Fairphone

20 Feb 19
The Extreme Moderate

Disclaimer: This post is not about food, or about tuberculosis. So if you were looking forward to hearing my thoughts on either of those topics and will be severely disappointed by anything other than that, then desist now. Note: I know I’ve got basically two titles, disguised with a colon, but I think that, creatively, […]

09 Feb 19
All About Jacob Kocan

The second assignment is here! This time it’s all about electronic waste and how it’s horrible to humanity and earth! How sweet! But seriously, it is a genuine problem that needs to be dealt with, from what I learned at least. “So, What Do You Need To Do?” It’s two simple tasks that needed to […]

09 Feb 19
Life through a lense

Where is the one place where you can like someone’s Instagram post, watch funny cat videos and cram for an English assignment with Spark Notes all in the click of a button? The answer is simple, the compact electronic box you are holding to read this blog post, also known as a phone. From making […]

31 Jan 19
Solarpunk Station

[This is Part 3 of a series about solarpunk phones. Here are links to Part 1: Repair and Part 2: Decentralize.] There are essentially two extremes to technological design: the all-in-one device or the single-tasker. Take, for example, the knife. There are lots of single purpose knives – paring, cleaver, steak, etc. There are also […]

28 Jan 19
Onne Gerritsen - The Mind of the Strategist

Heineken stopte met haar innovatie de Beertender, waar volgens een van de ontwikkelaars 10 jaar aan gewerkt was. Het was een leuk idee, maar heeft alleen maar carrière’s vernietigd en geld gekost. Innovatie is belangrijk. Het is noodzakelijk voor de continuïteit van ondernemingen. Ondanks de importantie, mislukken de meeste nieuwe producten. Soms terecht, door onkunde […]

28 Jan 19
BetterTech

It’s now easier than ever to buy organic food. But what about gadgets? How can we make sure the technological products we choose have minimal impact on the environment, and on others? Whilst no “organic” labels yet exist, there are options. Here are a few. Fairphone: heart in the right place Fairphone, a company founded […]

21 Jan 19
The Easy Ethical

Our lives are surrounded by tech. We now spend most of our time, both work and play, in front of a screen, with our phones always close to hand. On my blog I have already covered the unethical sides of the fashion and food industries, but the technology industry has an equally dark side to […]

21 Jan 19
Daylight Differentials

I spent a lot of time last year reading about technology companies. Sometimes I even wrote about them. I do not read everything because it is scary and overwhelming and also I feel like I can’t do anything about it. I am trying to understand how dependent I am on technology, the corporations that produce […]

21 Jan 19
O Society

The problem with our society is not that it values material things too much but that it doesn’t value them enough by Nick Thorpe Aeon On my desk stands a miniature of an Easter Island moai, carved for me by a Rapa Nui craftsman. It’s precious to me, hewn from the same stone his ancestors used for […]

17 Jan 19
Solarpunk Station

[This is Part 1 of a series about solarpunk phones. Here’s a link to Part 2: Decentralize and Part 3: Design.] Smartphones are a major source of e-waste when disposed, and they have been one of the worst offenders when it comes to planned obsolescence, particularly after the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 propelled […]

16 Jan 19
The Netherlands Breaking News

The Netherlands Breaking News: Fairphone onderzoekt mogelijkheid Android 8-update voor Fairphone 2 – Tablets en telefoons – Nieuws – Tweakers. Fairphone onderzoekt mogelijkheid Android 8-update voor Fairphone 2 – Tablets en telefoons – Nieuws  Tweakers Een interview met Fairphone, de duurzame Nederlandse smartphonefabrikant  Android Planet Hele verhaal bekijken via Google Nieuws The Netherlands Breaking News: from https://tweakers.net/nieuws/147980/fairphone-onderzoekt-mogelijkheid-android-8-update-voor-fairphone-2.html […]

15 Jan 19
The Netherlands Breaking News

The Netherlands Breaking News: Fairphone onderzoekt mogelijkheid Android 8-update voor Fairphone 2 – Tablets en telefoons – Nieuws – Tweakers. Fairphone onderzoekt mogelijkheid Android 8-update voor Fairphone 2 – Tablets en telefoons – Nieuws  Tweakers Het Nederlandse Fairphone onderzoekt de mogelijkheid om zonder ondersteuning van Qualcomm opnieuw een Android-update uit te brengen voor zijn … The […]

15 Jan 19
SHUmedia

Writings also heavily focus on the negatives of Apple regarding all discussed environmental problems, not just their inability to repair easily. The company itself states that they hold themselves “and our suppliers to the highest standard when it comes to human rights, environmental protections and responsible business practices in our supply chain. Together with our […]

09 Jan 19
Liliputing

The group of volunteers keeping Canonical’s (canceled) dream of Ubuntu smartphones and tablets alive is rolling out a pretty significant update this week. The UBPorts team says Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 should be available for all supported devices by Sunday, January 13. Among other things, it brings new features and improvements to the on-screen keyboard and web […]

09 Jan 19
Desde Linux: Usemos Linux para ser libres

La comunidad UBports ha lanzado hoy la séptima actualización OTA (Over-the-Air) para el sistema operativo móvil Ubuntu Touch para móviles con soporte. Ubuntu Touch OTA-7 llega casi un mes después de la sexta actualización y trae consigo numerosos arreglos y novedades como tres nuevos temas para el teclado. Este lanzamiento también añade soporte para Android […]