Meta’s First Physical Store Seeks to Draw Consumers into the Metaverse
Plus: Bowers & Wilkins and Lenovo partner up on the Slim 9i laptop’s sound system.
Skullcandy Announces New Lineup of Gaming Headsets
Skullcandy has announced a new lineup of gaming headsets: the SLYR, SLYR Pro and the wireless PLYR.
CTA Names Tech Leaders to the 2022 CT Hall of Fame
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.
Beats Reveals Design Updates to Its Successful Earbud Line
Plus, AAMD acquires AudioControl, and Hyundai announces plans to begin EV production in the US by December 2022.
Nationwide PrimeTime Is Set to Take Over Dallas in March
Plus: Nikon releases the NX Field Version 1.3.0, which is the company’s latest remote shooting system.
Belkin Debuts a New Power Cube
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.
Losses in the CE Tech Retail Industry
The constant appears to be that even nearly three years after the start of the pandemic, things are still weird.
Peloton to Pay $19 Million Fine For Safety Violation
Peloton has agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $19 million to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Hyundai Europe Develops Roadmap for Sustainable Change
Michael Cole, President and CEO of Hyundai Europe, has spent over 35 years in the mobility industry in practically all areas of the business...
Tech Up For Women Conference Goes Virtual With Panels, Webinars, and...
The free event on Tuesday, November 16th will feature panels on AI, digital health, cybersecurity, and more.
Quantum Batteries May Reduce EV Charging Time to Three Minutes
Plus, a former Microsoft employee accuses the company of spending millions on bribes abroad.
New Samsung Galaxy S23 Images Leak
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.
BNPL Services Will Take Over More of The eCommerce Market
Plus, Centricity appoints Ted Moorthy to be the company’s new President. Before joining Centricity, Morre was the President of Lifecycle Services for Likewize.
At CES 2022, Sony Unveils New BRAVIA XR TVs
At CES, Sony Intros 8K & 4K Mini LED, OLED & 4K LED BRAVIA XR Lineups
New Report Says Hardly Anyone Uses Meta’s Horizon Metaverse
Despite Horizon World boasting about its active users, a report shows that Meta isn't as popular with consumers.
LG Announces New Bendable OLED TV
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.
Monopolizing the Metaverse Draws Retailers’ Attention at Annual NRF Trade Show
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.
Walmart Ditches Mask Mandate for Vaccinated Employees
Plus, Apple is increasing pay and benefits for retail employees.
Railroad Strike Averted With Federal Government Mediation
Plus: Adobe announces $20 billion buyout of online collaborative design platform Figma.
AMX by Harman Unveils New Series of Encoders and Decoders
Plus: Meta Platforms may be instituting another round of layoffs.
Additional Acer CES Announcements Include New Gaming and PC Products
Gamers will be happy to hear that about the new Predator Orion desktop models, laptops, and gaming monitors.
Elevated Shipping Costs Result in 40 Year High Inflation Rate
Plus, Rode unleashes its first-ever pair of headphones, which are built for creators.
Unexpected Bump in Inflation Leaves Markets and Retailers Floundering
Plus: Meta has announced that it is discontinuing Portal devices for consumers.
6 of 10 Retailers Made Changes to Return Policies This Year
Plus: Tesla has officially announced that it is bringing the Steam gaming platform to select Model X and Model S cars.
Ataraina IFA Intros Include Flying Air Purifier
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...
Nationwide Tiny Home Set to Make Its Return at CEDIA
Plus: Tesla ramps up production at its gigafactory production facility in Texas.
Outsourced Manufacturing Makes Up More than 50 Percent of Global Cellular...
This was one of the many insights from the Global IoT Module Manufacturing Tracker, which features research from technology analysis firm Counterpoint.
UL Solutions Expands Testing Facilities to Meet Internet of Things Demand
UL Solutions announced that it will expand its laboratories around the world, to accommodate the rising market growth for Internet of Things technologies.
CTA Study: Tech Companies Need More Skilled Workers
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.
Intel Releases Lowest-Power Arc-A Series Discreet Mobile Graphics Card
Plus, smart infrastructure company 3Red8 to build the first coast-to-coast open-access fiber-optic network.
Amazon Rolls Out Contactless Payment Tech in Panera Stores
The fast-casual restaurant chain has teamed up with Amazon to use the technology giant’s palm recognition services that let customers enter, identify, and pay.
Atlantic Technology Executing a Major Revitalization
Atlantic Technology is taking the next step in executing a corporate revitalization which has included the rollout of over 30 new products in 2020...
Nationwide Spotlights Luxury Appliances and Outdoor Kitchens at PrimeTime
Nationwide members had plenty of opportunities to learn about these fast-growing categories at last week's expo.
TCL’s Hiring Spree Draws Experienced Talent Away From Competitors
Plus, Denon releases the DHT-S217 soundbar featuring built-in subwoofers and Dolby Atmos 3D audio technology.
More Than 4.4 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs in February
Plus, Vietnamese EV startup VinFast plans to build a $5 billion manufacturing facility in North Carolina.
Sneak Peak at Future Smartphones of 2023 from Apple, Samsung, Google...
Information and speculation about future smartphones has been revealed, with the next generation from Samsung and OnePlus set to drop as early as February.
FDA Opens the Door for Retailers to Sell Hearing Aids
Plus, Asko releases two new wine storage devices in North America.
Gaming Addiction Top Tech-Related Pandemic Induced Ailment
A recent study from Harmony Healthcare IT reviewed Google search volume data to determine the most common tech-related ailments, pains, and stresses.
Fostering Healthy Business Growth in 2022 and Beyond
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?
Why Some Retailers Are Turning ‘Black Friday’ Into a Month-Long Event
Looking to get gifts without actually shopping? Some consumers are utilizing bot services that scour the internet to do holiday shopping for you.
Amazon Announces New Drone Delivery Expansion in Texas
A month after announcing plans for drone expansion in Lockwood, Calif., Amazon has announced further expansion to College Station, Texas later this year.
Majority of Americans Say They Engage in Risky Online Behavior
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.
Erinn Loucks Named as Editor in Chief of Dealerscope and Connected...
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....
Belkin Announces New 3-in-1 Charging Stand for Apple Devices
Plus: FCC Commissioner Calls for Removal of TikTok, Potentially Harming Advertisers.
Apple Discontinues Production of the Iconic iPod
Plus: McIntosh brings CD players back to life with the new MCD12000 SACD/CD Player.
See What This Airport Retailer Is Doing to Spur Customer Loyalty
Plus: A small California town is going to be one of the first to experience drone deliveries from Amazon.
Consumer Technology Revenue Will Exceed a Half-Trillion Dollars, Per CTA
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.
What’s Next for Entertainment Tech?
Besides fewer streaming services, smart TVs will increasingly become the central point of any connected home.
AVM’s Fast Internet for All With FRITZ!Box
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...
Online and Upward With Connected Technology
How consumers learned to stop worrying and love connected products.
Riding the 5G Wave
What’s hot, what’s not, and what matters in the high-speed wireless arena.
Apple Hints at Possible New High-End iPhone ‘Ultra’
Plus: Whirlpool named one of Fortune Magazine’s most admired companies.
Corie Barry Takes On a Pandemic and Institutes Diversity in First...
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
Nationwide Marketing Group Exceeds Expectations for PrimeTime
In spite of the pandemic, the show floor was packed with manufacturers and members.
Z-Wave Alliance Releases 2022 State of the Ecosystem Report
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...
Insights from the NATM Conference
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.
CES 2022 News: Dayrize Set to Bring Environmental Impact Tech to...
Dayrize uses geospatial mapping technology and computer algorithms to rapidly evaluate the environmental impact of any consumer product.
