Plus: Walmart will institute a nationwide pay bump later this week.
OnPoint Warranty Solutions, LLC, a rapidly growing insuretech, mobile solutions and warranty services company, today announced that it has completed a strategic transaction with a private equity vehicle managed...
Plus: Amazon is likely to be fined for prioritizing speed over work conditions in three separate warehouses.
Plus: the new OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will be one of the first earbuds to feature Google Android’s Spatial Audio technology.
Plus: these areas of success and failure in the retail sector this holiday season may surprise you.
Microsoft follows in the footsteps of Amazon and Twitter by letting go of 10,000 employees in an attempt to cut costs
Plus: ViewSonic launches new collection of premium webcam-docking monitors.
Samsung is getting ready to hold its Galaxy Unpacked event in San Fransisco on February 1, one that will take place in person for the first time in three years.
Peloton has agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $19 million to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Plus: New research shows 63 percent of U.S. households with internet access own a smart TV.
Home Connectivity Alliance announced the release of its HCA 1.0 Giidlines for Cloud-to-Cloud interoperability at CES 2023. HCA, committed to home ecosystem operations, displayed...
Universal offers Matter-Certified Products for Interoperability across Entertainment, HVAC and Smart...
Universal Electronics (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC) announced its new Matter qualified products and services at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023. Smart homes have been known to have...
The Kokoni Sota product promises “the ultimate printing experience, with a combination of speed, precision, and stability currently leading in the industry.”
Plus: U.S. Judge rules Apple Watch infringes Masimo’s pulse oximeter patent.
Plus: Coinbase is planning to lay off another 950 employees.
The consumer technology industry posted an 8 percent decline in revenue in 2022, with a 5 percent decline seen this year and flat growth expected in 2024.
Plus: The Seattle Public School District files a lawsuit against several social media companies, including Instagram and TikTok.
The market is currently worth around €28.5 billion ($29.7 billion) in 2022, meaning there would be a compound annual growth rate of 15.6% to reach the valuation.
Plus: Delta teams up with T-Mobile to offer fast, free Wi-Fi to all passengers.
The device connects to your smartphone’s charging port and uses heat (hyperthermia) to quickly and efficiently relieve itching and pain from insect bites.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a digital imaging trailblazer, will be presenting new and innovative work canvases at CES 2023. The company will be revealing the...
Plus: OHSUNG Electronics unveils a battery-free, light-powered TV remote.
On Tuesday night, CTA’s VP of Research Steve Koenig held his traditional presentation of the year’s tech trends, during the press day of CES.
Plus, two top FTX executives plead guilty to fraud.
While the rise of the gaming market continues, there are still unforeseen dangers for children who are not yet familiar with in-game purchases. This...
Desert Imaging has implemented the Densitas intelliMammo platform across their health system in a bid to reinforce its commitment to maintaining robust organisation-wide quality improvement initiatives. Densitas,...
Plus: Dutch mobility start-up Squad Mobility will unveil its solar-powered car at CES 2023.
The NATM Buying Corporation announced today the hiring of John Riddle as the organization’s new Executive Director.
The Americas branch of leading global home appliance manufacturer Galanz recently announced a partnership with the renowned home appliance brand Kenmore.
Plus: GE will unveil its new Smart Mixer with Auto Sense at CES 2023.
Three in Four Americans admit they regularly take part in risky online behavior that could leave them open to cyber threats, a new report from Comcast found.
The constant appears to be that even nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, things are still weird.
Plus: Tesla has officially announced that it is bringing the Steam gaming platform to select Model X and Model S cars.
The gaming publisher announced that its third quarter revenues total $4.5 million, observed to be a 25% increase from the third quarter of 2021.
Plus: Chevrolet accidentally leaks images of its 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid.
Inflation may be playing a leading role in consumer electronics sales, but supporting actors add a lot to the story
Plus: OtterBox releases new Apple Watch accessories just in time for holiday shopping.
Plus: Candela will bring its C-8 electric hydrofoil “flying boat” to CES 2023.
A survey from Personal Capital found that 60 percent of Americans plan to spend less money this holiday season due to inflation.
From January to September 2022, total home electronics sales amounted to just under €33.7 billion, as found by gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH.
Plus: Sony expands DWX series with new plug-on transmitter.
One key area of focus in this move toward “purposeful” commerce is accessibility – making products and services easier to use for people with disabilities.
Plus, Apple and Amazon are set to resume advertising with Twitter thanks to an aggressive funding program from the social media giant.
Plus: Tesla officially unveils its fully electric tractor-trailer.
Plus: Car rental startup Kyte will start offering subscription services.
Plus: Honda will launch a fuel cell electric vehicle in 2024.
Plus: Nikon releases the NX Field Version 1.3.0, which is the company’s latest remote shooting system.
Plus: Tesla is working to redesign the Model 3 sedan to cut production costs.
FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried is facing a world of criticism and debt to be paid, since the company began enduring its failures and investigations....
Plus: The live streaming market is expected to grow by 16.14% by 2028.
The company recently closed a Series A funding round, which arrives as the company produces the final design of its industry standard 5-nanometer (nm) process.
Plus: SMART rail workers union voted to reject September’s proposed labor agreement.
According to a report from Coupa, 7 in 10 retailers expect that issues with the supply chain will have a negative impact on business.
Plus: McIntosh releases a new DAC that is designed to be upgraded.
Gfu and Clarion Events reach agreement with Messe Berlin for the IFA trade show to remain at the Berlin exhibition grounds.
Google announced several new features, including a Live View map update, VR make up comparisons and a 3D try-on feature for sneakers.
Plus: Amazon, Meta and Twitter have conducted a series of layoffs. What does it mean for the economy?
Howard Lerman reflected on his boredom with the world's leading remote work app and decided to create his own version of a virtual at-home...
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre updated Americans about the federal government’s stance on FTX crypto concerns last Thursday. As the recent investigations into FTX’s...
FIFA+ and appliance company Hisense have partnered together to broadcast a daily program from the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA World Cup Daily will...
Plus: Leica partners with Hodinkee on two new special edition cameras.
