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Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020

Samsung plans to slash SSD prices to hard drive levels by 2020 Ever since solid-state drives (SSDs) hit the consumer market, they’ve offered significantly better performance than traditional hard drives (HDDs), but at a significantly higher price.The gap between SSDs and HDDs in terms of capacity and price has decreased dramatically, but hard drives still have an edge over SSDs in capacity per GB.

Activision launches Consumer Products division

Activision launches Consumer Products division Tim Kilpin has been named CEO and president of the department, and is part of Activision's bid to grow its brands outside of gaming.Despite operating some major IP such as Call of Duty and Skylanders, Activision has been relatively reluctant to expand these brands into TV shows, movies or other forms of entertainment.

Jawbone is looking to pivot one more time — this time towards a health product

Jawbone is looking to pivot one more time — this time towards a health product We’re only a month into 2017, but it’s already been a rough year for Jawbone.According to TechCrunch, the company will be pivoting away from fitness bands and towards “a health product and accompanying set of services sold primarily to clinicians and health providers working with patients.

Germany bans the My Friend Cayla dolls, calling them an espionage device

Germany bans the My Friend Cayla dolls, calling them an espionage device “We’re very concerned about the fact that these dolls are essentially spying on your kids’ private conversations,” Claire Gartland, director of the nonprofit’s Consumer Privacy Project told NPR.It certainly wasn’t enough for German regulators, who decided to ban the doll altogether, calling it an “espionage device.

nsumer addiction to IoT will reap rewards for businesses

nsumer addiction to IoT will reap rewards for businesses That's the bold word from Graham McCorkill, co-founder and director of Buzinga App Development.For these businesses, McCorkill says there are three key ways they will leverage the benefits of connected devices to drive more meaningful customer engagement: McCorkill says the IoT allows companies to interact with customers in unique ways, separating them from organisations who have not made it a priority.

A vibrating hairbrush would be handy, right? Tech finds its way in beauty

A vibrating hairbrush would be handy, right? Tech finds its way in beauty Earlier this year L’Oreal announced its latest commitment to women around the world – a smart hairbrush.The brush was released at the Beauty Tech Summit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where more than 300 companies displayed products, and event organiser Jill Gilbert is excited at the tech that is making its way into beauty.

Sony won’t chase after the consumer 360 camera market, executive says

Sony won’t chase after the consumer 360 camera market, executive says It is perhaps strange, then, that the company has not pursued competitors into the 360-degree imaging market.In what may come as a surprise, senior executive Yasuyuki Nagata said of consumer immersive video, “The market itself is kind of shrinking.

Microsoft sends out invites for big spring product event

Microsoft sends out invites for big spring product event What we do expect is more products that continue the story Microsoft began with Windows Creator Update, which officially started shipping on Tuesday.Could we finally see a consumer version of HoloLens from Microsoft?

Huawei phones more popular than Apple, who would have guessed?

Huawei phones more popular than Apple, who would have guessed? A quarterly report released by Canalys states that Huawei retook the number two spot from Apple in Central and Eastern Europe.” The success of low-to-mid range phones in Europe raises a very particular question, are consumers tired of paying ridiculous amounts of money for only a slight upgrade each year?

Never lose your keys again with Tile Pro tracking devices

Never lose your keys again with Tile Pro tracking devices The Tile Pro Series features notable hardware upgrades including twice the Bluetooth range and double the sound output of its predecessors.The Tile Style is satin white with a ridged texture, it is designed to attach to valuable items.