The Hottest New Trend in Mobile Phones? Get Ready for This: RETRO

Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like Deja-Vu, all over again!” A report out of Japan tells of a hot new trend in Europe. Apparently, the latest trend in mobile phones…is consumers going retro. Seem counter-intuitive? It’s even a bit of … Continue reading

Screen Innovations Says Bigger is Better, Announces Larger Black Diamond Screens

Screen Innovations announced this week that it is launching new, larger sizes in its popular Black Diamond series of projection screens. The new larger screen size – in each of two aspect ratios – will now include: 120-inches (16:9)…and 150-inches … Continue reading

Hands-On Battle in Clash of Remote Control Titans; URC Claims Victory

But UEI Says ‘It is Not Over’ For the last couple of years, there has been a running court battle between two of the titans of the remote control category: Universal Electronics, Inc. (UEI) and Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC). … Continue reading

Apple to Show Software for the Connected Home at Upcoming Software Expo

Not Just iOS…Apple Goes IoT The Financial Times reported this morning that Apple, Inc. will announce a new software solution for the connected home market at the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week. The move follows a lot … Continue reading

CEA Launches a Working Group to Set Standards for Home Automation Device Interoperability

‘Home Automation is Experiencing Dramatic Growth’ Group Says The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced today that it has launched a new “Working Group” to develop new technical standards for the industry in order to facilitate greater device interoperability in home … Continue reading

Five Former Foxconn Employees Indicted in Kickback Scandal

Foxconn Technology Group, a division of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. and a key supplier to major brands like Apple, Inc. and HP (formerly Hewlett Packard), had five former employees indicted by Taiwanese prosecutors on Wednesday in a major kickback scheme … Continue reading

Harman Takes Control; Acquires AMX

The release came across the wire at 8:00AM this morning and caught the industry totally off-guard – Harman International Industries, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with privately-held The Duchossois Group, Inc. to acquire its AMX, LLC subsidiary … Continue reading

Thanks Boys, We’ll Take It From Here; LG Says It’s Solved OLED Production Issue

Just days after two major promoters of OLED, Samsung Electronics and Sony Corp., announced a pullback of their support due to serious production difficulties causing low panel yields and low profitability – word comes out of South Korea that LG … Continue reading