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(International Business Times)   New report says an iPhone uses more energy than a refrigerator. Probably because it's the one appliance that Americans still use more than their refrigerator   (ibtimes.com) divider line 4
    More: Interesting, iPhone, refrigerators, I-CT, mobile internet, environmental impact statement, smart grid, electricity generation, broadband networks  
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2013-08-17 01:19:09 PM
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Wow, that was a retarded article.
2013-08-17 11:51:21 AM
1 votes:
coal company sponsored research report produces bad science? NO! HOW CAN THAT BE?
2013-08-17 09:59:29 AM
1 votes:
Step one: look up BTUs a refrigerator needs to operate.
Step two: compare it to the entire energy cost in mining, production, and distribution of an iPhone.
Step three: pretend that's the same thing.
2013-08-17 08:48:29 AM
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but the stuff running in the background that supports wireless connections that are always on.

Bullshiat report is Bullshiat. Those wireless connections support much more than just phones. They are connecting computers, cameras, monitoring equipment, a whole slew of devices. Did the report determine how much of the wireless network is used by just phones and tablets?
 
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