Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent right-to-repair, IoT and battery related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 11/05-11/09.
U.S. passes landmark decision in the right-to-repair movement
While physically repairing devices has not gotten any easier, consumers now have easier ways of legally getting their electronic devices repaired. This is thanks to a landmark decision in the right to repair movement by the U.S. Library of Congress and its Copyright Office. The new exemptions establish that consumers have the legal right to repair something that they own so long as it does not infringe upon the copyright protection afforded to the manufacturer. However the rules are not applicable to all consumer electronics. While smartphones and some smaller appliances have made the exemption list, gaming consoles did not.
How to re-strategize for a multi-cloud environment
The cloud is no longer a “one-and-done” type of technology. Instead, it has transformed into a multi-channel strategy that organizations need to be prepared for. Multi-cloud brings in a number of benefits for both public and private businesses by offering more specialized and targeted end-to-end services. In fact, according to Gartner reports, nearly 70 percent of enterprises will be implementing such a strategy by 2019.
IoT is stimulating retail growth
There is no doubt that e-commerce is a booming industry among today’s society. But what are brick and mortar retail shops doing in order to stay relevant to the lives of the modern customer? One study shows that nearly 79 percent of retailers are moving towards IoT strategies to help get customers back in the stores. IoT technology keeps the in-store experience interesting, immersive and allows retailers to constantly innovate their in-store offering. Embracing IoT technology can improve the in-store experience instantly and can become more convenient and interesting for customers and employees alike.
Lithium-ion batteries can’t keep up with new technology
It can be difficult keeping up with tech news when new smartphones are continuously being announced. But it looks like we’re not the only ones that are lagging behind when it comes to the latest technology. A report by The Washington Post shows that lithium-ion batteries can’t quite keep up with today’s gadgets. The report provides a side-by-side comparison of various smartphones from the past two years in order to find out which devices have the best battery life. Most older devices beat out the more recent smartphones when it came to battery life, however the device that performed the best was the new iPhone XR – which has been receiving rave reviews since its release.