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Wednesday was the 40th anniversary of the cell phone and Wired breaks down the 12 most influential models — many of which are no doubt still trickling through e-scrap processing facilities somewhere.

Starting in July, Colorado residents who drag old TVs and other electronics to the curb for disposal will find the device unmoved and with a sticker slapped on it that reads, "Devices like this are prohibited from Colorado landfills according to the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act," reports The Denver Post, describing the state's soon-to-be-implemented e-scrap law and options available to consumers.

If you have a stake in a rebound of the personal computer industry, Gartner has some bad news for you. The market research firm says it expects traditional PCs (x86-based desktops and notebooks) to decline 7.6 percent this year versus 2012, and that this is part of a sustained long-term trend, independent of the broader economy.

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