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Puma has published a paper detailing its impact on the environment, becoming the first major corporation in the world to do so.
The combined cost of the company’s carbon emissions and water used in 2010 was €94.4 million / £82.9 million. The figure included both Puma itself and its suppliers.
The sports and leisure group said that they expected the report to help it build "a more resilient and sustainable business model" and to prepare for environmental taxes that could potentially occur in the future.
Puma’s chief executive Jochen Zitz said at the launch of the environmental profit and loss accounts: "Sustainability is essential to the health and future of our business. The business implication of failing to address nature in decision making is clear - since ecosystem services are vital to the performance of most companies, integrating the true cost for these services in the future could have significant impacts on corporate bottom lines." (Source)
Apple and Android tablets are great if you want PC-like functionality in a slim package, but what if you just want an inexpensive device that can take digital notes?AAEnter NoteSlate.
The company's NoteSlate tablet is a simple device that's designed for a single purpose - taking notes.A The device features a spacious 13" eInk screen that takes notes in only one color.A Users write on the screen with the included stylus, and notes can be easily erased by flipping the stylus around and erasing, just like you would with a pencil.
The NoteSlate has a simple 3 button interface for saving or deleting notes, and navigating through pages.A Notes can be saved to an SD card or accessed through the device's USB port.
Sure, the latest "iTouchy" gadgets are pretty cool. But who wants a locked down device?AWhy not build your own touch-screen device, with your own apps, all on open source hardware and using open source tools? OK, it can’t play MP3s, but it does have a 320×240 TFT color display with resistive touch screen, an Atmega32u4 8-bit microcontroller, lithium polymer battery charger, backlight control, micro-SD slot, and a triple-axis accelerometer. Yeah, this is the next big thing and for those of us who like to DIY, you can do a lot of cool stuff with this dev board.
This product is just the Microtouch dev board (preloaded with some demo Apps), and does not include a lithium polymer battery or a microSD card. You will need a lipoly battery with 2-pin JST connector for best performance. It can run straight from USB but due to the charger design, the backlight will be dimmed so it will not appear as bright as with a battery installed.AWe strongly suggest our medium lipoly but you can substitute another 3.7V cell.AA microSD card will be handy if you want to display images, slideshows or animations.
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The 13mm is Nikon’s greatest lens. It is Nikon’s greatest lens because not only is it big and supremely expensive, it is Nikon’s, and perhaps photography’s, greatest lens because it lets us make photographs we can make no other way.
The Nikon 13mm is the world’s widest non-distorting professional SLR lens ever made, by anyone, in any format. It allows us to get closer to our subjects, stretch distances and create images from perspectives otherwise unimaginable.
Forget about ever seeing one; only about 350 were made, and only to special order. That means less than one out of every 100,000 lenses Nikon has ever made is a 13mm. Forget about finding one anyplace other thanAeBay, where they turn up a couple of times a year in various places around the world.