FutureVision was an exclusive event hosted by Dealerscope and Ryan Retail Consulting that brought together consumer electronics industry leaders from among the upper echelons of retailing with top-tier executives from key vendors.
The AVH-4100NEX head unit with Apple CarPlay from Pioneer has begun shipping for $700. CarPlay is making its way into some cars, but for those who do not have a CarPlay-enabled vehicle, a head unit like this one from Pioneer can add the Apple automotive solution. Both Apple and Google’s automotive solutions are found in the AVH-4100NEX.
Would you pay for YouTube? If a new report is accurate, you might soon have to think critically about that. Google is cited by sources as being interested in a video-on-demand (VOD) subscription model for YouTube.
According to Reuters, Microsoft plans on releasing a standalone app featuring Cortana available to download on Apple iOS and Google Android smartphones.
Electrolux AB is revisiting dot-com era attempts to build an intelligent home around its appliances as the likes of Apple Inc. and Google Inc. ramp up their offerings in the field.
For a while now, Google has been using Currys PC World stores across the UK to promote its latest Chromebooks, Chromecast and Nexus devices. The company normally takes over a small section of the shop with its own decor, demo stations and staff, which naturally attract the attention of curious customers.
Google has published a new mobile events application on Google Play called "Interactive Events," but the app doesn't appear to be ready for prime time. Instead, it looks like the app has been published early by accident, as it advises users who download it to their phones that it's a "confidential" app being tested internally at the company, and warns users to not discuss the app with "non-Googlers."
All eyes are on San Francisco, where Apple is expected to fill in all the remaining blanks on its long-anticipated wearable, the Apple Watch, at an event starting at 10 a.m. PT. But wait, aren't there already other smartwatches out there? Google's got one, right?
If you miss Google TV's cable and satellite video integration, an upcoming Android TV box from Skipr could be the first suitable replacement.