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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.

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.

Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

SocialFish

Michael Brito is currently a Vice President at Edelman Digital. He writes frequently in his social media blog and just finished writing his first social business book, Smart Business, Social Business: A Playbook for Social Media in Your Organization which will be released in July 2011.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Social Media Comments

SocialFish

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. ————–.

Why the Reddit Situation Really Matters to Associations

SocialFish

Joe Cothrel, Chief Community Officer at Lithium, said it best : Leadership is communication. This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours.

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

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.

Cheap, Easy, and Underutilized Online Communication for Nonprofits

NetWits

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.

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.

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.

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

Have Fun - Do Good

In September 2006, Marin County soft ordered 22 Plug-in Hybrids Electric Vehicles. In October the City of Berkeley soft ordered 40 plug-ins and in December the city of Alameda soft ordered 98. What's going on?

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.