Startup founders would be wise to evaluate how they manage their customers' data privacy by asking these three questions.
Ingram Micro announced Wednesday that DBL Distributing will be transitioned into a division called the Ingram Micro Consumer Electronics Division. The division will continue to operate with the same product line card as a separate line of business within Ingram Micro.
Hewlett Packard's Voodoo Blog added a post Sunday responding to a claim that the facial-tracking software on their MediaSmart PC was "racist" because it failed to track the movements of an African American user. The claim surfaced in a YouTube video (below) posted December 10, in which a man calling himself Desi demonstrates the tracking software's inability to follow him onscreen. In the video, which he claims was shot using the computer's Web cam with the tracking sofware enabled, the camera fails to follow him when he moves, but has no trouble following a Caucasian co-worker when she is onscreen.
According to a new report by iSuppli, worldwide shipments of in-vehicle mobile television systems will more than double from 8 million in 2009 to 17 million in 2015. These include both embedded mobile TV devices as well as mobile television displayed on portable navigation devices.
According to a new report by DisplaySearch, the mini-note, or netbook, category of portable PC's shipped 33.3 million units in 2009, a 103 percent increase over 2008, in which only 16.4 million units shipped. Netbook revenue hit $11.4 billion this year, an increase in 7 percent over 2008's $6.65 billion figure. This is the only category of portable PC to show growth in 2009. The report suggests that low prices make the devices attractive not only to consumers, but also to wireless service providers who can increase revenue by subsidizing netbooks as part of their data plans.
Audio-Technica launched the AT-LP60-USB Tuesday, a turntable system designed to convert LPs into digital media files. The turntable, which will be featured at CES, comes packaged with a USB cable to connect it to a computer and Audacity software (Mac and PC compatible) to convert audio transferred from vinyl records to MP3, WAV or other digital formats.
According to a new Nielsen survey, the Apple 3G iPhone represented 4 percent of the embedded base of all mobile device subscribers in the U.S. between January and October of 2009, making it the most popular handset by 0.3% over the Blackberry 8300 series. The Motorola RAZR V3 series came in third, with 2.3%. The rest of the top ten were dominated by LG (VX9100, Voyager, Dare, Vu series) and Blackberry (9530 series, 8100 series).
Yamaha announced Tuesday the availability of the YHT-S400, a two-piece home theater system consisting of a sound bar front speaker and subwoofer-integrated receiver. The system offers HD audio compatibility, HDMI CEC functionality and three HDMI inputs (and one output).
Boston Acoustics announced Monday the launch of their new Reflection Series of loudspeakers. The series consists of six models, including the RS 230 compact bookshelf, which retails for $249.99 each; the RS 260 bookshelf, $399.99 each; the RS244C center channel, with an MAP of $499.99; the RS 223 compact LCR for $399.99; the RS 334 floorstanding, retailing for $699.99 each and the RPS1000 subwoofer for $899.99. All models are shipping now.
Nintendo's earning report for the six months ending September 2009 indicate a drop in net sales from 836,879 million to 548,058 million yen (approximately $9.3 billion to $6.1 billion) year-over-year.
According to a research report posted by mobile applications analytics firm Flurry on their blog, eBooks surpassed games as the most uploaded category of product available in Apple's App store this September.
In this video, Toshiba's Scott Ramirez gives a tour of the company's new TVs, at CEA Line Shows in New York.
Circuit City filed a motion Monday with the United Staes Bankruptcy court seeking approval to "formally put the company up for sale, as a going concern, as separate business units or as individual assets - including the sale of inventory," according to a statement issued by the company today.
All about two new conferences planned for CES 2009 focusing on the very yong and the very senior CE consumer.
Audiovox presents their new home theater solution that uses existing power lines to send HD content from your player to your TV. To see the full video, click here.