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There are about 40 materials that go into the phone you’re probably reading this on, ranging from gold to cobalt to copper. Tracking down where all these materials actually come from—and ensuring that they were mined in a way that doesn’t harm people or the planet—is no easy task. But that’s the goal for Fairphone, a Netherlands-based social enterprise that released its latest device this week. The Fairphone 3 inches closer to the company’s radical aim of building a smartphone that doesn’t support exploitation, using ethically sourced materials in a modular phone design that’s easy to repair.
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This startup is radically changing how smartphones are built
The 5 best wireless headphones . . . that aren’t AirPods
How do we save the planet? Solve these two problems first
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How to make an actually effective to-do list if you’re a procrastinator
These graphene-coated clothes protect you from mosquito bites
8 office icebreakers that won’t make you cringe
This voice-controlled standing desk is an innovation in annoying your coworkers
This newsletter was written by Katharine Schwab.
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