Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including reasons to love electronic recycling, some details regarding the new America COMPETES Act, solutions to why you always find yourself unplugging your router, and another lawsuit filed against Facebook parent company, Meta, over facial recognition software.
As you head into Super Bowl weekend and finalize Valentines Day plans, consider making the weekend festivities eco-friendly. Whether it’s treating yourself or your significant other to the newest smartphone, or jumping on Super Bowl sales for that perfect screen to display the game, it’s important to remember to properly dispose of your old electronics. Disposition isn’t typically the first thing that comes to mind when unwrapping a brand new device, but we’re here to tell you why you should love electronic recycling.
The America COMPETES Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Feb. 4 with intentions of boosting U.S. competitiveness with China. The America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act of 2022 (America COMPETES Act) was proposed on grounds of security, stating, “it is in the national security interests of the United States to ensure that the export of electronic waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter electronics supply chains in the United States.” The bill also cites environmental and human health damage that can result from mismanaged e-scrap exports to other countries, however, many in the e-scrap industry are calling for an opposition to certain aspects of the bill.
This week in our tech solutions series where we answer common tech questions, we’re here to solve the age old problem of a faulty router. How many times have you noticed your WiFi slowing, unplugged the router and plugged it back in, only for it to work perfectly. Not a difficult solution, unless you find yourself repeating the process multiple times a week. Why does this really happen? We’re here with possible answers, and some possible solutions that may help fix your router issues.
As much as society loves technology, it’s no secret that it comes with just as many problems as solutions, especially within apps. Many people love the convenience of the facial recognition feature of the newer smartphone models, however, Facebook parent company, Meta, has recently found itself in hot water once again regarding its own facial recognition tool.