Articles Tagged with the word ‘technology’

Bas van Abel of Fairphone (left) and Vivian Woodell of The Phone Co-op (right) hold the new Fairphone 2

/ Technology

01 Oct 2015


With the rest of the mobile phone industry beginning to look into supply chain ethics, Fairphone has launched their second handset as the first fully modular smartphone to try and stay one step ahead


/ Technology

11 Aug 2015


“Potentially the biggest business opportunity in the history of mankind” – this is how one IT engineer describes the internet of things. With up to 30 billion connected ‘things’ likely to be in use by 2020, how will it adjust our economic and social landscape?


/ EcoHustler

27 Feb 2015


Global connectivity means we now have the means, motive and opportunity to radically reorganise society to enable citizens to thrive within an abundant biosphere, says Matt Mellen


/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014


Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing


/ Technology

10 Nov 2014


The sustainably designed Fairphone boasts a range of powerful features and strong environmental credentials


/ Innovation, Technology

03 Oct 2014


Developing countries could reap the benefits of better “security hygiene” for just $35


/ Good Business

04 Sep 2014


Set to launch in October, Solarbox aims to revive London's iconic red phone boxes with solar and mobile technology. Co-founder Kirsty Kenney discusses the inspiration behind the idea and the ups and downs of starting a business while studying for a degree

(c) Flcikr member rafael-castillo

/ Science

08 Jul 2014


Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a ‘self-healing’ plastic that could one day allow objects from cracked mobile phone screens to meteor-battered space probes to automatically repair themselves


/ Positive Perspective

05 Jun 2014


Brazil’s groundbreaking Marco Civil da Internet law recognises that growth and prosperity are dependent on a technologically advanced society – how long until other countries realise the same?


/ Technology

03 Jun 2014


The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system

pakistani child with phone

/ Technology

20 May 2014


According to a new UN study, mobile phones are causing a reading revolution in developing countries, Anna Bevan reports


/ Technology

05 Aug 2013


The Fairphone initiative, launched to create completely conflict-free mobile phones, is picking up the pace. But will it ever be able to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung? Will Simpson investigates


/ Positive Travel, Wellbeing

30 May 2013


With social media and email waiting to fill our every spare moment, many have become dependent on connecting via technology. So what happens when you take a digital detox, reconnecting with new experiences, other people and the land instead?


/ Environment, Positive Products

06 May 2013


10% of profits from new mobile phone service will go to WWF


/ Education

18 Apr 2013


A new breed of online courses offers in-depth learning for free, from anywhere in the world. Nicola Slawson tries one out and considers the effects Massive Open Online Courses will have on traditional education

Jim Fullalove

/ Technology

12 Apr 2013


London-based designers dream up a gravity powered lamp, which could light the far corners of the developing world using a bag filled with rocks or sand


/ Renewable Energy

31 Jan 2013


Cramped, windowless dwellings in impoverished parts of the world are being given a new lease of life thanks to a remarkably simple invention

A wave converter device

/ Renewable Energy

18 Jan 2013


Marine energy has the potential to provide the UK with 20% of its power requirements. Jacqueline Easby considers its future role in energy supply and asks why the technology has not seen more investment

Farm Hack in New Hampshire. Credit- Lindsey Shute

/ Agriculture

16 Jan 2013


Thanks to a new collaborative programme and its open source ethics, young farmers in the US are working together to share sustainable and innovative farming technologies, ensuring the longevity of their livelihoods


/ Positive News blog

06 Dec 2012


Reflecting on his internship at Positive News, Tom Lawson considers the benefit of the internet at a time of change in the media