Green Computing Tips

  • The Business of Going Green

    Going green is big business. How can you harness onto the business of going green in your own daily life? Learn about how going green is more than just a trend, it's a multi-million dollar industry - and it can help you and your company in the...
    By Ronda Bowen February 28, 2011 

  • How Much Energy Does a PC Use Annually?

    New environmental concerns and skyrocketing electricity costs have made it imperative to control energy use at home and on the job. Here we take a look at the average annual energy consumption of a personal computer to help readers with their efforts...
    By Bruce Tyson February 21, 2011 

  • Top 5 Free Online Storage Services: A Comparison

    Do you regularly backup files and folders stored on your computer? If you don't because you have no time or desire to burn backup DVDs, you should consider using a free online storage service. Earth will also say thanks; online storage eliminates...
    By Bruno Kos February 19, 2011 

  • Grid Computing - Definition and Disadvantages

    Over the last few years, grid computing has found its place in numerous scientific projects, has been adopted by numerous governments, and has been widely used for commercial projects. Despite the benefits of the concept, grid computing has some disadvantages...
    By Bruno Kos February 17, 2011 

  • How Much Energy Does Sleep Mode Save?

    Ever wonder how much energy a computer uses and just how much energy can be saved by using sleep mode? Find the answer to both of those questions here as we take a closer look at the sleep mode setting.
    By Laura Jean Karr February 6, 2011 

  • Top 5 Free Online Document Storage Options: Greener Way to Share Files

    Rather than printing out your documents to share – or even emailing the same copy to a long list of contacts – try one of these five online storage options instead.
    By DeborahWoehr February 6, 2011 

  • Three Energy Saver Calculators to Determine Your Computer's Power Consumption

    There are now several tools online for calculating how much power -- and money -- you could save by using your computer more efficiently. We look at three calculators to see how they can help you, and what limitations they have.
    By John Lister February 4, 2011 

  • Ways to Send Faxes from Your Computer Using Internet and Email Services

    Using email instead of a fax machine is beneficial in so many ways. Fax machines use paper, ink, electricity usage, and repair costs. It's a little different at first, but the benefits for the environment and your pocket far outweigh the low level...
    By Halahblue February 4, 2011 

  • How to Recycle Gadgets for Money with ecoNew, VenJuvo, or Gazelle

    Recycling or trading in your old gadgets is not only environmentally friendly but economically smart. What follows are some tips on ways to turn those old gadgets into some green for your wallet and some green for the environment by keeping them out of...
    By Finn Orfano February 4, 2011 

  • Is your web browser green?

    Web browser plug-ins such as Adobe Flash can cause your computer to use more energy. This article explains how you can block these energy suckers to reduce your energy bill.
    By Bill Bunter February 4, 2011 
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