San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
Arlington, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reported that along with the Computer and Communications Industry Association and the Internet Association they filed a joint amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of Dish Networks over its Hopper product.
Dish is being sued by broadcasters who claim the Hopper, a DVR with ad-skipping technology, violates copyright law because it allows recording and playback of programming 24 hours later without commercials.
Las Vegas – Portable electronics device manufacturer Archos introduced Thursday its Archos TV Connect which enables basic TVs with a host of smart TV features and functions, including a multi-gesture TV Touch remote with game control mapping and an HD camera for video calls.
The company will be showing the device at its International CES booth (Central Hall 15322) Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS – QP Optoelectronics of Suzhou, China, said it will travel International CES, held here Jan. 8-11, 2013, to unveil its breakthrough short-throw CloudView pico projector.
QP, which will be located in South Hall booth 35786, called the tiny display device “the world’s first ultra-short throw pico projector.”
The DLP-based CloudView can project an image five to 10 times larger than other pico-class projectors from a closer distance.
QP said it uses a patent-pending short-throw light engine technology to achieve the feat.
Washington -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and LG Electronics USA (LG) said Thursday they will collaborate on a number of environmental goals.
Under the agreement LG has pledged to participate in a broad array of EPA environmental stewardship programs with technical assistance and support from the EPA.
These initiatives include the following:
Sunnyvale, Calif. – Home video server resource Kaleidescape has launched what it called “a Blu-ray quality” digital Internet movie and audio delivery system, using Warner Bros. content to start.
Kaleidescape, which has fought copy protection battles for years with Hollywood studios over its movie server technology that essentially copies encrypted Blu-ray and DVD material to a server’s hard drive, has taken the next step into digital downloads, presumably circumventing any further court-room drama.
Tel Aviv — Startup ICVT, developer of the high-quality image compression format for iOS devices, said Friday it has developed a new version of the software to manage ultra-large image files on Mac desktops.
Using the software, photos up to 28 megapixels can be optimized to free up hard-drive space.
ICVT, based here, said the new 28-megapixel upgrade of JPEGmini for Mac can now optimize photos shot with 99 percent of currently available camera models.
Consumers using Internet-connected TV sets from some 20 manufacturers will soon be able to stream video content -- including both legal and illegal material -- downloaded via embedded BitTorrent software, with the click of a remote.
BitTorrent has reached deals with 20 consumer-electronics manufacturers, according to CEO Eric Klinker. He declined to identify them.
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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.
Los Angeles - Streaming TV/movie service Hulu said this week that it has created a new Video Games hub on Hulu (www.hulu.com/videogames), featuring HD trailers, game play videos and reviews for the latest games.
Hulu will also provide game release information, and is available to PC users currently, before rolling out to all Hulu Plus enabled devices over the next few months, the company said.
Featured games this week include “Assassin’s Creed III,” “Halo 4,” and “Black Ops 2.”