How to Get Long Life Out of Laptop and Cell Phone Batteries

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I got to talking last week with Kiera Butler of Mother Jones magazine about the best ways to keep the rechargeable batteries in laptops and mobile phones healthy and long-lived. Dell says that a full life span for a garden-variety lithium-ion laptop battery is 18 to 24 months. However, it's best to unplug a laptop or phone if you're just storing it for some days. to find the closest place to properly recycle it.

Nancy Jo Craig’s Lifetime Achievement Award In Nonprofit Computer Refurbishment

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After she co-founded the Foundation For Friends of Nature in Bolivia, a million acres of natural habitat were put in to public trust. They persuaded her to run the place long enough to get it back on its feet. Places like TechSoup and the National Cristina Foundation put out the word that donated computers were badly needed in Louisiana, and they came by the truckload. Actually the biggest need was for laptop bags to serve as suitcases for refugees.