Amazon Announces New Ring Intercom Addition
Today Amazon announced the latest addition to its Ring product lineup: the Ring Intercom. It’s designed with consumers living in apartments in mind.
Casio Launches Line of G-Shock Watches Inspired by Gaming
Plus: Hailo has announced a new family of high-performance vision processors.
Amid Complaints, Amazon Permanently Allows Workers to Carry Phones
Plus, US GDP fell 1.4 percent in Q1 2022 despite consumer spending growing by 2.7 percent.
High Inflation Rates are Pushing Consumers to Make Tough Decisions
Plus, Broadcom acquires VMware for a whopping $61 billion.
Shopify Disrupts E-Commerce with New Features and Partnerships
Shopify has announced that it now offers more than 100 new features on its e-commerce platform, as well as a partnership with Twitter
Parks: COVID-19, Consumer Privacy Concerns, and Price Competition are Key
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...
Members of Congress Address Cybersecurity at CES Panel
Cyber-attacks are on the rise, but government and the private sector must work together to improve security without stifling innovation, said the panelists.
Instacart Announces Several New Shopping Features
Today Instacart announced a number of new features packaged together with existing ones in the “Connected Stores” bundle, as the company is calling it.
AMX by HARMAN Unveils New Professional Touch Panels
Plus: Honda will launch a fuel cell electric vehicle in 2024.
Overlooking the Disabled Market Segment is Costing Billions
Plus: Ducati unveils its first electric motorcycle and it's built to race.
Abode Launches New Wireless Video Doorbell and Full-Color Smart Bulbs
Abode Wireless Video Doorbell and Abode Color Bulbs – into the expanding and comprehensive Abode ecosystem.
Memory Device Market Expected to Grow Significantly Over Next Decade
A study conducted by Cognitive Market Research suggests that the global memory device market will have a compound annual growth rate of 16.2% from 2023 to 2030.
Cybersecurity Lessons From BitTrap CTO Ariel Futoransky
The internet is used by almost everyone, but not everyone is properly protected from cyberattacks.
Drone Deliveries Are Taking Off
Plus: SMART rail workers union voted to reject September’s proposed labor agreement.
Spot Rates Tank in Freighting Industry, as Demand Slows
Plus: TP-Link unveils three new Deco wireless mesh routers.
How YouTube and TikTok Influencers Are Driving Top Toy Sales
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.
Amazon, Lenovo, and Meta Among Companies Not Attending CES 2022 in...
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.
Nationwide Celebrates 2 Million Packed Meals with No Child Hungry
Nationwide wrapped up its final day of PrimeTime in Orlando on August 16 by hitting a major milestone: Two million meals packed in conjunction...
BREAKING NEWS: Qualcomm and Meta Strike Agreement to Further Metaverse
Both companies' product and engineering team will produce the chips, which will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms.
Amazon Web Services Experiences Third Outage of the Month
Even Amazon's own retail operations were affected by the cloud storage service's latest outage.
Ever-Evolving Ebikes Go for a Spin at CES
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.
Nationwide Adds Dacor To Its Luxury Appliance Network
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.
GE Lighting, A Savant Company, Announces Major Additions to Cync Portfolio...
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.
Shanghai Ends Two Month Lockdown: See How the Global Supply Chain...
Plus, Lumix and Leica have entered into a strategic collaboration agreement.
Intel Will Help the World ‘Go and Do’ More at CES
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.
TikTok Makes People Buy Stuff, But Where Are the CE Influencers?
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.
Gaming and eBikes Show Monumental Advancements at CES 2022
The inaugural eMobility experience testing area at CES 2022 showcased everything from sleek road bikes to 007 style snow bikes.
Retail Sales Up 1.7 Percent in October
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.
Hisense Announces Laser Cinema Projector and TV, Plus New ULED Lines
Besides the 120-inch LG5 4K Smart Laser TV, the company unviled the PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema and new ULED models.
Samsung To Test Matter-Compatible Devices
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...
Inventory Miscalculations Usher in Pandemic Spending Hangover For Retailers
Plus, BioLite has just released two new portable charging solutions.
Innovative Eyewear Launches New Collection of Smart Glasses
Plus: PowerHouse Alliance adds Evolution Home Entertainment to group of distributors.
Green Lights in Corporate Sustainability
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.
The Best April Fools’ Day Pranks From Consumer Tech Companies
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.
New Vulnerability Puts Windows 10,11, and Server Users in Jeopardy
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.
Jabra, JLab, and Raycon Release New Remote Work Devices
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.
How Brands and Retailers Can Navigate the World of Livestream Shopping...
Set to reach $11 billion in 2022 live streaming will grow significantly this year, and retailers need to be prepared.
New Target Zero Initiative Promotes Sustainable Shopping
Plus, Audi will start integrating Holoride’s virtual reality entertainment system into its cars this summer.
What Rising Gas Prices Tell Us About Consumer Spending Habits
Plus, Porsche invests $500 million in EV supercar company Rimac.
How the Masimo vs. Politan Lawsuit’s Looking
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...
All Google Devices Now Feature Matter Compatibility
Plus: GE will unveil its new Smart Mixer with Auto Sense at CES 2023.
Gamer Girl: Epic Games Fights Review Bombers
Review bombers are hurting companies online image with false reviews, see how Epic Games found a way to combat them.
Logitech Announces New Lineup of Mac-Centric Products
Logitech has announced a number of new products in the keyboard and mouse space specifically designed for Mac users.
These Four States Have Reached Pre-Pandemic Employment Levels
Plus, Nationwide adds two vendors to its PrimeTime outdoor lineup, and Sony just announced the release of its latest audio system.
Segway Robotics and DriveU.auto Announce a New Partnership
Segway Robotics and DriveU.auto’s robotic platform allows last-mile delivery service operators to rapidly deploy large fleets of delivery robots.
Apple Fitness+ Service Expands to iPhone Users in 21 Countries
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...
Can Robots Save Amazon When It Runs Out of New Hires?
Plus: See what Samsung’s new ISOCELL HP3 200-megapixel camera sensor means for the future of smartphones.
Wing Unveils New Automated Drone Delivery Network
Plus: Vanco International unveils new all-in-one video collaboration product.
Nifty Samsung Freestyle Portable Projector Handles All the Angles
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.
LG Announces New LED-Paneled MoodUp Fridge
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.
Will Apple’s New M2 Chip Actually Revolutionize the MacBook?
Plus, Rivian has teamed up with Tunein to put radio stations from over 200 countries inside its EVs.
Amazon Announces New Same-Day Delivery Service Through Certain Retail Stores
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.
At CES This Week: Heat It, an Insect Bite Healer
The device connects to your smartphone’s charging port and uses heat (hyperthermia) to quickly and efficiently relieve itching and pain from insect bites.
Walmart Turns Stores into eCommerce Fulfillment Centers
Plus, BMW announces the release of its latest EV, the iX1.
Google Announces New Features Ahead of the Holiday Season
Plus: WHOOP 4.0 will now be sold at over 200 Best Buy retail locations nationwide.
LAVA Upgrades Blaze 5G Smartphone Line-Up with Launch of 6GB Variant
LAVA has released an improved version of its Lava Blaze 5G with larger 6GB RAM storage and other powerful features for the Indian market.
The Best and Worst of 2021
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.
Canadian Police Reopen Ambassador Bridge to Cross-Border Transportation
Plus, Motorola and Verizon Unleash 5G Neckband with the potential to create less cumbersome virtual reality headsets.
Burned Out Railroad Workers Threaten to Stall Supply Chain
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.
Neal Manowitz Appointed President and COO of Sony Electronics, North America
Sony Electronics Inc. announced Neal Manowitz, Deputy President, Imaging Products and Solutions - Americas, will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.
