Consumer Electronics Archives - Page 35

The Internet refrigerator: back from the dead?

Five years ago, LG Appliances combined a refrigerator with a PC and it was a colossal flop. Now Whirlpool is taking their shot, albeit with a somewhat different approach.Shown Sunday at the Digital

Published on: January 8th, 2008 CDN Staff

Linksys hopes new designs, low prices boost 802.11n sales

With a sleek new antenna-less design and one router selling for less than US$100, Linksys hopes to breathe new life into what they admit have been disappointing sales of 802.11n products. The Ultra

Published on: January 8th, 2008 CDN Staff

3M has projector small enough for cell phones, cameras

For several years people have been talking about the idea of miniaturizing a projector so that it's small enough to fit inside a cell phone or digital camera. Now it's finally been done,

Published on: January 8th, 2008 CDN Staff

New Netgear products aim to simplify home networking

Netgear is launching three new wireless networking products that aim to address the problem, perennially discussed at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, of complicated home networking setup. "Our customers in their homes or

Published on: January 7th, 2008 CDN Staff

The top 25 newsmakers of 2007 – Number 24: Paul Patterson

Wireless printing is Lexmark's goal for driving growth. It is what people call its ace in the hole.Lexmark is a strong No. 2 against rival HP and believes that wireless printing can make

Published on: December 21st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

The top 25 newsmakers of 2007 – Number 19: Jim Estill

Usually we see Jim Estill in the upper half of the Top 25 Newsmakers list. Estill took the No. 1 spot a few years ago. He is down one spot from last year.Estill

Published on: December 21st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

The top 25 newsmakers of 2007 – Number 16: Wendy Hayes

Apple has no doubt had a very busy year. Wendy Hayes, managing director of Apple Canada, says the introduction of the new iPods and Apple's most recent launch of the new Mac OS

Published on: December 21st, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

2008 IT channel predictions

When I was born, my parents were teaching school on a naval base. They liked it, but rumours were swirling that the base would close. So they decided to move while jobs were

Published on: December 21st, 2007 Grant Buckler

Giveways are a tell-tale sign

A trade show with a properly qualified audience, such as those wrapped around user conferences, can be marketing education. For example, one sure way to tell how hot a technology is (or isn't)

Published on: December 21st, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Another distributor comes to Canada

Navarre Corp., a New Hope, Minn.-based North American publisher and distributor of home entertainment PC software, video games, accessories, DVD video and music, is looking to expand its business and maintain its level

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Maxine Cheung

Apple is now a CE company

With all the recent fuss over the iPhone, you could forgive people for thinking Apple has become a consumer electronics company rather than a personal computer manufacturer. After all, Steve Jobs even encouraged

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Grant Buckler

Samsung is aiming to revolutionize printing

Monitor maker sets its sights on the already over-crowded printer market.In the next two months, Samsung will be releasing desktop and MFP printers that do not look like traditional office printers. The ML1630

Published on: November 5th, 2007 Paolo Del Nibletto

On the hunt for higher margins

Believe it or not, there once was a time when anything associated with computers or high tech automatically came with margins that would have made even a profit-loving Ferengi smile (Ferengi, for non-Star

Published on: October 31st, 2007 Lynn Greiner

Don’t give up on the PDA just yet

We don't often hear the phrase personal digital assistant (PDA) these days and that acronym is just as likely to conjure-up other images, particularly amongst the younger generation. While once handhelds like the

Published on: October 15th, 2007 Jeff Jedras

Mac faithful willingly play the waiting game for iPhone

I will make a bold prediction that by the time Apple's iPhone arrives in Canada it will be free (with a catch) just like the other cellphones on the market today.It is really

Published on: October 10th, 2007 Paolo Del Nibletto