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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
In going through the many news and blog alerts in my email address this morning, much has been written since late last week about Samsung’s deal to open departments of its products in Best Buy.
I could bore you with the many links, but the stories/blogs fall in the following camps: It is a brilliant move by both Best Buy and Samsung; it is a move by Samsung to threaten the Apple departments in Best Buy; it is a terrible move for Samsung due to all the added expense; and it is an
Dolby Laboratories isn’t talking, but there don’t seem to be any major technical hurdles getting in the way of migrating the company’s Atmos surround-sound format from digital cinemas to home theaters in rather short order.
Atmos, launched in the digital-cinema market a year ago, has appeared in more than 30 theatrical releases, has gained the support of seven major Hollywood studios, and has been implemented in more than 90 movie theaters in 28 countries.
A number of experiments are currently underway by big-box chains to leverage their real estate and ally with Internet companies to better compete with e-tailers.
Among the former, Best Buy is reportedly carving out some space for Samsung adjacent to its mobile departments to herald the arrival of the Galaxy S4. The new Samsung mobile shops would be similar to the chain’s
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