Electronics News

T-Mobile unveils a data-rollover program

Dec. 16, 2014—T-Mobile USA today unveiled the so-called Data Stash program, which begins January 2015. T-Mobile says any 4G LTE data that goes unused during the month can be used for up to 12 months from the month that it isn’t used.

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Related Department Briefs

‘Connected car’ on store shelves now

Every year, Specialty Equipment Market Association puts on its SEMA Show, where the latest in automotive specialty products are put on display. Chris Duke, who is the creator and host of the automotive program Motorz TV, attended the event 14 years in a row. When the show convenes again in November 2014, Duke won’t be the least bit surprised to see a plethora of new automotive aftermarket products that include connectivity.

Update: Mobile payments

Apple Pay will take a bite out of the burgeoning mobile-payments market, but another factor likely also will motivate retailers to give you the ability to pay with your smartphone.

Fewer small tablet computers

Tablet computers that have a 7-inch screen will begin to make up less of the selection that’s available to consumers.

Sharp hues, low prices in quantum-dot TVs

China-based TV maker TCL Multimedia unveiled in September 2014 a 4K TV that includes quantum dots, which is an LCD technology that delivers the same picture quality as organic-LED (OLED) TVs do but at one-third of the price.

Apple may lower Beats pricing

Innovation and lower prices are the outcomes that consumers should expect from Apple’s purchase of headphone maker Beats by Dr. Dre, two industry officials predict.

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Electronics Recalls

Goal Zero cites fire hazard in battery-pack recall

Dec. 2, 2014—Goal Zero recalled its Sherpa 50 and Sherpa 120 rechargeable battery packs, because the product can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, which poses a fire hazard and risk of property damage.

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