5 simple cost-effective ways to reduce your energy bills


The following entry is a guest post from Ryan Devvin. He is a writer based in the UK, with a keen interest in being green on a budget. His main passion lies in maintaining an eco-friendly lifestyle in the home.

Smart home devices take over CES 2014 show


The Internet of Things is taking another step forward with home appliances communicating with Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones. From refrigerators to door locks, spectators witnessed the new technological advances at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

GTLG partners debut new products at CES 2014


Last week, several of our partners debuted new energy-efficient products at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The annual Consumer Electronics Association show is the place to introduce new products coming in the new year.

Set-top box industry revises voluntary agreement


From the Netflix streaming device to the satellite TV box, set-top boxes are more widely used than ever. Their main purpose: to deliver rich images to our TV sets. For 2014, the set-top box industry and federal government has approved a revised version of the voluntary agreement on energy efficiency standards.

Ring in the New Year with eco-resolutions

The following entry is a guest post from Paul Batistelli. He freelances in the energy field for the promotion of a greener society and energy means. He works to raise awareness on ecological issues, energy dependency, and reducing carbon footprints. On Twitter: @PaulBatistelli.

Thinking green with smart home gift ideas

The following entry is a guest post from Skylar Michelle James. She is a woman who loves technology. Currently, she is a graduate student in the Boston area, and she’s writing her thesis on the Internet Philosophy. Much of her focus is on the future of Internet. When she is not studying, she is freelance […]

Digital photo frames fading out of the picture

Before tablets and e-readers, digital photo frames conquered the consumer electronics market as one of the more affordable and useful new-age technological devices. Digital photo frames rose to popularity in 2006 when sales totaled 180 million U.S. dollars that year, according to Statista. But digital photo frames have fallen by the wayside among the other […]

Efficient 4K TVs, OLED TVs hit the market


With Black Friday a week away, the television industry has unveiled their newest machines in revolutionizing the tube: 4K TV and OLED TV. Though these new efficient TVs have hefty price tags and the industry has yet to adapt to them, the post-HD TV technology will be on display this shopping season.

Microsoft improves energy consumption with Xbox One

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While rival PlayStation 4 sold 1 million game consoles in 24 hours last week, Xbox One plans to compete as a next-generation game console with less power consumption than its predecessor. According to AnandTech, Xbox One uses 119 watts while on and running a game, compared to the 150 to 200 watts a day consumed […]

PlayStation 4 ranks high in energy efficiency


Sony’s PlayStation 4 arrives in stores today to consumers excited for next-generation game consoles, the newest consoles deriving from originals like Magnavox Odyssey and Atari and showing innovation and energy efficiency. Competing with the soon-to-be-released Xbox One and Ouya, PlayStation 4 received the highest rankings among the next-gen consoles from energy efficiency rater Enervee.