Electronics News

Apple Watch set for April 2015 release

Jan. 28, 2015—Consumers who are interested in the Apple Watch won’t have to wait much longer: Apple CEO Tim Cook says the smartwatch will be available in April 2015.

Microsoft streamlines the experience with Windows 10

Jan. 23, 2015—Microsoft unveiled the newest generation of its Windows operating system, which the company says will deliver a universal platform for all compatible devices rather than separate interfaces for computers and mobile devices as previous versions of the operating system did.

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Related Department Briefs

Live TV could come to vehicles by 2016

In 2016, consumers can expect vehicle rear-seat entertainment systems to include a mobile application that will allow them to watch live TV or recorded programs from their home cable-TV or satellite-TV subscription.

‘Hey, your air filter has to be changed!’

It’s easy to forget to change the filter that’s in your home heating/air conditioning system. However, a new, easy-to-install electronic device uses Wi-Fi connectivity to notify you remotely when your filter needs attention.

4K Blu-ray arrives in 2015

Blu-ray Disc Association reported in September 2014 that 4K-resolution players and content will be available to consumers by the 2015 holiday season.

Twitter to test new buy button

In September 2014, Twitter said it would test a feature that would allow users to make purchases by using their Twitter accounts.

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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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