With more grown-ups playing video games than ever, makers of HD sets, including Sharp, Sony and Samsung, are trying to cash in by promoting TVs specifically geared for gamers. According to this article, the HDTVs are wrestling with ways to improve the gaming experience, including dealing with "gaming lag."
In a continuation of its 2005 Macromedia acquisition, Adobe Systems will unite its software businesses for computers, consumer electronics and phones into its own division and operate them on a common technology platform, the company said Monday. The move, which recognizes the need for distinct devices to operate
with the same software, represents continued restructuring with the May 1 retirement of two veteran executives.
BrandsMart USA debuted a recycling service Monday in which consumers can exchange certain electronics for gift cards. The regional chain is allowing customers to return "qualified" electronics either online or at one of its stores in Florida or Georgia.
Hewlett-Packard plans to bring mini-laptops to market this month designed for school-age children. The computer maker also says it believes adults will see value in having a second, smaller laptop for on the go.
The environmental benefits of emerging home-automation technology are expected to shine during next week's International CES convention. And while the home-automation category is not new, analysts expect the nation's renewed energy concerns to better shine a spotlight on the market this year. One Parks Associates analyst predicts the home-controls market will reach $6 billion by 2012.