SteelSeries has announced the high-end Xbox headset Arctis Nova Pro Wireless X, featuring immersive 360° Spatial Audio, and enhanced with Sonar Software.
Plus: Google launches Health Connect beta with support from fitness apps.
The Apple Fitness+ wellness service is looking to attract more users after receiving a range of updates. Firstly, the feature is now available for iPhone users that...
A new report from McKinsey has put a spotlight on what trends are “reshaping the future of IT and business." The report explains that businesses...
Plus: Amazon unveils a new design for its Prime Air delivery drones.
Reports suggest the technology can maintain a phone’s battery at 80% of its original capacity after 1,600 charge cycles, which is around double the industry average of 800 cycles.
Plus: Zendo unveils headband that will make meditation practice easier.
Plus: Volvo unveils its all-electric Volvo EX90 SUV.
Plus: Amazon begins to offer transportation and logistics network services in India.
Plus: Amazon has reached 5 million packages delivered with Rivian electric delivery vans.
Homa, a company that provides a platform for game developers, recently received over €100 million ($100 million) in Series B funding.
Plus: The job market remains strong despite rumors of an impending recession.
Former Regional Sales Manager of Snap One and Control4 brings two decades of experience managing multi-product portfolio companies in the residential tech industry Carlsbad, Calif.,...
Plus: Vuzix M400C smart glasses will now be available to order.
Plus: Google rolls out new Gmail features that will help track holiday packages.
Plus: WHOOP 4.0 will now be sold at over 200 Best Buy retail locations nationwide.
The research reveals that the U.S.-based gaming population expanded by 3 percent between the years 2019 and 2022, with nine million new gamers.
It’s been almost six months since one of the world’s leading medical technology companies decided to add audio industry dynamo Sound United to its portfolio. And...
Plus: TP-Link unveils three new Deco wireless mesh routers.
This was one of the many insights from the Global IoT Module Manufacturing Tracker, which features research from technology analysis firm Counterpoint.
Belkin this week announced that a new power strip product, the 3-Outlet Power Cube with USB-A, is now available through Amazon, at an MSRP of $24.99.
Target has more than tripled the number of Apple-in-Target stores to 150.
Plus: A Scandanavian research team has made a major breakthrough for faster internet speeds.
Plus: Coros unleashes the POD 2 wearable, which attaches to shoelaces to collect additional fitness data.
The 34M2C7600MV WQHD gaming monitor is one standout release from the range, and is the brand’s first official release. The monitor features a sustainable monitor stand,...
Plus: Sony’s new A7R V mirrorless camera is set to arrive in December.
More than a billion people already have devices that use Apple’s Lightning chargers, so this shift will be dramatic in coming years.
While this move to transition their consensus standards from proof-of work to proof-of-stake has been years in the making, crypto users may not be satisfied with their submission to centralization.
Plus: The CTA has announced the five winners of the Eureka Park Accessibility Contest.
WaterKorea, supported by ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), recently presented two products that work together to collect data and clean waterways.
Dinesh Kithany, Chief Analyst, Wired and Wireless Technologies (WAWT), discusses the future of wireless power with IFA. What is the state of the current wireless...
The reasoning behind the easing of pressure on the supply chain is due in large part to a decrease in demand for physical goods as multiple factors such as high inflation and the lifting of COVID restrictions have changed the way Americans are spending money.
Bowers & Wilkins pays homage to the 60th anniversary of 007. Plus, Metra Electronics unleashes a new suite of products designed for the Ford Bronco.
Plus, Asko releases two new wine storage devices in North America.
Despite Horizon World boasting about its active users, a report shows that Meta isn't as popular with consumers.
The program pays tribute to inventors, entrepreneurs, retailers, business executives and journalists who think creatively to bring new products and services to market and help solve some of the world's biggest challenges.
Plus, see why shipping costs have gone down but consumer goods prices haven’t.
Plus: Sony and Honda will be manufacturing their electric vehicle in North America.
Jerry Satoren has announced that he is retiring after more than eight years at the helm of the NATM Buying Corporation and capping a...
Sony has announced a new camera designed mostly with video blogging, or vlogging, in mind. It’s called the ZV-1F.
Sony Electronics has announced its latest projectors, which the company is touting as the “world’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projectors.”
Google and laptop manufacturers have worked together to produce Chromebook gaming laptops.
Plus, Rivian has to recall 13,000 EVs due to a potential flaw in the steering control system.
Acer’s new Swift Edge laptop is the company’s venture into the portable OLED space, which is currently occupied by only a few other tech companies.
Plus, Google’s new Pixel tablet will double as a display for your connected home.
Coffee and tea enthusiasts have probably at some time come across the company Fellow. It’s a popular maker and seller of high-end brewing equipment.
Google has announced its Nest Wifi Pro. It supports Wi-Fi 6E, is equipped with dual-band 802.11ac capabilities and can connect to 100 devices per router.
Plus, Pro-Ject brings the Debut Pro S turntable to the U.S.
Yesterday, Anker announced the latest entry in its Soundcore earbud line: the Liberty 4. These earbuds feature a “stick" design and have dual dynamic drivers.
Launched in some countries in late 2019 and more widely in early 2020, Google Stadia never quite gained a foothold and received a very mixed reception.
Plus, at CEDIA 2022, LG debuts the world’s largest OLED TV and the world’s first bendable OLED TV.
Logitech has announced a number of new products in the keyboard and mouse space specifically designed for Mac users.
The leadership provided an update to Dealerscope about what’s happening from their vantage point, what they are doing for their members and what to look forward to for the coming year.
Skullcandy has announced a new lineup of gaming headsets: the SLYR, SLYR Pro and the wireless PLYR.
Plus: the U.S. Department of Energy is funding groundbreaking EV battery research at the University of Michigan.
Plus: Therabody unleashes a new suite of wellness solutions directed at stress and anxiety.
New Windows 11 updates aim to make Microsoft PCs more consumer friendly.
Plus, Denon, releases a new line of AV receivers and amps, which are compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X.
