Why batteries in modern gadgets aren't made to last

The batteries in our phones and headphones only last a few years. NPR’s Daniel Estrin asks The Washington Post‘s tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler about the life span of today’s gadgets and why they die.

DANIEL ESTRIN, HOST:

We all love our electronic devices and use them a lot, but we just kind of accept that eventually the batteries are going to wear out and that we’re going to have to buy new versions. Is that just how technology works? Nope, that’s how tech companies make more money from us. That’s according to The Washington Post’s tech columnist, Geoffrey Fowler. He’s been researching

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Why batteries in modern gadgets aren't made to last

The batteries in our phones and headphones only last a few years. NPR's Daniel Estrin asks The Washington Post's tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler...