Devices

Apple Pushes Launch of HomePod Smart Speaker to Early 2018 (Reuters)

Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday. “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod ... b... More

Avid’s New Video-over-IP Interface Delivers More Flexible, Efficient Connectivity (MESA)

Avid today unveiled Avid Artist™ | DNxIP, the latest addition to the Avid I/O family of hardware interfaces. Part of Avid’s commitment to offering the most comprehensive tools ... More

Comcast, Sony Team Up to Bring Programming to Apps, Smart TVs (B&C)

Comcast and Sony reach a deal that will allow Comcast’s Xfinity TV customer to access the cable service through an app on Sony’s Android TV sets. The agreement expands the Xfin... More

Twitter Now Lets Everyone Send 280-Character Tweets (Variety)

After testing longer tweets with a subset of its users for the past two months, Twitter is now officially making 280-character tweets available to everyone. The changes should be a... More

5 Online Shopping Predictions for the 2017 Holiday Season (CMO)

Prediction 4: More Than Half Of Online Visits To Retail Sites Will Come From Mobile Devices - While desktop purchases still account for two-thirds of revenue year-round, mobile is ... More

Adobe Forecasts U.S. Online Holiday Sales to Surpass $100 Billion (MESA)

Adobe released its online shopping predictions for the upcoming holiday season. Based on Adobe Analytics, Adobe expects that online sales will be $107.4 billion, an increase of 13.... More

HDR TV Shipments Booming (HMM)

Sales of televisions featuring “high dynamic range” (HDR) are skyrocketing, according to a new report from IHS Markit. A mainstay of 4K UHD, HDR as a standalone feature for non... More

Best Buy Opens its Store on Amazon Alexa (CNET)

Another major US retailer has decided to jump into voice shopping just before the holiday season. Best Buy said Friday it's now selling limited categories of its products throug... More

For the First Time, More People Will Do Their Holiday Shopping on Mobile Than on Desktop (Recode)

If you visit a U.S. retailer’s website this holiday season, you’re most likely to do so on a mobile device. More than half of visits to shopping sites — 54 percent — wil... More

NPD: 57% of Smartphone Users Stream Video (HMM)

About 57% of U.S. smartphone users access video content once a month — with Apple iOS users more likely (66%) than Android users (49%) to access video content, according to The N... More

Study: Smart TV Market to Reach $293B by 2025 (Rapid TV News)

As the arrival of 4K resolution-equipped televisions, coupled with the shifting preference toward OLED and QLED displays, is expected to emerge as a major trend, the global smart T... More

TiVo Debuts Bolt Vox with Voice Search (MESA)

TiVo today introduced several exciting additions to the TiVo consumer product family – the TiVo BOLT VOX™ and TiVo Mini VOX™. The latest device lineup includes TiVo’s first... More

Apple Sees its Mobile Devices as Platform for Artificial Intelligence (Reuters)

Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X – which starts at $999 and uses artificial intelligence (AI) features embedded in th... More

YouTube’s Redesign Makes It Easier to Watch All the Videos (Wired)

The whole point of the redesign is to take YouTube out of your experience on YouTube. You should be focused only on the video you're watching, not the UI around it or the recommend... More

Research: NFL is Strongest for Live Sports Viewers on Devices (VideoNuze)

Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group have released new research, finding among other things, that the NFL is the most popular sport to live stream on digital devices. The resear... More

Subscription Video Services Lift Global App Spending (Variety)

Mobile users around the world keep spending more money on apps every quarter, and one of the big drivers of app revenue growth are subscription video services like Netflix and HBO ... More

Avid Introduces New Version of EUCON Software (MESA)

Avid has announced a new version of EUCON software. Powered by MediaCentral®, the open, tightly integrated, and efficient platform designed for media, the latest version of EUCON ... More

Adobe Launches a Cloud-Centric Redesign of Lightroom CC (TechCrunch)

While Photoshop is Adobe’s flagship product for photographers, its photo management and editing tool Lightroom is probably even more popular among photographers as it allows them... More

Twitter Will Launch a Bookmarking Tool in the Near Future (TechCrunch)

Twitter confirmed it’s planning to launch a bookmarking feature to save tweets for later reading. The addition will help users keep a separate list of items they want to refer ba... More

Study: One-Third of Global Consumers Expected to Use VR by 2020 (THR)

Something missing from the TV experience since video-on-demand and streaming media changed the dynamics is the so-called watercooler effect, whereby so many viewers watch the same ... More