Category Archives: Electronics

Waste Management on Earth – Pros and cons of E waste recycling

Pros of E-Waste Re Cycling Electronics are being recycled and reused rather than being thrown away, which helps prevent a number of environmental impacts. Proper recycling of electronics helps avoid health problems immensely. Economically, it’s a boon to the developing electronics industries and helps create employment. Build a strong Economy: There are many economic benefits.…
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E-Waste Recycling in California

Electronic waste (E-waste): what is it and how do we get rid of it? This term applies to consumer and business electronic equipment that is near or at the end of its useful life. There is no clear definition for electronic waste (e-waste) at this time, but if you can plug it in to an…
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Business is good for vendors of test and inspection/metrology equipment

Semiconductor test equipment and inspection/metrology equipment are unglamorous yet critical segments of the equipment field. Most people could name the top vendors in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, yet many would draw a blank after identifying KLA-Tencor as a leader in inspection/metrology equipment – maybe Applied Materials and Hitachi High-Technologies, if they’re on the ball. Greg Smith, broadband…
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4 Best Ways to Sell Your Surplus Equipment Quickly

If your business often deals with commercial tools and heavy duty equipment, you understand how it feels when you no longer need those machines and how they can become a burden. Large machines take up a lot of extra space and storage, and like many assets their value decreases over time whether you use it…
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What are You Gonna Do With Your Win 2003 Server After July 14?

Come July 14, there might be a lot of people wondering what to do with their old server hardware. That’s the last date of support for Windows Server 2003, the Microsoft Corp. server OS that is still running on 40 per cent of servers in Canada, according to Microsoft. With so many companies waiting until…
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EBAY Will Be Nothing After The PayPal Spinoff

I’m just going to say it. EBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) stinks. It is awful. Once upon a time, it was a cool place to scoop up stuff you’d find at a flea market. Then things changed. Retailers used eBay as a secondary market. Then the gray marketers showed up, hocking their compatible ink cartridges and “just as good” substitutes for original…
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Why Aren’t All Recycling Companies Same?

Prior to surplus equipment liquidation or e-waste recycling make sure that your recycling company work in compliance with Federal and State regulations. You’ve responsibly recycled your electronics with Excess Logic! Now what happens to them? Excess Logic is able to re-use and re-sell 80% of the electronics we receive. The other 20% are recycled using only…
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A Reason Civilization May Collapse…

We’re in the midst of fevered discussions about communications and security. Cybertarian campaigners want to stop collusion between corporations and governments to intercept citizen chat; attention-grabbing adolescents at Anonymous want to disrupt murderers who dislike mockery of their principal prophet and the gilt-edged grown-ups in national security services want to listen in on plans to…
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What’s Going On with Electronic Waste?

Cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are sold by the billions, but when today’s electronics break, become obsolete, or just go out of fashion, most consumers send them to the dump. The United Nations University (UNU), the research arm of the U.N., defines “e-waste” as all items and parts of electrical and electronic…
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10 Tips On Equipment Liquidation

If you have decided to get out of business and are not able to pass your business on, merge it with another business, or sell it as a going concern, liquidating the assets could be the most appropriate exit strategy. However, before you terminate your lease, sell a key piece of equipment, or disconnect your…
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See how much money you company loses by using outdated equipment

The world of IT is a fast moving business and one of the most difficult issues facing Technology Support Companies and Managed Service Companies (MSP) is getting clients to upgrade or replace aging IT equipment such as servers, firewalls, desktops and laptops. Very often clients get sticker shock, not only from the equipment and licensing…
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“Very High Levels Of Arsenic” Found In Some Of California’s Top Selling Wines

One of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world, and one that is perceived as a “healthier” (because it is rich in antioxidants) option compared to other alcoholic beverages, is coming under scrutiny in California. More than two dozen vintners are facing a lawsuit claiming that their wines contain “dangerously high levels ofinorganic arsenic.”…
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Power, Pollution and the Internet

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jeff Rothschild’s machines at Facebook had a problem he knew he had to solve immediately. They were about to melt. The company had been packing a 40-by-60-foot rental space here with racks of computer servers that were needed to store and process information from members’ accounts. The electricity pouring into the…
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Replacing obsolete hardware may be smarter than upgrading it