As competition in the electric vehicle space continues to intensify, the incumbent leader in the space is getting set to increase production.
Logitech has launched two new products, the Blue Sona XLR microphone and the Litra Beam light, and also announced the upcoming Astro A30 headset.
iPhone users with the latest iOS 16 operating system have reported a number of issues ranging from copy and paste bugs to shaky cameras when using certain apps.
Today Instacart announced a number of new features packaged together with existing ones in the “Connected Stores” bundle, as the company is calling it.
Plus: Tesla ramps up production at its gigafactory production facility in Texas.
Plus: Adobe announces $20 billion buyout of online collaborative design platform Figma.
This week, Walmart is launching a new virtual fitting room, where customers can take a look at how clothes would likely look on them before deciding to purchase
Plus: Logitech unveils its new Brio 500 Series webcams, which are designed to capture your best angles.
Plus, Google has axed the next Pixelbook laptop in its last year of development.
Plus, Intel announces that its new Raptor Lake 13th Generation processors will reach speeds of 6GHz right out of the box.
Amazon’s latest acquisition of the year is Cloostermans, a company that makes robotics and machinery designed for warehouse usage.
Razor is launching the EcoSmart Cargo, an electric scooter designed to carry either an extra passenger or cargo with its convertible rack system.
Amazon made headlines earlier this summer when it purchased iRobot, manufacturer of the wildly popular Roomba vacuum cleaner, for $1.7 billion.
Samsung and Asus both revealed foldable designs at IFA 2022. Plus: Mission announces the release of a revamped 1980 classic.
In the latest LG development coming out of IFA, the company has announced its new MoodUp fridge, which is lined with LED light panels along the front.
Both companies' product and engineering team will produce the chips, which will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms.
Today Amazon announced the latest addition to its Ring product lineup: the Ring Intercom. It’s designed with consumers living in apartments in mind.
The LG OLED Flex, which can bend and unbend to make either a curved or flat display, is 42-in. — probably best for gamers rather than home theater enthusiasts.
JBL is launching a number of new soundbars that will release later this year. Each is Atmos-capable and two will have wireless, battery-powered rear speakers.
In an e-commerce venture Meta is joining in a partnership with Jio Platforms and Reliance Retail — both Indian companies — to add grocery shopping to WhatsApp.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has announced that the company’s new VR headset will launch in October. The launch will take place at Meta’s Connect conference.
Instagram has a new feature that will surely boost marketing and advertising campaigns: the ability to share posts and content via QR code.
The smart wearable space might be getting smarter as startup company Happy Health’s new Happy Ring is designed to track users mental health.
Plus: Sony unveils its newest PlayStation 5 Controller the DualSense Edge.
A look out how the supply chain and consumers’ demands will impact sales this year.
Plus: Apple releases monopoly on product servicing by allowing consumers to rent repair kits.
WIN: Women in Nationwide, a group focused on supporting and developing female business leaders within the independent retail channel, held its inaugural meeting this past week at Nationwide Primetime
The internet is used by almost everyone, but not everyone is properly protected from cyberattacks.
Nationwide wrapped up its final day of PrimeTime in Orlando on August 16 by hitting a major milestone: Two million meals packed in conjunction...
Today Shopify announced the launch of a new feature called “Shopify Collabs,” which is designed to make it easy for creators to browse and match with merchants.
Meta has recently invested in Take App, which is a startup based out of Singapore focused on creating an easy path to website store creation.
President Joe Biden has signed a law committing $280 billion to high tech manufacturing and scientific research in technology.
Instacart has announced the launch of a new shopping feature called “OrderUp.” Customers will be able to add items from separate retailers to their order.
Plus: Blaupunk expands North American partnership with BP Americas.
Plus, Costco posts strong growth as brick-and-mortar stores come back in full force.
Today, Lyft announced on its blog its new advertising and media business, which is called Lyft Media.
Plus: LG, in partnership with Meridian Audio, has just released its 2022 lineup of Tone Free wireless earbuds.
Plus: Meta prepares to shut down Facebook Live Shopping this fall.
Today it was announced that Amazon would be acquiring iRobot, the company behind Roomba, the disc-shaped robot vacuums that slide around households.
Plus, Lucid Motors is just the latest EV startup to slash production forecasts for 2022.
In a blog post Facebook announced that, on October 1, its live shopping feature will be shut down as it shifts video focus to Reels.
Look, listen, learn and improve your photography skills: September 2 to 4 the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK is organizing a wide-ranging conference program at Arena Berlin.
Plus: LG’s new CineBeam projectors are going for a pretty penny.
It’s been announced that Shopify has made a significant $100 million investment in Klaviyo, an e-commerce automation platform start up.
Plus: SHARP unleashes its latest smart home appliance: The SHARP Smart Dishwasher.
Today Amazon announced that Prime members in certain U.S. cities will be able to get same-day delivery from retailers by ordering through Amazon.
Plus, BioLite has just released two new portable charging solutions.
The gaming gadget market is on the rise.
Plus, Netflix and Immersive Gamebox have created a real-life Squid Game.
Plus, you can pre-order the new AI-powered Bespoke Washer and Dryer from Samsung.
Plus: Shopify slashes 10 percent of staff in the latest tech industry setback.
Dealers and integrators tell how buying groups and distributors are digging deep into their wells of ingenuity to solve pandemic-generated supply chain issues.
Plus: Industrial tech start-up Datch receives $10 million in Series A funding for AI-powered voice assistants.
IFA+ Summit's focus this year is de/globalization and on September 5 ’In the Face of Disruption De/Globalization’ awaits trade visitors with assessments.
See how Target’s new sortation centers could help your company vastly improve its eCommerce profit margins.
Plus: Ports on the East Coast experience increased traffic as shippers circumvent West Coast backlog.
In Amazon’s latest multi-billion dollar acquisition, the company has announced it is buying One Medical, a subscription-based healthcare service.
Plus: Samsung has shipped 10 million foldable phones. Can it usher in a new trend?
Instagram announced a new advertising feature for Reels called “Boost.” Businesses will be able to turn their Reels into ads to reach a larger audience.