EA Sports and FIFA End Successful 30 Year Partnership
On May 10th, EA Sports announced they will be renaming their almost 30-year long-run video game franchise - FIFA - to EA Sports FC.
WIN Annual Meeting: Mentorship, Leadership and Going International
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
Retailers are Looking to Gain Profitability Beyond DTC
Plus: New data from Polar shows that only 42 percent of consumers trust data from their fitness wearables.
Samsung Home Appliances Unveils New 2022 Bespoke Lineup
New refrigerators, washers, and dryers come in a plethora of new colors, sizes, and configurations.
Amazon Posts Slowest Sales Growth Rate in Two Decades
Plus: Garmin unleashes its new Quatix 7 series watches which are designed for people who love to be on the water.
Howard Lerman Prefers to Roam, not Zoom
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...
Manufacturers Are Standing at the Precipice of a Chip Shortage
Median inventory of chips among manufacturers is down to only five days, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
SXSW Conference Hones in on Developing Trends in Gaming
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.
Fujifilm Announces New Addition to X Series Camera Line
Plus: Google rolls out new Gmail features that will help track holiday packages.
Kenmore Partners with SPAN to Help Electrify One Million U.S. Homes
Kenmore is partnering with electrification company SNAP on a new program that will help customers transition to zero-emissions electric appliances.
Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO
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.
CES 2022 News: GM EV Delivery Vans, Intel Chip Factories; Labrador...
Dealerscope Impact Awards 2022. Plus, we are spotlighting some of the amazing innovations from CES 2022 in fields ranging from sustainability to smart tech.
Sony Adds New Ultra-Wide Lens to Standard Zoom Lineup
Plus: ViewSonic launches new collection of premium webcam-docking monitors.
Companies Bolster Manufacturing in Mexico Amid Supply Chain Crisis
Plus, VanMoof’s new e-bikes include a new step-in frame to make for an easier ride.
Supply Chain Issues Won’t End with Pandemic, White House Warns
Plus, New products from Sony, OnePlus, Mission, and Catalyst.
How the Omicron Variant Threatens the Supply Chain
The Omicron variant is causing consumers to worry about the future of the supply chain. What does that mean for retail?
Instagram’s New Shop-in-Chat Tool Simplifies Social Commerce
Plus, is the supply chain prepped for a return to normalcy? Some experts think so.
Foldable Devices Are All the Rage Right Now. Will it Last?
Samsung and Asus both revealed foldable designs at IFA 2022. Plus: Mission announces the release of a revamped 1980 classic.
Augmented Reality Market to Grow by $157 Billion by 2026
Plus: Car rental startup Kyte will start offering subscription services.
Apple Prepping Tap-to-Transact Directly to iPhones
Say goodbye to mobile pay hardware, Apple is preparing to unveil tap-to-transact functionality so SMBs can accept payments directly from an iPhone.
US Supply Chains Face a New Enemy: Labor Negotiations
Plus: Bryston unleashes its new “Back to the Future” vintage product restoration service.
YouTube Partnering with Shopify to Introduce New Shopping Features
YouTube is partnering with Shopify to introduce new shopping features for creators, who will now be able to display products throughout their YouTube channels.
Walmart Refurbished Tackles the Reverse Logistics of Retail
Plus: SHARP unleashes its latest smart home appliance: The SHARP Smart Dishwasher.
At CES 2022: TCL’s Ultra-Large, Feature-Loaded TV Lineup
The TV manufacturer has made gaming and streaming capabilities its top priority with the release of its new 2022 lineup.
Senate Pushes Through Agreement in Railroad Labor Dispute
Plus: Tesla officially unveils its fully electric tractor-trailer.
Shopify Invests $100 Million in New Partnership with Klaviyo
It’s been announced that Shopify has made a significant $100 million investment in Klaviyo, an e-commerce automation platform start up.
Microsoft Latest Tech Giant to Announce a Series of Layoffs
Microsoft follows in the footsteps of Amazon and Twitter by letting go of 10,000 employees in an attempt to cut costs
Integral Marketing & The Lucas Sales Group Tap de St. Germain
Integral Marketing, the rep fulfillment company serving dealers in the Southwest, announces the appointment of industry veteran John “Jody” de St. Germain as Business...
The Social Commerce Market Is Set to Explode: Here’s Why You...
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.
Apple to Release Bug-Fixing Update for iOS 16 Users Next Week
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.
Snapchat Launches New Virtual Try-On Feature with Amazon
Plus: Vuzix M400C smart glasses will now be available to order.
Hisense Partners with TD Synnex to Expand Distribution Network
Plus, at CEDIA 2022, LG debuts the world’s largest OLED TV and the world’s first bendable OLED TV.
Decreased Consumer Sentiment Places a Significant Burden on Retailers
Plus: Unconventional upstart Nothing is set to release a challenger to the iPhone.
SUPER73 Releases New E-Bike Series for Kids
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.
Nice Hires Ryan Knavel as Director of Sales
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.,...
Does Apple Have What it Takes to Takeover the Smart Home?
Plus: these areas of success and failure in the retail sector this holiday season may surprise you.
Nationwide Offers PayPal eCommerce Integration to Members
Plus, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at SXSW to discuss the company’s plan for the metaverse and retail use cases.
Kenmore and Galanz Partner for Home Appliances Deal
The Americas branch of leading global home appliance manufacturer Galanz recently announced a partnership with the renowned home appliance brand Kenmore.
The Niftiest CE Winners of the 2022 SXSW Innovation Awards
Several prizes went to CE-related technologies at the annual technology festival in Austin.
Cloud Gaming Market Value Set to More Than Double by 2026
Products that support cloud gaming will also see significant growth.
TP-Link Unleashes Two New Wi-Fi 6 Routers
Plus: Shopify and YouTube team up on new social commerce integration.
Drone Advertising Takes Over New York City
Plus: The job market remains strong despite rumors of an impending recession.
Holiday Sales of Electronics Grows 16.2 Percent in 2021
Despite a plethora of challenges ranging from supply chain issues to the Omicron variant, retail for the 2021 holiday season has done remarkably well.
Anti-Theft Measures are Hurting Retailers. What’s the Solution?
Plus: LG’s new CineBeam projectors are going for a pretty penny.
Walmart, Target, and Others Have Plenty of Inventory
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.
Walmart’s GoLocal Expands Rapid Delivery Services Beyond Food
SMBs now have access to the last-mile delivery service to get products out to customers in as little as 15 minutes
Bowers & Wilkins Teams Up with 007 Brand on Latest Wireless...
Bowers & Wilkins pays homage to the 60th anniversary of 007. Plus, Metra Electronics unleashes a new suite of products designed for the Ford Bronco.
Meta Acquires Virtual Reality Fitness Company Within
Plus: Garmin releases a new hybrid smartwatch called the vívomove Trend.
Instagram Announces New Reels Advertising Feature
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.
PureTech Alliance is Formed
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...
EU Passes Landmark Laws to Rein in the Power of Big...
EU legislators approved the Digital Markets and Digital Services Act - two of the most far-reaching digital regulation laws in the Western world.
Retailers Turn to Facial Recognition to Fight Retail Crime
From delivery hijackings to smash and grab looting, 70 percent of retailers reported experiencing an increase in retail crime during 2021.
Super League Gaming Enjoys Year-on-Year Growth with New Revenue Outlook
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.
Beko Launches Hackathon for the Earth Event
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“.
Nationwide Doubles Down on Partnership with STORIS
Plus: the new OnePlus Buds Pro 2 will be one of the first earbuds to feature Google Android’s Spatial Audio technology.
BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2022: A Big Boost for Photography Skills
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.
How to Plan for the 2022 Holidays
A look out how the supply chain and consumers’ demands will impact sales this year.
