It's no surprise that Bluetooth headphones, particularly earbuds, were in abundance at the 2017 CES. When we spoke with NPD Canada's Director of Consumer Electronics Mark Haar back in April 2016, he noted that wireless headphones represented close to half of the total growth of the headphones category in 2015.
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The fitness activity tracker business is becoming flooded with choice, and we may be reaching a pivotal point where only the strong will survive. And, according to TechCrunch, Jawbone may be opting out of the consumer space to focus instead on devices for the health care industry.
Now that Super Bowl LI is officially finished, and we saw the New England Patriots have an amazing comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the first-ever Super Bowl to go into overtime, you can turn your attention to those great (and expensive) commercials.
Brands are back in full force, ready to blow their entire annual marketing budgets on a 30-second-one-minute spot during the Super Bowl. Several "teaser" ads have already been released on YouTube that will air (in the U.S., of course) during Super Bowl LI, which takes place this Sunday, February 5. What hilarity can we look forward to this year?
Late Friday night, news broke that HMV Canada would be closing all 102 of its stores, and was put into receivership. It marks the end of an era for a generation of music lovers, and an interesting sign for the retail community.
Each year, CES sets the stage for the trends to come. Typically, each area of consumer tech has its own focus for growth. But there's usually an underlying theme amongst them. And this year, that theme was technology that can "feel."
If you bought stock in Netflix, you likely raised a glass this weekend, as shares closed at their highest yet on Friday to US$133.70, up 3.5% thanks to a favourable year-end forecast from Wall Street analysts, reports Variety.
Over the past few years, it has become commonplace to find a number of startup companies exhibiting at CES, or at media events being held in conjunction with the show.
Technology is often more about things we want versus things we need. And this is certainly the case in the Eureka Park startup exhibit area within the Sand Convention Center.
Day two of the 2017 CES was just as packed as Day One, with plenty to see in booths both big and small.
CES 2017 is officially underway, with plenty of innovation in all categories of consumer tech. From drones to headphones, gorgeous TVs and smart home gear, there's plenty to see.