Power: How to conserve it, and how to abuse it

A running theme through the articles that went up in the latter half of last week. First up, at Geekspeak, a review of Belkin’s Conserve Insight:
How much power does your IT equipment use? “Plugging in a PC, however, saw the figure jump very quickly up to $295, and a second PC saw that hop up to a scary $610 per annum.”
Then at MacTheMag, a look at Apple’s rather cynical methodology for generating additional iPad 2 hype, by way of 1am-product-launches-that-aren’t-actually-launches:
What’s Apple’s iPad 2 game? “Fashionable headwear aside, why would Apple do that kind of scheduling?”

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