HOBI weekly blog recap 2/13-2/17

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 2/13-2/17 Two educational technology concerns and their solutions Technology in the classroom brings opportunities for increased lesson plan flexibility, outside-the-classroom resources and improved teacher-student interaction. What to do with old devices after Valentine’s Day New tablets, smartphones and wearable technology are popular gifts…

What to do with old devices after Valentine’s Day

New tablets, smartphones and wearable technology are popular gifts each Valentine’s Day. With new devices in-hand, old devices are no longer of use. Instead of storing unused cellphones, tablets or computers in a drawer, reselling and recycling bring further use to old devices. Many U.S. cities have electronics recycling collection sites to ensure responsible electronics…

Right to Repair bills proposed in five states could be first step to sustainable device repair

According Android Authority, new Right to Repair bills have been proposed in five states, including Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York. If enacted, Right to Repair legislation is a step towards a more sustainable electronics repair and refurbishment industry. This legislation would require manufacturers to sell replacement parts and provide service manuals to independent…

Global Managed Mobility Services (MMS) market to reach $65 billion

Research and Markets reports the global Managed Mobility Services (MMS) market will reach $65 billion within the next eight years. The report indicates the market will grow at a CAGR of 34 percent until 2025. The Managed Mobility Services market includes Mobility Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobility Platform Management (MPM), and other…

HOBI International, Inc. marks 25 years in the IT and mobile asset disposition industry

Today marks HOBI International, Inc.’s 25th year as a leading IT and mobile asset management provider. During the past 25 years, HOBI has grown from a small family-operated electronics recycler to one of the most competitive and innovative IT and mobile service providers in the country. HOBI was founded and incorporated in 1992 in Batavia,…

2020 Olympic medals will be made of recycled electronics

Organizers of the Olympic and Paralympic games are aiming for sustainable awards instead of the traditional medals in the 2020 Olympics. In place of the gold, silver and bronze medals, organizers will create medals from recycled electronics. Olympic games organizers have established collection sites around the country for Japanese citizens to donate their older mobile…

Mobile Device Management (MDM) market anticipated to exceed $5 billion

Zion Market Research reports the Mobile Device Management (MDM) market will reach $5.15 billion by 2021, growing at an overall CAGR of more than 25 percent. The MDM market consists of different mobile solutions, including device management, application management, security management, network service management and other mobile function services. The market’s growth is expected as…

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 device malfunction

After an extensive internal investigation, Samsung has released an official statement revealing what caused the massive Galaxy Note 7 malfunction. Samsung tested more than 200,000 devices and 30,0000 batteries during their investigation. The statement explained there were two separate manufacturing and design flaws in the devices’ batteries. Samsung indicated two of their suppliers were at…