While legal beagles flood the ‘net with searches for the New York Bar Exam today, the rest of us are really, really passionate about music, new research explains – and it looks like good news for Apple and others in the sector this Holiday Season, read on…
A pair of reports emanating from Bauer Media and the Consumer Electronics Association show a growing appetite for music among consumers (that’s you and I), and increasing demand for music among US teens.
DigiTimes today is reporting that Apple and Asustek recently reduced their “notebook outsourcing for the fourth quarter this year by 20-30 per cent”, causing repercussions at Quanta and other manufacturers.
Asustek’s estimated Q4 notebook shipments will only reach 1.7 million units, the report says, noting that demand in the first half of the year is likely to decline.
Before the story went through the usual media circus of whispers and slight opinion, we thought you may want to take a look at the original research. Also to let you know there’s a video report on these new findings here. Release follows:
MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers
US officials can now seize your digital gear, searching the computers, iPods and iPhones of foreign nationals visiting the US. Equipment can be seized – without charge, there’s no oversight, and it’s all in the name of ‘Homeland Security’ (like US officials really need to know which album I’ve been listening to this week. Here’s Current TV’s take…
Sales dropped 16 per cent to $139.5 million, the company said, warning of lower sales ahead on account of “adverse economic conditions” and increased future competition – prinicipally from Dell’s potential move back into the market. Continue reading →
The Sonix7 Extreme and the Sonix7 Lite are a lot cheaper than Apple’s product. The iPod touch costs £199 (8GB model) or £269 (16GB model). The SonicLite costs £39.99 while the Pro version costs just £59.99. The Sonix7 Extreme costs £79.99.
Sonix7 is marketing its new devices with the slogan, “everyone likes to be touched”. The Sonix7 Pro MP4 player has a 2.8-inch, 320-x-240 resolution TFT touchscreen display and carries 4GB internal flash memory, expandable using a Mini SD card. Continue reading →
Creative’s ZEN X-Fi player is still in progress and is being more directly targeted at Apple on both the hardware and software sides, says a slew of leaked information. Spotted in an official product shot, the X-Fi changes the look of the original ZEN to an aluminum-and-chrome look…