A Big Day for Logitech
Logitech has launched two new products, the Blue Sona XLR microphone and the Litra Beam light, and also announced the upcoming Astro A30 headset.
KOA Electronics Distribution to Open New San Diego Location
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.
Inside CES 2022 With Samsung Senior VP of CE James Fishler
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.
Retailers Overordered Last Holiday Season and Now They Have Too Much...
Plus, LG unveils its new HU915QE CineBeam 4K laser ultra-short throw projector.
Walmart Takes Another Swing at Amazon with New Automated Fulfillment Centers
Plus, Elon Musk plans to lay off 10 percent of Tesla’s workforce.
Qualcomm Defines Future of Entertainment With Live Nation Partnership
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...
Walmart and Target Q2 Earnings Show Impact of Sustained Inflation
Plus: Apple releases monopoly on product servicing by allowing consumers to rent repair kits.
FTC Opens Investigation into Amazon’s iRobot Takeover
Amazon made headlines earlier this summer when it purchased iRobot, manufacturer of the wildly popular Roomba vacuum cleaner, for $1.7 billion.
Presenting CT Lab’s 2021 Black Leaders in Consumer Tech
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.
CVS to Close 900 Brick-and-Mortar Stores
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.
Tesla Ramping up Production
As competition in the electric vehicle space continues to intensify, the incumbent leader in the space is getting set to increase production.
Devialet Releases First-Ever Portable Speaker
Plus: Amazon has reached 5 million packages delivered with Rivian electric delivery vans.
Android Users Can Soon Send Texts with No Signal Thanks to...
Plus: Delta teams up with T-Mobile to offer fast, free Wi-Fi to all passengers.
NAD CS1 Lets Users Stream Hi-Fi Audio
Plus: Amazon is likely to be fined for prioritizing speed over work conditions in three separate warehouses.
How SMBs Can Utilize the Metaverse to Showcase Products
Plus, Gibson Custom Shop is set to bring to life a concept guitar drawn by former president Theodore McCarthy back in 1957.
Walmart Integrates AR Shopping Features into Mobile App
Plus: KEF unleashes a series of updates to the LSX II, adding wireless connectivity.
DoorDash Partners with Wing for Drone Delivery in Australia
Plus: Amazon begins to offer transportation and logistics network services in India.
See the Latest Projections for 2022 Back-to-School Spending
Plus: Nationwide adds Cooksy to its always expanding network of partner vendors.
Facebook Shutting Down Live Shopping Feature to Focus on Reels
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.
Consumer Reviews Fuel Online Commerce, Says New Study
Plus, Pro-Ject releases its first automatic turntable: the AI.
Strong Consumer Spending Linked to Increased Credit Card Debt
Plus, Lucid Motors is just the latest EV startup to slash production forecasts for 2022.
Back-to-School Shoppers Faces Off with Troublesome Swipe Fees
Plus: Samsung has shipped 10 million foldable phones. Can it usher in a new trend?
Yelp Cracking Down on COVID-19 “Review Bombers”
Plus, TuSimple and Union Pacific to launch an automated trucking route this spring.
Walmart Shelled Out $400 Million in COVID-19 Leave Last Quarter
The retailer expected only to pay out $100 million, but the Omicron variant changed all that.
78 Percent of Office Workers in Manhattan Are Still Hybrid
Plus: the Sonos Roam will be available in three new colors starting June 1.
Nikon Unveils Special Edition Lens and Retro-Inspired Camera
Plus: Volvo unveils its all-electric Volvo EX90 SUV.
What Happens to the ‘Over 40’ in Consumer Technology?
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.
Sony Forms Company to Explore Launch of Electric Vehicles at CES...
EVs seem to be a gateway technology to auto manufacturing, even for storied consumer electronics companies better known for more traditional gadgets.
Hisense, Lenovo, LG, Acer, and More Unveil New Lineups at CES
Lenovo unveils a 30th Anniversary ThinkPad with a focus on sustainability. Hisense welcomes Micro LED technology to its new 2022 U9H lineup.
McIntosh’s Latest Product Brings Hi-Fi Audio to Radio
Plus: Ferrari plans to be 60 percent electric by 2026 and Amazon’s Prime Day event will kick off on July, 12.
OnPoint Warranty Solutions Acquires Guardian Protection Products
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...
Obode Brings its Smart Vacuums to North American Market
Smart cleaning solutions provider Obode has announced the official launch of its line of intelligent vacuum products in the North American market.
Smartphones Are Still Number One Connected Device
Nearly a third of the 1 billion unique devices connected to XFinity WiFi were mobile phones, at 347 million devices.
National Job Security at a 50-Year High, Per St. Louis Fed
Plus: Iconic Mission 770 speaker refreshed for today’s digital and analog audio needs alike.
Google Stadia Is Dead After Less Than Three Years
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.
NATM Buying Corporation Announces Hire of New Executive Director
The NATM Buying Corporation announced today the hiring of John Riddle as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Amazon Acquires One Medical in Latest Healthcare Endeavor
In Amazon’s latest multi-billion dollar acquisition, the company has announced it is buying One Medical, a subscription-based healthcare service.
Sony Unveils New Camera Kit to Help the Visually Impaired
Plus: AVB BrandSource’s 2023 Summit is set to take place in Las Vegas from March 19-22.
Anker Announces New Addition to Soundcore Earbud Line
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.
Gen Z Fuels Brick-and-Mortar Traffic on Black Friday
Plus, Apple and Amazon are set to resume advertising with Twitter thanks to an aggressive funding program from the social media giant.
New Amazon Acquisition Shows Focus on Smart Home Technology
Today it was announced that Amazon would be acquiring iRobot, the company behind Roomba, the disc-shaped robot vacuums that slide around households.
Razor Launches New Ecosmart Cargo Bike
Razor is launching the EcoSmart Cargo, an electric scooter designed to carry either an extra passenger or cargo with its convertible rack system.
Will Inflation Impact Holiday Shopping Habits in America?
Plus: Zendo unveils headband that will make meditation practice easier.
Apple Updates Line of Self-Repair Kits to Include M1 iMac
Plus: Dutch mobility start-up Squad Mobility will unveil its solar-powered car at CES 2023.
How Retailers Can Capitalize on the Inflation Reduction Act
Plus: Sony unveils its newest PlayStation 5 Controller the DualSense Edge.
In Earth Day News, 43 LG Fridges Given ENERGY STAR Award...
Plus, new Roborock updates enable off-peak energy-conscious S7 MaxV robo-vac charging, and Solo Stove drops its new Pi pizza oven.
Amazon Acquires iRobot for a Cool $1.7 Billion
Plus: Meta prepares to shut down Facebook Live Shopping this fall.
Walmart Is Using Robots to Streamline Distribution Centers
Plus, Nationwide officially opens registration for its PrimeTime Backyard event in Orlando.
Bowers & Wilkins Launches Next-Gen Wireless Earbuds
Plus: Walmart will institute a nationwide pay bump later this week.
When Accessibility Becomes Second Nature
One key area of focus in this move toward “purposeful” commerce is accessibility – making products and services easier to use for people with disabilities.
The Biggest Gaming News of CES 2022
CES 2022 was another big one for gaming hardware in general, with manufacturers showing off a slew of gaming laptops, VR headsets, and more.
Amazon Has Begun Rolling Out Rivian’s Electric Delivery Vehicles
Plus: Ports on the East Coast experience increased traffic as shippers circumvent West Coast backlog.
FTX Crisis Warrants Slowing of Offshore Activity
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...
Reasons to Be Thankful, Part One
From unprecedented demand to the reopening of stores, there is plenty to feel good about this Thanksgiving.
Will Omicron Keep Shopping Travelers Out of Stores?
