None of Apple's Computers Are Environmentally Friendly Anymore (Update)

Though Apple typically lauds itself for being green, it has decided to stop adhering to environmentally friendly standards. According to the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT), the standard for green consumer electronics, Apple has pulled all 39 of its computers from being certified green by… » 7/09/12 11:40am 7/09/12 11:40am

The Best of Green Tech: Solar Cells

For every small step we take towards responsible living—buying eco-friendly light bulbs, and so on—there are gadgets that help us make giant leaps in our quest for sustainability. This week in our Green Tech series, we check out those little panels that do big things: solar cells. » 12/15/10 3:59pm 12/15/10 3:59pm

The Best of Green Tech: Electric Cars

For every small step we take towards responsible living—buying eco-friendly light bulbs, and so on—there are gadgets that help us make giant leaps in our quest for sustainability. This week in our Green Tech series, we examine the complicated past and bright future of electric cars. » 12/02/10 3:59pm 12/02/10 3:59pm

Green Tech Upgrades That Boost Home Values and Reduce Bills

Last week I provided a few basic green upgrades that can help you save money. This time around it's all about tech that will save money and potentially increase the value of your home. » 4/30/09 2:00pm 4/30/09 2:00pm

Best Buy Expands Gadget Recycling Program To All Stores

Best Buy has gone nationwide with the gadget recycling program they began testing back in June. It isn't the best recycling program out there—no TVs over 32-inches, no "appliances", and a $10 fee for recycling laptops and TV monitors that is converted into a Best Buy gift card. Still, it ranks high on convenience. [Best… » 2/24/09 1:20pm 2/24/09 1:20pm

Best Buy Testing Free E-Waste Recycling Program (No Catches, So Far)

It's rare we get to write something positive about Best Buy, but here goes! It's testing a free e-waste recycling program in 117 stores in eight states (Update: Here's the detailed list, thanks Loop!). You can bring in two items a day, like computers, monitors, TVs up to 32 inches, etc., even if it didn't originally… » 6/02/08 12:40pm 6/02/08 12:40pm