Plus: Shopify and YouTube team up on new social commerce integration.
YouTube is partnering with Shopify to introduce new shopping features for creators, who will now be able to display products throughout their YouTube channels.
Plus, is the supply chain prepped for a return to normalcy? Some experts think so.
Segway Robotics and DriveU.auto’s robotic platform allows last-mile delivery service operators to rapidly deploy large fleets of delivery robots.
Plus: Americans are expected to get the biggest wage raise in the last 15 years, but it’s still not enough to keep up with inflation.
A month after announcing plans for drone expansion in Lockwood, Calif., Amazon has announced further expansion to College Station, Texas later this year.
Today marks the start of Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping events of the year. The event lasts for two days, and has deals in tech and non-tech products.
Photo and video enthusiasts can already look forward to the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2022, which will run parallel with IFA Berlin from 02 to...
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employers added 372,000 jobs in June, shattering predictions of a regression into the 200,000 to 300,000 range.
Plus: Rivian announces its still on track to produce 25,000 cars in 2022. Is that actually something to be impressed about?
EU legislators approved the Digital Markets and Digital Services Act - two of the most far-reaching digital regulation laws in the Western world.
Plus: Nationwide adds Cooksy to its always expanding network of partner vendors.
Plus: Bryston unleashes its new “Back to the Future” vintage product restoration service.
Plus: Ducati unveils its first electric motorcycle and it's built to race.
Plus: FCC Commissioner Calls for Removal of TikTok, Potentially Harming Advertisers.
Plus: Check out the next frontier for Walmart’s AR campaign.
A new carbon-capturing plant, called "Mammoth", is set to begin construction with potential to be the largest facility of its type in the world.
The retail sector has become among the most vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks and the convenience store space, in particular, has been a hot-button topic
Plus: GM expands partnership with EVgo to add a new “Plug and Charge” feature.
Plus: See how intelligent pricing can help companies maximize revenue.
Plus: KEF unleashes a series of updates to the LSX II, adding wireless connectivity.
Review bombers are hurting companies online image with false reviews, see how Epic Games found a way to combat them.
Plus: See what Samsung’s new ISOCELL HP3 200-megapixel camera sensor means for the future of smartphones.
Shopify has announced that it now offers more than 100 new features on its e-commerce platform, as well as a partnership with Twitter
The new iPhone software, iOS 16, is set to be released this fall. The big news about the software update is that it will allow users to avoid CAPTCHAs
Plus: These four senators are calling for the U.S. to implement standardized charging ports.
This is the age of tech startups. Yet few are able to reach what has been termed as "unicorn status," or a valuation of...
Plus: Ferrari plans to be 60 percent electric by 2026 and Amazon’s Prime Day event will kick off on July, 12.
Plus: Unconventional upstart Nothing is set to release a challenger to the iPhone.
Plus, Rivian has teamed up with Tunein to put radio stations from over 200 countries inside its EVs.
Plus: A small California town is going to be one of the first to experience drone deliveries from Amazon.
Plus: Meta has announced that it is discontinuing Portal devices for consumers.
Summer Gamefest kicked off this week and Samsung adds the Xbox app to its Gaming Hub on future smart TV models.
Plus, over 19 percent of brands experienced a decline in customer experience score.
Apple recently announced its update to Apple Pay called Apple Pay Later, which allows customers to make purchases in four installments without interest.
Plus: Uber and Waymo team up to create an autonomous trucking ecosystem.
Selling into K12 is more similar to enterprise than it is different.
Plus, Elon Musk plans to lay off 10 percent of Tesla’s workforce.
Plus, BMW announces the release of its latest EV, the iX1.
Plus, Porsche invests $500 million in EV supercar company Rimac.
Plus, Lumix and Leica have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement.
Plus, Broadcom acquires VMware for a whopping $61 billion.
Plus, Gucci and Oura have partnered to unleash a smart ring made out of 18-carat gold.
Despite the chip shortage happening now, demand for 5G is only growing. According to a recent study done by FMI, the 5G chipset market is expected...
This Monday, SpaceX released its new Starlink for RV made specifically for RVs traveling to locations lacking strong, or any, internet connectivity.
On May 10th, EA Sports announced they will be renaming their almost 30-year long-run video game franchise - FIFA - to EA Sports FC.
Plus, Walmart will expand its drone delivery service to six states by the end of the year.
Plus, Nationwide officially opens registration for its PrimeTime Backyard event in Orlando.
Plus, LG unveils its new HU915QE CineBeam 4K laser ultra-short throw projector.
What’s hot, what’s not, and what matters in the high-speed wireless arena.
Samsung SmartThings is expanding its efforts related to Matter by announcing a Partner Early Access Program to test their first-ever Matter-compatible products. Matter is expected...
The Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn the landmark case on abortion rights - Roe v. Wade - carries major implications that will impact...
This filing did not include the assets that were previously purchased by Premium Audio Company (PAC) and Sharp.
The founder of Sakar International, Charles Saka, passed away on Friday, April 22nd, surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old.
Plus, Beko names industry veteran Chuck Bryant as director of OEM sales and marketing.
Plus: the Sonos Roam will be available in three new colors starting June 1.
Plus: McIntosh brings CD players back to life with the new MCD12000 SACD/CD Player.
Erinn Loucks, previously chief editor for Dealerscope's sister publication, Connected Design, has been named as editor in chief of both Dealerscope and Connected Design....
Plus: Bowers & Wilkins and Lenovo partner up on the Slim 9i laptop’s sound system.
Plus: Soundcore releases the Motion Boom Plus speaker, which is designed to take the party on the go.
Plus, Sennheiser releases its latest set of TV earphones.
Plus: LG teases out a new collaboration with the Star Wars franchise, and Volta is set to bring electric delivery trucks to the US in 2023.
The OTT market is at an all-time high, with consumers benefiting from an abundance of choice from a variety of service providers offering a variety of content and subscription models. That's what makes it tough.
Plus, Campfire Audio releases its first set of custom-fit planar magnetic earphones.
