Provided is a weekly summary of the electronics recycling, data center, and mobile technology related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 4/29-5/03.
A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Call2Recycle has developed a better understanding of consumer recycling behaviors. The poll surveyed 2,020 U.S. adults and found that a majority of Americans are “wishful thinkers” that toss non-recyclable materials in with recyclable materials and that someone or a machine will sort their trash out of the recycling stream.
Some experts are saying that cloud and traditional in-house enterprise data center storage will be left behind in favor for distributed storage based on blockchain technology. Organizations say that decentralized blockchain-based file storage will be more secure, will make it harder to lose data, and will be cheaper than anything seen before. Even so, cloud and in-house solutions will still be very popular options for data storage and will not be going anywhere any time soon.
Apple recently shared its 2019 Environmental Responsibility Report which details the progress the tech giant has made over the past year and alludes to what sustainable goals the company will be working towards in the years to come. The release of the report follows a string of electronic scrap related announcements that the company has made this year, including the announcement of a research lab tasked with studying new electronic recycling processes.
Prolonging battery life is a common desire among smartphone users. Each year, major manufacturers release new devices with stronger batteries and new ways to monitor usage for maximum battery life. The majority of today’s smartphones use lithium-ion batteries. These types of batteries are reported to use at least 80 percent of their full capacity between 300 and 500 charge cycles, meaning after this point, battery strength begins to slowly dwindle. While obsolescence is unavoidable, there are ways to get the most out of a smartphone’s battery. Here are three ways to maximize your smartphone’s battery life.