Samsung sees highest quarterly earnings in 2 years

Samsung’s reported second-quarter earnings indicate consumers are still willing to spend on innovative smartphones. This is a positive development after a forecast of slowing smartphone sales in years to come. Samsung reports an overall 17 percent profit increase since last year. Their Q2 earnings reached $7 billion, the highest quarterly amount in two years. Along…

Tech companies raising prices in response to Brexit decision

Tech companies Dell and OnePlus have enacted plans to increase prices in response to the Brexit decision. An overall 10 percent blanket increase has been reported for Dell products being sold in the U.K. Aside from Dell, OnePlus has indicated plans to sell their newest handset, the OnePlus 3, for £329, a 6.5 percent increase…

New e-scrap bill proposes framework for exports, addresses counterfeit material

A new bill has been proposed by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) as an effort to introduce extended guidelines for e-scrap exports and bring attention to the dangers of counterfeit material. This bill, tentatively named the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA), is the second recent attempt at establishing legislation to control…