HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/27-30/22)

Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including details on eBay’s partnership with Phonecheck, a battery recycling facility that received Lithium Ion battery testbeds that will help the company test and grade batteries, how proper IT asset disposition can help you with data security, and tips for keeping your electronics cool during heat…

Remember to Keep Your Electronics Cool

Some electronics may seem sturdy enough to withstand physical damages, but most forget that just because you cannot see the damage, doesn’t mean it’s not occurring. As we head into triple digit weather it’s important to remember that your electronics are not invincible, and are easily susceptible to heat damage, especially during the hottest part…

U.S. Military Starts E-Scrap Project

Last year the White House published, “Building resilient supply chains, revitalizing American manufacturing, and fostering broad-based growth,” a report calling for investments to be made in the recovery of rare earth elements in e-scrap. Recent years have seen many supply chain issues, leading to shortages of certain materials, and the U.S. military has kickstarted a…

Tech Solutions Series: Why does my laptop get hot when I use it?

During the course of this series, we’ve covered many common problems electronics consumers encounter including, the case of the faulty router, the great mystery of whether or not to use public wifi, and perhaps the most common issue of a wet smartphone. Today we’re here to discuss another common issue most electronics owners have faced…