Consumer Connectivity
February 1, 2013

Netgear CEO Patrick Lo expanded his company’s ongoing mission to “connect everyone” to broadband services by rolling out at 2013 CES several new products—a low-priced wireless surveillance camera, a broadband signal extender, and smart TV devices—that are designed to improve the smart home experience.

NETGEAR Aims to Improve Smart Home
January 8, 2013

NETGEAR CEO Patrick Lo expanded his company's ongoing mission to "connect everyone" to broadband services with night surveillance camera, signal extender.

Super Electronics For a Super Bowl
November 7, 2012

Making the most of the biggest sporting event of the year no longer means having the biggest, baddest screen on the block. Football fans and Super Bowl dilettantes alike are looking to reach out and expand the social aspect of fandom beyond the living room.

This year, in addition to state-of-the-art flat screens and sound systems, retailers need to acknowledge the networking trend with gadgets that connect viewers to Facebook friends, streaming online services, and mobile apps that integrate home video and audio gear with smartphones and tablets. Whether it’s indignation at a blown call or celebratory shout-outs when their team scores, football fans want to share the games not only with those around them, but with friends and family miles away. This leads to the increased use of second screens—like tablets—so that viewers can follow friends’ comments on Facebook, or trends on Twitter, while watching the game. 

The Next Money-Making Tech Frontier: Your Home
June 26, 2012

Technology companies have done a pretty good job recently in making money hand-over-fist for things you can fit in a purse.

The next frontier is...well, a bit bigger.

The phrase "three screens" - phone, laptop, TV - gets tossed around quite a bit, but we never focus on that third one as much. Sure, Google TV and Apple TV and a multimedia-friendly Microsoft Xbox exist, but they haven't captured our attention in quite the same way as, say, a smartphone.

That's changing quickly.

Market research firm Infonetics expects consumers worldwide

Netgear Debuts Streaming Players
June 7, 2012

Netgear debuted two new streaming media players this month. Several industry changes led Netgear to this move, according to Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment for Netgear.

Routing Customers Through Wireless Options
May 2, 2012

Setting up a wireless Wi-Fi router is about as much fun as chewing tin foil. But, like it or not, these devices are essential to a home entertainment system and customers need to understand how they work—and how they don’t work—in certain scenarios.

Not just for computers any longer, wireless routers connect everything from the family iPad to game consoles and smart TVs to the Web. Consumers expect to access online services like Netflix, Hulu and Pandora from every room in the house. Routers are responsible for handling the traffic. But if they aren’t set up properly, video streams will stall and neighbors may take a free ride on a customer’s network. Or worse.
Customers need to understand what they are buying and sales associates need to set expectations by educating buyers.

Netgear Debuts Next-Generation Router
April 27, 2012

Netgear has announced that their next-generation, blazing fast Wi-fi router, model R6300, will be available next month for $200. This new device features the fifth generation Wi-fi protocol, 802.11ac, with theoretical speeds of up to 1.3 Gbps.

Happy Chinese Workers Spell the End of Affordable Tech
February 2, 2012

Human and worker rights reforms in China would have serious negative consequences for the efficiency and cost of the gadget supply chain.

Recent coverage in the media over worker conditions in the Chinese factories which manufacture Apple's products have "exposed" much of what all of us in the technology industry already knew but were unwilling to accept - that China is the most powerful engine of production for the technology industry, and that the blood, sweat and tears of Chinese workers is what fuels that hungry engine, at a tremendous cost to human rights.