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.
Amazon Acquires Warehouse Robotics Maker Cloostermans
Amazon’s latest acquisition of the year is Cloostermans, a company that makes robotics and machinery designed for warehouse usage.
Samsung CES Keynote Touts Sustainability, Connectivity
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.
Optoma Adds Two New Laser Projectors to ProAV Lineup
Plus: Amazon unveils a new design for its Prime Air delivery drones.
Densitas Empowers Collaborative Care Teams with New Imaging Solutions
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,...
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Lightly Regulated BNPL Services May Pose a Risk to Consumers
Plus: Rivian announces its still on track to produce 25,000 cars in 2022. Is that actually something to be impressed about?
See How AI-Enabled Software Systems Are Changing DTC Retail
Plus: LG, in partnership with Meridian Audio, has just released its 2022 lineup of Tone Free wireless earbuds.
Toys “R” Us Joins the Metaverse with New Digital Collection
Plus: Sony expands DWX series with new plug-on transmitter.
Zipline Releases Next-Generation Delivery Drone: The P2 Zip
Zipline unveils its new P2 Zip drone. Plus: Meta has announced plans to lay off another 10,000 employees.
When Will the Supply Chain Slowdown End?
Some blame today’s supply chain issues on chip and labor shortages; others on unprecedented demand. The truth is somewhere in the middle.
LG to Unleash VR and AR at CES 2022
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.
Gamer Girl: EPIC Games Agrees to Pay $520 Million
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...
Why Hybrid Work is Giving Urban Retailers a Hard Time
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
New Pinterest Feature Allows Users to Make Purchases on the App
Also: LG’s highly-anticipated 2022 OLED TV lineup hits the market. See how you can get one.
Lyft Announces New Media Business Called Lyft Media
Today, Lyft announced on its blog its new advertising and media business, which is called Lyft Media.
Shopper Journey a Big Focus For Nationwide PrimeTime
The 58th NMG Expo will also feature 14 different learning tracks, 200 vendors, and specialty networking groups.
New Vaccine Requirement for NYC Businesses Kicks in This Week
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.
Hymas Sets Refreshing Tone at 2021 NATM Vendor Conference
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.
Amazon Is No Longer Offering PTO to Employees Infected with COVID
Plus: Knowles and JH Audio team up to unleash the Sharona IEM, which is designed with musicians in mind.
IKEA Continues to Blaze a Path for Corporate Sustainability
Plus, Pro-Ject brings the Debut Pro S turntable to the U.S.
FTX is Being Shutdown by the SEC
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....
Home Connectivity Alliance (HCA) Releases 1.0 Guidelines
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...
Canon Improves on its Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Lineup with New EOS...
The Canon EOS R50 packs a lot of performance into not a lot of space, but the new model is actually smaller and lighter than other cameras in the range.
Shopify Struggles as Online Retail Stagnates
Plus, Costco posts strong growth as brick-and-mortar stores come back in full force.
Container Imports in Drastic Decline at Ports Across America
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.
Bomb Cyclone Threatens Holiday Travel and Gift Deliveries
Plus, two top FTX executives plead guilty to fraud.
NPD Data Reflects a Healthy Retail Sector
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.
Global Supply Slowdown Forces Companies to Find Alternate Transport Methods
Retailers and brands have utilized different routes and methods of getting products to consumers in order to circumvent supply chain shortages.
Companies Pledge to Cover Abortion Travel Expenses for Employees
Plus: See how intelligent pricing can help companies maximize revenue.
Immersive Experiences Drive Gaming Market Growth
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.
Apple Could Unveil its Mixed-Reality Headset This Spring
Plus: The Seattle Public School District files a lawsuit against several social media companies, including Instagram and TikTok.
LG’s Clarksville Factory Makes its Millionth Washing Machine
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...
Record High Diesel Prices Leads to Inflated Operating Costs for Retailers
Plus, Beko names industry veteran Chuck Bryant as director of OEM sales and marketing.
Has Target Just Cracked the Code to Making eCommerce More Profitable?
See how Target’s new sortation centers could help your company vastly improve its eCommerce profit margins.
Smart Home Market Could Be Worth More than €100 Billion by...
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.
Last Chance to Vote in Dealerscope’s Audience Awards
The Dealerscope Audience Awards are looking to crown the most innovative products in consumer technology and we need your help.
GM’s Barra Focuses on Brightdrop Delivery Partnerships and EV Future
Chief executive of General Motors, Marry Barra, discussed the new partnerships and electric vehicles coming to the company in 2022.
Snapchat Study Finds AR Advertising to be Popular With Gen Z
Also, Q Acoustics has released its sleek wall-mounted E120 sound system that delivers surround sound audio with no wires.
SpaceX Releases New Starlink for RVs But at a Cost
This Monday, SpaceX released its new Starlink for RV made specifically for RVs traveling to locations lacking strong, or any, internet connectivity.
Startup Happy Health’s New Mental Health-Focused Smart Ring
The smart wearable space might be getting smarter as startup company Happy Health’s new Happy Ring is designed to track users mental health.
Welcome to ‘The Daily Scope’
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.
Retailers Shuttering Doors as COVID-19 Cases Peak
Retailers from Apple to Walmart have had to temporarily shut down brick-and-mortar locations to stem the Omicron variant[s spread.
Companies Double Down on Tech Amid Economic Downturn
Plus, Walmart will expand its drone delivery service to six states by the end of the year.
New Updates Coming To Windows 11
New Windows 11 updates aim to make Microsoft PCs more consumer friendly.
Screen-Weary Shoppers Are Turning to Mail-Order Print Catalogs
Millennials and other consumers tired of spending days in front of screens are turning to mail-order print catalogs for holiday shopping.
Why the Pandemic Bested Retail Inventory Capacity
Ring announces ONVIF integration by late April, which gives customers the ability to connect to other security cameras and create a home security ecosystem.
Ferran Reverter Bids Farewell to Media-Saturn; Heads to FC Barcelona
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."
The 3D Printing Industry Reached $10.6 Billion in 2021
Plus, Retrospec releases two new electric longboards, which can reach a top speed of an electrifying 26mph.
Have Streaming Services Finally Reached Market Saturation?
Plus: Uber and Waymo team up to create an autonomous trucking ecosystem.
Wireless Power Expands Its Horizons
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...
IFA 2022: IFA+ Summit Focuses on De/globalization
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.
Nationwide and Thermador Team Up on Luxury Program
The special program will help Nationwide members better position the Thermador brand in their stores, both online and off.
How 3D and 4D Technology is Emerging as a Dynamic Market...
A recent study from technology research company Technavio estimates that the 3D and 4D technology market will grow by $371.9 billion between 2022 and 2027.
Astell&Kern ACRO BE100 Supports Both aptX HD and LDAC Bluetooth
Plus, AOC Teams up with Riot Games to deploy the AGON PRO AG275QXL, which is the first League of Legends-inspired gaming monitor.
Amazon’s Strategies for Tackling Costly Returns
Plus: TP-Link unleashes its first WiFi 6E router system: the Deco XE75, which has speeds of up to 5,400 Mbps.
Why Are Consumers Starting Holiday Shopping in September?
Plus, Intel announces that its new Raptor Lake 13th Generation processors will reach speeds of 6GHz right out of the box.
WaterKorea Looks to Clean Europe’s Rivers and Seas with Its Latest...
WaterKorea, supported by ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute), recently presented two products that work together to collect data and clean waterways.
Nokia and Samsung Sign New 5G Patent License Agreement
Nokia and Samsung have decided to sign a new multi-year patent license agreement after the previous one expired at the end of last year. Nokia’s...
Can Big Data Help Solve Overcrowded Delivery Networks?
