HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/03-12/07

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent battery, technology and electronic waste related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 12/03-12/07. Electronic recyclers avoid costly proposed fire code amendment HOBI’s president, Craig Boswell, discusses how the electronic recycling industry dodged a bullet after proposed amendment F18-18 was rejected during the most recent ICC…

HOBI toy battery

The potential e-waste nightmare in your child’s toy box

With the push for technology integration in just about every aspect of our daily lives, some children’s toys are more dangerous than parents probably realized. The most dangerous toys are those that require batteries or require electricity to run. When toys like singing dolls and remote controlled cars eventually stop dancing and racing around, it…

HOBI Internet of Things

Mobile carriers will have a large role in IoT

As the IoT transformation permeates through the U.S. economy, mobile telecom carriers have the opportunity to reshape hospitality and retail industries through 5G networking combined with mobile video, smartphone payments, tablet-based point-of-sale, cellular powered digital-signage and wireless broadband connectivity. According to a recent Ericsson study, 5G is expected to be a critical enabler of virtual…