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Lilbits: Asus PN64 mini PC with Intel Alder Lake, Framework’s modular laptop, and Android app privacy

Framework’s 2nd-gen modular laptop is set to begin shipping to customers this month… although customers who already have a 1st-gen model can also save some money by purchasing just a new mainboard with a 12th-gen Intel Core “Alder Lake” processor that will fit into last year’s laptop shell. But that’s just one of the ways […]

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Acer expands its Vero line of eco-friendlier PCs and peripherals

Earlier this year Acer introduced the Aspire Vero laptop, a 15.6 inch notebook with an Intel Tiger Lake processor and an emphasis on eco-friendly features including a chassis made from 30% post-consumer recycled plastic. Now the company is expanding its Vero lineup with a new eco-friendlier business-class laptop, a mini-desktop, monitors, and mice. Acer says […]

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Acer Aspire Vero is a laptop made with post-consumer recycled plastic

Acer has announced a number of steps the company is taking to step up its sustainable business practices. That includes a goal of using 100-percent renewable energy by 2035 and reducing its overall carbon footprint across products. As one small step, the company is introducing its first laptop made with post-consumer recycled plastic. The Acer Aspire […]

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InkPlate 10 is an open hardware E Ink display made from recycled eReader parts (crowdfunding)

The makers of the InkPlate 6 are back with a new open hardware, WiFi-enabled E Ink display. The new InkPlate 10 is a bigger, higher resolution, and faster display with a few new features. But e-radionica’s new InkPlate is still a low-power, programmable electronic paper display that can be used to build your own eReader, digital […]

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Inkplate 6 is a versatile E Ink display made from recycled Kindle screens (crowdfunding)

Folks have been hacking Amazon Kindle devices for years, using them as E Ink monitors or thermometers, among other things. But the Inkplate 6 project goes a few steps further by recycling the E Ink screens from old Kindles and transforming them into versatile, programmable displays with WiFi and Bluetooth support. The creators of the project […]

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New Energizer batteries partly made from old (recycled) batteries

Energizer has introduced a new line of batteries that are the world’s first to be partially made from recycled batteries. The Energizer EcoAdvanced AA and AAA batteries are among the company’s highest highest performance batteries. But what makes these little guys unusual is that 4 percent of the new batteries comes from old batteries. While […]