Sharp Electronics has announced the return of the Sharp Art of Amazing 4K Film Competition, which asks filmmakers to highlight the benefits of ultra high-resolution entertainment through compelling, short 4K films. Working with picture quality experts at THX and RED, the second annual competition will culminate with a screening at the prestigious Mill Valley Film Festival and more than $65,000 in prizes for filmmakers and fans.
Thirty-five years after its debut, the Sony Walkman is back in the news. The original cassette player debuted in 1979 and was the gateway to a new trend in portable music. Sony's success was generated in the original Walkman having universal mass-market appeal. The new player, called the ZX1 is by design, far more up-market. The $700 player is carved out of a single block of aluminum, a metal known for dampening and noise reduction.
Paradigm Electronics Inc. has announced two additions to its Millenia series of lifestyle speakers. The Millenia LP2 and LP XL are both ultra-slim designs, only 1.75" deep, and suitable for shelf- or wall-mounting.
The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International have released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind survey. The survey, which polled nearly 500 C-suite and senior executives globally, reveals how important the digital revolution will be over the next 12 months to consumer goods and retail companies -
As you'd expect, Netflix revenues were up substantially: $1.1 billion for the second quarter, compared to $0.8 billion in the corresponding quarter of fiscal 2013 (and just under $1 billion in the previous quarter of fiscal 2014).