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Shipwreck In A Bottle

Shipwreck In A Bottle | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
That "pure mountain spring water" from the store is usually just tap water — or worse. Here's a look at the shady $22 billion bottled water industry, and what we're really drinking.
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Google runs fibre to Austin, Texas

Google runs fibre to Austin, Texas | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
Google expands its super-fast broadband service to Austin, Texas, offering speeds of up to one gigabit per second.
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Latest Samsung Smartphone Adds Health Functions - Forbes

Latest Samsung Smartphone Adds Health Functions - Forbes | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
Update: Photo from Business Insider reviewer at the Samsung launch event:  Earlier this evening, Samsung released the latest model of their Galaxy smartphone the S 4.
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Gamification | Game On! How Energy Providers can Gamify the Customer Experience

Gamification | Game On! How Energy Providers can Gamify the Customer Experience | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
The utilities industry is using gamification to reward and engage energy consumers and influence their behavior.

 

Energy may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about gaming but in fact "gamification" represents a powerful new tool for addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing energy providers today. Many energy providers are searching for new and innovative approaches to engage consumers and change the way they use and think about energy. Whether the motive is to create a more engaging customer experience, reduce energy consumption or to help customers save money—gamification offers providers a way to bring entertainment to an industry that most consumers wouldn't associate with having fun.

 

Gamification is the process of using game thinking and game mechanics to engage users and solve problems. In the utilities industry, this can mean using tasks, rewards, or competition to engage energy consumers and influence their behavior. The mass adoption of social media and smartphones has moved games into the mainstream. Each day, users spend more than three million hours playing the mobile game Angry Birds, while popular social games such as the Facebook© game Farmville, have attracted more than 83 million users.[1] Quite simply, games are no longer just child's play.

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Google runs fibre to Austin, Texas

Google runs fibre to Austin, Texas | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
Google expands its super-fast broadband service to Austin, Texas, offering speeds of up to one gigabit per second.
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What should Apple launch next?

What should Apple launch next? | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
Ahead of Apple's much-anticipated earning update, company watchers give their views about what products would be hits and flops for the US tech giant. (What should Apple do next?
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10 cities where it's better to rent than to buy

10 cities where it's better to rent than to buy | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
Sending in that rent check every month can feel like you’re flushing money down the drain. You’re paying for a roof over your head, but it’s...
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Your Gadgets Are Killing Home Efficiency Improvements : Greentech Media

Your Gadgets Are Killing Home Efficiency Improvements : Greentech Media | EcoGadgets | Scoop.it
Home weatherization is lowering energy use for heating and cooling. But your electronics are stripping those gains. (Did you know that home gadgets are killing energy efficiency, so now what do we do ?
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