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Consumer Electronics

CES 2013: Incremental Innovation Without 3D


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: Asset-Heavy Lifestyle Is Being Replaced With Asset-Light Value


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 […]


Personal Wireless Lighting


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 […]

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