Most of the new product introductions shown at Las Vegas’ monster Consumer Electronics Show largely offered incremental innovation. What follows are, the most significant announcements organized by leading market trends we track. Digital Lifestyle A big Digital Lifestyle trend is wireless entertainment. IOGEAR offers a little black box, the IOGEAR GWAVR ($80), which plugs into […]
Mary Meeker provided an Internet Trends update on Dec. 3, 2012 at Stanford. Among her insights: an “asset-heavy” lifestyle is being replaced with an “asset-light” consumer value, particularly among twenty-somethings. Meeker reports that people are shedding assets, turning from away from an “asset-heavy” lifestyle. Possessions, once including books, CDs, televisions and paper, have been replaced […]
Philips has introduced an innovative LED lighting system, called hue ($200) and positioned as a “Personal Wireless Lighting” system that leverages this new lighting trend. The Philips hue starter kit ($200) contains three LED lightbulbs that can be wirelessly controlled by your Android smartphone, iPhone or iPad and features energy savings plus the ability to […]
Google debuted a new Nexus family today, the Nexus 4 smartphone (unlocked; $300), Nexus 7 tablet (16GB; $199) and Nexus 10 slate ($399; 16GB/Wi-Fi). The new Google Nexus family members are extremely attractively priced.
Storing information remotely — or in the “cloud” — has become one of fastest areas of growth. The trend is driven by users who need to keep data seamlessly synchronized across multiple platforms.
Twelve years after it began selling books, Amazon launched the Kindle reader in November 2007. By July 2010, Kindle book sales surpassed hardcover books and, six months later, overtook paperbacks to become Amazon’s most popular format.
The Digital Lifestyle Ubertrend has turned the lusty objectification of digital gadgets into a national pastime. A perfect example is the pet name “lappy” bestowed upon laptop computers, of which 211 million will be sold in 2011.
Robotics represents the next major technology opportunity. Countries such as Japan and South Korea lead the charge to develop the world’s most sophisticated robots, a market that could reach $135 billion in a few years.