You may have never heard of Fairphone, but the Dutch company is trying to make waves across the tech industry with its sustainable approach to materials sourcing, distribution, labor relations, and customer care. We got the chance to try out the Fairphone 3, and we have some thoughts on the device beyond its hardware and software experience.
Instead of selling or leaving your old gadgets in a drawer, here are some fun ways you can reuse your old phone or tablet. From setting up a security camera to using your phone as a universal remote, there's no shortage of use cases for your ageing devices.
We all want to keep our tech protected and powered through the days and nights of our busy lives, but before you go buy another plastic-covered, plastic-packaged monstrosity, here are some accessories for your phone that are eco-friendly.
The sun can help with so many things, from the basics of lighting the day and helping plants grow, to putting people in a good mood while warming us up. Another great use of the sun is to give power to our gadgets. Come on in and find out how.
You may not realize how many "green" products there are out there in the tech stratosphere. Technology itself has made it easier for companies to come out with products that we've never seen before, and that do wonders to help save you dollars and live a greener lifestyle. These are the best "green" tech products and accessories that you can get.
Have you ever thought about what happens to your smartphone or other gadgets when you trade them in, sell them, or ship them off to be recycled? We decided to take a look at how various companies are trying to mitigate e-waste through reducing, reusing, and recycling.
A few days ago, we asked you to vote on which tech companies you thought were the most environmentally friendly. Now, we want to look at the results of that poll and see how they stack up with what these companies are actually doing.
I'm not gonna lie, after my Amazon Echo and my Nest Hub Max, my absolute favorite smart home gadgets in my house are my smart plugs. Smart plugs can take any old, dumb device and enable you to effortlessly modernize it and control it with your voice. Until I came across these particular smart plugs from TopGreener, I didn't know how much I was missing out on.
There are so many great reasons to aim for sustainability in technology manufacturing, from lowering consumer costs, to improving working conditions, to treating our planet better. We spoke with a representative from Fairphone about that company's philosophy on sustainability and the positive impacts of a circular economy
You're not really wasting a lot of energy with any phone charging method. But some are more efficient than others, and phone manufacturers are working on ways to make the more convenient methods like fast charging and wireless charging even less wasteful.
USB-C came to our laptops two years ago and our phones almost four years ago. So why in the world-wide web are you still buying anything that needs micro-USB? Quit letting cheapskate manufacturers off the hook and demand USB-C!