What the Apple Watch Means for the Industry

Last September, Apple created waves when it announced it would start selling a smart watch in the spring of 2015. Dubbed the Apple Watch, the device uses built-in sensors to monitor the wearer's biometrics and connects via Bluetooth to the iPhone for Internet and telephony applications. Users can run a wide range of applications on…

North America’s Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Continues Year-Over-Year Growth

Atlanta/Toronto – Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, increased its total weight of material collected in 2014 for an 18th consecutive year.     With nearly 12 million pounds (5.4 million kilograms) of batteries and cellphones collected through Call2Recycle’s network in both the United States and Canada in 2014, the organization…

Top 10 Wearables Kickstarter Projects of 2014

Whether its something to wear or a device to strap on, wearable technology is receiving enthusiastic attention from consumers. Any OEM that wants to jump on the bandwagon, though, had better get the supply chain ready. Clearly, wearable technology has captured the imagination of electronics designers, which are cranking out ideas for glasses, jewelry, headgear,…

10 STEM Holiday Gifts for Kids

Barbie is a bore, Monopoly is too capitalistic, and no one cares that the Care Bears are making a comeback. If you're looking for gifts to inspire the children in your life toward pursuits in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), check out the goodies on this list for some options beyond the standard Legos…

6 Steps to Closing the Reverse Logistics Loop

To get the most out of reverse logistics efforts, electronics OEMs need to create a closed loop system that maximizes product and material management. That can take time and effort, but can result in substantial return on investment. “Typically, when an OEM, who has the biggest responsibility for reverse logistics and the largest investment in…

Know What High-Tech Online Shoppers Want

Accelerating growth in demand for high-tech products these days puts unprecedented pressure on manufacturers to understand their online consumers' preferences and purchasing behaviors. We now know that customers demand greater flexibility and convenience from pre-purchase to delivery and post-purchase, and they want a better mobile experience. These are a few of the findings of the…