Apple Products Back on EPEAT’s Green Registry

Six whole days after taking all eligible products off EPEAT’s green registry, Apple has put them back, stating it was a big mistake. 

More than likely, the city of San Francisco’s decision to ban the purchasing of Apple products because they were withdrawn from the list put tremendous pressure on the company to re-submit them quickly.

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Click here to read the statement released by Bob Mansfield, Apple’s Senior VP of Hardware Engineering.

Click here to read our previous article and catch up on the details of this fiasco.

Pilots Carry a Lighter Load

Airbus and other aircraft manufacturers, which have been using iPads in the cockpit for some time now, are beginning to eliminate even more paper by implementing Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) for pilots.

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If you’re clueless as to what a flight bag is like I was, it’s the majority of the contents in  the carry on bags pilots lug from one place to another.

The EFB should make it easier for pilots to search for desired information and will eliminate a major load.

Ready for 4D Movies?

CJ Group, a Korean company, has developed new 4D technologies which will enhance the experience of moviegoers.  The theaters will include seats that move, smells and synthetic wind, rain and lightning.

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The cost of upgrading a theater to include these features costs about $2 million and theater owners are required to pay for half of the cost. This will in turn cause an increase in ticket prices by about $8.

No signs of the theaters in LA yet, but we’ll keep you posted.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Google released some details about their first tablet which has has been built and co-branded with Asus.

The 7″ tablet will start at $199 and compete with the Kindle.

Some specs include:

  • 4.1 Jelly Bean Software
  • Front-Facing Camera
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 Processor
  • 1280×800 Resolution  
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The Nexus 7 should be available for purchase sometime in mid July.


Google Maps Coordinate

Google has just introduced a web tool and mobile app that will help increase efficiency for employees who work on the field or are mobile.

Watch this video to learn how Google Maps Coordinate works:

Businesses can sign up for the service at a cost of $15 per employee.  This service is sure to increase efficiency in most lines of business especially since the API will allow for customization to the app.

MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display Arrives

We’ve been gone for a bit but there’s been a whole lot going on in the tech world.

Apple has unveiled it’s MacBook Pro with Retina display laptops and they’re looking really nice (although nice comes with a steep price; $2,199 if you’re wondering how much).

CLICK HERE to  watch Apple’s video on the new MacBook Pro.

Microsoft has also unveiled a new tablet which is being called the Surface. There are two variations of the tablet and they are expected to go on sale soon.  The Surface comes with a kickstand and it’s cover doubles as a keyboard

Check out Engadget’s video of the product:

Google’s Maps Event Unveils Exciting New Technologies

As the day progresses, we continue hearing more details about Google’s newest features to Maps like 3D maps for Google Earth (which we know several of our clients will find extremely beneficial) and offline maps for Android users.

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Additionally, they showcased their newest method of Street View capturing: a 40 pound backpack. This will allow for areas that cars and bicycles can’t access to be mapped.

Next week Apple will announce its own version of maps at WWDC so it’s no surprise that Google will do all it can to stay on top of the game.

CLICK HERE to read through Engadget’s live blog.