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Hi-tech coffee roaster burns 80% less carbon

Equator Coffees, a specialty coffee wholesaler, is going green throughout its business operations. The co-founders, Helen Russell and Brooke McDonnell are using sustainable farming practices to grow their coffee cherries by partnering with local farmers in developing countries. On their site, they also have a smart coffee roaster that burns 80 percent less natural gas than a traditional coffee roaster and a food composter that turns excess coffee waste into fertilizer.

January 27, 2010

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Google demos 'Earth' app on new Android OS

At Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Senior Product Manager Erick Tseng demos Google Earth for Android. The new app mirrors the Google Earth application on the desktop. The app also supports the voice features in Google Earth, searching for geographic locations like "Mount Fuji."

January 5, 2010

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Shadman Zafar, CIO, Verizon Telecom

Shadman Zafar, CIO of Verizon Telecom talks to ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das about the company’s promise to deliver the Internet to television with its new Fios platform. The service will include social media widgets like Facebook and Twitter. Zafar describes the company’s approach to innovating in an economic downturn and where he stands on the net neutrality debate in Washington.

October 21, 2009

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Microsoft unveils Windows Phone

Microsoft's Robbie Bach gives details on a new platform called Windows Phone that features a mobile app store. The company also unveiled updates to Zune HD and Xbox 360, including the ability to stream HD video to Microsoft's gaming console.

October 7, 2009

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Telstra: Now we are listening

Why did Telstra recently shut down its Now We Are Talking website? The problem, according to Telstra chief executive David Thodey, was that "the other guy left it running" and everyone had got sore throats from talking too much.

September 27, 2009 by Renai LeMay, Liam Tung and

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Apple's app flap: Don't blame AT&T

ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz shares his views on the recent iPhone related controversy--Apple’s rejection of Google Voice. He says, AT&T was not behind the app rejection and that Apple should adopt it because it has already approved other VoIP apps such as Skype.

August 10, 2009

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Who will manage the smart grid?

At Greentech Media's Green Building Summit at SRI International in Menlo Park, Calif., tech executives discuss the future management of smart-grid technology and whether the balance of power will go toward utility companies, government regulatory agencies or building owners.

June 17, 2009

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WWDC 2009: Apple unveils iPhone 3G S

At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, Apple's SVP of marketing, Philip Schiller, shows off a new, speedier iPhone. The iPhone 3G S features a 3-megapixel camera and can shoot video at 30 frames per second. The phone is available next week in the U.S and some other countries.

June 8, 2009

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WWDC 2009: New app helps users find lost iPhone

At Apple's WWDC in San Francisco, the company's SVP of iPhone software, Scott Forstall, demos a new app, "Find My iPhone," that helps people find their phone if it gets lost--the software pinpoints on a map where the device is located. Users can also send an alert to the phone announcing it is lost.

June 8, 2009

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