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YouTube Working On An Online TV service

May 6, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
YouTube Working On An Online TV service

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube is developing a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Internet, Bloomberg reported. The project is slated to debut as soon as 2017, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the plan. YouTube has discussed these plans with most media companies, including Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal, Viacom Inc, Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and CBS Corp, but has yet to secure any rights,... 

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Will Samsung Truly Support OLED TVs Next Year?

May 6, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Will Samsung Truly Support OLED TVs Next Year?

Samsung has rejected a claim from the OLED Association predicting that it would reintroduce an OLED TV lineup in 2017. President and TV Chief of Samsung Electronics, Kim Hyun-Seok, has reaffirmed that the company has no intentions to manufacture OLED TVs. But it would appear that the rumour will not die that easily. The Korea Herald said Kim’s “tone and manner was stronger than ever,” which indicates that Samsung might have something else planned for the upcoming lineup of televisions it’s... 

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Amazon To Beef Up Alexa With Investment In TrackR

May 4, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Amazon To Beef Up Alexa With Investment In TrackR

Amazon.com Inc is investing between $250,000 and $500,000 in Bluetooth technology firm TrackR to expand the reach of its Alexa virtual assistant, according to a source familiar with the matter Alexa is the cloud-based system that controls the Amazon Echo, a speaker system launched by Amazon in 2014 that has emerged as a surprise hit. “Alexa” is the name the device responds to when users make requests, such as “turn on radio.” Amazon and TrackR declined to comment on the size... 

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TiVo To Be Acquired By Rovi

May 2, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
TiVo To Be Acquired By Rovi

Online entertainment company Rovi plans to purchase digital video recording firm TiVo for $1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies announced on Friday. TiVo has cloud-based technology for integrating live, recorded, on-demand and Internet television into one user interface, with search, discovery, viewing and recording options from a variety of devices. Its technology has been deployed by operators including Virgin Media and Vodafone Spain. Rovi announced in March that Sharp’s new... 

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Intel’s Updated USB Type-C Designed To Replace Headphone Jacks

April 29, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Intel’s Updated USB Type-C Designed To Replace Headphone Jacks

Intel this week unveiled plans to make an upgraded USB Type-C connector that would enable audio input and output, potentially replacing the long-standard 3.5 millimeter headphone jack used in today’s electronic devices. Intel, which revealed its plans during a lecture at its Intel Developers Forum (IDF) in Shenzhen, China, also believes USB Type-C would simplify connections of multi-channel audio equipment to various devices. Unlike the traditional 3.5mm analogue audio jack, a USB Type-C interface... 

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Samsung’s Gear 360 VR Camera Goes On Sale

April 29, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Samsung’s Gear 360 VR Camera Goes On Sale

Samsung’s Gear 360 camera for creating virtual reality content went on sale online today, the company announced. The Gear 360 will initially be available only in South Korea and Singapore, a company representative said. A U.S. shipping date hasn’t been announced. In Korea, it will cost 399,000 won (US$347). The camera, a bit larger than a golf ball, is Samsung’s bid to get consumers involved in creating virtual-reality content instead of just consuming it. “We think 2016 is shaping up... 

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Researchers Design Lithium-ion Batteries That Can Last A Lifetime

April 25, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Researchers Design Lithium-ion Batteries That Can Last A Lifetime

Researchers at the University of California at Irvine (UCI) said that’s they have discovered how to increase the tensile strength of nanowires that could be used to make lithium-ion batteries last virtually forever. Researchers have pursued using nanowires in batteries for years because the filaments, thousands of times thinner than a human hair, are highly conductive and have a large surface area for the storage and transfer of electrons. The problem they have encountered, however, is that... 

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Netflix International Subscriber Growth Slows

April 21, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Netflix International Subscriber Growth Slows

Streaming video service Netflix Inc forecast U.S. and international subscriptions would grow at a slower pace than Wall Street expected this quarter, causing its stock price to tumble by 8 percent earlier in the week. Netflix said it expected to add about 500,000 customers in the United States in the second quarter that ends in June, compared with Wall Street targets of 586,000, according to FactSet StreetAccount. The forecast includes a “modest impact” from the beginning of a price increase... 