These days, we have several options available when it comes to dealing with obsolete computers--but we weren't always so lucky. An IT pro describes his experiences during the big upgrade boom of Y2K and discusses what he would have done differently. Back in 1999, everyone was scrambling to update computer hardware and software before the…
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6 ways to improve your spring and summer with technology

This past winter was harsh on much of us here in the United States. Loads of snow, bitter winds, and icy roads made going outside something of a hassle. Thankfully, we’re well into spring now, and summer isn’t far behind. After being cooped up for so long, it’s no surprise that this time of year…
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Student science experiment finds plants won’t grow near Wi-Fi router

Ninth-graders design science experiment to test the effect of cellphone radiation on plants. The results may surprise you. Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that is causing a stir in the scientific community. It started with an observation and a question. The girls noticed that if they slept with their…
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Top 10 Most Serious Water Quality Violators in California

Why This Topic Is Important Clean, safe drinking water is essential to child health and learning. Access to quality drinking water in the home, school, and child care facilities limits exposure to harmful toxins and also increases child consumption of water, promotes healthy habits, and helps children stay mentally focused and physically fit. Excess Logic continues…
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The Optical Fiber Ribbon Solution for the 10G to 40/100G Migration

The relentless movement and volume of data has today’s data centers of all sizes seeking how to best deploy their network infrastructure to support ever growing gigabit transmission speeds.  Ultimately Fiber optic cables have become the ubiquitous transport medium in the data center network. The number and type of fibers, their long term viability, and…
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Nanowire breakthrough could recycle vehicle exhaust, improve car efficiency

A group of researchers at Sandia National Labs have announced a major step forward in thermoelectric nanowires, hopefully paving the way for new types of efficiency-boosting mechanisms in internal combustion engines. The team’s long-term goal is to use nanowire construction to capture heat from the exhaust system and use it to power in-vehicle sensors and…
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New aluminum air battery could blow past lithium-ion, runs on water

As battery technologies go, the world has a love-hate relationship with lithium-ion. On the one hand, breakthroughs in Li-ion designs and construction are responsible for the Tesla Model S, new installations, green energy research, and the modern smartphone. On the other hand, lithium-ion limitations are the reason why most EVs have a range of 40-60 miles,…
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IERC 2015: Electronics recyclers gather in Austria

Conference attendees toured two facilities and discussed market conditions during the annual international conference. Innovative electronics recycling strategies, challenging market conditions and scrap exports were among the top discussion points at the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) held in Salzburg, Austria, 21-23 January. Excess Logic continues reposting interesting articles. We'd like to pay your attention how important…
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Flexible nanogenerator harvests muscle movement to power mobile devices

The consumer world is becoming powered by mobile devices, but those devices are still powered by being tethered to a wall or a reserve power pack. What if you could generate power for your mobile devices simply by moving your body, and the power source was almost unnoticeable? A new device developed at the National…
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Hard drive failure rates point to clear winners and losers in 2014

One of the most common questions we’re asked about hardware reliability is whether there’s a real difference between the various storage manufacturers. This information is typically locked up like Fort Knox, which is one reason why Backblaze’s ongoing storage reports have garnered widespread attention. Most drive reliability studies are either small scale, take place over limited…
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ERI partners with University of Pennsylvania

Electronics recycler collaborates with University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership to develop electronics recycling best practices. Electronic Recyclers International Inc. (ERI), an electronics recycling firm based in Fresno, California, has announced that it has entered an academic partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’s Initiative for Global…
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EcoATM opens new office in California

San Diego-based EcoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, has unveiled its new office space in Sorrento Valley, California. The company says the building, measuring more than 53,000 square feet, was constructed to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) requirements with an expectation of earning a Gold certification. Excess Logic continues reposting…
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Top 10 Data Center Predictions for 2015

Ron Vokoun DBIA, LEED AP BD+C, leads the Mission Critical Market for at JE Dunn Construction. With the arrival of a new year, organizations are making plans to address the explosion of enterprise data in 2015. A big question is how those plans will differ from your data center operations this past year. Excess Logic continues…
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