Saturday, March 25th, 2017

May 2016 – One of the big issues for the Smart Home was addressed at the Parks Associates Connections Conference. What does interoperability mean for the smart home, and how will it enter the market? The panel discussion consisted of software, cloud, hardware and device providers focusing on a number of issues. One of the [...]

November 2015 – The latest generation of expanded storage from SanDisk is in a new fashionable format with embedded WiFi connection and a USB connector. The latest Connect Wireless Stick is currently available in capacities from 16GB to 128GB. The latest design is usable with computers (laptop & desktop) through a USB connection, and with [...]

September 2015 – The 2015 TechCrunch Disrupt event was heavily dominated by social media and mobile apps leveraging the open source and vendor library environments that are present for Linux, Windows, Android and iOS devices. The applications covered most of the sensors and interfaces in mobile devices – microphones, speakers, motion, GPS, and video. There [...]

July 2015 – At Semicon West 2015, Soitec, held an offsite press conference to discuss the use of the SOI substrate material as method for extending Moore’s Law to the 16nm/14nm node and celebrate Bastille Day. In addition to new manufacturing partners announcements such as Screen, they were also announcing the expansion of the product [...]

June 2015 – Gaming audio was a big part of the E3 expo this year. Besides the main players showing custom game branded headsets, Astro Gaming/SkullCandy was showing a new professional level wireless gaming headset, and two new product major product lines from GioTeck showing both an mono earpiece style device and a new over [...]

March 2015 – The in-ear earbud marketplace is growing rapidly due to the use in fitness and smart phone applications for fitness tracking. The fitness marketplace has a need for wireless headphones so they do not interfere with the exercise routine or equipment. Also the marketplace is designed around media consumption as a way to [...]

March 2015 – The headphone marketplace is dramatically shifting in the consumer marketplace from corded large over the ear style to lightweight, cordless that can perform both music/audio playback as well as being able to manage telephone and video chat calls on the same headset. The sound also has to be good, however the battery [...]

January 2015 – Pepcom is a co-located event held at the kickoff to the 2015 CES in Las Vegas. This year the event, which was themed for the 1980’s, featured over 200 exhibitors with products ranging from accessories to hardware to software/apps for the Consumer Electronics space. The technology theme was – 2013 & 2014 [...]

 January 2015 – Prior to the official launch of CES 2015, the preview called CES Unveiled highlights the key topics and zones of the exhibit floor. The main theme was wireless and connectivity. Vehicles from the connected car zone joined prior products from the CE space now connected with WiFi and Bluetooth LE. The connectivity [...]

 January 2015 – Samsung has made an entry into the consumer premium noise cancelling headphone line with the Level Over Headset. The headphones are available in Black and a White & Tan model. Rare in the marketplace is the combination of a stereo headphone product that has both active noise cancellation and is wireless. The [...]