D&H Plans West Coast Tech Show
March 6, 2013

D&H Distributing will host its 11th annual West Coast Technology Show next week in Industry Hills, Calif.

Nationwide Intros Info-Pad Program
March 5, 2013

Nationwide Marketing Group is launching a retail initiative designed to turn the practice of consumer showrooming on its head. At its PrimeTime! Convention at The Sands Convention Center at Las Vegas’s Venetian this week, it presented membership with the option of signing onto what it is calling its Info-Pad program

Toshiba Appoints Hisao Tanaka as Chief Executive
February 26, 2013

Toshiba Corp will promote Hisao Tanaka, a long-time manager of procurement and manufacturing at its consumer electronics division, to chief executive at the end of June, the company said on Tuesday.

Tanaka, a 40-year veteran of Toshiba and currently a corporate senior executive vice president, will take over from Norio Sasaki, who will move to a newly created role of vice chairman after completing a regular four-year term as CEO. The appointments are expected to be officially approved by the board in June.

Toshiba Appliance Sales Down 2% in First Nine Months
February 7, 2013

Toshiba's (Tokyo) Home Appliances business segment had net sales of 431.7 billion yen (approx. US$4.6 billion) in the first nine months of fiscal year 2012 (April-December 2012. That put the nine-month period down 2%, or 9.2 billion yen, from the same period in the previous fiscal year.

Toshiba Home Appliances operating income was 0.8 billion yen in the nine month period, down 6.0 billion yen from the same period in the previous year.

The segment's air-conditioning business recorded higher overseas sales. The segment's Lighting business

2013 CES: Television
February 1, 2013

Ultra HD resolution; second-screen control capabilities; smarter features; easier search and connectivity; broader choice of screen sizes; and slimmer, sleeker
designs characterized this year’s TV lines offered up by the major manufacturers.

Winning With Windows 8
January 10, 2013

How do you solve a problem like Windows 8?

A major advertising and marketing campaign for a major software release—from the major computer software company in the world, no less—receives little more than a lackluster response from consumers and businesses. So while retailers should approach Windows 8 and its associated hardware with caution, they may still eke out some gains by offering systems that have been specifically designed for the new operating system.

Unlike some previously disastrous introductions, such as Windows Vista and Windows Millennium Edition, there are no glaring flaws in the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system. Users haven’t been plagued by hardware compatibility issues as they have in the past, or faced with major software upgrades to make programs work with the new OS. And cost hasn’t been an obstacle. Microsoft offers an upgrade version of the software for just $40.

Toshiba Intros Ultra HD 4K TV Series
January 7, 2013

Toshiba kicked off i 2013 CES with a new line of Ultra HD 4K TVs, larger-screen premium LED TVs with "cloud" capabilities, a Blu-ray-based media player, sound bars

Toshiba to Take on Lytro with Refocusing Smartphone Camera
December 27, 2012

Toshiba is working on an image sensor that will let smartphone or tablet users refocus photos that have already been shot, according to the Asahi Shimbun. The effect sounds very similar to the Lytro light field camera that was released earlier this year, but that device was over four inches long.

Toshiba's module, on the other hand, is cube-shaped, uses an array of over 500,000 microlenses in front of a 5 x 7mm sensor, and measures about one centimeter on each side, meaning it should fit into a smartphone

Toshiba Sponsoring New Years Eve
December 27, 2012

Toshiba said this week that it is once again the main sponsor of the Official Countdown of the Times Square 2013 New Year’s Eve Celebration. 

Toshiba Ultrabook Gets Harman Sound
December 19, 2012

Audio experts Harmon Kardon have teamed up with Toshiba to create Satellite U845W, a powerful Ultrabook with unbeatable audio quality. The 14.4-inch ultrawide-HD TruBrite touch-screen display packs dual Odyssey3 drivers, packing robust sound and real bass response unlike any other comparably sized laptop or notebook available today.