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Recycle Your Rechargeable Batteries!

Tech Soup Blog

Most mobile phones and laptop computers use lithium ion rechargeable batteries. Find out where to recycle them at Call2Recycle.org. read more.

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3 Rules to Create Awesome Content that Gets More Engagement

Association TV

A feature is your car’s new engine sprockets that are made with lithium ion and have a.42

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

Tech Soup Blog

Dell says that a full life span for a garden-variety lithium-ion laptop battery is 18 to 24 months. In order to keep rechargeable batteries healthy, the refurbishers that I've spoken to about this tend to agree that with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power most laptops, mobile phones and tablet computers, it's not good to let the battery go below 10% of its charge. Lithium-ion batteries are actually pretty benign environmentally.

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Orlando iPhone Repair Tips on Prolonging Your Battery Life

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

All iPhone devices use lithium-ion technology. Compared to older generations of batteries, lithium-ion cells are quickly charged and longer lasting. Apple iPhone may not be the best model of smartphone, but it’s undoubtedly among the most popular. People see it as a matter of prestige but forget its high-quality performance. However, there is one thing identified as a weakness of all iPhone models – battery.

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Electronic Gift Ideas – Five Gadgets a Techie Will Love

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

With an internal flash memory of 2 GB and rechargeable lithium battery, it will last and lets you record video and voice. Oh yes – always so hard to buy for him, is not it? Well, no, in fact, men love gadgets, buy him a new gadget at an online store. So, here are 5 ideas, which can be easily obtained in an online store. The Agent Watch – how about a quartz watch that contains a hidden color camcorder? Ideal as a spy camera and a hidden camera, small enough to be used anywhere.

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Cheap, Easy, and Underutilized Online Communication for Nonprofits

Green Car Congress

kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The concept car’s 30 battery modules—comprising 180 lithium-ion cells—were installed in spaces adapted to the vehicle architecture: in the floor of the trunk (fully usable cargo capacity: 275 liters, 9.7 Volkswagen has provided an update on its Golf blue-e-motion electric vehicle ( earlier post ), now scheduled to arrive on the market in 2014.

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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth Kanter

The Everledger process is also being used for things like recovering rare earth minerals (cobalt, lithium) from batteries, in the sustainability space. Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries. The event was hosted by the Blockchain Research Institute. Here is her report. (For

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SOCAP: The Market at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Tech Soup Blog

She said that it generates more electricity at a lower cost than lead-acid and lithium ion batteries. I had a chance this week to preside over TechSoup’s booth at the latest Social Capital Markets conference (SOCAP) in San Francisco. It’s one of the premier social enterprise. events of the calendar, Silicon Valley style. It was a great chance to meet real live social entrepreneurs and further my quest to figure out how nonprofits fit in to this emerging field.

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What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth Kanter

Kami Huyse , Zoetica, points to Lithium , a monitoring and measurement tool. Rob Stuart, who passed away recently and who was instrumental in the creation of the nonprofit technology movement always had a favorite question, “What tools are in your tool box?”

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iFixit’s Basic Phone Repairs that Most of Us Can Do

Tech Soup Blog

In the last 10 years, iron ore production has increased by 180%, cobalt by 165%, and lithium by 125%. Reduce, reuse, recycle: Everyone knows the three Rs of sustainability. But at iFixit , we talk a lot about a fourth R—one that people often forget: Repair. In case you haven’t heard of us, iFixit is the free repair manual for everything. Our goal is to teach everyone how to repair the stuff they own—whether it’s laptops , snowboards , toys , or clothes.

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Interview with Jodie Van Horn of Freedom from Oil and Plug-in Bay Area

Have Fun - Do Good

So we are looking at finding batteries that hold a charge for a long period of time, that give people the extended range that they need to do their commuting, and new technology such as the lithium ion battery have the potential to do that, but right now they are very expensive because automakers haven't invested the R&D money into those battery technologies to really stimulate the change that is needed for them to be able to use those batteries in the application of the plug-in hybrid.

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