How big an area would 1 billion televisions cover?

People still buy televisions — a lot of them every year, though I wonder how much profit television makers actually make. Either way, about a billion TV sets were shipped in last four years. That’s one big honking screen. How big?

Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display

On Tuesday in San Jose Apple executives announced the arrival of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, joining the 15-inch edition announced in June that comes with the Retina display, technology that makes images and applications appear much sharper on the popular laptop computer.

iFixit joins Greenpeace in bashing EPEAT’s recyclability standards

The gadget dissector says the green electronics group’s recently released independent test of the recyclability of Apple’s MacBook Pro, along with ultrathin notebooks from Lenovo, Samsung and Toshiba, amounts to “greenwashing” the group’s stated standards for promoting sustainable, recyclable computers.

New Mac hardware line adds Retina Display MacBook Pro

At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple(s aapl) took the wraps off of new hardware in the form a total revamp across its entire line. The hardware upgrade includes the sought after Retina Display, not as an option but as part of a next-generation thin laptop.