Consumer Electronics

OnBeep

OnBeep Raises New Funding Worth $6.25M

San Francisco-based startup OnBeep has announced a new Series A round of $6.25 million in new funding to build what it calls “beautiful wearable communication devices that unite groups and allow teams to collaborate more fluidly in real time”.

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U.S. consumer prices rise modestly in July

U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents, which could give the Federal Reserve ammunition to keep interest rates low for a while.

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China tells South Korea it blocked KakaoTalk, Line to fight terrorism

Chinese authorities say they have blocked messaging apps KakaoTalk and Line as part of efforts to fight terrorism,South Korea said on Thursday, the first official explanation of service disruptions in China that began a month ago.

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Samsung vs. Apple: Apple is Winning the War?

Samsung and Apple have been battling it out in the smartphone arena for at least three years. The big question is: Who will conquer the world and get dominion in the consumer electronic business?

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Top Five Reasons Why Apple's iPhone 6 Will Change The Health Industry

There is a popular saying that says, "Health is wealth." Another familiar slogan says, "An apple a day makes the doctor go away." So, is Apple really entering the field of medicine and health?

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Why Swell Acquisition for $30M is Beneficial to Apple?

Following Apple’s acquisition of Beats, the tech giant now turns to another possible iTunes enhancer – Swell. The tech world is buzzing with predictions and suppositions that this deal may be the "Pandora's box of talk radio."

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Sony Playstation 4

With PlayStation network, Sony goes back to the future in search of revival

Japan's Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around its last consumer electronics blockbuster - the PlayStation.

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MIT Unveils Its Top Fifty Smartest Companies in 2014

The MIT Technology Review has recently released its list of the top companies from different fields of industry who have made impressive strides in its fields. The list showed companies who made dramatic developments in different fields, including engineering, agricultural technology, and the world wide Web.

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Jeff Bezos

Amazon's losses widen, shares drop

Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as its rapid pace of investment in businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics offset a 23 percent jump in revenue.

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Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.

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Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch

A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year.

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Geogle

Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals' hands

A U.S. consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolizing prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators should damaging secrets emerge in court.

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Google's Nest launches network technology for connected home

Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.

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Demand for personal computers still erratic, outlook unstable

Improved demand for personal computers after years of declines may not last as emerging markets remain weak and recent corporate upgrades in the United States and Europe may prove fleeting.

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Samsung, Intel, Dell team up on standards for connected gadgets

Samsung Electronics, Intel Corp and Dell have joined to establish standard ways for household gadgets like thermostats and light bulbs to talk to each other, at odds with a framework backed by Qualcomm, LG Electronics and other companies.

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