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Mini Low Carbonfootprint Hanuka Menorah with Superbright leds

December 5, 2007

Of all the somewhat crazy kinda cute but still cool things I saw on shops this Hanuka this electronic soldering kit for 5 mm LED mini-menorahs is my winner for this year. Available for all-affordable $10 you might still have enough time to order one of those low carbonfootprint mini-menorah and save the planet. Available […]

Green IT Initiative of the Year award goes to IBM

October 2, 2007

I just read that IBM was presented with the Green IT Initiative of the Year award at the fifth annual CNET Networks UK Business Technology Awards on Monday, mainly for its Project Big Green initiative, aimed at improving the efficiency of data centers. Urged to improve the extent to which the IT industry is really […]

‘Ayn Hawd (Hebrew: עין חוד, Arabic: عين حوض)

August 3, 2007

‘Ayn Hawd (Hebrew: עין חוד, Arabic: عين حوض) is one of the al-Hija villages in northern Israel named after Emir Hussam al-Din Abu al-Hija. Being one of the most well known unrecognized villages In Israel until 2005, ‘Ayn Hawd has always been a symbol for the unbelievable issue of the unrecognized Arab villages in Israel. […]

Solel’s world’s largest single solar commitment

July 30, 2007

People always tell me I have my head overloaded with information technology and communications. That should be the place to say that first of all note that these are two different subjects. Things could have been much worse if I only had my head busy with have my head overloaded with information technology or with […]

Interactive Adobe billboard

July 19, 2007

Has Adobe abandoned computer screens in favor of a busy Manhattan street or is the above billboard a new step in the latest Adobe vs. Microsoft battle? According to the NYTimes early morning July 13, Adobe unveiled an “interactive wall of projected animation in Union Square, along the 14th Street side of the Virgin Megastore”. […]

Chinese mobile phone batteries explode

July 11, 2007

China have been popping up a lot lately with various defective products and product recalls. we red about pet food recall, recalled poisoner toothpastes, poisonous toys, we had major car company under pressure to recall its products because there is danger of the tire treads separating and more examples of how low-cost products can turn […]

Nedbank: Power to the People solar-powered billboard

June 21, 2007

And yesterday (June 19) the 2007 Outdoor Grand Prix went to a campaign that quite literally gave power to the people. Network BBDO, Johannesburg, took home the top prize in outdoor for a solar-powered billboard for NedBank that provided some juice to local buildings. Check out this amazing advertisement taking a ride on the ongoing […]

Google Launches RechargeIT Plug-In Hybrid Car Initiative and Unveils Solar Installation

June 21, 2007

Just two days ago,, the philanthropic arm of Google Inc. announced the RechargeIT initiative ( that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil dependence by accelerating the adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (“plug-ins”). As part of this initiative, awarded $1 million in grants and announced plans for a $10 million request […]

In the last 24 hours, Google produced 9,900 kilowatt-hours of electricity from the sun

June 20, 2007

In October 2006, Google announced a commitment to solar energy production and launched the largest solar panel installation to date on a corporate campus in the United States. Google has installed over 90% of the 9,212 solar panels that comprise the 1,600 kilowatt project. Panels cover the rooftops of eight buildings and two newly constructed […]

A very inconvenient truth

June 19, 2007

Last Saturday we changed the lighting elements at our offices. Both of us had those triple halogen sets and kept on getting their bulbs burnt. So, soon after watching An Inconvenient Truth Nitsi and I agreed to pay a visit to Ikea and get ourselves a few of those compact fluorescent light bulb (cfl). CFLs […]