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How to recycle your electronics and gadgets

From TVs to computers, it's important to recycle electronics rather than tossing them in the trash. Here's a handy list of where and how you can get rid of unwanted gadgets.

By December 2, 2014


Newer IE versions found to be dramatically more reliable

Sauce Labs' 55 million tests of Web pages and apps find Microsoft's browser the most crash-prone, but IE10's error rate is a sixth that of IE6.

By August 20, 2013


First Solar pushes pedal in solar-efficiency race

Industry cost leader First Solar says it expects to bring thin-film solar panels to market with an efficiency between 14 percent and 15 percent in three years, as competition heats up.

By January 17, 2012


Solar cell breakthrough could hit 40 percent efficiency

Researchers at two Arkansas universities, backed by NASA, win an additional $1 million in funding to further their efforts.

By September 22, 2011


Low rates of metal recycling handicap green tech

A U.N. study finds that metal recycling varies greatly, and recycling of minerals vital to energy products, such as LED bulbs, solar cells, and wind turbines, is virtually nonexistent.

By May 31, 2011


Nanosolar lands big orders for printed solar cells

The thin-film solar company, which has been quiet for the past year, says it has orders from solar installers in Europe and expects to lower costs significantly in the next three years.

By April 28, 2011


Hackers caught cheating in virtual stock market game

Members of the Hacker Dojo community ran an illegitimate script to help colleagues win the Startup Bus Stock Market game. When they were found out, the ill-gotten gains were taken away.

By March 13, 2011


SoloPower lands loan guarantee for solar plant

Silicon Valley solar collector maker gets $197 million loan guarantee from Energy Department to build a 400-megawatt thin-film solar factory in Oregon.

By February 18, 2011


Intel bankrolls Sulfurcell, a solar thin-film outfit

Berlin-based Sulfurcell steps into the global fight for solar panels with CIGS thin-film solar technology designed for building rooftops and facades.

By January 25, 2011


SoloPower deal paves way for thin-film solar plant

Silicon Valley-based thin-film solar company secures a loan from the state of Oregon to build a manufacturing plant as it seeks to bring more products to market.

By January 14, 2011