Philadelphia is turning to tech to create a new delivery infrastructure that is safer and more efficient.
Apple Dips into the BNPL Economy with Apple Pay Later
Apple recently announced its update to Apple Pay called Apple Pay Later, which allows customers to make purchases in four installments without interest.
Google Announces New Nest Wifi Pro
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.
Home Electronics Market Stable in First Three Quarters of 2022, gfu...
From January to September 2022, total home electronics sales amounted to just under €33.7 billion, as found by gfu Consumer & Home Electronics GmbH.
Yale Unleashes Matter Compatible Line of Smart Locks
Plus, Denon, releases a new line of AV receivers and amps, which are compatible with PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Satechi Drops the Pro Hub Slim for the M2 MacBook
Plus, NYC plans to make all ridesharing vehicles emission-free by 2030.
Fellow Announces Two New High-Tech Kettles
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.
Gaming, VR, Countertop Appliances, and Other CES 2022 News
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.
CE Industry Leaders Share Their Insights on Business Today
We asked a few consumer electronics industry leaders to share their views on business today, priorities, and why Dealerscope is important to them.
Samsung Unveils New RF-Harvesting Eco Remote and Feature-Packed TVs
Samsung adds new features to its 2022 TV models and makes more eco-friendly changes to its packaging and remotes.
Decreasing Demand For Trucking May Be an Indicator of Coming Recession
Plus: Meta is set to open its first physical store next month.
Estelon has Unleashed the New 6-Foot Tall Extreme MK II
Plus: Samsung adds a new side-by-side refrigerator to its Bespoke product lineup.
Leveling Up at the Fifth Annual Tech Up For Women Conference
Recapping last month's online conference, which was filled with panels on how women can use tech for their current or future careers.
Most Americans Plan to Spend Less Money This Holiday Season
A survey from Personal Capital found that 60 percent of Americans plan to spend less money this holiday season due to inflation.
Instagram Begins New QR-Focused Feature That Could Benefit Advertisers
Instagram has a new feature that will surely boost marketing and advertising campaigns: the ability to share posts and content via QR code.
Government Loans GM and LG $2.5 Billion for EV Battery Manufacturing
Plus: Industrial tech start-up Datch receives $10 million in Series A funding for AI-powered voice assistants.
New Meta VR Headset Launching in October, Zuckerberg Says
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.
Industry Decline Seen Before Recovery in 2025, NPD Group Says
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.
Triple G Ventures Adds New Talent to Leadership Team
Dolphin Audio releases a new portable karaoke entertainment system, the KP240, which comes with two microphones and sound-activated multi-color light rings.
IKEA Kreativ Leverages AR to Customize Living Spaces
Plus: GM expands partnership with EVgo to add a new “Plug and Charge” feature.
Inflation Shows Signs of Easing – Will it Last?
Plus: Blaupunk expands North American partnership with BP Americas.
UPS Hires 100,000 Workers in Preparation for Holiday Rush
Plus, Google has axed the next Pixelbook laptop in its last year of development.
Halloween Spending Expected to Reach All-Time High in 2022
Plus, Google’s new Pixel tablet will double as a display for your connected home.
How to Bridge the COVID Supply Chain Gap
Dealers and integrators tell how buying groups and distributors are digging deep into their wells of ingenuity to solve pandemic-generated supply chain issues.
Candela Opens First US Test Drive Center in San Francisco
Plus: Nvidia unleashes a slew of AI-oriented products at its annual GPU Technology Conference.
Acer’s Swift Edge OLED Laptop
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.
Meta Joins New Partnership to Add Grocery Shopping to WhatsApp
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.
Universal Electronics Expands Home Entertainment Solutions
Universal Electronics has announced a range of new solutions, including QuickSet Cloud, the UEI Virtual Agent and EUI TIDE thermostats.
The Best CES 2022 Panels: Smart Homes, Experiential Retail, Interoperability
Under the Matter interoperability standard, consumers will be able to create an ecosystem of connected products from different brands.
Amazon Will Make Prime Shipping Available to More U.S. Retailers
Plus: Coinbase is planning to lay off another 950 employees.
Two New Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Access Points from Access Networks
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.
Gravity Payments’ Dan Price on Why Raising Employee Salaries Works
"You invest in your people, and it's amazing how it pays back,” the Gravity Payments CEO and Founder said of the strategy.
Nike Enters the Blockchain with New Digital Community
Plus: Google launches Health Connect beta with support from fitness apps.
Bowers & Wilkins Unveils McLaren-Themed Wireless Headphones
Plus: Candela will bring its C-8 electric hydrofoil “flying boat” to CES 2023.
eCommerce Boom Prompts Companies to Make Warehouses Greener
Plus: HTSN, Nationwide’s network of custom integration dealers, has announced its latest partnership with Snap One.
The Ukraine-Russia Conflict to Make Chips Even More Scarce
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.
Nothing Hints at New Release During London Fashion Week
Plus: Therabody unleashes a new suite of wellness solutions directed at stress and anxiety.
Amid Labor Shortage, Companies Lean on Formerly Incarcerated
Plus, Rivian has to recall 13,000 EVs due to a potential flaw in the steering control system.
Oppo Battery Health Engine Gives Reno8 Phones Power Boost
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.
Last Chance to Nominate a Powerful Woman in Consumer Tech
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.
YouTube to Test New Shopping Features on Shorts Platform
Plus: Leica partners with Hodinkee on two new special edition cameras.
Best Buy’s New Digital-Based Concept Store — Is It the Future...
Plus: Shopify slashes 10 percent of staff in the latest tech industry setback.
Google Partners with Laptop Manufacturers for Gaming Chromebooks
Google and laptop manufacturers have worked together to produce Chromebook gaming laptops.
Protests Erupt at Largest iPhone Factory in China
Plus: The live streaming market is expected to grow by 16.14% by 2028.
LG to Shut Down Mobile Phone Business Worldwide
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.
Why Online Reviews Drive Sales (and Foot Traffic)
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.
Volkswagen Commits $7.1 Billion to EV Development in North America
Smart TVs cement themselves as the home’s premier streaming device. 55 percent of houses with broadband Internet also own a smart TV.
Global Tablet Market Gets Off to Strong Start in 2022
Plus, Marshall unleashes its first ultra-compact Bluetooth speaker: The Willen.
Instacart’s New Shopping Feature Includes Retailers in its Delivery Service
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.
Best Buy Lays Off 5,000 Workers with Plans to Close Stores
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."
New SHIFT Mobility Study Highlights Sustainability and Climate Neutrality
“The Great Shift: Future of Mobility and New Urbanism” study identified 10 trending topics, including Mobility & Sustainability, Micromobility, Autonomous Driving and New Urbanism.
Sony Electronics Announces Two New Projectors
Sony Electronics has announced its latest projectors, which the company is touting as the “world’s smallest WUXGA 3LCD laser projectors.”
Sensoria Partners with PRT to Develop NeurOpTrek Wearable
Plus: The CTA has announced the five winners of the Eureka Park Accessibility Contest.
DTC Brands Turn to Sustainable Storefronts to Demonstrate Commitment to Climate
Sustainable manufacturing and buy-back programs aren’t enough, some DTC brands are making their commitment to sustainability obvious with green storefronts.
How Brands and Retailers Are Innovating With VR, NFTs, and the...
Brick and mortar lives! CES panel looks at the retail renaissance- and the creative things some businesses are doing
CE World Mourns the Passing of DBL Founder David Lorsch
Also in 'The Daily Scope': Shoppers are still buying in bulk, two years into the pandemic.
Innovation, Education and Service Trends Shaping Future of IT and Business
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...
A Q&A with Oliver Merlin, IFA’s New Managing Director
Oliver Merlin, Managing Director at IFA Berlin, sat down with Dealerscope to discuss his hopes for this year’s event and what he envisions for the future.
