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Lockbourne, Ohio — StarTech.com, a manufacturer of connectivity parts, said it is now shipping its wireless HD extender kit.
The kit lets users wirelessly transmit 1080p video and 7.1 digital audio from an HDMI source device to an HD display or projector up to 100 feet away. It comes with a WHDI-compliant wireless HD transmitter unit and receiver unit, and an IR remote control.
Suggested retail is $329.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Seoul, Korea - LG Electronics (LG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with U.S.-based Pecan Street Inc. to participate in a smart grid demonstration project in Austin, Texas.
As part of Pecan Street’s Industry Advisory Council, LG will contribute its expertise to this unique research of smart homes, energy management and consumer electronics, until 2015. The company’s primary focus will be on the development of effective home energy management systems.
Cupertino, Calif. – Trend Micro has released a report on the top Internet-security trends for consumers and businesses for 2013.
Leading the pack is the high volumne of malware targeted at Android apps. Trend Micro is expecting more than 1 million such pieces of malware to be released next year. Helping expand the cybercriminals activity is Android’s increasing popularity, which gives scammers more reason to attack the operating system.
Bedminister, N.J. – Verizon Wireless launched a 4G LTE version of Samsung’s Android-based Galaxy Camera, which is available from AT&T with 4G HSPA+ cellular-data technology.
The camera, said to be the world’s first LTE-equipped camera, enables users to shoot, edit and share pictures and videos wirelessly through Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or e-mail without connecting to a laptop or PC.
New York – The graphics chip market decreased 5.2 percent in the third quarter, although Nvidia still managed to boost its market share during the period.
A study conducted by Jon Peddie Research stated that about 120 million graphics processing units (GPUs) shipped during the third quarter, down from the 138.5 million that shipped during the same period last year. Peddie blamed the decrease on the increasing popularity of tablets, which do not use the chips, and the continuing worldwide recession with limited computer sales.
New York – Low pricing will help keep consumer electronic market revenue for manufacturers just barely above water for 2012, according to IHS iSuppli.
Jordan Selburn, senior principal analyst for consumer platforms, is forecasting a 1.4 percent increase in sales this year by OEMs as these companies zero-in on attracting customers with low-ball pricing.
Santa Clara, Calif. – Intel CEO Paul Otellini said today he will step down from his position in May 2013.
Ottellini will take his final bow during the company stockholder meeting held at that time. His decision will bring to a close a 40-year career at Intel. He took over the reins as CEO in 2005.
Redmond, Wash. – Top Microsoft Windows Live exec Steven Sinofsky has left the company and will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, effective immediately.
Sinofsky leaves the company just weeks after the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the Surface tablet, products he helped shepherd through development.
Larson-Green, who joined Microsoft in 1993, held the post of program management VP for Windows, where she worked developing the user interface experiences for Windows 7 and 8.
New York – Microsoft at midnight today, after months of anticipation, officially launched Windows 8, the Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8.
The new operating system is the software giant’s strongest attempt to break into the tablet market and expand its presence in mobile phones.
Cupertino, Calif. — Apple said revenue was up for its fiscal 2012 fourth quarter, ended Sept. 29.
The company posted quarterly revenue of $36 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.2 billion, compared with the prior-year period’s $28.3 billion and $6.6 billion, respectively.
For the quarter, Apple said it sold 26.9 million iPhones (58 percent growth) 14 million iPads (26 percent unit increase) 4.9 million Macs (1 percent unit increase), and 5.3 million iPods (19 percent unit decline).