While 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, which we look at in-depth in a feature elsewhere in this issue, this year, we also celebrate the golden anniversaries of AMD, Eastlink, Hisense, Samsung, and Yamaha. And last year, Intel and Imax celebrated their 50th anniversaries.
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When the television first became common in households in the ‘50s, it was a marvel to be able to see a moving image on the tiny, black and white screen. Households began to watch content terrestrially, then cable and satellite television afforded access to hundreds of channels. Add things like on-demand and pay-per-view TV, along with VCRs and DVD players to the mix, and we were in entertainment heaven.
We all have mindless tasks we like to engage in during downtime, to rid our minds of stress. It could be playing repetitive games like Candy Crush, twirling a fidget spinner, or endlessly scrolling through our social media feeds. Sometimes, we land on a silly yet seemingly entertaining quiz and decide "heck, why not?" Here's a tip: don't.
Remember a time when smartphones were actually used for tasks like receiving and making phone calls, messaging, surfing the Web, and even playing with apps? That's still the case today. But the most important feature by far has become the camera.
Arnold Frieman, the founder of Advance Electronics in Winnipeg and icon in the consumer technology retail business, passed away on April 5, 2019, peacefully and surrounded by family. He was 90.
Bryston has added native support for the Qobuz streaming music service as an available firmware update for its BDP Music Players.
There's a trade-off when it comes to the conveniences and personalization benefits we enjoy today thanks to tech. We can acquire tons of loyalty points with retailers, receive targeted advertisements, get discounts on items that we need (or want), and enjoy an overall customized experience from the brands we love. But it all comes at a price.
Cutting the cord. It describes our desire to shift away from expensive linear television service packages with thousands of channels to a curated selection of content through a subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) service. Streaming TV has been on the rise, and Netflix is the constant. But other services have come (and gone). And now, Apple wants in.
Hubert Joly, Chairman and CEO of Best Buy, took to the stage with Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen during the opening keynote at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas to discuss the retailer's business transformation, and the role that organizing and leveraging customer data has played in it.
Have you heard the word finsta? Some readers might be cocking their heads right about now, wondering what in the world I'm talking about. But if you have a teenager, in particular, you'll want to know.
Every social media site has its place. Facebook is mainly for the older crowd, connecting old friends and family, and promoting businesses and events. Twitter is for sharing short musings and news headlines. LinkedIn is for business networking. And Instagram is for brand building, sharing live stories, photos, and an endless number of selfies. But it will also now be for shopping.