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Great Expectations For 4K
July 16, 2014

DEALERSCOPE: What are your predictions for sales of Ultra HD 4K TVs for 2014, for the market as a whole, and for your brand in the market? Will the category reach mainstream by the end of the year—and how do you define “mainstream?”

HTC Connect Goes After Apple's AirPlay
June 26, 2012

HTC smartphones just got a little smarter, with today's launch of HTC Connect.

The program is designed to build upon HTC's audio and visual standards to allow more seamless connection between the mobile company's products and separate consumer electronics. For phone users, it will mean high-quality, wireless audio and video from your smartphone to compatible in-home and in-car devices, according to a company press release.

The technology is similar to Apple's AirPlay, a wireless streaming feature released in 2010.

Voices in the Cloud Come to Cars
May 30, 2012

Cloud-based voice recognition (VR) on consumer electronics devices didn't start with Siri. But in the same way that Apple has helped refine other technology interactions that were first to market, Siri now personifies voice recognition for many people. And it's become the poster child for off-board VR - whether most users realize they're talking to the cloud or not.

Considering all the tech that now comes in cars, drivers desperately need a Siri riding shotgun. Car companies often play the VR card when grilled by government officials and safety

'Huge' Orders for Samsung's Flexible OLEDs Spark Rumors of Apple Interest
May 14, 2012

Samsung has seen a "huge" number of orders for its new flexible OLED screens, and Apple is rumored to be among the companies interested in the new technology.

Citing industry sources in the Far East, The Korea Times reported that Apple is "likely" to be one of the handset makers who will ask Samsung to provide them with flexible OLED screens. Mass production of bendable OLED screens is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2012.

Talk of Apple and flexible OLED displays surfaced after Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun

Obama Sets Tech Alliance to Spur Jobs
June 27, 2011

President Barack Obama on Friday launched an initiative to develop new U.S. manufacturing jobs by teaming up government with companies and universities to invest more than $500 million in advanced technologies. Obama, who must ease high unemployment to be confident of winning a second White House term next year, visited Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, aimed at fostering a new generation of U.S.-made high-technology products

New iPad Seen Shipping in February
December 7, 2010

If Digitimes’ report this morning is reliable, we might be looking at a possible shipment of the iPad 2 starting February 2011.  According to the report, Foxconn Electronics in Shenzhen, China has already been notified to start manufacturing the iPad 2. Initial shipments are expected to be as much as 400,000-600,000 units.

Tablet Computers Finally Gain Traction in the Computer Market
October 5, 2010

Turner analysts think that “the greatest limitation on iPad sales may be supply, not demand” After a lackluster initial reception in the 2000s, tablet computers are finally becoming the next big thing in personal computing. Apple’s iPad has led the charge so far, but according to the latest Sector Focus commentary by Turner Investments, tablet computers generally may capture 20% of the U.S. computer market by 2013, up from less than 1% in 2009.

Asian Computer Shipments Signal Extended Consumer Spending Slump in U.S
August 19, 2010

For signs of the flagging health of U.S. consumer spending, look no further than Taiwan.

At Taipei-based Acer Inc., the world’s second-largest maker of computers, sales plunged 38 percent in July from a year earlier. Micro-Star International Co., a maker of boards that connect computer components, recorded a 15 percent drop.

Sales at Asian computer makers, which account for more than 80 percent of computer and parts imports into the U.S. each year, indicate American shoppers aren’t likely to boost the spending that accounts for 70 percent of the world’s largest economy.