Replacing an Outdated Device? Repurpose the Oldie
Rich bought a new laptop this week (fanfare please!) and is happily getting to know his sleek new device, which came in a fetching blush gold color. His 2013 MacBook Air is now our official streaming device, permanently hooked up to our TV. Usually our devices are turned in to Apple for a rebate, and I thought this was common practice until I learned nearly 54 million metric tons of electronic devices were tossed away in 2019 — an increase of 21% in just five years.
Wired offers a host of clever suggestions in How to Repurpose Your Old Gadgets. Why not set up an old computer or phone as a security camera? With an app such as those from Manything or Alfred, you can access the 24/7 video feed from anywhere in the world via your smartphone. Got an old tablet? Turn it into an e-reader, using apps such as Kindle (Android, iOS) or Kobo (Android, iOS). And don’t forget you can download thousands of free books from your public library!
Pro-Publica/The Guardian: Mail-in ballot tracker
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