By Ken Werner • Mar 24 2014, 6:27pm
Smart-watch makers are trying to find the right combination of design, functionality, interface, and price that will galvanize a customer population that is curious, but not yet motivated to open their wallets in large numbers.
Probably the best-selling smart watch is Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy Gear, which Samsung says sold about a million units through the […]
By Pete Putman • Mar 21 2014, 3:16pm
Yesterday, Samsung held its annual home entertainment press event to show off its 2014 line of televisions.
Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on curved screens, so Samsung chose an appropriate venue for the event — the striking, spiraling Guggenheim Museum on 88th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York.
At the International CES a few […]
By Pete Putman • Mar 7 2014, 4:25pm
Aereo's service problems in New York City during the recent Oscars telecast could mean they've engineered themselves into a corner.
By Ken Werner • Mar 6 2014, 9:41pm
A lot of the display-related excitement at January’s CES 2014 related to 4K, multi-touch panels, and gesture-related system control.
A month later, and those same technologies were being featured in digital signage at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE), also in Las Vegas.
It’s impressive how quickly 4K migrated from television to signage.
LG’s 105-inch Ultra […]
By Ken Werner • Mar 6 2014, 9:29pm
After the close of Digital Signage Expo, my colleague Steve Sechrist and I had a dinner of expensive (but excellent) Las Vegas hamburgers and talked as we wandered around the Forum Shops.
We wound up at the Sony Store, nearly deserted late on a Thursday evening in early February.
We had leisurely conversations with the […]