Moen Launches Smart Faucet with Motion Control Technology
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.
FAA System Outage Delays Thousands of Flights Across U.S.
Plus: U.S. Judge rules Apple Watch infringes Masimo’s pulse oximeter patent.
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...
Last Chance for 40 Under 40 Award Nominations
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.
Mobile-Only Households Are a Slowing Phenomenon
The proliferation of home 5G and fiber-optic infrastructure during the pandemic is increasingly making users mobile second rather than mobile first.
Tornadoes Wreck Industry and Lives, Including at an Amazon Warehouse in...
Six employees at an Amazon Fulfillment Center in Edwardsville, Illinois are among the casualties.
4.5 Million Workers Quit Their Jobs in March
Plus, Campfire Audio releases its first set of custom-fit planar magnetic earphones.
Turner, CBS, LG, and the NCAA Partner to Stream Live College...
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
New LG TVs Redefine Viewing and User Experience
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...
CTA Shares Tech Trends, from Metaverse to Transportation at Start of...
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.
Key Market Trends Revealed at IFA Digital Press Conference
GfK global strategic insights analyst Norbert Herzog and Omdia research director Paul Gray offer insights on TVs and CE.
Presale Tickets Are Live for September IFA Berlin Event
Plus, over 19 percent of brands experienced a decline in customer experience score.
Is a National Railroad Strike Imminent?
Plus: Logitech unveils its new Brio 500 Series webcams, which are designed to capture your best angles.
Presenting the 2022 Dealerscope IMPACT Award Winners
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.
Sony Unleashes New 4K HDR Home Cinema Laser Projectors
Plus, Dell Technologies has announced new Latitude and Precision work-friendly notebooks.
Meta Tries to Buy Within: Hit with Antitrust Lawsuit by FTC
Plus, you can pre-order the new AI-powered Bespoke Washer and Dryer from Samsung.
Inflation Is Driving Consumers to Dollar Stores Again
The rise in inflation is good news for dollar stores, which pre-pandemic experienced slowdowns, since current sticker shocks have redirected consumers their way.
SteelSeries Launches New Arctis Nova Pro Wireless X Headset
SteelSeries has announced the high-end Xbox headset Arctis Nova Pro Wireless X, featuring immersive 360° Spatial Audio, and enhanced with Sonar Software.
NAD Ships Masters M33 BluOS Streaming DAC/Amplifier
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...
Despite Higher Wages, Labor Market Still Plagued by Shortages
Plus, Element Appliance and Electronics has teamed up with ADC to distribute products to Nationwide members on the East Coast.
Dell Concept Luna PC Is Optimized for Reuse and Recycling
The new prototype PC has easy to dissasemble parts and 10 times fewer screws to unscrew, along with water-soluble materials.
eCommerce Boom: Pandemic Fad or a Lasting Reality?
Plus, Creative Technology unveils its updated line of Outlier true wireless earbuds.
Sakar International Mourns Passing of Founder and Chairman Charles Saka
The founder of Sakar International, Charles Saka, passed away on Friday, April 22nd, surrounded by his family. He was 80 years old.
Eliyan Raises €40 Million to Develop Chiplet Interconnect Technologies
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.
Hisense Adds Four New Members to Executive Team
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.
Huawei Reveals Updates to Portfolio Solutions for Digital Infrastructure
Plus: Garmin releases two new GPS running smartwatches with AMOLED displays.
GameStop to Launch Gaming-Oriented NFT Marketplace With Immutable X
What to expect from shipping prices in 2022.
Ukraine’s Tech Sector Braves Russian Onslaught
Plus, Walmart is requesting RFID smart labels on consumer electronics products. What does this mean for the future of RFID technology in retail?
Premium Audio Company Comments on Onkyo Home Entertainment Bankruptcy
This filing did not include the assets that were previously purchased by Premium Audio Company (PAC) and Sharp.
Does Ethereum’s Centralizing “Merge” Warrant Further SEC Scrutiny?￼
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.
Inflation may be playing a leading role in consumer electronics sales, but supporting actors add a lot to the story
The 5G Chipset Market Keeps On Growing
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...
OPPO Unveils Its New Flagship Foldable Smartphone
Plus: Monster has unveiled two speakers as part of its new DNA series.
Exertis to Acquire Almo Corporation
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.
Peloton Makes Critical Changes Amid Steep Losses
Plus, Samsung unveils the new S22 Ultra smartphone at its first Unpacked event of 2022.
Recapping the CES 2022 Panels on Food Tech, and Experiential Retail
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.
With New Electric Trains, Railroad Industry Focuses on Sustainability
Plus, Incase, manufacturers of electronic accessories, released two new hardshell cases for the MacBook Pro 14 and 16-inch devices.
Skullcandy Doubles Down on Sustainability
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.
NFT Market Expected to grow by $114 Million by 2027
Plus: OtterBox releases new Apple Watch accessories just in time for holiday shopping.
On With the Show: CES 2022 Preview Q&A
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.
2022 Toy Fair New York Event to be Held Virtually Instead...
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.
PlayStation 5 Tops List of Most Wanted Gaming Consoles
Plus: OHSUNG Electronics unveils a battery-free, light-powered TV remote.
Five Things to Know About 8K
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.
CES 2022: Who Showed Up In-Person Last Week? (Plus, All Our...
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.
Sony Announces New Video-Centric Camera
Sony has announced a new camera designed mostly with video blogging, or vlogging, in mind. It’s called the ZV-1F.
Apple to Switch to USB-C Chargers for Upcoming iPhones
More than a billion people already have devices that use Apple’s Lightning chargers, so this shift will be dramatic in coming years.
FIFA+ and Hisense Team Up on Daily World Cup Program
FIFA+ and appliance company Hisense have partnered together to broadcast a daily program from the World Cup in Qatar. FIFA World Cup Daily will...
“Unicorn Status” Reached By Climate Technology Startup
This is the age of tech startups. Yet few are able to reach what has been termed as "unicorn status," or a valuation of...
Retailers to Welcome 2022 With a Plethora of Returns
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.
Biden Administration Plans to Create Half-a-Million EV Chargers by 2030
The purpose of the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program is to create an alternative fuel corridor across the U.S..
CES 2022: Be There, Or Be There Online
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.
Buy Now, Pay Later Plans Under CFPB Scrutiny
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.
Gamer Girl – Xbox & Samsung Unite and Summer Gamefest Begins
Summer Gamefest kicked off this week and Samsung adds the Xbox app to its Gaming Hub on future smart TV models.
Twitter to Debut Livestream Shopping Featuring Consumer Electronics
The micro-blogging platform joins Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube in experimenting with shoppable live video.
Apple Charts Course to Global Carbon Neutrality by 2030
Plus: Sony’s new A7R V mirrorless camera is set to arrive in December.
Acer Announces Sustainable National Geographic Aspire Vero
The computer is made from post-consumer recycled plastic in its chassis and keycaps. Acer also announced new Chromebooks just ahead of CES 2022.
The Gaming Gadget Market Estimated To Reach 166 Billion
The gaming gadget market is on the rise.
Apple, Dell, and Ikea Halt Business Operations in Russia
Plus, Sony and Honda are teaming up to produce EVs.
Kokoni Launches New 3D Printing Product at CES
The Kokoni Sota product promises “the ultimate printing experience, with a combination of speed, precision, and stability currently leading in the industry.”
Bravas Joins Azione Unlimited
Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association, has announced that Bravas has joined the buying group organization. As a unified group of luxury technology integrators...
Apple’s Spring Loaded Event was Loaded with Announcements
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 Nancy Klosek and Other CE Leaders Inducted Into CT Hall...
