New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National Consumer Technology Industry divisio
While many tout the convenience of shopping online — and in most cases it is very convenient — my wife Marion and I had a couple of cases recently that showed the travails of online shopping.
My wife saw ads on TV and online for a lightweight garden hose and ordered it online. It was supposed to arrive in five business days and it took longer than expected.
Why? Instead of one 100-foot garden hose, we received two 50-foot versions for the same price. OK, to avoid
The following blog was written in 2007 after Dr. Amar Bose appeared before a group of journalists invited to his Framingham, Mass, headquarters to audition a new speaker. Dr. Bose put in an appearance and began to recount his experiences in the audio industry.
Framingham, Mass. — Amar Bose was completing his engineering doctorate at MIT in 1956 when he walked into one of two RadioShack stores in the country to buy his first hi-fi system.
He had no plans to launch
The National Retail Federation's house publication, STORES, has released its annual Top 100 Retailers report, based on overall 2012 U.S. retail sales. The report dovetails nicely with TWICE's Top 100 Consumer Electronics Retailers Report, which we published in May and ranks
As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog the amount of wireless spectrum is a major concern of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Today Veronica O’Connell, , congressional affairs, government affairs VP of CEA issued a statement in response to today’s hearing from the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology entitled ‘Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the
A group of hardy Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) execs battled the stifling New York City heat and came to TWICE on Tuesday afternoon to catch up with our editorial staff as a group for the first time since January’s edition of International CES, and the conversation turned to key issues CEA is focused on in Washington.
CEA is in town this week for CE Week and the CEA Line Shows events, which are taking place through Friday.
Jeff Joseph, communications and
ESPN’s news that they plan to discontinue their 3D channel at the end of the year has the tech industry asking, “Is 3D dead?”
3D has ebbed and flowed for 50-plus years and most recently burst back onto the scene with the initial introductions of 3DTVs at the 2009 International CES. With these product introductions at CES, 3D became a home entertainment
Minus the parenthetical “Still,” the title of this post was an early ’80s ad headline created for Pioneer by our then-advertising agency Chiat-Day. It answered the question asked by some considering buying Yamaha, Denon, Sony, Technics, etc., home audio: “Why Pioneer?”
None of these or any other home audio companies had to answer the question, “Why buy home audio?” Back then large numbers of consumers knew they wanted good sound at home. They
The devastating tornados that have hit Oklahoma and Texas have drawn the attention from two consumer electronics companies in the area: Jasco Products and RadioShack.
I just spoke with Steve Trice, president of Jasco, which is based in Oklahoma City. Luckily, only one of Jasco’s employees lost a home to the several tornados that have caused terrible damage in the area. “But everyone here knows someone who knows somebody who has been affected,” Trice said.
Back in 2000 I called an executive a major CE manufacturer to inform him that Amazon.com was carrying his company’s products. He adamantly said, “That’s impossible. We have not authorized any website to sell our products!”
Today can you imagine any major CE brand not wanting to be carried online today, especially Amazon?
Back then a lot of veteran retailers began yelling, “The sky is falling!” when discussing online retailing and
As CE devices continue to shrink while adding computing power, the logical assumption is that carrying your gear around should be getting easier. Nothing could be further from the truth for this reporter. Smaller hardware just gives me license to carry more devices.
On any given day I’m lugging back and forth to work my (admittedly outdated and heavy) laptop, an iPad Mini, my 160GB iPod, smartphone, DSLR, digital voice recorder, vintage Flip video camera, assorted chargers
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