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Shooting Puts Spotlight On Wearable Cameras

The sensational attention generated by the now-infamous Aug. 9th police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has impacted the stock prices of at least two wearable CE camera manufacturers, and could have an effect on other camera suppliers going forward.

But whether or not this national calamity will turn into a newfound windfall for the burgeoning action video camera market will depend on how quickly the practice of outfitting police officers with body worn cameras is adopted on a nationwide scale.

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The sensational attention generated by the now-infamous Aug.
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The Data Migration Epiphany: Solutions Vs. Software

When you work in IT, you’re constantly managing expectations. People complain over almost any amount of downtime.

But data migrations and system upgrades usually require at least a little bit of downtime, which is why 81 percent of companies schedule them overnight or on a weekend, according to Vision Solutions’
“2013 State of Resilience Report.” The fewer people who are working, the fewer who will be disrupted by the migration.

Once you have a data migration epiphany, however, you can say goodbye to those late-night IT coffee runs.

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When you work in IT, you’re constantly managing expectations.
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Health & Wellness Within The Wearables Market

The wearables market represents a significant new market opportunity for device OEMs. Fitness and health trackers currently represent the most popular category within the wearables market, and product models can range from low-end, simple pedometers to high-end, multifunctional trackers with integrated heart rate monitoring and GPS functions.

Consumer Interest in Personal Health and Wellness

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The wearables market represents a significant new market opportunity for device OEMs.
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BlackBerry Plays To Its Base

BlackBerry got its start in the 1990s selling secure “redirection” of corporate email to pager-like two-way messaging devices. One of its original keyboard-equipped devices holds a coveted position in my Wireless Hall of Fame in my attic.

Twenty years later, BlackBerry isn’t forgetting its roots.

Having scaled back its consumer-sales efforts in the U.S., the company took to the web to reassure corporations and government entities that it still has the trust of world leaders.

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BlackBerry got its start in the 1990s selling secure “redirection” of corporate email to pager-like
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Independents Back Best Buy’s Ultra HD Effort

Whenever top CE brands get together with a national retailer to, basically, jumpstart a vital new technology for the industry, you should expect howls of complaints from independent retailers.

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Whenever top CE brands get together with a national retailer to, basically, jumpstart a vital new te
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3 Reasons Why The Connected Home Will Be Defined By Big Brands

The emerging technology category known as the Internet of Things, and the smart home in particular, are poised to become the Next Big Market.

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The emerging technology category known as the Internet of Things, and the smart home in particular,
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Fuhu Nabis Go Big For The Littles

Talk about product growth.

Fuhu added two jumbo-sized kid tablets to its Nabi line on Tuesday — a 20-inch model and a 24-inch model — calling them the largest Android tablets available.

The Big Tab HD 20 and Big Tab HD 24 are designed for kids to share and to promote social interaction, proving that focus groups always have better-behaved kids than the ones at home.

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Talk about product growth.
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The Independents Seven Bridges Road at Nationwide PrimeTime

The Independents opened for Martina McBride at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville during Nationwide’s PrimeTime show. Nationwide's Jeff Knock is on drums for every song except “Ring of Fire,” which features Nationwide's Steve Bryant.

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Nationwide PrimeTime 2014

Scenes from Nationwide PrimeTime buy fair held in

ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World