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Hyundai Motor, Cisco To Team Up On Connected Car Technology

April 20, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Hyundai Motor, Cisco To Team Up On Connected Car Technology

Hyundai Motor announced on Tuesday that it will partner up with Cisco Systems to develop Internet-connected car technology, part of the automaker’s push to develop “high-performing computers on wheels”. Auto and tech firms are increasingly forming alliances to expand services that hook cars up to Internet, particularly as the race to develop self-driving cars heats up. Hyundai said Vice Chairman Chung Eui-sun met Cisco Chief Executive Chuck Robbins in Seoul and agreed to co-develop... 

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Verizon Undertakes Amibitious Plan In Boston To Replace Copper Wiring

April 14, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Verizon Undertakes Amibitious Plan In Boston To Replace Copper Wiring

Verizon and the city of Boston jointly announced a $300 million fiber optic cable replacement of copper cable throughout the city over the next six years. The project will increase Internet speeds and help Boston, which has 650,000 residents, expand broadband as part of its priority to ensure every resident has Internet access, Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement on Tuesday. Business, schools, hospitals and libraries will also be connected. Smart city elements will be added as well, including a... 

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Hitachi Introduces Robot To Help You Shop

April 13, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Hitachi Introduces Robot To Help You Shop

SoftBank’s Pepper robot may still be the most popular bot, but a new humanoid device from Hitachi aims to be the in-store sales rep of the future. Called EMIEW3, the roughly 3-foot-tall unit can determine when customers need help and then approach them autonomously, Hitachi said on Friday. Using what it calls “remote brain” technology, the company developed the robot with customer service in mind for use in stores and other public venues. EMIEW3 is actually the latest iteration... 

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Jaguar Land Rover Launch InMotion Car-sharing Venture

April 12, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Jaguar Land Rover Launch InMotion Car-sharing Venture

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) launched a technology business  that will develop apps for services such as car-sharing, the latest automaker to explore ways of tapping demand for cheaper and greener ways of making short journeys. The InMotion venture will begin testing products including car-sharing in North America, Europe and Asia from next month before broader testing by the public. Automakers are trying to appeal to younger consumers in major global cities who are less likely to buy a car and have... 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Price Slashed By $319

April 5, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Price Slashed By $319

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, powered by Intel Core i5 processor, can now be had at a significant discount for a limited period of time. EBay has listed the brand new 128 GB Surface Pro 3 for just $679.99. Microsoft Store, on the other hand, is selling the same device for $999. This means, buyers can save a significant $319.01 with this deal. It is worth noting that even though this device got released in 2013, it runs on Windows 10 Pro out of the box. This discounted variant is now available in... 

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Microsoft Wants Windows 10, Cortana At Center Of Home Automation

April 4, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Microsoft Wants Windows 10, Cortana At Center Of Home Automation

Microsoft’s long term goal is to make home automation a breeze in Windows 10, and the company featured several related Internet-of-things announcements at its ongoing Build conference. Windows 10 will work with a wider range of devices and appliances by integrating new Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) protocols, scheduled to be released in 2017. Additionally, Cortana will allow users to easily automate tasks using a Windows PC, mobile device, Xbox console or Raspberry Pi 3. Users will... 

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Foxconn To Acquire Majority Stake In Sharp Electronics

March 31, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Foxconn To Acquire Majority Stake In Sharp Electronics

Foxconn, the behind-the-scenes contractor that makes many Apple products, is moving up the manufacturing stack with an acquisition that will give it a global consumer brand. After years of negotiation, it has finally sealed its on-again, off-again deal to buy troubled Japanese components and consumer electronics vendor Sharp. Foxconn Technology Group will pay ¥389 billion (US$3.43 billion) for a 66% stake in Sharp, the two companies said Wednesday. The deal gives Taiwan-based Foxconn access... 

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