Plus, Marshall unleashes its first ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker: The Willen.
Plus: Knowles and JH Audio team up to unleash the Sharona IEM, which is designed with musicians in mind.
GfK global strategic insights analyst Norbert Herzog and Omdia research director Paul Gray offer insights on TVs and CE.
The year may still be plagued with uncertainty, but consumer technology continues apace.
Plus: Garmin unleashes its new Quatix 7 series watches which are designed for people who love to be on the water.
Products that support cloud gaming will also see significant growth.
Plus, US GDP fell 1.4 percent in Q1 2022 despite consumer spending growing by 2.7 percent.
Plus, DARPA and Intel pair up to create a simulation course for the company’s autonomous off-road combat vehicles.
Plus, Dell Technologies has announced new Latitude and Precision work-friendly notebooks.
Plus: Meta is set to open its first physical store next month.
“The Great Shift: Future of Mobility and New Urbanism” study identified 10 trending topics, including Mobility & Sustainability, Micromobility, Autonomous Driving and New Urbanism.
Plus, new Roborock updates enable off-peak energy-conscious S7 MaxV robo-vac charging, and Solo Stove drops its new Pi pizza oven.
The appliance manufacturer's "Hack the Normal 2022" coding challenge encourages the development of unique ideas and solutions to “create a positive impact on people and the planet“.
Plus, Denon releases the DHT-S217 soundbar featuring built-in subwoofers and Dolby Atmos 3D audio technology.
Plus: Eclipse releases its first new loudspeaker in seven years, but the company has included plenty of updates to compensate.
Plus: Beko will release its new line of sustainable CornerIntense Dishwashers in May.
Plus, Creative Technology unveils its updated line of Outlier true wireless earbuds.
Plus: Iconic Mission 770 speaker refreshed for today’s digital and analog audio needs alike.
Plus, New products from Sony, OnePlus, Mission, and Catalyst.
Plus, AAMD acquires AudioControl, and Hyundai announces plans to begin EV production in the US by December 2022.
Plus: HTSN, Nationwide’s network of custom integration dealers, has announced its latest partnership with Snap One.
Plus: TP-Link unleashes its first WiFi 6E router system: the Deco XE75, which has speeds of up to 5,400 Mbps.
Plus, Retrospec releases two new electric longboards, which can reach a top speed of an electrifying 26mph.
Also, Q Acoustics has released its sleek wall-mounted E120 sound system that delivers surround sound audio with no wires.
Plus, VanMoof’s new e-bikes include a new step-in frame to make for an easier ride.
After you’ve had a laugh, get back to reality and read up on Nationwide and Oracle’s new NetSuite offering to buying group members.
Besides fewer streaming services, smart TVs will increasingly become the central point of any connected home.
Plus, Vietnamese EV startup VinFast plans to build a $5 billion manufacturing facility in North Carolina.
How consumers learned to stop worrying and love connected products.
Plus, smart infrastructure company 3Red8 to build the first coast-to-coast open-access fiber-optic network.
Plus, Rode unleashes its first-ever pair of headphones, which are built for creators.
Plus, a former Microsoft employee accuses the company of spending millions on bribes abroad.
Plus, Nvidia has developed new NeRF technology that trains AI to instantly create 3D objects from 2D images.
Plus, Future Ready Solutions adds industry veteran Lawrence Davis to the executive team as VP of Business Development.
Smart TVs cement themselves as the home’s premier streaming device. 55 percent of houses with broadband Internet also own a smart TV.
"You invest in your people, and it's amazing how it pays back,” the Gravity Payments CEO and Founder said of the strategy.
Plus: Nvidia unleashes a slew of AI-oriented products at its annual GPU Technology Conference.
Also: LG’s highly-anticipated 2022 OLED TV lineup hits the market. See how you can get one.
Plus, Gibson Custom Shop is set to bring to life a concept guitar drawn by former president Theodore McCarthy back in 1957.
Several prizes went to CE-related technologies at the annual technology festival in Austin.
Plus, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at SXSW to discuss the company’s plan for the metaverse and retail use cases.
Plus, Z-Wave Alliance has announced that the Ecolink 700 Series Garage Door Controller is the first product to receive Z-Wave Long Range certification.
Plus, LG is your home for all things March Madness. LG has partnered with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports, to launch the March Madness Live app.
Plus, Audi will start integrating Holoride’s virtual reality entertainment system into its cars this summer.
Plus, according to the NHTSA cars may no longer be required to have a steering wheel or pedals. Check out what this means for autonomous vehicles.
Plus, Centricity appoints Ted Moorthy to be the company’s new President. Before joining Centricity, Morre was the President of Lifecycle Services for Likewize.
BrandSource CEO Jim Ristow and others stressed positive trends, resilience, and flexibility at the buying group's opening General Session.
Plus, Apple iOS 15.4 to reach users next week. Here are some of the cool new features.
Plus, retail fraud jumped with the transition to the online marketplace. Here are a few scam tactics retailers should stay cognizant of.
Plus, Kharkiv, one of Ukraine's major industrial centers, has endured a relentless barrage of Russian bombings that have weakened its production infrastructure.
Plus, Sony and Honda are teaming up to produce EVs.
Plus, Incase, manufacturers of electronic accessories, released two new hardshell cases for the MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch devices.
Plus, Walmart is requesting RFID smart labels on consumer electronics products. What does this mean for the future of RFID technology in retail?
Also, LG Electronics has just announced the release of its 2022 LG CineBeam 4K laser projector, which comes in two models: the HU715Q and the HU710P.
Dolphin Audio releases a new portable karaoke entertainment system, the KP240, which comes with two microphones and sound-activated multi-color light rings.
Plus, AOC Teams up with Riot Games to deploy the AGON PRO AG275QXL, which is the first League of Legends-inspired gaming monitor.
Ring announces ONVIF integration by late April, which gives customers the ability to connect to other security cameras and create a home security ecosystem.
Plus, a look back at Nationwide PrimeTime, held in Arizona, which included a slew of educational and networking events for its family of independent retailers
Nearly a third of the 1 billion unique devices connected to XFinity WiFi were mobile phones, at 347 million devices.
