Tag: Friendly

New Value Together: Making data centres more friendly to Earth

Data explosion has inevitably been triggered by digital transformation as more services go online, especially in the post COVID-19 era. Apparently, we are fully connected  from different devices on our side while we are reading news, playing games, or streaming videos. However, the importance of data centres is often overlooked.

Data centres serve as more than just data transfer hubs or service support platforms. It is indeed a critical infrastructure for the global digital economy, raising concerning of the increasing energy consumption.

According to the 2020 figures from Data Centre Knowledge, energy consumption of data centres is expected to triple over the next decade, compared to the current level of around 1% of global energy consumption.

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Energy consumption is a common concern

Greenpeace provided a similar prediction in 2019, saying that data centres in China will consume as much as 266.79 Terawatt hours (TWh) of energy by 2023, compared to

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Amazon makes it easier to find green products with new ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ label

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Amazon’s new “Climate Pledge Friendly” badge identifies more sustainable products.


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Amazon customers looking for a greener online shopping experience now have an easier way to identify more ecologically sustainable products. On Wednesday, Amazon announced the rollout of its new “Climate Pledge Friendly” label, which will highlight items that have been certified by a wide range of partners as sustainable products.

The online retailer also created a dedicated storefront for the program, which lets shoppers either browse by category or search for specific products bearing the green label. Amazon said the badge can already be found on about 25,000 listings. 

A number of outside organizations partnered with Amazon to certify these products as sustainable, including EnergyStar, Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance. Amazon also created its own program,

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Apple Redesigning MacBook Pro Hinge To Be More Ergonomically Friendly

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  • Working in front of a computer for longer periods of time can result in some problems, such as wrist pain
  • A new patent shows Apple is working on improving the MacBook’s ergonomic features 
  • The patent reveals plans to equip future MacBooks with a special hinge that adjusts the keyboard height and angle

Apple is looking at ways to improve the MacBook and make it safer and more comfortable to use for long periods of time, a new patent reveals.

Tech companies have been introducing products that feature improved ergonomics over the years. Microsoft, for example, offers the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 – a keyboard designed to let users type for hours with less risk of wrist pain. Logitech, a popular peripherals maker, has an ergonomically designed accessory in the aptly-named MX Vertical mouse.

A new patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that Apple is

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