Recycle Your Rechargeable Batteries!

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

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

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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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Social Business at #Tech11

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A big tip of the hat to Dr. Michael Wu at Lithium and CRM maven Paul Greenberg for spurring the synthesis of these two previously unrelated (at least in my head) ideas. This is a repost from Christopher Carfi , who is someone I have followed on Twitter since pretty much day one (and he has survived my many many Twitter culls over the past four years – that should tell you something. Ha.)

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.

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.

Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

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Organizations need to be smart and think long term before investing in technology applications that meet their technology and cultural requirements i.e. internal collaboration (Jive, Lithium, Yammer), social listening (Radian6, Meltwater), measurement (Rowfeeder, Argyle), social relationship management (Sprinklr, Syncapse Platform) and social CRM (Nimble, JitterJam, Pivotal). Michael Brito is currently a Vice President at Edelman Digital.

Mobile, Voice-Operated Everything, and Security, Oh My! Top Nonprofit Tech for 2016

Tech Soup Blog

Lithium ion battery failures were big again this past year. Lithium ion batteries will continue to power our mobile devices — and continue to catch fire now and then, but not that often. Here's our look at the most interesting and fun things that happened in nonprofit technology this year. For more #nptech news, check out part 1 of this blog series. Mobile. This was the year that Slack became a thing in our offices — it certainly did at TechSoup.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

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A comprehensive survey by Lithium Technologies revealed that 53% of Twitter users expect to hear back from brands within an hour of tweeting, and that number shoots up to 72% when the tweet in question involves a specific complaint. Guest post by Daniel Kushner, CEO of Oktopost.com. ————–. Until recently, customer service was more or less limited to channels that were fully under the control of brands and safely hidden away from the scrutiny of the general public.

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

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.

A Few Good Tools for Measuring and Monitoring Social Media

Idealware

At the higher-end of the price scale are Radian 6 and Lithium, which measure influence, deliver comparisons to competitors and data on your market share, and provide tangible methods of improving. PublishDate: August 2011. Author: Andrea Berry. Chris Bernard. Sure, you’re on Facebook. Twitter, too. Maybe you have a blog. You put a lot a lot of work into keeping them fresh and updated with pertinent, interesting posts.

SOCAP: The Market at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

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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.

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?”

Tools for Measuring Your Social Media Efforts

Idealware

Radian 6 and Lithium, at the high end of the price scale, go even further by measuring influence, delivering comparisons to competitors and data on your market share, and providing tangible methods of improving. PublishDate: September 2011. Author: Andrea Berry. Chris Bernard. Social media can be useful for any nonprofit, but posting blindly without monitoring results can be a waste of time.

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

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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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Blogging by Candlelight

Gavin's Digital Diner

Obviously, I’m on an alien flight path and the damn di-lithium crystals are playing havoc with the flux capacitors again. I woke up when I heard the snap, crackle, pop. A tree had fallen in the woods and I had heard it. Whatever the philosophical implications, the actual effect was that my power went out. “Damn,&# I muttered, shaking off a sense of déjà vu. It was early morning, Sunday, December 23.

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

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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.