Electronics News

Wal-Mart makes it easier to redeem digital copies of videodiscs

Oct. 17, 2014—Consumers who purchase Blu-ray Discs and DVDs at retail stores often don’t redeem the free digital copies that are included in the purchase price, according to Wal-Mart Stores. As such, the retailer created a service that automatically sends you the digital copy of qualifying purchases.

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Related Department Briefs

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.

Apps guide drivers to parking spots

Thanks to at least 12 mobile applications, finding a parking spot can mean checking your smartphone rather than cruising around in circles.

Analyst expects more smaller electronics stores

Consumers have bought more of their electronics online since 2000, while brick-and-mortar retailers have shut locations because of shrinking sales. However, retail stores aren’t doomed, says a stock analyst who covers brick-and-mortar and online retailers.

Smartphone cases go beyond protection

Many smartphone users turn to cases and covers to keep their phone intact, and many cases provide functions other than protection, such as charging the battery or repairing your bike.

Understanding the ‘open Internet’

Net neutrality, or the open Internet, could be stifled by a change in Federal Communications Commission regulations, which might be finalized before the end of 2014.

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Electronics Recalls

Milestone recalls TV wall mount because it might detach

Oct. 22, 2014—Milestone AV Technologies recalled Sanus Simplicity’s wall mount for flat-screen TVs, because the nut that secures the main arm assembly can loosen, which would cause the TV to become detached from the arm assembly and pose an impact hazard.

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