Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent mobile technology, electronic plastics and IoT related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 12/10-12/14.
This may be the season of gift buying, but it is also the time of year where you should be doing everything you can to protect your devices and all the personal information they house. In the rush to order last minute gifts online, it can be easy to forget to take the necessary steps to safeguarding your information. But with cell phone fraud becoming more popular, it’s in your best interest to take the extra steps. Provided are a few tips on what you can do to help protect yourself and what steps you need to take in case you find yourself a victim of cell phone fraud.
With China refusing to accept low-grade plastic waste that the West once poured there, other countries across Southeast Asia are buckling down on their own e-plastic policies. Nations such as Thailand and Vietnam have already declared similar import bans as they strain to stem the tide of their own home-grown plastic trash, which left other Southeastern Asian nations to bear the weight of the West’s plastic waste. However, these policy changes are making it increasingly difficult to move certain types of e-scrap materials to international markets.
Wouldn’t it be great to only have to charge your smartphone just once a week? Through the use of fluoride batteries, researchers believe that this can be achieved. In fact, a study conducted by a Caltech researcher seems to indicate that these batteries could rival (if not outperform altogether) lithium-ion batteries. The only issue is containing the incredible amount of heat that fluoride batteries create. The science behind the batteries is still well under review, so it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing these batteries in our phones or other gadgets anytime soon.
Our world is rapidly being transformed by smart devices. And in our daily lives, we’ll begin to see more IoT devices to the point where every practical commonplace item will have some method of connecting to the internet and communicating with other devices. We can already see evidence of such progress in the evolution of our smartphones and the introduction of smart home devices. The technology today not only pushes the boundaries of what we think is possible but, moves us further to a truly connected world as well.