Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent electronic scrap, software and IoT related news that HOBIs’s blog reported during the week 6/03-607.
Reuters, an international news organization, reports China aims to grant import licenses and a first batch of import quotas by the end of June for soon-to-be restricted scrap metal shipments in to the country. This is slightly earlier than the July timeframe the industry had previously anticipated. The recycling branch of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association said last month that the environmental ministry would only formally accept import licenses applications beginning July 1.
Yesterday, Apple kicked off the first day of the annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) eent at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. The week-long event provides a space where developers can attend sessions and meet with over 1,000 Apple engineers to discuss the advancements that will be made over in Apple software the next few years. And for some, the WWDC can be even more exciting than the fall hardware announcement event, where the tech giant showcases their newest devices. Here’s a glimpse at everything that Apple announced during the opening keynote at WWDC 2019.
Just as the number of connected consumer things is increasing, so too are industrial things such as pumps, valves and remote terminal units. These devices are being integrated into standard technology platforms, and are being connected to the Internet in pursuit of operational efficiencies such as predictive maintenance and smart metering. This means that operational technology will be vulnerable to threats faced by all other networked technologies, which increases the surface area of risk available to threats from bad actors. But there are various ways to scale cybersecurity efforts in an age dominated by the IoT.
With the current global waste crisis we’re experiencing, you’ve more than likely heard the phrase: “Reduce, reuse and recycle.” In fact, for recyclers this phase is known as the waste hierarchy. Essentially, these terms designate three vital components of environmentally-responsible behavior and are listed in the order of preferred action, from least harmful to most harmful in terms of impact on the environment. This might sound strange for some, since may tend to view recycling as being the best waste management practice. However, despite there being some since many tend to view recycling as being the best waste management practice. However, despite there being an acknowledged waste management hierarchy, some devices can fall into grey areas where it is hard to determine if it should be reused, repaired or simply recycled.