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

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Mobile. While that's not earth shattering, it is native for mobile and computers both, and it reduces our reliance on our overburdened email. Probably the most amusing mobile story of 2016 was the overnight success of the Nintendo Pokémon Go scavenger hunt mobile app and how nonprofits attempted to use it for a hot minute. Lithium ion battery failures were big again this past year. mobile security nptechnews

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.

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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. The average life span of a cell phone, however, is only 18 months , so a single battery should last the lifetime of a mobile phone. Lithium-ion batteries are actually pretty benign environmentally.

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%. greentech PC refurbishment mobile phone repair reuse smartphones iFixit 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.

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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.