Devices

EBU, Eurofins Digital Testing Partner on UHDTV Standards and Logo (MESA)

The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Eurofins Digital Testing to ensure that future high-quality broadcast content can be properly displayed and enjoyed on consumer T... More

Facebook Working on Smart Glasses With Ray-Ban (CNBC)

Facebook has been working to develop augmented reality glasses out of its Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond, Washington, for the past couple of years, but struggles with the develop... More

Independent Security Evaluators: IoT Manufacturers Missed More than 100 Vulnerabilities in Devices Evaluated (MESA)

In a new, follow-up cybersecurity study of network attached storage (NAS) systems and routers since 2013, consulting and research firm Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) found 1... More

Apple’s TV Goal Becomes Clear: Sell More iPhones (THR)

Everything about Apple’s foray into entertainment has been big, from the anticipation that mounted after it tapped veteran studio executives to oversee the effort to the boldface... More

Amazon is Hosting Its Big New Hardware Event on Sept. 25 (CNBC)

Amazon said that it will host an event on Sept. 25 in Seattle where it will introduce new products and services. It’s a good one to pay attention to: during last year’s event, ... More

Tom Brady Joins TikTok on Heels of NFL’s Deal With Video Platform (Variety)

Tom Brady is now on TikTok: The New England Patriots QB, in his first post on the social-video service Tuesday, shared highlights from his Week 1 game day in which the Patriots tro... More

Apple Sees Long-Term Potential for Cryptocurrency (CNBC)

Apple has become a big player in mobile payments since releasing Apple Pay for the iPhone in 2014 and moving deeper into the market with last month’s launch of Apple Card in part... More

IBC 2019: Prime Focus Technologies to Showcase Latest Updates to CLEAR Vision Cloud (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) has announced that it will showcase the latest innovations to its industry first media recognition Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine, CLEAR Vision ... More

HD+ in Germany Deploys TVkey Cloud by NAGRA, SamsungElectronics (MESA)

NAGRA and Samsung Electronics announced that HD PLUS GmbH, a subsidiary of satellite provider SES, is the first operator to deploy TVkey Cloud on its HD+ satellite platform. TVkey ... More

Apple Working on In-Display Fingerprint ID for Future iPhones (Bloomberg)

Apple is developing in-screen fingerprint technology for as early as its 2020 iPhones, according to people familiar with the plans. The technology is in testing both inside Apple a... More

Sony Unveils New $900 Touchscreen Walkman (Billboard)

Sony has unveiled a new version of its iconic Walkman -- but don't dust off the old CDs just yet. The refreshed Walkman NW-ZX507 is a hi-res touchscreen digital music player, capab... More

Amazon Introduces New Fire TV Cube (Variety)

Amazon is revamping its Fire TV Cube streaming device, and has partnered with a number of consumer electronics companies for Fire TV-powered devices. In addition to smart TVs, this... More

Coming Soon to Small Screens Near You: Episodes No Longer Than an Uber Ride (Business Standard)

The entertainment industry is spending heavily to reach a generation glued to their phones with shows no longer than the typical Uber ride.... More

Billions of IoT Devices Will Come Online by Next Year (IT Pro Portal)

The number of internet-connected devices will jump by a fifth within a year, fueled mostly by connected cars and utility devices. This is according to market analysts Gartner, whic... More

Apple Sends Invites for Sept. 10 Event Where New iPhones are Expected (CNBC)

Apple sent out invitations to the media for its annual September event, where it’s expected to announce new iPhone models. The event will be on Sept. 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater... More

8K Association Announces Performance Specification for Consumer TVs (MESA)

The 8K Association has announced that key performance attributes for 8K televisions have been defined as part of the 8KA technical program. Performance criteria were created in con... More

Here’s Why Everyone in Your Office is Talking About ‘The Joker’ (Forbes)

Without a doubt, video is driving a large part of the daily social media exchange. However, there is a particular, growing trend over the last couple of years of the "premiere" of ... More

BBC to Launch Digital Voice Assistant Next Year (BBC News)

It will not be a hardware device in its own right but is being designed to work on all smart speakers, TVs and mobiles. The plan is to activate it with the wake-word Beeb, although... More

Netflix Has Shipped 5 Billion Discs (Engadget)

Streaming dominates Netflix's universe, but don't think its disc-based service is dead yet - in fact, it just marked a big milestone. The other part of Netflix's business just ship... More

Instagram’s Latest Assault on Snapchat is a Messaging App called Threads (The Verge)

Facebook is developing a new messaging app called Threads that is meant to promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends, The Verge has learned. Thread... More