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Some Apple Watches To Arrive Ahead Of Schedule

April 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Some Apple Watches To Arrive Ahead Of Schedule

Some Apple Watch buyers who were told that they would have to wait until June to receive their new gadgets will get them sooner, according to a statement made by Apple. When online pre-orders for Apple’s first smartwatch started on April 10, many customers were surprised to see delivery times as far out as June instead of on April 24, when the devices officially go on sale. On Wednesday, Apple notified some buyers that they would not have to wait so long after all. “Our team is working... 

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BlackBerry To Offer Security Function For IoT

April 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
BlackBerry To Offer Security Function For IoT

BlackBerry Ltd announced that it will be offering a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. Certicom, a subsidiary of BlackBerry and an industry pioneer in elliptic curve cryptography, announced a new offering that it contends will secure millions of devices, expected to be part of the growing Internet of Things (IoT) sphere. The company said it has already won a contract in Britain to issue certificates... 

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IKEA Launches Wireless Charging Furniture Collection

April 17, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
IKEA Launches Wireless Charging Furniture Collection

IKEA has rolled out its Wireless Charging collection of furniture, which has built-in Qi-enabled wireless chargers for compatible mobile phones. In addition to offering bedside tables, floor- and table lamps, desks and simple charging pads, IKEA is also selling a DIY kit that lets users embed wireless chargers into furniture of their choice. The furniture, and other items in IKEA’s wireless charging collection, ranges in price from $9.99 to $119. The Wireless Charging collection will be rolled... 

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Jawbone, Amex Team Up On NFC Enabled Fitness Band

April 16, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Jawbone, Amex Team Up On NFC Enabled Fitness Band

Fitness-band maker Jawbone and charge card company American Express plan to give cardholders the ability to purchase goods using a future fitness band equipped with NFC, according to a report. Neither company would confirm the new product, said to be announced this week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report said AmEx payments won’t be possible with the coming Jawbone UP3, but will appear on a future product. Apple Watch, which last Friday went on pre-order, will also support NFC payments.... 

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U.S. Government Bans Intel From Selling Xeon Chips To China

April 14, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
U.S. Government Bans Intel From Selling Xeon Chips To China

U.S. government agencies have banned Intel from selling microprocessors for China’s supercomputers, over concerns about their use in nuclear tests. In February, four supercomputing institutions in China were placed on a U.S. government list that effectively prohibits them from receiving certain U.S. exports. The four institutions, which include China’s National University of Defense Technology, have been involved in building Tianhe-2, the world’s fastest supercomputer, and Tianhe-1A. The... 

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Apple Seeking Exclusive Streaming Deals With Musicians

April 13, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Apple Seeking Exclusive Streaming Deals With Musicians

Apple Inc has reached out to more than a dozen musicians, including British band Florence and the Machine, hoping to sign exclusive deals for some of their music to be streamed on Beats, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in talks with Florence and the Machine to give Apple limited streaming rights to a track from their album set to be released in June, Bloomberg said. Apple has also approached Taylor Swift and others about partnerships, the report said. Apple... 

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Smartwatch Shipments Forecasted To Surge In 2015

April 1, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Smartwatch Shipments Forecasted To Surge In 2015

Smartwatch shipments will swell by an impressive 500% this year, fueled by the interest in the coming Apple Watch and its impact on other smartwatches already in the market, according to market research firm IDC. IDC also lowered its Apple Watch forecast to 15.9 million shipments in 2015, down from 22 million, a 28% reduction. That’s partly because more details have surfaced and the sales date of April 24 was later than IDC had previously expected, according to IDC analyst Ryan Reith in an... 

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Panasonic On The Hunt For Acquisition Targets

March 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Panasonic On The Hunt For Acquisition Targets

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp said it is gearing up to spend 1 trillion yen ($8.4 billion) on acquisitions over the next four years, bolstered by a stronger profit outlook for its automotive and housing technology businesses. Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga said at a briefing on Thursday that Panasonic doesn’t have specific acquisition targets in mind for now. But he said the firm will spend around 200 billion yen on M&A in the fiscal year that kicks off in April alone, and pledged... 

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Verizon To Bolster 100G Metro Fiber-optic Network

March 26, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Verizon To Bolster 100G Metro Fiber-optic Network

Verizon has announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn’t reveal where the work will be done or other details. The vague announcement raised the question of whether Verizon is simply trying to show its competitive value against Google and AT&T, which have both announced fiber Internet services in a number of cities. “I think Verizon is trying to play catch up to the others without saying it that way,” said independent... 

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Vessel Launches Early Access, Paid Subcription Video Service

March 25, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Vessel Launches Early Access, Paid Subcription Video Service

Online video platform Vessel officially debuted its paid subscription service on Tuesday, offering programming at least three days before other websites in a bid to reshape an industry dominated by free content on Google Inc’s YouTube. Vessel, which costs viewers $3 a month, was founded by former Hulu Chief Executive Jason Kilar and Chief Technology Officer Richard Tom. They aim to create an early window for a selection of web video, similar to the way movies are released in theaters before... 

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NASA Testing Virtual Reality Smart Glasses

March 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
NASA Testing Virtual Reality Smart Glasses

NASA is testing virtual reality smart glasses that may one day assist astronauts as they travel to an asteroid or even Mars. The space agency is using glasses from Osterhout Design Group (ODG), a San Francisco-based company that develops wearables for enterprises and government use. NASA engineers and astronauts are set to test the company’s smart glasses, which are equipped with augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. The glasses are being tested using NASA applications and software. “The... 

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Apple Holding Discussions With Broadcasters To Launch TV Service

March 18, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Apple Holding Discussions With Broadcasters To Launch TV Service

Apple Inc’s frequently mentioned TV service may soon become a reality as the iPhone maker is having discussions with programmers to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox, and be available across all devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes, the newspaper... 

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Poll Reveals Most Americans Not Interested In Buying Apple Watch

March 16, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Poll Reveals Most Americans Not Interested In Buying Apple Watch

Apple Inc’s new smartwatch may face headwinds wooing consumers, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. However, the survey also showed limited awareness of the watch. The poll was taken after Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook debuted the product last week, and only about half of respondents said they had heard news of the timepiece in the last few days. Also, in an encouraging sign for Apple, roughly 13 percent of... 

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Apple Watch Seen Challenging For App Developers

March 12, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Apple Watch Seen Challenging For App Developers

Many software developers agree that it’s a challenge to come up with a “killer app” for Apple Inc’s Watch – few have seen the product and the software is still in test mode. While app makers are passionate about developing for the Apple Watch, some are skeptical about the prospects of coming up with a big idea for the little computer on a wrist that hits stores on April 24, said Markiyan Matsekh, product manager at software engineering firm Eleks. A killer app that grabs... 

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HBO Streaming Service To Launch On Apple Devices In April

March 11, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
HBO Streaming Service To Launch On Apple Devices In April

HBO’s standalone streaming service will launch on Apple Inc devices in April, ahead of the season premiere of hit series “Game of Thrones,” the network said, a move to reach millions of viewers who do not subscribe to pay television packages. The new HBO Now service will cost $14.99 a month. It will include the network’s past, present and future series plus its lineup of Hollywood movies, HBO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Plepler said at an Apple event in... 

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