The retailer expected only to pay out $100 million, but the Omicron variant changed all that.
Nationwide members had plenty of opportunities to learn about these fast-growing categories at last week's expo.
In spite of the pandemic, the show floor was packed with manufacturers and members.
Plus, Motorola and Verizon Unleash 5G Neckband with the potential to create less cumbersome virtual reality headsets.
Plus, Apple is increasing pay and benefits for retail employees.
The purpose of the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program is to create an alternative fuel corridor across the U.S..
Plus, Samsung unveils the new S22 Ultra smartphone at its first Unpacked event of 2022.
Plus, Element Appliance and Electronics has teamed up with ADC to distribute products to Nationwide members on the East Coast.
Also in 'The Daily Scope': Shoppers are still buying in bulk, two years into the pandemic.
The special program will help Nationwide members better position the Thermador brand in their stores, both online and off.
The 58th NMG Expo will also feature 14 different learning tracks, 200 vendors, and specialty networking groups.
What to expect from shipping prices in 2022.
Plus, TuSimple and Union Pacific to launch an automated trucking route this spring.
Plus, Pro-Ject releases its first automatic turntable: the AI.
From delivery hijackings to smash and grab looting, 70 percent of retailers reported experiencing an increase in retail crime during 2021.
SMBs now have access to the last-mile delivery service to get products out to customers in as little as 15 minutes
The social commerce market is set to explode in the coming years. Here are a few ways that businesses can make to most of this growth.
Say goodbye to mobile pay hardware, Apple is preparing to unveil tap-to-transact functionality so SMBs can accept payments directly from an iPhone.
Median inventory of chips among manufacturers is down to only five days, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Plus, Nationwide adds two vendors to its PrimeTime outdoor lineup, and Sony just announced the release of its latest audio system.
Set to reach $11 billion in 2022 live streaming will grow significantly this year, and retailers need to be prepared.
A recent study from Harmony Healthcare IT reviewed Google search volume data to determine the most common tech-related ailments, pains, and stresses.
Just as companies came to utilize BOPIS during the pandemic, so, too, will they adapt to the metaverse becoming the next digital frontier of retail.
Made from 30 percent recycled glass, the Pure 3 from BodyGuardz is the first screen protector to be certified by TÜV Rheinland with the Green Product Mark.
Due to Omicron, the Toy Association’s 2022 Toy Trends Briefing will virtually feature product releases and the hottest trends from across the toy industry.
In order to facilitate expansion into the North American market, Hisense has added four new executives, some from LG and Samsung, with a plethora of industry experience.
Under the Matter interoperability standard, consumers will be able to create an ecosystem of connected products from different brands.
Monitors and TVs are becoming increasingly equipped with HDMI 2.1, which means resolutions up to 10K and frame rates up to 120 frames per second.
CES 2022 was another big one for gaming hardware in general, with manufacturers showing off a slew of gaming laptops, VR headsets, and more.
The inaugural eMobility experience testing area at CES 2022 showcased everything from sleek road bikes to 007 style snow bikes.
From sleek road bikes to 007-style snow bikes, ebikes and scooters of every type were introduced at CES 2022, which also debuted its eMobility Experience testing area.
Cyber-attacks are on the rise, but government and the private sector must work together to improve security without stifling innovation, said the panelists.
From scintillating prototypes to delivery robots to infrastructure plays, battery electric vehicles were all over CES 2022 in Las Vegas last week.
Five U.S. senators, all women and all members of the Senate Commerce Committee, appeared together for a CES 2022 panel in Las Vegas, to discuss key tech issues.
From first mile to last mile commercial electric vehicles will help retailers reduce fuel costs, improve delivery uptime, and solve some supply chain issues.
CES 2022 is over and to make things easy we have centralized all of our extensive coverage of the event into today’s Daily Scope.
Plus, Updates from Nationwide and Howard’s, and from CES 2022 smart dog collar Wagz is one cool innovation from this year’s Pepcom Digital Experience event.
Brick and mortar lives! CES panel looks at the retail renaissance- and the creative things some businesses are doing
Dealerscope Impact Awards 2022. Plus, we are spotlighting some of the amazing innovations from CES 2022 in fields ranging from sustainability to smart tech.
According to the U.S. Consuemr Tech Industry Forecast, the CE sector is projected to reach revenue of $505 billion, which is an all-time high.
Dayrize uses geospatial mapping technology and computer algorithms to rapidly evaluate the environmental impact of any consumer product.
This year's winners were chosen by by tallying the votes of our entire team here at Dealerscope, with four special editors’ awards chosen by individual editors.
The next generation of Moen’s award-winning Smart Faucet, the Smart Faucet with Motion Control features new touchless technology that allows the user to control temperature and water flow by using simple hand motions.
LG Electronics USA (LG) today unveiled its most advanced and impressive TV lineup yet, headlined by the company's exceptional 2022 OLED TVs. With powerful imaging technologies...
Chief executive of General Motors, Marry Barra, discussed the new partnerships and electric vehicles coming to the company in 2022.
Jong-Hee "J.H." Han, Vice Chairman and CEO of Samsung Electronics talked about new products, but mostly addressed the company's sustainability efforts, new partnerships, and other more big-picture considerations.
EVs seem to be a gateway technology to auto manufacturing, even for storied consumer electronics companies better known for more traditional gadgets.
Lenovo unveils a 30th Anniversary ThinkPad with a focus on sustainability. Hisense welcomes Micro LED technology to its new 2022 U9H lineup.
James Fishler, Senior Vice President of Consumer Electronics gives insight on what Samsung products he's excited for at CES this year and gives details on what new features 2022 Samsung TVs will have.
The sleek new device auto-calibrates in one second and has voice control, smart TV capabilities, built-in music streaming. It's also a light.
The TV manufacturer has made gaming and streaming capabilities its top priority with the release of its new 2022 lineup.
Abode Wireless Video Doorbell and Abode Color Bulbs – into the expanding and comprehensive Abode ecosystem.
