HOBI News of the Week 1/16-1/20

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 1/16-1/20

PC shipments continue to decline

PC shipments continued a four-year decline last year. Gartner reports 72.6 million units shipped during Q4 2016, a 3.7 percent fall from Q4 2015.

Stanford researchers design battery including fire extinguisher

Combustible batteries are one of the tech industry’s top concerns, […]

PC shipments continue to decline

PC shipments continued a four-year decline last year. Gartner reports 72.6 million units shipped during Q4 2016, a 3.7 percent fall from 4 2015. Overall, 269.7 million total PC units shipped during 2016, a 6.2 percent decline from 2015.

PC shipments began to decline during 2012, and have not improved since. The introduction of tablets […]

By |January 19th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stanford researchers design battery including fire extinguisher

Combustible batteries are one of the tech industry’s top concerns, thanks to many reports of battery fires involving hoverboards and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 devices. Experts around the world are working to create safer batteries, and Stanford University researchers may have found one solution.

Stanford’s team of researchers created a lithium-ion battery that includes a fire […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Design, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Financial malware attacks increased more than 22% during Q4 2016

A report from Kapersky Labs indicates financial malware attacks increased 22 percent during Q4 of 2016. Financial malware is a type of malware that focuses on stealing money directly, or valuable information needed to access a person’s finances, including online banking credentials and credit card information.

At least 319,000 users were targeted by financial malware, […]

By |January 17th, 2017|data security, Mobile, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three ways to prepare for a successful data center transition

With the new year beginning, enterprise IT professionals are looking for new ways to maximize efficiency and cut down on costs. Whether it’s taking the plunge and committing to a cloud-computing centric data center, or just overall consolidation, data center transitions are a necessary part of a successful data management scheme.

A transition can be overwhelming […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Data Center, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOBI News of the Week 1/8-1/13

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 1/8-1/13

New report indicates app usage growth slowing

A new report from  Flurry indicates overall app usage growth is finally slowing. The firm reported app usage grew 11 percent during 2016, a significant decrease from 2015’s growth of 58 percent.

Four ways tablets improve classroom technology […]