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.
Gift Card Sales on the Rise This Holiday Season
This trend that sounds about right during a supply chain-related shortage of hard goods.
The Streaming Video Landscape: Challenges With Continuous Churn
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.
The Classroom Technology Market
Selling into K12 is more similar to enterprise than it is different.
NATM’S Jerry Satoren to Retire
Jerry Satoren has announced that he is retiring after more than eight years at the helm of the NATM Buying Corporation and capping a...
New Long Range Specification From Z-Wave Alliance
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...
LG Debuts Latest OLED TVs for 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.
5G Awareness Has Reached the Masses, But Majority Do Not Understand...
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.
New Senate Bill Seeks to Lower Barriers for Purchasing EVs
Plus, Netflix and Immersive Gamebox have created a real-life Squid Game.
U.S. Invests Billions in Technology to Compete with China
President Joe Biden has signed a law committing $280 billion to high tech manufacturing and scientific research in technology.
JBL Announces New Upcoming Lineup of Sound Bars
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.
Walmart Launches New Virtual Fitting Room
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
Nationwide Adds CEDIA Academy to Expansive Learning Hub
Plus: the U.S. Department of Energy is funding groundbreaking EV battery research at the University of Michigan.
New “Mammoth” Carbon Removal Plant Under Construction
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.
Five Senators Talk Broadband, STEM, and Women in Tech at CES
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.
Nationwide and LG Honored With EPA Sustainability Award
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.
See Why the eCommerce Boom May Be Ending
Plus: These four senators are calling for the U.S. to implement standardized charging ports.
Meta Makes New Investment in Merchant-Focused Startup Take App
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.
Samsung Launches New Galaxy Smartphone Series
Plus: Lenovo announces possible layoffs due to shrinking PC shipments.
This New Sustainable E-Bike is Made out of Plywood
Plus: Amazon, Meta and Twitter have conducted a series of layoffs. What does it mean for the economy?
Retail Workers Across the Country Look to Unionize
Plus, Kharkiv, one of Ukraine's major industrial centers, has endured a relentless barrage of Russian bombings that have weakened its production infrastructure.
Best Buy Branches Out Into Non-Traditional Sectors Amid Post-Pandemic Slowdown
Plus, Sennheiser releases its latest set of TV earphones.
Canon Enhances the Knock at the Cabin Experience at CES 2023
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...
Apple and Ericsson sign agreement after years of cellular patents fights
Plus: Chevrolet accidentally leaks images of its 2024 Corvette E-Ray hybrid.
Pure 3 From BodyGuardz Awarded Green Product Mark
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.
Top Tech Trends for 2022
The year may still be plagued with uncertainty, but consumer technology continues apace.
iPhone and Android Updates You Need to Know
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
Nikon & NYC Salt Expand Partnership to Include Mentorship Program, Scholarships...
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...
At BrandSource Summit 22 General Session, Members Learn to “Own It”
BrandSource CEO Jim Ristow and others stressed positive trends, resilience, and flexibility at the buying group's opening General Session.
18 Percent of Amazon’s Subcontracted Delivery Force Got Injured Last Year
Plus, Gucci and Oura have partnered to unleash a smart ring made out of 18-carat gold.
TV Prices to Stay High Until Next Year
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?
New Apple Lineup Has Powerful Chips and Affordable Prices
Plus, retail fraud jumped with the transition to the online marketplace. Here are a few scam tactics retailers should stay cognizant of.
Anticipation Builds for Long-Awaited Return of In-Person IFA Berlin
Plus: Beko will release its new line of sustainable CornerIntense Dishwashers in May.
How Teens Are Bailing Out Understaffed Businesses
Plus: Soundcore releases the Motion Boom Plus speaker, which is designed to take the party on the go.
Despite FED’s Best Efforts, U.S. Job Market Doesn’t Want to Slow...
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.
Google Rolls Out More Features to Help with Holiday Shopping
Google announced several new features, including a Live View map update, VR make up comparisons and a 3D try-on feature for sneakers.
How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Retailers to Maximize Profits
AI analyzes data to predict consumer buying behavior to help retailers improve customer personalized marketing, and improve pricing decisions.
EMobility: BEVs Are Big at CES
From scintillating prototypes to delivery robots to infrastructure plays, battery electric vehicles were all over CES 2022 in Las Vegas last week.
The Inconvenient Truth of Cybersecurity Failures
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
It’s Prime Day, One of the Biggest Days for Retail of...
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.
Americans Set Black Friday Online Spending Record
Plus: Tesla is working to redesign the Model 3 sedan to cut production costs.
Verizon Partners With Cradlepoint to Bring 5G UWB Network to Businesses
Plus, Future Ready Solutions adds industry veteran Lawrence Davis to the executive team as VP of Business Development.
CES 2022 In-Depth: Commercial Electric Vehicles Poised to Change Retail Landscape
From first mile to last mile commercial electric vehicles will help retailers reduce fuel costs, improve delivery uptime, and solve some supply chain issues.
Roe v. Wade’s Implications for the Big Tech Industry
The Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn the landmark case on abortion rights - Roe v. Wade - carries major implications that will impact...
IFA Remains at Messe Berlin as New Chapter Begins
Gfu and Clarion Events reach agreement with Messe Berlin for the IFA trade show to remain at the Berlin exhibition grounds.
Amazon Joins Growing List of Companies to Spurn Russia
Plus, Apple iOS 15.4 to reach users next week. Here are some of the cool new features.
Expect Major Discounts on Electronics this Holiday Season
Plus: Sony and Honda will be manufacturing their electric vehicle in North America.
Evnia Looks to Make Gaming Accessible to Everyone
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,...
See the Latest Over-Ear Headphones from Bowers & Wilkins
Plus: Check out the next frontier for Walmart’s AR campaign.
Tickets Now on Sale for Berlin Photo Week
Photo and video enthusiasts can already look forward to the BERLIN PHOTO WEEK 2022, which will run parallel with IFA Berlin from 02 to...
Montblanc Dives into Anime with Naruto-Inspired Smartwatch
Plus: Coros unleashes the POD 2 wearable, which attaches to shoelaces to collect additional fitness data.
eBay Recommerce Report Finds Gen Z Driving Second-Hand Product Market
Plus, DARPA and Intel pair up to create a simulation course for the company’s autonomous off-road combat vehicles.
Release of the Next-Gen iPad Pro Is Imminent
Plus, see why shipping costs have gone down but consumer goods prices haven’t.
Razer and Evisu Partner for Unique Gaming Accessories
The results of the partnership are “designed with the gamer in mind,” with the Razer | Evisu Apparel collection being a three-part capsule.
Why Some Companies are Holding Off on Nearshoring Production to Mexico
Plus: Eclipse releases its first new loudspeaker in seven years, but the company has included plenty of updates to compensate.
Shopify Launches New “Collabs” Feature to Connect Creators and Merchants
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.
Bluesound Brings the PULSE M Wireless Speaker to Market
Plus: A Scandanavian research team has made a major breakthrough for faster internet speeds.
As Supply Chain Issues Continue, Retailers Worry About Holiday Season
According to a report from Coupa, 7 in 10 retailers expect that issues with the supply chain will have a negative impact on business.
Peloton Expands Partnership with eBay to Offer Refurbished Bikes in UK
The Refurbished Peloton Bike has been introduced to the UK following its success in Europe.
Huawei’s Guo Ping: Unlock the Full Potential of 5G to Drive...
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...
These New Yamaha Headphones Are Perfect for Any Audiophile
Plus: McIntosh releases a new DAC that is designed to be upgraded.
Game Development Platform Homa Receives €100 Million Investment
Homa, a company that provides a platform for game developers, recently received over €100 million ($100 million) in Series B funding.