The following is a recap of the HOBI blog during the week 1/15-1/19.
Now that CES 2018 has come to a close, we can take a closer look at some of the newest technology that had people buzzing at the show. Here is a glance at some of the most talked about gadgets the 2018 CES had to offer: LG’s ‘rollable’ OLED 4k display & CLOi Robot, Razer’s Project Linda, Lenovo’s Smart Display with Google Assistant, and Vivo’s in-display fingerprint scanner
Recyclers are often left to play catch up to the influx of advanced technology that hits the market. However, if manufactures begin to maximize design for disassembly and make disassembly processes easily and readily accessible to consumers, electronic waste recycling operations could be well on their way to becoming just as advanced as the products it is composed of.
With Amazon having sold “tens of millions” of Amazon-enabled devices worldwide during the recent holiday shopping season alone, and the impending launch of Apple’s highly anticipated HomePod, the smart speaker market is booming, with seemingly no end in sight. As the IoT and the desire for smart homes grow, the more we’ll see smart speakers become a permanent fixture in households and enterprises.
Today, return flows are becoming the norm rather than the exception. While it is not without obstacles, reverse logistics is essential in completing the circular economy loop. In a circular economy where materials are kept in motion at all times, reverse logistics could represent a golden opportunity the logistics sector cannot afford to miss.