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Before businesses recycle old laptops, here are some things that could be removed and salvaged for future use. Do You Know What’s on the Inside of Your Laptop? Take a Look from the Inside of a Laptop Sent for E-Recycling—and the Parts You Could Still Keep, or Get for Upgrading or Building Your Own. Laptops are created from an interesting collection of parts, many of which can be reused when the laptop itself has become outdated and is headed for the land of e-recycling. To keep hazardous materials out of landfills these devices must be properly dismantled and parts sorted for e-recycling.Depending on the age and life of device, some material may be worth holding on to as a backup for other machines?

How Frequently do You Purchase a New Cell Phone?

Take a quick poll of your fiends and family. Find out if any of them currently do not own a cell phone. Did you come up with anyone, besides your elderly grandparent who misses the days when there was no such thing as television and cell phones?

It’s true, everyone has a cellular phone nowadays, but does anyone stop to think of the impact our discarded phones are having on the environment? Over 140 million cell phones find their way into landfills every year.

The Cell-Phone Charged by Dirt Microbes

The wizards over at Harvard are at it again, as they are working on the world’s first dirt-charging system which would allow many more people access to a cell phone. With how much we use our cell phones to make calls, browse the web and text, it is unimaginable that someone might not have one.

However, that is exactly what many developing countries are faced with. This probably seems rather insignificant compared to the other problems of these areas, like hunger, disease and low birth rates, but having access to a cell phone can link these countries to the health care they so desperately need.

Bill Gates Masterminds Microsoft’s Purchase of Skype

After Microsoft announced their acquisition of Skype for the hefty sum of $8.5 billion, there were many questions that needed to be answered. Why was the cost inflated? Was Microsoft bidding against anyone else? Who was behind it all?

Well, we got the answer to one of those questions, and it isn’t all that surprising. The Chairman of the Board for Microsoft, Bill Gates announced himself as being a strong force at the executive level for getting this deal done.

New Earbud Balloon Will Protect Sensitive Eardrums

Anyone who owns a pair of earbuds suffers from listener fatigue at some point. The many manufacturers of these products are constantly trying new configurations to combat this problem, with varying results.

Asius Technologies researchers are now saying that the discomfort we feel after long periods of time spent listening through our earphones is not due to a faulty design or excessive volume, but is due to what they call “acoustic reflex.”

UPS To Unveil New Plastic Truck

UPS is faced with the task of trying to deliver packages in the most cost-effective way possible. In 2010, they announced a lofty goal. They vowed to increase the fuel efficiency of its fleet by 20 percent before the year 2020. The easiest path to achieving this is combining trucks powered by natural gas with ones that are hybrid electric.

The New iPad Apps for Kittens

After months upon months of consumers wondering what their iPad is really for, we finally have that long-awaited answer. That answer, my friends, is kittens.

You read that correctly, the iPad has had three separate apps designed exclusively for the purpose of entertaining cats. The apps were created by Friskies cat food (what a shocker), and are goofy little games that encourage the kitten to interact with what is happening on the screen.

PlayStation 3 to Offer a Call of Duty: Black Ops Bundle

There is no shortage of great features when it comes to enticing customers to buy the PlayStation 3. From the integrated Blu-ray player to their state-of-the-art 3D gaming experience, you would think that status-quo would be good enough. Apparently, that is not the case, because PlayStation is offering yet another reason to join the family.