consumer electronics Archive

Audio News for July 8, 2016

Six of the Most Inspired Single Notes in Classical Music  Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Notebook to Have Iris Scanner – Samsung’s new Note 7 (due for release August 2) will have both a fingerprint reader and an amazing new security feature – an iris scanner. All you have to do is look at the smartphone, no button-punching is required to lock or unlock your phone. It will have 64GB of internal storage and should deliver over 20 hours of video on one battery charge. Amazon Beats Wal-Mart in Consumer Electronics – Best Buy May Be Next – Despite its already gargantuan size and the market share it has gained over the past few years last year it was able to accelerate that growth to the point where it now commands a 17% share. It’s clear that Amazon will become No. 1 sooner instead of later. Only a bit more than a third of the top 25 CE retailers saw higher sales last year. Everyone else suffered falling sales. It is hoped that use of Best Buy’s Geek Squad service and repair division might somehow offset Amazon’s low pricing, but services only represent 4% of the total revenue of Best Buy. […]

Audio News for June 12, 2015

Ornette Coleman and Christopher Lee Die; Consumer Electronics Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment for 2015; Flat Panel TV Shootout at CE Week in NYC; Smart Plug Automates Electronics, Lighting, and Boosts Wi-Fi Signals

Audio News for April 25, 2014

2014 CES Saw Record Attendance; LieTech Brans to bring XDream Portable Speakers and External Power Banks to U.S.; Petra Adds Three AV Vendors to Expand HT and Custom-install Areas; HD Radio Coming to More Factory-Installed Cars; Meridian Partnership with Netsertive

Audio News for March 25, 2014

On Universal Pure Audio Blu-rays Being Only Stereo; Sonos Upgrades App for Their Multiroom Audio System; Seiki Offers Free UHD Up-Conversion HDMI Cable; Consumer Electronics Market in China Tumbles

Audio News for November 1, 2013

Studios To Adopt New Digital HD Name for Videos; California Startup Uses Crowdfunding Campaign; B&O Wireless Speakers with 24bit Sound; Consumer Electronics Association Ultra HD Event; SiriusXM Posts Gains; Onkyo Develops Hi-Res Audio Player iOS App

Audio News for April 12, 2013

38 Different Recordings of The Rite of Spring; Turn Your TV Into a Very Smart TV; Shapiro Says Hollywood and Consumer Electronics ‘Need Each Other”; Does Your Home Have an “Electronic Elephant?”

Audio News for August 24, 2012

New European Hi-Res Download Service Includes 5.1 Surround; How Consumer Electronics Makers Are Doing; iPhone 5 to be Largest Consumer Electronics Product Upgrade in History; Toshiba Shows Its First Sound Bar Speaker System

Audio News for August 10, 2012

Denon Portable Audio with Internet; How Consumer Electronics Makers Are Doing; New Website Offers Consumers Impartial Resource for Home Automation; Report on Global Consumer Electronics Shows U.S. to Reach $1,210 Billion by 2017

Audio News for June 22, 2012

SRS Consumer Promo; iBiquity Digital Announces 14 More New Cars with HD Radio; URC Debuts Amp/Surround Processor; Consumer Electronics Market in U.S.; Consumer Electronics Show in New Delhi

Audio News for August 12, 2011

Consumer Electronics Top Online Sales in Q2; Speaker Stereo and Pseudo-Surround from Mobile Devices; Nearly 100 Mobile DTV Stations Now Broadcasting; Sony Launching Pandora & Satellite Radio in Cars; New Manufacturer Partnership for Active-Shutter 3D Glasses