By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Apple won’t be asking Keith Richards for a product endorsement any time soon.
Rock-and-roll’s riff-master general doesn’t own an iPod, and told the Associated Press he prefers vinyl and even cassettes to its compressed digital sound.
“It has … a much better sound than digital,” he said of the analog formats.
The 69-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist
The Boston terror attacks may have pulled the news media’s attention away from the shenanigans of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but IHS iSuppli has taken a look into what a war on the Korean peninsula would mean for the CE world.
In a word: bad.
IHS noted that about 66 percent of the world’s NAND flash and 70 percent of the tablet display manufacturing takes place in South Korea. So any outbreak of hostilities would essentially result in the immediate halt of
The life of the CE industry flashed before my eyes last week as I roamed through the back roads of the Appalachian Mountains in search of antiques.
The ghosts of dead formats and dead brands appeared before me in high-ceiling turn-of-the-century homes, old barns, and dark, decrepit cinder-block buildings that must have once been home to thriving commercial enterprises.
The tabletop radios bore the brands of Motorola, Admiral, and Atwater Kent. An Edison wax-cylinder
Apple may still not be ready to launch its long-anticipated and speculated-on iTV, but that’s apparently not stopping a couple of other industry giants from moving forward with ambitious online video streaming entertainment devices.
Speculative reports surfaced Wednesday that Microsoft may be preparing to launch its next-generation Xbox console at a special press event in Redmond, Wa
As you probably know by now, Marcia Grand, publisher/ VP of TWICE who has been here since the beginning, is retiring as of April 30.
I never thought I would read the words “retiring” and “Marcia” in the same sentence. If you have ever met Marcia, you know she is one of a kind. She never likes to look back, only ahead, but I think this is one of those times you have to reflect upon a life in publishing and in the consumer electronics business.
I am a bit of a weather geek. So when the folks at Netatmo offered to let me check out their latest Urban Weather Station, I took them up on the opportunity to try it and in the process I discovered an entirely new use for the device.
Have you ever needed a screwdriver to tighten up a door handle, but the darn tool was located way down in the basement. However, there was a butter knife sitting right there on the counter so you use that instead?
Sure doing the job is not as easy
Diversity seems to be the theme in many industry developments in the past couple of weeks, as illustrated in this issue of TWICE.
Retail is more diverse than ever, and suppliers are being more visible than ever on the store level. Samsung has new departments with Best Buy.
These two products made their recent debut on crowd-funding websites – sites that rely on “donations” from consumers to develop and manufacture the product.
Hapilabs’ Hapifork is now receiving fundraising on Kickstarter. The “smart” fork, which initially debuted at International CES in January and won a CES Innovations Award,
LG Electronics was nothing but net this week as it used a sponsorship of the NCAA’s Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four to promote both the LG brand portfolio and the nascent Ultra High-Definition TV technology it has seeded with a handful of strategic A/V regional and specialty dealers across the country.
LG, which is a key NCAA sponsor this year, used the five-day playoff celebration in and around Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to showcase its $18,000 84-inch 84LM9600
Panasonic began this morning with its annual two-day press briefing for its TV and audio products here in New York.
The goal is to provide a detailed overview of product features that much of the media saw or heard of during International CES in January. It also provides pricing and availability info for home audio, and pricing info on its inaugural
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