Gamers will be happy to hear that about the new Predator Orion desktop models, laptops, and gaming monitors.
Besides the 120-inch LG5 4K Smart Laser TV, the company unviled the PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema and new ULED models.
The company is introducing a Smart Thermostat and Temperature Sensor, a line of Outdoor Security Cameras, and additional lighting products to the family of connected products at CES 2022, and will continue to launch more hardware, as well as innovative software solutions, throughout the year.
The Z-Wave Alliance, the standards development organization dedicated to advancing the smart home and Z-Wave technology, has released its third-annual Z-Wave State of the...
At CES, Sony Intros 8K & 4K Mini LED, OLED & 4K LED BRAVIA XR Lineups
The computer is made from post-consumer recycled plastic in its chassis and keycaps. Acer also announced new Chromebooks just ahead of CES 2022.
On the eve of CES 2022, the new lineup of OLED and LED TVs from LG Electronics come in new sizes and ship with a plethora of new features and compatibility.
The season of returns is upon us and will be more costly than 2020 due to increases in online sales and consumer over-purchasing due to supply chain issues.
Samsung adds new features to its 2022 TV models and makes more eco-friendly changes to its packaging and remotes.
Demand for home upgrades and custom installation is on the rise, so how can dealers and integrators can work together to capitalize on this trend in the new year?
Retailers from Apple to Walmart have had to temporarily shut down brick-and-mortar locations to stem the Omicron variant[s spread.
Whether we see this past year as a glass half full or a glass half empty, we can all agree on one thing: 2021 was certainly better than 2020.
Retailers and brands have utilized different routes and methods of getting products to consumers in order to circumvent supply chain shortages.
Despite a plethora of challenges ranging from supply chain issues to the Omicron variant, retail for the 2021 holiday season has done remarkably well.
New refrigerators, washers, and dryers come in a plethora of new colors, sizes, and configurations.
42 exhibitors have withdrawn in-person attendance from CES 2022. Despite these cancellations, the CTA does not have plans to cancel the in-person event.
Even Amazon's own retail operations were affected by the cloud storage service's latest outage.
While clothing and beauty are staples of the looping video plattform, tech products not so much. But the growing number of CE influencers may change that.
AI analyzes data to predict consumer buying behavior to help retailers improve customer personalized marketing, and improve pricing decisions.
This trend that sounds about right during a supply chain-related shortage of hard goods.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will look into the business models and practices of these latter-day installment plans to see how they contribute to consumer debt.
The move offers better supply chain access and new business opportunities to Almo customers and expands Exertis's North American footprint in CE and appliances.
The new prototype PC has easy to dissasemble parts and 10 times fewer screws to unscrew, along with water-soluble materials.
The proliferation of home 5G and fiber-optic infrastructure during the pandemic is increasingly making users mobile second rather than mobile first.
Six employees at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Edwardsville, Illinois are among the casualties.
Sustainable manufacturing and buy-back programs aren’t enough, some DTC brands are making their commitment to sustainability obvious with green storefronts.
90 percent of consumers read at least one review before buying something (with 72 percent reading several reviews). Smart retailers make the most of this new metric.
Philadelphia is turning to tech to create a new delivery infrastructure that is safer and more efficient.
Before you or your customers take the plunge into the hot new high resolution, it’s best to understand what currently can and cannot do.
Despite the pandemic, U.S. sales revenue for general merchandise in 2021 has already reached 100% of peak sales in 2019 and 98% of peak sales in 2020.
Will the new mandate make shoppers feel safer? Plus, Walmart’s strategy to attract holiday shoppers, and why we are making the switch to rechargeable batteries.
LG is set to harness virtual and augmented reality at the highly anticipated CES 2022 event, which will feature the hottest tech from around the world.
Recapping last month's online conference, which was filled with panels on how women can use tech for their current or future careers.
Omicron variant has already been discovered in the U.S. What many are wondering now is how significantly this new strain of the virus will affect the economy.
The Omicron variant is causing consumers to worry about the future of the supply chain. What does that mean for retail?
Shipping companies UPS and FedEx are confident that they will be able to keep up with orders this holiday season thanks to early consumer shopping.
From unprecedented demand to the reopening of stores, there is plenty to feel good about this Thanksgiving.
Looking to get gifts without actually shopping? Some consumers are utilizing bot services that scour the internet to do holiday shopping for you.
The micro-blogging platform joins Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube in experimenting with shoppable live video.
Some blame today’s supply chain issues on chip and labor shortages; others on unprecedented demand. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
Millennials and other consumers tired of spending days in front of screens are turning to mail-order print catalogs for holiday shopping.
The closures will help parent company CVS Health transform its brick-and-mortar retail stores into not only pharmacies that sell everything, but also bonafide medical health facilities.
Big-box stores such as Walmart and Target are not only reporting rises in revenue and sales, but also plenty of inventory andstocked shelves—all this in the midst of a supply chain slowdown.
At 1.7 percent, according to the Labor Department, the rise was the highest since March. This of course is in tandem with the fastest rise in prices in 30 years, but it was still good news for most retail entities, including Walmart and Home Depot.
If you’re wondering which electronics and toys are going to sell most this holiday season – you know, in case you want to stock up -- look no further than the top creators and influencers on YouTube and TikTok, where a 2020 study found that children ages 4-15 spend an average of 85 and 45 minutes a day respectively.
The free event on Tuesday, November 16th will feature panels on AI, digital health, cybersecurity, and more.
In a ceremony held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City last night, six honorees were inducted into CT Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 last night. It was the first time that the annual ceremony and gala dinner was held since 2019, so the Class of 2020 was also officially honored at the event.
CES 2022 will be a hybrid show that's in-person in Las Vegas and online, with 1,600 exhibitors and a vaccine mandate per the CTA's CES Unveiled event last night.
What’s happening at CES 2022 in January? We spoke with Jean Foster, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), to find out.
LG has announced a three-year partnership with the NCAA, Turner Sports, and CBS Sports to bring exclusive NCAA sports content straight to LG customers
The rise in inflation is good news for dollar stores, which pre-pandemic experienced slowdowns, since current sticker shocks have redirected consumers their way.
