By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
This is just a reminder to all our visitors and readers that TWICE’s first-ever “Christmas In July” webinar will be held this Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. EST.
To register for free, click here.
The webinar will offer more information on the holiday season as a follow up to our
Written off as dead by some people only a few years ago, component audio has been resurrected, the latest CEA forecasts show. Combined sales of receivers, speakers and other audio separates rose 17.3 percent in 2012 to $1.58 billion at the factory level following an 11.7 percent gain in 2011 and a 36.3 percent gain in 2010. That followed an 18.4 percent drop in 2009 and a 14 percent drop in 2008.
Component audio sales are forecast to rise 4.8 percent in 2013 and 2.1 percent in 2014.
OK, so let’s stop blaming our love of big-screen TVs for wasting energy and growing global greenhouse gases (at least in Al Gore’s yard). Turns out household lighting is the real villain potentially causing monthly brain aneurisms in bill payers across the land.
This just in: according to a U.S. consumer household lighting behavior study conducted on behalf of lighting control systems developer Lutron Electronics, leaving the lights on in empty rooms is the leading pet
Here are four scary factoids.
*About 25 percent of the 4 million Android apps currently available pose a security threat.
*About 40 percent of all smartphone owners have no idea that mobile security software exists.
*Smartphones do not ship with any security software installed.
*There is little effort on the part of, phone manufacturers, the carriers or retailers to inform consumers of the threat or security available.
Put these items together and you
Just like the South, where the Richmond, Va., CE chain was once based, Circuit City may rise again.
Current owner Systemax has put the trademark and domain names of Circuit and fellow former CE chain CompUSA up for sale after consolidating those businesses under its TigerDirect brand last year.
The company acquired Circuit City’s intellectual property in
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
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Richard Glikes‘Share Doesn’t Pay The Bills. Profits Do!’
Anna GrayPssst … You Are Not Alone
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Joseph PalencharNo Carrier Price Wars?
Stephen BakerIt’s a Sad Day for the PC Industry
Alan WolfSuper Bowl’s Other Upset
Steve SmithAmazon, Wall Street & the ‘Expectations’ Game
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