly/6CvSvV … [Read more...] about Upgrading data centres can slash electricity costs
Sales of smartphones grew by 27% in Q2 of 2009 while sales of in the second quarter as mobile-handset sales overall dropped 6.1 percent, according to Stamford, Gartner's mobile analyst. For more details see http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=ah_XaAj4r4.4 … [Read more...] about Smartphone sales grow 27% while mobile market shrinks 6.1% in Q2 2009.
BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion and Apple’s iPhone are tracking to take 58% of the wireless handset profits this year, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff. In 2008 RIM and Apples accounted for only 3% of cellphones sales globally but 35% of all operating profits, according to the WSJ. The current trajectory indicates 5% of handsets for 2009 and a staggering 58% of total operating profits. For the full article see http://moconews.net/article/419-iphone-blackberry-on-pace-to-account-for-58-percent-of-the-industrys-pr/ … [Read more...] about iPhone, BlackBerry tracking to take 58% of 09 wireless handset profits