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LG Plans On Rolling Out Quantum Dot TVs In 2015

December 17, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
LG  Plans On Rolling Out Quantum Dot TVs In 2015

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc will roll out a new range of high-tech TVs in early 2015, expanding its line-up while it strives to cut costs that make its prized light-emitting diode (OLED) sets too expensive for most consumers. A spokesman for the world’s No. 2 TV maker after domestic rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday LG will start selling products using quantum dot technology early next year. He didn’t disclose details including pricing. The technology incorporates... 

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Ford Selects BlackBerry’s QNX For In-Vehicle Infotainment

December 16, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Ford Selects BlackBerry’s QNX For In-Vehicle Infotainment

Ford has announced that it has moved from Microsoft for Blackberry’s QNX OS for its in-vehicle infotainment system known as Sync. Like other infotainment systems, Sync allows users to make hands-free telephone calls, control music choices and perform other functions with the use of voice commands. Ford’s Sync head unit also upgraded to the latest Texas Instruments OMAP 5 processor. As with Ford’s announcement about the new Sync rollout,Ford spokesperson Alan Hall declined to say... 

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Google To Offer Grants For Internet Of Things Development

December 15, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Google To Offer Grants For Internet Of Things Development

As part of a new effort to generate more Internet of Things development, Google is planning to hand out a number of grants to facilitate pioneering research in this esoteric field of computing. “While the Internet of Things (IoT) conjures a vision of ‘anytime, any place’ connectivity for all things, the realization is complex given the need to work across interconnected and heterogeneous systems, and the special considerations needed for security, privacy, and safety,” co-wrote... 

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Hacking Could Cost Sony Studios $100 Million

December 11, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Hacking Could Cost Sony Studios $100 Million

Sony Corp’s movie studio could face tens of millions of dollars in costs from the massive network breach that severely hindered its operations and exposed sensitive data, according to cybersecurity experts who have studied past breaches. The tab will be less than the $171 million Sony estimated for the breach of its Playstation Network in 2011 because it does not appear to involve customer data, the experts said. Major costs for the attack by unidentified hackers include the investigation into... 

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Luxottica, Intel Pair Up On Hi-tech Glasses

December 5, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Luxottica, Intel Pair Up On Hi-tech Glasses

Italy’s Luxottica teaming up with U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp to develop glasses that combine its top fashion brands with technology that could allow wearers to access information about their health or location. The world’s biggest eyewear maker said on Wednesday the frames developed with Intel would serve very specific purposes, and would not compete with its existing deal to manufacture and distribute Google Inc’s Internet-connected glasses. Intel is also involved in the Google... 

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Sony Pictures Still Struggling After Cyber Attack

December 4, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Sony Pictures Still Struggling After Cyber Attack

More than a week after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio isstill struggling to restore some systems as investigators searched for evidence to identify the culprit. Some employees at the Sony Corp entertainment unit were given new computers to replace ones that had been attacked with the rare data-wiping virus, which had made their machines unable to operate, according to a person with knowledge of Sony’s operations. In a memo to staff seen by Reuters,... 

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Intel To Replace Texas Instruments As Chip Maker For Google Glass

December 3, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Intel To Replace Texas Instruments As Chip Maker For Google Glass

Recent speculation began surfacing that Google was abandoning Glass, however, the Wall Street Journal reported that Intel Corp. is going to supply chips for the wearable device. “Presumably, Intel would not get involved if Glass was a dying product,” said Scott Strawn, an analyst with IDC. “The really positive indication is if this comes along with an intention [by Intel] to invest and make new technologies that will solve a lot of the problems associated with Glass. That would... 

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Internet of Things May Be Used To Commit Murder

December 1, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Internet of Things May Be Used To Commit Murder

Imagine a fleet of quad copters or drones packing explosives and controlled by terrorists. Or some anonymous individual who hacks into a connected insulin pump and changes the settings in a lethal way. Or maybe the hacker who accesses a building’s furnace and thermostat controls and runs the furnace full bore until a fire is started. Those may all sound like plot material for a James Bond movie, but there are security experts who now believe, as does Jeff Williams, CTO of Contrast Security,... 

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Sony To Slash Mobile Phone, TV Product Lines

November 26, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Sony To Slash Mobile Phone, TV Product Lines

Japan’s hemorrhaging technology giant Sony Corp plans to slice its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in consumer electronics, Sony said on Tuesday its goal for TV and smartphones is to turn a profit, even if sales slide as much as 30 percent. “We’re... 

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4K Monitors Fall Below $500

November 25, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
4K Monitors Fall Below $500

Prices for 4K monitors have fallen below $500, bringing them within the reach of cost-conscious buyers looking to replace 1080p displays. The prices have been falling steadily from $700 or more earlier this year. 4K monitors are available from Samsung, Sharp, Dell, Asus, Acer, Monoprice and small vendors. 4K gives a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, or four times deeper than conventional 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Dell is selling its 28 Ultra HD P2815Q monitor for $449.99, down from... 

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Government Officials Warns Consumers To Secure Their Web Cams

November 24, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Government Officials Warns Consumers To Secure Their Web Cams

Government officials in the U.S. and the UK are warning consumers to secure their webcams after websites that broadcast the contents of those cameras have sprung up online. One of the better-known sites, Insecam, appeared to have gone offline after the warnings, but at least one site that publishes similar content was still available. The websites show footage from security cameras used by businesses and in people’s homes, including CCTV networks that secure buildings and even cameras built... 

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Nokia Launches N1 Tablet

November 20, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Nokia Launches N1 Tablet

Finland’s Nokia unveiled a new brand-licensed tablet computer which is designed to rival Apple’s iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its underperforming phones and devices business to Microsoft for over $7 billion. Nokia, a name which was once synonymous with mobile phones until first Apple and then Samsung Electronics eclipsed the Finnish company with the advent of smart phones, said the manufacturing, distribution and sales of the new N1 tablet, will be handled under... 

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Intel Goes Upscale With New MICA Bracelets

November 19, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Intel Goes Upscale With New MICA Bracelets

Soon to be released bracelets with technology from Intel Corp and design cues from fashion brand Opening Ceremony will connect the wearer with Facebook, Google and Yelp via an AT&Tdata plan,no smartphone necessary. Called My Intelligent Communication Accessory, or MICA, the snakeskin bracelets are aimed at fashion-conscious women and are an attempt by the two companies to stand out in a growing field of often-clunky smartwatches and fitness brands that have yet to catch on widely with consumers. “We... 

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Has Google Glass Reached The End Of The Line?

November 18, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Has Google Glass Reached The End Of The Line?

After two years of showing up at high-profile events wearing Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin arrived recently to a Silicon Valley event noticeably bare-faced. He’d left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product — he recently wore his pair to the beach. But Brin’s timing is not propitious, coming... 

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Vudu Joins Disney Cloud Movie Service

November 17, 2014 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Vudu Joins Disney Cloud Movie Service

Walt Disney Co’s cloud-based movie storage service will allow customers to add purchases from Vudu, an online store operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, a Disney official announced on Friday. Films bought on Vudu will be integrated with the Disney Movies Anywhere service starting on Tuesday, Jamie Voris, Disney Studios’ chief technology officer, said at an event where the company highlighted mobile initiatives. Disney is building the service as studios try to steer movie fans to digital... 

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