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Clockwise Podcast: Chromebooks, ebooks, Surface ads, and broken TVs

The days of electronics repair are over! Plus, Microsoft's aggressive Surface ads, the true value of an ebook, and a visit to the land of Chromebooks. With guests Jason Cross and Melissa Riofrio.

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Dell goes greener with line of PCs made from recycled plastics

Dell is expanding its hardware take-back program to acquire more plastic for reuse in laptops and desktops

U.S., China lead in e-waste, forecast to grow 33% by 2017

Annual e-waste production over the next five years is expected to be to weigh the same as almost 200 Empire State Buildings.

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Trashing bans not reducing office e-waste

Despite legislation in some states, study shows people still aren't recycling their old electronics.

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Telenor hopes to encourage phone recycling by erasing data more securely

Norwegian operator Telenor will use special software to ensure that all personal and sensitive content is deleted from smartphones and tablets handed in by users for recycling, a change it hopes will result in fewer customers holding on to their old devices.

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Recycle your old tech gear

What to do with your old tech gear when it no longer works? Recycle it. We show you how and where to be responsible with outdated stuff.

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Trade groups look for uses for recycled CRT glass

An electronics and a recycling trade group are looking for ways to reuse recycled cathode ray tube (CRT) glass from computer monitors and television sets, with a US$10,000 prize for the best proposal.

Device recycling standards could make mobile friendlier

This week at Mobile World Congress, the Device Renewal Forum announced an official standard for renewing devices that includes military-grade data wiping, environmentally responsible recycling of materials, and a database to check for stolen handsets.

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Businesses get new marketplace for used IT gear

Here's a new way for midsize and large businesses to unload or buy used servers, PCs, components and more.

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How companies keep us buying new stuff, and how to recycle the rest

It's okay to crave new gadgets, just ditch the old gear responsibly.

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