Recycling Batteries: E Waste

This week I take a look at recycling batteries and avoiding e waste. With everything from mobile phones to EVs requiring something like a lithium ion battery to power it, and only 5% of lithium ion batteries getting recycled, I thought it was a good time to take a look at one of the looming environmental issues with lithium ion batteries. As well as what happens to old electric car batteries.

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Apple Siri Shortcuts - Why They Matter

Apple Siri Shortcuts and iOS 12 immediately broke away many of the constraints that were holding Siri back. Hardcore iOS users jumped in right away, but there’s still a lot of people who aren’t familiar with what it does, or why it’s so important to the future of iOS and Apple. Or how Shortcuts and Siri have changed for HomeKit, home automation, and devices like the Homepod.

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Tesla Model Y First Impressions

Here are my Tesla Model Y First Impressions after attending the Model Y event, which was a little bit press event, a little bit rock show, and a little dash of crazy. While there weren’t any big surprises, the Model Y looks really promising and has me very excited for the car and Tesla’s future. The one question that rolled around my head the entire night: why the Model Y and why now?

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My Smart Home 2019

Here's my smart home 2019 tour. I’ve touched on aspects of my smart home setup during my reviews of products like the Sonos One, Logitech Harmony Elite, and Ring Video Doorbell, but I thought it was time to take you through my full smart home setup. See what systems I’m using, how I have them integrated, what I find useful, and what I’m considering next.

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Batteries and Supercapacitors

With Tesla’s recent purchase of Maxwell Technologies, I thought it was a perfect time to take a closer look at the current state of batteries and supercapacitors. As well as what supercapacitors are, why so many people are excited by them, and a wonder material, graphene, that could change ... everything.

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