HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 12/18-12/22

The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 12/18-12/22. ISRI reports China is ‘not prepared’ to enforce import ban In an update to association membership, ISRI reports China is overwhelmingly ill-prepared to enact the upcoming import policy. The root of China’s issues with the import ban seems to revolve around the…

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Three IoT predictions for 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT), is defined as the network of physical objects – devices, vehicles, buildings and other items – embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data. Almost regardless of industry, IoT is predicted to be the single most important factor impacting fundamental business…

Apple Delays HomePod Launch

Originally expected to launch in early December, Apple’s release of HomePod is being pushed back to early 2018 for the U.S., UK and Australian markets. Apple announced the expected delay on Nov. 17 and stated, “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/20-11/22

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/20-11/22. China Releases New Proposed Contaminants Threshold On Nov. 15, the Government of China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of its intent to adopt the Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials (GB 16487 .2-13), standards that…

Experts say IoT will Alter Freight Transportation

Due to the massive growth in innovative technologies, experts believe that IoT will be connecting assets and leveraging predictive analytics and advanced intelligence as part of the digital transformation in freight transport. Among these experts is Ralph Rio, vice president of Enterprise Software of ARC Advisory, a leading technology research firm for industry and infrastructure,…

HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 11/06-11/10

The following is a weekly recap of the HOBI blog for the week 11/06-11/10. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Upcycling Project Samsung, the world’s largest handset producer announced the Galaxy Upcycling project, which aims to breathe new life into old Galaxy smartphones. Recycling Made Easy: Designers Repurpose Plastic Waste through Innovative Methods Designers around the world…