Old, obsolete gadgets piling up? Here are 5 easy ways to get rid of them responsibly

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It’s a little too easy to get excited about new tech, and it can take some willpower to stop yourself from buying the latest gadgets. While there’s no harm in getting swayed by shiny new things, there’s a downside to this obsession– e-waste. E-waste refers to discarded electronic equipment accumulating in landfills without being properly recycled. As per studies, India is now the third largest e-waste generator in the world, behind the US and China.In India, it’s quite common to hand over old things to the local scrap dealer who is always ready to pay for them. We however ignore what happens to these products once they leave our doorsteps. Without proper recycling, these electronics take up precious space in landfills and pose a risk to the environment. To minimize the risk, here’s how you can be creative in reusing your old devices or...

Gadgets Weekly: Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 and more

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Technology companies such as  Microsoft, Sony, OnePlus BenQ, Netgear, Tecno and iTel among others launched a new smartphone, smart TV, camera microphones, smartwatch, Wi-Fi routers, and more this week (May 23-29).  DH's Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you abreast of everything that's happening in the world of consumer electronics.Microsoft Surface Laptop 4It comes in two sizes-- 13.5-inch (2256x1504p) and 15-inch (2496 x 1664p). They sport a PixelSense 10 point multi-touch display with a pixel density of 201 ppi (pixels per inch), 3:2 aspect ratio. It features aluminium casing and metallic power and volume buttons on the keyboard. It has Alcantara material palm rest.The company offers two configuration options-- 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 quad-core processor / Quad Core 11th Intel Core...

Gadgets Weekly: New VAIO Z laptop, Noise Flair earphones and more

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Technology companies such as Sony, VAIO, Noise, and Infinix among others launched a new smartphone, laptop, camera lens and earphones more this week (May 9-15). DH's Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you abreast of everything that's happening in the world of consumer electronics.VAIO Z series laptopThe new VAIO Z series comes with 3D-printed carbon fiber-made chassis with a textured finish."Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO Z lighter at just under 1kg," the company said.It features a 14-inch high-def 4K (3840 x 2160p) LCD panel with a lay-flat hinge to offer a 180-degree open/close screen option. It also comes with Dolby Audio speakers, a camera shutter, and mic mute shortcuts for privacy.VAIO Z series laptop. Credit:...

Gadgets Weekly: New VAIO Z laptop, Noise Flair earphones and more

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Technology companies such as Sony, VAIO, Noise, and Infinix among others launched a new smartphone, laptop, camera lens and earphones more this week (May 9-15). DH's Gadgets Weekly edition lists the latest prominent personal technology products to keep you abreast of everything that's happening in the world of consumer electronics.VAIO Z series laptopThe new VAIO Z series comes with 3D-printed carbon fiber-made chassis with a textured finish."Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO Z lighter at just under 1kg," the company said.It features a 14-inch high-def 4K (3840 x 2160p) LCD panel with a lay-flat hinge to offer a 180-degree open/close screen option. It also comes with Dolby Audio speakers, a camera shutter, and mic mute shortcuts for privacy.VAIO Z series laptop. Credit:...