Why Amazon is backing this former Tesla executive’s recycling startup

Enlarge / Empty phone batteries are sorted by the company Accurec Recycling GmbH.

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Tesla cofounder JB Straubel has been funded by Amazon for Redwood Materials, a start-up aiming to extract lithium, cobalt and nickel from old smartphones and other electronics for reuse in new electric batteries.

Redwood is one of five companies Amazon is investing in as part of its $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund, announced this year.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive, said in a statement that this first batch of companies were “channelling their entrepreneurial energy into helping Amazon and other companies

Xiaomi Poco X3 review: The right compromises


Premium flagship smartphones are awesome in every way, including the price. It’s common for flagships to be over $1,000 in 2020. Thankfully, we’ve seen a rise in good sub-$400 mid-range options from Google, OnePlus, Realme, and others. Xiaomi’s Poco X3 NFC, though, goes a step further, dropping the price to just €229.

Could cutting your budget that low make for a better value device? For 20% the price of a Note 20 Ultra or 65% of the price of the Pixel 4a, is the Poco X3 worth buying? Find out in Android Authority’s Poco X3 NFC review.

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IT professionals looking to advance their careers have more options available to them than ever before. With countless online courses and certificate programs, it can be hard deciding what’s worth pursuing and what is not. In this post, we’ll take a look at one of the best-regarded certifications for cloud specialists: AWS certification.

Is AWS certification worth it for you? What does it involve and how do you get started? Let’s take a closer look.

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What is AWS certification?

AWS certification stands for “Amazon

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