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The Next Big Thing in Hardware: Smart Garbage

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Smart garbage

A Gazelle employee removing batteries from traded-in devices. The company, which buys and resells used hardware, said that it had purchased upward of two million devices from over a million people. Most items are Apple and Android phones.


There's a box on a shelf in my closet stuffed with smart smoke detectors, old smartphones, chargers, battery cases, fitness trackers, a Kindle that I sat on and broke and various sensors that have long ceased to detect anything.

From The New York Times
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