Gadgets don’t seem to last long these days. There’s pressure to upgrade everything from TVs to computers to smartphones on a frequent basis. Having cutting-edge gadgets is fine, but the question remains: What happens to all of the old devices? Unfortunately, a lot of them end up as e-waste, with up to 50 million tons of e-waste filling garbage dumps around the world each year. But a new industry is focusing on recycling such gadgets and offers two benefits. First, recycling electronic gadgets keeps them out of garbage dumps. Second, new recycling techniques can extract several kinds of precious metals contained in gadgets.