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…

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,…

Four ways tablets improve classroom technology

With the school year starting again after winter break, teachers and administrators are looking for new techniques to use in the second half of the school year. Technology adoption in the classroom is becoming more widely accepted, but some teachers and administrators may be apprehensive about implementing devices in the classroom. While personal electronics may…

New federal initiative plans to decrease recycling, remanufacturing costs

Last week, the U.S Energy Department announced a new research initiative that will focus on the reduction of recycling costs and increasing the value of recycled products, including e-scrap. The initiative, named the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, received $70 million in federal funding. REMADE will be based in Rochester, NY and is…

Apple celebrates the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary

Today marks the iPhone’s 10-year anniversary. Steve Jobs, Apple founder, called the device “revolutionary,” and the “ultimate digital device.” Blackberry was the leading mobile device provider at the time, but ultimately could not compete with the iPhone’s innovative design, through which users could email, scan the Internet, text message and talk on the phone simultaneously.…

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

A new report from Transparency Market Research indicates the e-waste recycling and reuse services market will experience substantial growth within the next two years. The market is anticipated to reach or exceed $41.4 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 23 percent. Transparency lists electronics short lifecycles and the growing demand for precious metals…