Samsung sees highest quarterly earnings in 2 years

Samsung’s reported second-quarter earnings indicate consumers are still willing to spend on innovative smartphones. This is a positive development after a forecast of slowing smartphone sales in years to come. Samsung reports an overall 17 percent profit increase since last year. Their Q2 earnings reached $7 billion, the highest quarterly amount in two years. Along…

Tech companies raising prices in response to Brexit decision

Tech companies Dell and OnePlus have enacted plans to increase prices in response to the Brexit decision. An overall 10 percent blanket increase has been reported for Dell products being sold in the U.K. Aside from Dell, OnePlus has indicated plans to sell their newest handset, the OnePlus 3, for £329, a 6.5 percent increase…

Google expected to launch first in-house designed, manufactured device this year

A report issued by The Telegraph indicates Google plans to completely manufacture their own device. In the past, Google’s Nexus devices have been created  in conjunction with other mobile manufacturers. The Nexus 6P was manufactured by Huawei and the 5X was manufactured by LG. It has not been revealed if the newest device will be…

The two key issues of educational technology implemenation

Educational technology implementation is anticipated to grow substantially within the next five years. E-learning tools can improve the quality of instruction and classroom interaction, but without the right preparation, educational technology can hinder students and teachers instead of helping. Here are the two major issues institutions may face when first introducing technology in the classroom:…

Slowing smartphone sales growth is a positive development for mobile device recycling and refurbishment industry

Gartner anticipates global smartphone sales growth will decrease from 14.4 percent growth in 2015 to 7 percent growth in 2016. If these predictions are true, only 1.5 billion smartphones will be shipped this year. The decrease in smartphone sales growth may not come as a surprise to many industry professionals. Consumers are seeing less reason…