Design

HOBI weekly blog recap 4/17-4/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 4/17-4/21

How to get involved for Earth Day 2017

Saturday marks the 47th  annual Earth Day. Many communities host a variety of Earth Day activities to encourage environmental well-being and education. One way to get involved in the Earth Day celebrations is recycling old electronics […]

HOBI International, Inc. Weekly Recap 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, […]

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|1 Comment

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. Baxter took time at the company’s CES booth to explain Samsung is working with third-party experts to “understand what happened, and to make sure it does not happen again.”

Samsung’s exploding batteries led to […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Design, Mobile, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Supreme Court reaches decision in Samsung design infringement case

After months of deliberation, the Supreme Court has reached a decision in Samsung and Apple’s design infringement case. Earlier today, the Supreme Court ruled Samsung only violated one component of Apple’s design patent instead of the entire device, meaning Samsung may not be forced to pay penalties.

In 2012, a jury ruled Samsung’s smartphone design infringed […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Design, Mobile, News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Samsung and Apple’s design battle visits U.S. Supreme Court

The ongoing lawsuit between Samsung and Apple visited the U.S. Supreme Court this morning. The design infringement battle between the two tech giants is the first patent lawsuit to go before the supreme court in more than a century.

In 2012, a jury ruled Samsung’s smartphone design infringed on three of Apple’s iPhone design patents, including […]

By |October 11th, 2016|Design, Mobile, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

HOBI News of the Week 9/12-9/16

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 9/12-9/16

Global data center construction market to exceed $70 billion

Technavio reports the global data center construction market will grow at a CAGR of 12 percent during the next four years and reach or exceed $74 billion by 2020. The market is anticipated to reach […]

Project Ara cancellation demonstrates sustainable device design challenges

Google’s plan to build a modular cellphone with interchangeable parts, known as Project Ara, has been suspended indefinitely. While Google may not release a device, there are rumors of Google working with partners through licensing agreements to bring the technology to market.

Project Ara could potentially set the groundwork to more sustainable device design. Modular design […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Design, Uncategorized|1 Comment