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Colorado Springs, Colo. — Westone has begun shipping its first earphones with dynamic drivers, marking the company’s deepening expansion into the consumer headphone market.
John Lowrey, audio division VP at Westone, told TWICE that the company plans to use its more than 50 years of experience making the ear molds used in monitors for musicians and in hearing protection as its approach for perfect-fitting consumer headphones.
Hulu’s future appears to be up in the air as acquisition rumors continue to heat up, but the company's software engineers remain squarely focused on the here and now as Hulu rolls out a new “Living Room” platform for its subscription-based TV streaming service.
New York – Toshiba today updated its computer lineup, making touchscreens optional on almost all of its laptops and adding a stylus-equipped high-end tablet.
The company also updated its all-in-one (AIO) computer line with a new industrial design so they now resemble Toshiba’s televisions, said Mark Lackey, product manager, digital products division.
Madison, Miss. – Persnickety Kitchens, the 3.5-year-old premium appliance showroom, has shut its doors and sold its inventory to Cowboy Maloney’s Appliance, Electronics and Bedding Superstores.
Founded by owner Ben Rogers, Persnickety Kitchens was an offshoot of a local, family-owned gift shop that remains in operation. The showroom carried a wide selection of high-end white goods by Asko, Dacor, Fisher & Paykel, Sub-Zero/Wolf, U-Line, Vent-A-Hood and Viking, as well as a range of outdoor grilling products.
New York — Maserati and Bowers & Wilkins are bringing their Seven Notes World Tour to the U.S. to showcase their flagship products, including the car manufacturer's first model to feature an integrated Bowers & Wilkins car audio system.
The car, the Maserati Quattroporte, is Maserati’s flagship, which will be available in the spring.
The tour comes to Los Angeles on June 6 and to New York on June 13. The tour already hit Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Beijing and Shanghai, China; and Tokyo and will reach London on July 17.
New York — Windows and iOS-based smartphones are gaining sales share at a faster pace than Android smartphones, said research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
In addition, the research firm reported that Verizon Wireless and Sprint are gaining smartphone sales share at the expense of their two rivals.
Taipei, Taiwan — Acer began its Computex Taipei product rollout by introducing an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet and two upgraded Ultrabooks.
Two versions of the W3 tablet are on sale for pre-order starting today. The 64GB version is priced at $429 and the 32GB model at $379. Both will ship within a few weeks, the company said.
El Segundo, Calif. — United States TV shipments declined 11 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to one year earlier, but prices and margins were better.
According to a TV Systems Intelligence update from information and analytics provider HIS, TV shipments hit 6.6 million units, down from 7.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.
By technology, LCD TVs were off by 7 percent, while plasma TV volumes plunged 39 percent, in the period.