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Submission + - Apple now offering free recycling for Windows PCs (

MrSeb writes: "Do you have a few old, dusty beige-box computers kicking around that you’d like to turn into money? Or perhaps you’d just like to get rid of them, but you lack the means to dispose of them properly? Well, if you’re in the US you’re in luck: Apple will now provide postage-paid packaging to allow you to recycle your old laptop or desktop PC and its monitor for free, from the comfort of your home — and if it’s worth anything, you’ll even get an Apple Gift Card in return. In addition, your old iPhone or iPad can now be returned for an Apple Gift Gard, too."

Submission + - The IBM Selectric typewriter turns 50 (

coondoggie writes: "It has been retired for 25 years but IBM will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the iconic Selectric typewriter on July 31. According to IBM the introduction of the Selectric on July 31, 1961 was seven years in the making. "With 2,800 parts, many designed from scratch, it was a major undertaking even for IBM, which had been in the typewriter business since the 1930s.""

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