We’ve decided to try something new with our newsletter. In 'The Daily Scope,' we'll be curating the day's most relevant news in the consumer electronics, appliances, and retail sectors.
Audio tech companies have made adjustments to their products for consumers who work remotely. The latest wave include new audio devices from Jabra, JLab, and Raycon.
Headphone maker Skullcandy Inc. recently unveiled a series of new green initiatives as part of a promise to help keep one million pounds of e-waste from ending up in landfills globally by 2025. Among its tactics to achieve this goal is a pledge to utilize only 100% recyclable packaging materials and FSC-certified paper products by the end of this year.
At the 2021 Vendor Conference, NATM President Scott Hymas focuses on "the best of times" and reminds retailers to be thankful for all that has gone right over the past 18 months.
Get to know KOA E.D.I. this Friday, October 1, as it celebrates the opening of its new San Diego location with an event for dealers and industry friends alike.
The continued pandemic is keeping people at home and creating more demand for TVs, and supply chain delays are making it hard to meet those demands. Is it any wonder prices are going up?
Ageism in the consumer technology industry is nothing new, but it’s still very real. But it's not just the 'over 40' who are affected; companies that don’t employ older workers are missing out, too.
CT Lab's Black Leaders in Consumer Tech Awards shines a special spotlight on nine African-American leaders in the CT space who are driving the industry forward.
Dealerscope's audience of over 45,000 industry experts span a variety of fields including retailers, manufacturers, buying groups, distributors, and more. Think you have what it takes to earn their vote? Submit your product now to be in the running.
We asked a few consumer electronics industry leaders to share their views on business today, priorities, and why Dealerscope is important to them.
Nominations for Dealerscope's annual 40 Under 40 awards program, which recognizes the young and up-and-coming talent in consumer electronics, close on May 28.
Corporate sustainability has come a long way in the past decade. Here is how it’s rolling out in the appliance, consumer electronics, and retail spaces.
Apple's Spring Loaded event wrapped up yesterday with a slew of new product announcements like colorful iMacs and iPhones, AirTags, Family Cards, Podcast Subscriptions and more.
Dealerscope's Powerful Women in Consumer Technology program recognizes women in the CT space who stand out for their achievements and exceptional leadership. Today is the last day for nominations to be received--just make sure to submit no later than August 24th at 11:59pm PST.
LG is shutting down its mobile phone business unit for good. After a unanimous vote, the board of directors approved the final decision today after several months of reviewing the direction of LG's smartphone business.
Ferran Reverter will not be renewing his contract as CEO of Media-Saturn in order to pursue a new career as CEO of FC Barcelona, what he calls a "once in a lifetime opportunity."
Best Buy announced that it has laid off 5,000 workers this month with plans to close more stores as the year progresses. CEO Corrie Barry said the cuts were due to "having too many full-time and not enough part-time employees."
The Dealerscope Audience Awards are looking to crown the most innovative products in consumer technology and we need your help.
On Tuesday, Jeff Bezos announced that he would be stepping down as CEO of Amazon in the third quarter of this year. The empty role will be filled by Andy Jassy, the current chief executive of Amazon Web Services as Bezos transitions to executive chair of the company.
Sony Electronics Inc. announced Neal Manowitz, Deputy President, Imaging Products and Solutions - Americas, will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.
To say her first year as CEO was an eventful one would be the understatement of the century. Best Buy CEO, Corie Barry, describes how she navigated the sea of changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic while also instituting diversity and inclusion during a discussion with Alan Murray at CES 2021
As part of the all-virtual CES 2021, Intel will preview exciting new technology via two news conferences plus host an in-depth technology session from Mobileye.
Adding to its Wi-Fi 6 Certified lineup, Access Networks now offers the A550 and A650 access points, providing integrators and end-users with more options to suit a wide variety of home networking applications.
Three in four technology companies (75%) face difficulty finding candidates with the right skills and abilities today, according to the annual Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® Future of Work Study.
According to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD’s Connected Intelligence, 9 out of 10 consumers are aware of 5G networks, but only 18% of consumers report understanding of the different 5G network types currently available in the U.S.
Atlantic Technology is taking the next step in executing a corporate revitalization which has included the rollout of over 30 new products in 2020...
Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association, has announced that Bravas has joined the buying group organization. As a unified group of luxury technology integrators...
The Z-Wave Alliance, a standards organization dedicated to developing and advancing the popular Z-Wave® wireless smart home protocol, announces the new Z-Wave Long Range...
All of the IFA 2020 press conferences are talking up the company's abilities to cope with and move past COVID-19. Understandably. Qualcomm set a...
The Flying Magic Cleaner, drone-propelled, goes beyond what robotic-type floor vacuums, which can only capture large-size particles, do. The drone is able to capture...
Michael Cole, President and CEO of Hyundai Europe, has spent over 35 years in the mobility industry in practically all areas of the business...
Introduced at IFA 2020 Special Edition, the new AVM FRITZ!Box 6850 LTE is all about ensuring faster internet via mobile networks with data rates...
New Parks Associates smart home research finds providers and manufacturers are increasingly competing on price, innovation, and privacy protections. The firm's Smart Home Tracker...
The LG Electronics home appliance manufacturing plant in Clarksville, Tenn., has just produced its one-millionth washing machine – a key milestone for the plant’s...
Nikon Inc. has announced an expansion of the brand’s partnership with NYC Salt, an organization that creates opportunities in visual arts and pathways to...
The pandemic has reshaped how we live and work, and has dealt a heavy blow to the world economy. Fortunately, Information/Communications Technology (ICT) offers...
NAD Electronics has begun shipping the M33 ($4,999), a BluOS-enabled streaming DAC/amplifier that can serve as the heart of a reference whole-home system. The...
Integral Marketing, the rep fulfillment company serving dealers in the Southwest, announces the appointment of industry veteran John “Jody” de St. Germain as Business...
Executives from the custom installation channel have aligned to form the PureTech Alliance (www.puretech-alliance.com), a national sales and service organization with a mandate to...