eBay Partners with Mobile Device Certification Provider

eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce channels, recently announced its partnership with mobile device certification provider, Phonecheck, after the launch of its Refurbished program designed to compete with certification programs from other online electronics marketplaces. The California-based certification provider enables refurbishers to sell Phonecheck-certified devices through the platform, and uses advanced software to evaluate…

The Future of Technology Post-COVID

During the COVID pandemic schools and businesses were forced to adopt a new method of working and learning. As “working from home” and “learning from home” became the new normal, technology adapted as well. The question is, what will the future hold for technology in a post-pandemic world? Furthermore, how will this affect those responsible…

Google Makes Self-Repair “Playbook” for Chromebook Users

The Right to Repair movement has taken the world by storm, especially in the last few years, in their quest to get companies to change their repair policies. Many tech giants have been under pressure to make changes to their repair policies, and several have already made announcements, including Apple who announced a self-repair program…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (2/21-24/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including the age-old debate on whether or not online privacy is really that important, why e-scrap exports are important to the industry, a grant from AT&T that will help provide electronics to students, and how to prepare and pack your equipment for processing.  Tech Solutions Series:…

AT&T Announces Grant to Help Provide Electronics to Students in Need During a Digital Age

Since the pandemic began many businesses have switched to a remote environment, including schools. Remote learning swept over many countries, resulting in the need for more electronics. Many households have more than one child in school, which increases costs and makes the digital learning process more difficult to achieve. Fortunately, a well known tech giant…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 8/16-19/21

Below is a recap of HOBI’s weekly blog reports including back to school technology navigation, Apple’s new security tech update, the 2021 ITAD Summit, and tips on data center decommissioning.  Navigating The Post-Pandemic Technology Demand in Education Returning to a classroom setting requires an adjustment period, especially with increased and unique technology demands in classrooms.…