Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent technology, renewable energy, and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported on during the week 4/30-5/04.
The South Korean electronic giant seems to have hit a lull in smartphone sales. Despite recently reporting record profits, the company says it expects to see a significant slowdown in the mobile market. And they aren’t the only handset makers to be hit by stagnant smartphone sales, Apple is expected to report weak demand for the iPhone X. But this could mean good news for those looking to upgrade their handset. To help boost smartphone sales, Samsung will more than likely put out several promotions for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices, which were released just last month. It has also been reported that the company is gearing up to launch the Note 9, therefore promotions would help boost anticipation for the company’s upcoming handset.
For some of the biggest names in tech, the future is looking mighty green. Companies like Amazon, Google, and Walmart are pushing power companies towards solar, wind, and clean renewable energy. Over the past seven years, the use of renewable energy has increased significantly. In fact, current growth rates indicate that should they hold steady, renewable energy could become the third-largest source of energy in the United States. The push towards renewable began in earnest in 2011, when a global independent campaigning organization called Greenpeace released a report calling out data centers for being some of the biggest non-renewable energy users. Since then, the renewable energy industry has taken off at record speed.
Smartphones, which one could say is everyone’s favorite mobile device, are surprisingly predicted to be the least interesting thing about the impending 5G networks. The whole technology ecosystem will more than likely go through some significant changes once 5G hits, and with advancements in machine-to-machine communication, higher speeds and nearly non-existent latency, it seems that smartphones will be outshined by what 5G will bring to other IoT devices like robots and augmented reality. In an age of more connected devices, many experts are calling 5G the “post-smartphone era”.
Earth day may have come and pass, but we hope those environmentally-friendly habits are still around. From plastic recycling to energy conservation, there are various ways to you can include some good old green and clean methods into your daily lives. One efficient long-term method is to consider renewable energy for your home. Currently, we are on the cusp of adopting clean energy at a scale never seen before. But for renewable power to continue its rapid advancement the right decisions need to be taken and that begins with deciding which renewable energy source is compatible with your lifestyle. Provided are a few sources of renewable energy that can easily be incorporated into your household.