Smart & Connected Life

    You're living your life with virtual assistants, smart lights and kitchens, and even wearable computers. We'll help you wade through it all to live the smart life you want!
    Woman dangling keys to her new EV.
    The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Electric Vehicles
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    How ‘Green’ are Electric Vehicles, Really?
    Polestar 2 electric vehicle driving on a road between green fields
    Automakers Need to Keep Their Promises for a Cleaner Future
    Ford Mach e shown driving by a lake with mountains in the background.
    Want a High-Performance Car? Think EV
    An illustration showing EV front and rear trunks plus the extra interior space they typically hold.
    EVs are Roomier and Here's Why
    Futuristic view of a car driving fast and leaving light trails
    EV Lifespan: Do They Last as Long as Gasoline Cars?
    An illustrated history of electric cars from 1828 to today.
    Electric Vehicles: A Short History Lesson
    An illustration of the various types of EVs with explanations of how they differ from one another.
    EV (BEV) vs PHEV vs FCEV vs Hybrid: What's the Difference?
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    Parking and HOV Lanes: The Secret Perks of EV Ownership
    Illustration of gas vs EV cars in a race with the EV winning.
    EVs Perform Better Than Gasoline Vehicles and Here's Why
    Illustration of how slowing an EV actually converts energy to feed back into the battery.
    How Does Regenerative Braking Work?
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    5 Things to Do With That Old Computer Mouse
    Inside look at the rechargeable li-ion battery inside the Nintendo Switch Joy Con controller
    What Really Makes a Gadget Eco-Friendly
    Recycle TVs
    These Resources and Services Help You Recycle Old, Unused Tech
    Buying used iPhone
    9 Things You Need to Know When Buying a Used iPhone
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    How to Add Green Tech to Your Home
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    Easy Tips to Follow When Buying Refurbished Computers
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    8 Things to Look for When Shopping for Used Camera Lenses
    An old desktop computer with a CRT monitor on a desk next to a modern laptop.
    10 Things to Do With an Old Computer
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    How to Dispose of Old Computers
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    How to Tell How Old Your Computer Is
    An old MacBook with a legal pad and books.
    What to Do With an Old MacBook
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    What to Do With an Old iMac
    Two old computer monitors on a desk side-by-side.
    5 Things You Can Do with an Old Computer Monitor
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    Where to Recycle Old Computers for Cash
    An old keyboard and other broken computer parts.
    How to Dispose of Old Keyboards
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    Green Tech: What It Is and How It Impacts You
    The rear of a Mac Mini
    Is a Used Mac Mini Worth Buying?
    A photo of a laptop battery being removed
    How to Dispose of a Laptop Battery
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    The 7 Best Green Gadgets to Buy in 2022
    A city at night overlaid with a networking grid.
    How Cloud Computing is Green Technology
    Phone Cases
    Best 7 Sustainable Phone Cases
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    10 Ways to Upcycle Your Old Computer or Laptop
    A stack of old smartphones.
    Why You Should Upcycle Your Old Smartphone
    Illustration of a person using an iMac as a second screen for their laptop
    Turn Your Old iMac Into a Monitor Using Target Display Mode
    Items necessary to turn Android phone into infotainment system
    Turn an Android Phone Into an Infotainment System
    Woman in cafe with iPad
    Get the Best Deal Possible on an iPad
    Someone moving stacks of recycled laptop computers.
    How to Recycle a Laptop
    A view of solar panels placed in a field
    What Is Clean Technology?
    Electronics Recycling Center
    How to Recycle Old Home Theater Electronics
    Obsolete computer electronics equipment gathered for recycling
    Use Staples to Recycle Computers and Other Electronics for Free
    Recycle button on a computer keyboard
    Before Your Recycle or Sell Your Old Computer, Do This
    Closeup of someone holding several earbuds with a case in the background.
    How PodSwap Makes AirPods Sustainable
    The Fairphone 3's various components separated and spaced out
    Can Smartphones Ever Be Ethical and Sustainable?
    Asus Q-Latch in use.
    Could Asus’ Q-Latch Be the Future of Repairable Computers?
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    5 Ways to Use Green Technology
    Closeup of an iPhone playing music
    New Smartphone? Transform Your Old One Into a Portable Media Player
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    How to Use Your Phone as a Wi-Fi Mouse
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    If Your Laptop Is Broken, You Can Make Clever Use of the Other Parts
    Radio scanner apps can provide in-car entertainment or even an insight into potential hazards.
    Turn Your Phone Into a Radio Scanner
    An older MacBook Pro that is open on a white background.
    10 Things to Know When Buying an Old, Used Mac
    A woman using the Fire Stick TV remote app to control her Fire TV.
    How to Use Your Phone as a Fire Stick Remote Control
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    Where to Sell Your Old Cellphone for the Most Cash
    Pile of used cellphones
    6 Best Sites to Sell or Trade Used Electronics
    Woman downloading software on iPad
    How to Buy a Used iPad and Which Models to Consider
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    In the Market for a Used E-Reader? Here Are Some Tips
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    Why You Should Get a Used Laptop During a Shortage
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    What to Consider When Buying a Used iPod Touch
    Little boy playing a video game
    Places to Sell (Or Trade) Used Video Games