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January 31, 2014 by

My first personal computer: the Apple II

In 1977 I decided to buy a computer. Microsoft and Apple were newly founded, the IBM PC was years away and there were no killer apps. It took over a year, but I had to have one and it changed my life.

August 29, 2011 by

Mission completed, e-waste lobby evolves

An electronics industry e-waste lobby that campaigned for national e-waste recycling and product stewardship legislation is now set to transition itself into an operational entity to recycle televisions and computers.

May 20, 2009 by

US Congress Ready to Act on Human Rights Crisis in Tech Industry Supply Chains

Following on from yesterday's riff on traceability technology for Vietnamese fisheries, it turns out Silicon Valley may yet be its own best customer. Despite common knowledge of serious human rights abuses relating to the mining of cassiterite in the Democratic Republic of Congo the industry has not gone far enough to guarantee ethical sourcing to satisfy increasingly concerned stakeholders.

January 13, 2008 by

Ultra portable devices were everywhere at CES 2008

I mentioned that there wasn't a lot of mobile phone news at CES, yet there was plenty of ultra portable news. There were UMPCs, Tablet PCs, Intel MIDs, Via-powered devices, and more. This is an area that interests me as I travel quite a bit and also have a 2 hour daily train commute so there are lots of opportunities for using a device that helps me get things done on the road. Check out my new image gallery showing several mobile devices from CES 2008. I also learned a few things this week that helped me optimize the HTC Advantage so that it can be used to fill the role of a portable computer that may make my quest for a UMPC device a moot point.

October 5, 2006 by

Sony recalls notebook batteries

CNet News.com's Candace Lombardi reports that Sony is planning to announce a massive battery recall. Sony manufactures the rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries cells found in almost every major notebook computer sold today.

September 19, 2006 by

NSW govt signals desktop Linux needs

The NSW state government yesterday went to market for its desktop, notebook and small server needs for at least the next three years, designating the ability to purchase Linux-based systems as "highly desirable". The state will soon appoint a limited number of vendors to a series of panels which will supply the (substantial) hardware needs of all NSW agencies from November this year until October 2009, with two possible two year extensions.


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