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Green Tech: TVs, laptops, desktops, cell phones, and even bicycles

A look at the latest in green technology from Pepcom's EcoFocus.
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A look at the latest in green technology from Pepcom's EcoFocus.

The A2B electric bike from Ultra Motor does the work for you. Nestled inside the frame of the bike are the lithium-ion batteries, which recharge just like in your laptop computer: plug it in, and wait. One charge lasts 20 miles, but you can get 40 miles from adding an additional battery on the back.

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The LaserVue TV from Mitsubishi Electric offers twice the color of a flat panel TV, while using one-third of the power. The TV uses less than 100-watts of energy, which is less than a normal 100-watt light bulb uses. The 65-inch screen uses over one-half of the power of today's LCD TVs, and over one-third of plasma TVs. It's also 3D ready, and can be wall mountable. It starts at $6,999.

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An 18.5-inch touch-enabled PC, the MSi Wind Top AE1900 uses an energy-efficient Intel processor to save power consumption by 80 percent compared to most desktop PCs. At full operation, the AE1900 only uses 50 watts, or less, of energy.

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The energy efficient M-Class solid state drive from Imation runs on about half the energy of a hard disk drive. It has no motors or moving parts, and uses less power. Using less power requires less heat, and therefore, less energy is used.

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Although these are just concept products right now, Nokia is hoping to release a line of cell phones in the future that address specific environmental and social issues, like recycling and energy. The concept phones are made from recycled materials, and would avoid the need to use natural resources. They use rubber from car tires, plastic bottles, and recycled cans. A zero-waste charger is also in the works. The charger will automatically turn off when your phone is completely charged, saving you hours of wasted energy.

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Did you know the average lifespan of a computer in the U.S. is 2.4 years? Most people just ditch their old computer once it slows down, but iolo technologies see your computer to be the same as a car: it needs a tuneup every so often to keep it running smoothly. The No. 1 PC tuneup software, System Mechanic will defrag, and work out the kinks in your computer, ultimately saving your computer (and you) energy in the end.

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The Sony Bravia VE5 LCD HDTV comes in 40-, 46- or 52-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) flat screen LCD HDTV. It has a High Efficiency HCFL backlight, which reduces power use by almost 65 percent compared to Energy Star 3.0 requirements. It has a zero-watt standby power switch, and a sensor that turns off TV when you forget to. The VE5 series will be available this summer.

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Named "Greenest Notebook" by Greenpeace, the Toshiba Portégé R600 doesn't use any hazardous materials, such as cadmium, mercury, and lead from batteries and other components. The notebook's LED lamp helps to rid any additional mercury used in light sources. Ninety percent of its materials are reusable.

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