No doubt, mobile grew faster than any other channel during the presidential election. Yet, by many accounts, the decisive demographic in the election turned out to be rural, high school-educated older white males, i.e., those consumers least likely to be on mobile.
LAS VEGAS -- Just as last year, many smart security systems were on display throughout CES this time around. However, the argument for various segments of the market were more clarified this year. For example, at one display, Carrier, of air conditioning fame, showcased its home security system as part of its Cor Home Automation setup. The argument from Carrier is that the system is sold only through known and consumer-trusted Carrier dealers.
At least one company at CES thinks it can change the smartphone market. Honor, a brand of Chinese powerhouse Huawei, which made the last Google Nexus phone, introduced a new phone for the U.S. market at CES and backed it up with stats.
LAS VEGAS -- As many thousands of attendees roamed the countless aisles of CES here, there was no shortage of opportunities for any of those willing to become part of any number of demonstrations. Various companies added physical motions to virtual reality so that the experience became more real.
LAS VEGAS -- CES 2017 doesn't officially kick off until this morning, but pre-opening press briefings had packed houses early Wednesday morning as LG, Panasonic and other consumer electronics biggies unveiled or teased new product offerings.
If 2016 was a "year of transition" for potentially game-changing consumer technology -- especially VR headsets and digital assistants -- 2017 is projected to be the year they "really take off," Shawn DuBravac asserts in the latest edition of the Consumer Technology Association's "U.S. Consumer Technology Sales and Forecasts," released on the eve of this year's CES conference