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How the transition to lithium-ion batteries for UPS applications will impact sustainability
Fri 26 Aug 2022
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The benefits of lithium-ion batteries are clear: smaller size, lighter weight, and longer life. Not so obvious is the impact these batteries have on sustainability compared to VRLA.
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Hands-on review: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit A60
Wed 22 Jun 2022
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partner programmes
Philips’ range of Hue smart lighting promises to make any home a smart home. Techday’s Darren Price checks out the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit A60.
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Developing the sustainable data center of the future
Mon 4 Apr 2022
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The global data center sector is estimated to account for around 416 terawatts, equivalent to roughly 3% of all energy needs.
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Taking a look at NZ's most interconnected data centre
Tue 29 Mar 2022
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network infrastructure
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network management
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data centre cooling
New Zealand's most interconnected data centre is located right in the heart of Queen Street, and you would likely have benefited from its vast array of services either directly or indirectly.
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New technology from OPPO extends the life of lithium batteries
Tue 22 Mar 2022
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smartphones
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oppo
OPPO's Battery Health Engine extends the life of lithium batteries for better user experience and environment sustainability.
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Tech consortium to lead low-carbon fuel cell development for data centres
Wed 15 Dec 2021
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power / energy
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dc
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vertiv
Vertiv has announced the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will provide €2.5 million to help fund a project developing low-carbon fuel cells to power data centres. 
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How 3SIXT became a $250m consumer electronics success
Mon 6 Apr 2020
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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mobile accessories
We follow the fascinating journey over six years of the Australian consumer electronics brand 3SIXT.
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Hands-on review: The Mophie Powerstation XXL
Wed 11 Dec 2019
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gaming
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reviews
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technology gifts
The Mophie Powerstation XXL is great for anyone who needs a good reliable portable charging solution or is looking to for a gift for a tech-loving friend or family member.
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Calix launches advanced battery reactor in Victoria
Mon 25 Nov 2019
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power / energy
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calix
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australian government
BATMn is a $2.7m proprietary electric reactor, based on Calix technology, for producing advanced battery materials, part-funded by the Government.
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New Schneider tool helps discern value of Li-ion
Wed 18 Sep 2019
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power / energy
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schneider electric
Schneider Electric’s TradeOff Tool delivers detailed cost and energy advantages of lithium-ion cells versus VRLA batteries.
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Aus battery company awarded $3.5M for projects here and Europe
Mon 12 Aug 2019
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calix
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research and development
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environment
Calix will receive $3 million from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, plus $0.5 million for CO2 capture from cement production.
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Apple recalls 2015 MacBook Pros because they could catch fire
Fri 21 Jun 2019
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
Apple has issued a worldwide recall of older MacBook Pros, due to serious battery overheating and fire risks.
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Kokam says days are numbered for lead acid batteries in the data centre
Sat 7 Jul 2018
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it infrastructure
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batteries
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The battery solutions provider says the lead acid option is unwieldy, require heavy maintenance, lasts less than 5 years, and has a large footprint,
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Exclusive: Schneider Electric CTO stirs data centre disruption debate
Sat 30 Jun 2018
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Kevin Brown says the last ten years has seen huge gains in the data centre industry, but now we need to start innovating for the next ten years.
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AU govt echoes HP's recall of potentially fiery laptop batteries
Tue 20 Feb 2018
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tablets & laptops
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mobility
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notebook
The ACCC has reiterated HP’s recall with one of its own in an attempt to get Aussie consumers to check and replace their batteries if needed.
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