Greenpeace praises HP for killing most PVC from supply chain, Nokia still cleanest

From Greenpeace: The 13th edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics rewards Hewlett-Packard for putting a PC on the market that is virtually free of PVC (vinyl plastic) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Only the power supply unit and cable still contain these hazardous substances. Earlier this year, Greenpeace had staged protests at HP’s headquarters […]

Purported PS3 ad sports Nazi imagery

Sony’s “edgy” marketing gets it attention, but it’s remarkable how tone-deaf it is to what people other than teenage boys will think. It’s as if it doesn’t see that the story should be “PlayStation 3,” not “look how crude and offensive Sony is.” Erwin Rommel, Joan of Arc resurrected by PlayStation 3. [Copyranter via Engadget […]

Report: 30 percent of NYC iPhone calls dropped

It’s true that bandwidth is precious — so precious it must be rationed! So AT&T’s “3G” cellular “network” goes, and iPhone users get to enjoy the results: almost a third of all calls placed on the small Apple get dropped in the Big Apple. One user, complaining to Apple after a fifth of his calls […]