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, […]

HOBI News of the Week 1/2-1/6

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 1/2-1/6

Samsung to reveal the cause of Galaxy Note 7 malfunction

Tim Baxter, COO and president of Samsung, announced the company will reveal the cause of the massive Galaxy Note 7 malfunction soon.

E-Waste recycling and reuse services market to exceed $40 billion

A new report from […]

ITAD market anticipated to exceed $20 billion

Research and Markets reports the ITAD market will exceed $20 billion within the next six years. The market is anticipated to reach $20.09 billion by 2022, if this prediction is correct, the market will grow at a CAGR of 9.8 percent.

The firm indicates mobile device management will be the largest growing ITAD sector during the […]

By |December 20th, 2016|ITAD, Mobile, News|1 Comment

Five ways IT asset management has changed since 2008

This morning, USA Today’s Tech section published an article detailing five ways the tech industry has changed since 2008. The five changes they listed included smartphones, social media, transportation, dating and streaming.

Within the past eight years, tech has become more efficient and convenient. People now rely on their smartphones, tablets and laptop computers to check […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Data Center, ITAD, Mobile, News, Recycling, Risk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ISRI urges permanent device unlocking

Last month, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) continued the fight for bulk device unlocking through comments sent to the United States Copyright Office.

David S. Mao, Librarian of Congress, ruled in favor of device unlocking for both consumers and companies in 2015. Mao’s ruling was an encouraging development for refurbishers around the country, but […]

By |November 10th, 2016|ITAD, Mobile, News, Tablets, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to prepare your old electronics for America Recycles Day 2016

America Recycles Day, November 15, is in less than one week. Communities all over the country are hosting events to spread awareness of recycling’s importance and give back to the environment.

One of the easiest ways to get involved this year is to responsibly recycle old electronics that are no longer being used. When rounding […]

By |November 9th, 2016|ITAD, Mobile, News, Recycling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOBI News of the Week 10/24-10/28

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/24-10/28

Used electronics resale company shuts down in light of federal lawsuit

A used electronics resell company, Laptop and Desktop Repair LLC, has been raided and shut down after multiple complaints that lead to a federal lawsuit. Federal court records report the company’s office, based […]

HOBI News of the Week 10/17-10/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 10/17-10/21

New Macs anticipated at Apple’s October 27 event

Apple confirmed yesterday a new device event on October 27. The new event, announced by a “hello again” graphic, is expected to showcase heavily anticipated Mac updates.

How to ensure enterprise IT is prepared for a […]