HOBI Top ten smartphone sales

Sales data indicates cheaper handsets aren’t really what consumers want

Since last year’s introduction of the ‘thousand dollar iPhone,’ we’ve heard various accounts that consumers are looking for cheaper handset options. Whether it’s opting for refurbished and used devices or simply keeping their current smartphones for a longer period of time before upgrading, headlines all over are reporting that consumers are looking into all other…

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HOBI Weekly Blog Recap 6/25-6/29

Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology, electronic waste, and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 6/25-6/29. The Doctor on Your Wrist: How Smartwatches are Saving Lives Aside from being convenient and fashionable, wearable technology is also extremely helpful – and maybe even lifesaving! Wearables like smartwatches can…

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New Material will Triple Storage Capacity of Lithium-Ion Batteries

American researchers believe that they have found a way to extend the usable lifetime of lithium-ion batteries. Most of our electronics are powered using lithium-ion batteries, from smartphones and laptops to electric vehicles and most wearables and let’s face it, since technology is practically unavoidable in our daily lives, battery life of these devices limits…

BYOD Is Dead – Employer Provided Phones is the Next Mobile Economy

The days of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) are seemingly over. A new study reveals that the once popular practice of having employee-owned devices within a business has proven to not be as great in the long term. Conducted with senior executives across the U.S., Samsung Electronics America commissioned the study alongside Oxford Economies, an…

Apple WWDC 2018 Rumors

Today kicks off the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 keynote at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. It is a highly anticipated event where tech giant, Apple showcases its new software and technologies for software developers. For developers, the WWDC offers a chance to get an idea of what the…