Computer & Electronics

Apple Is Suing Over Fake Chargers
October 25, 2016 at 5:57 pm

Apple filed a lawsuit last week against Mobile Star LLC, claiming that it sold knock-off charging cables for Apple devices to Amazon. Apple stated that the fake cables put customers at risk, and requested a permanent injunction against Mobile Star LLC, damages and a trial, according to Motherboard. "These counterfeits have the potential to overheat,…

Wearable Tech Market Could Reach Nearly $1B by 2020
October 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm

After the information on a New Jersey man's Fitbit gave doctors vital, life-saving information, we started thinking more seriously about the impact of wearable technology items and their role in…

Samsung Issues Fireproof Packaging, Gloves for Galaxy Note 7 Recall
October 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Yesterday, we reported that Samsung fully discontinued its Galaxy Note 7 phone due to the smartphone's tendency to overheat, explode and combust. Now, in order to safely recall existing phones (after all, they're banned from some airlines), the company is…

Samsung Completely Discontinues Galaxy Note 7
October 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Following a complete recall of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Samsung announced that it will no longer produce or market the smartphones after presumably repaired phones continued to overheat, sometimes resulting in combustion. While it's still not fully clear what…

Spector & Co. Hires Director of Digital Media
October 6, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Spector & Co., a West Chazy, New York-based supplier of writing instruments and business gifts, announced the hiring of Shashi Singam as director of digital media based out of its head office. Singam comes to Spector & Co. with…

Why You Should Avoid Vanity Metrics
October 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Every business has metrics, but too many use vanity metrics that make them feel good about what is being done rather than providing insights to be better. For example, we’ve all suffered from the call center that is so focused on wrapping up the call rather than resolving the problem. Why? Because the more calls,…

Beyonce Invests $150K in Concert T-shirt Tech Startup Sidestep
October 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

In March, we reported on Sidestep, a new app that allows concertgoers to purchase merchandise before the show so they can avoid the long lines at the venue. Now, Sidestep received a boost in capital and reputation thanks to a $150,000 investment from Beyonce. Sidestep CEO Eric Jones told TechCrunch that "[Beyonce's team] wanted [her]…

How the iPhone 7 Could Affect the Promo Industry
September 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Yesterday, Apple introduced the newest version of its iPhone, and though it isn't a huge step from the previous 6S model, it does have a few new design features that stand out. And though these features are relatively minor, they could have a lasting effect in the promotional products industry. So, for those who might have…

Is Apple Launching 'AirPod' Wireless Headphones?
August 31, 2016 at 6:28 pm

According to Digital Trends, Apple might be launching wireless headphones with the iPhone 7. We've reported previously on Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack. But, could "AirPod" headphones be the next Apple frontier? MacRumors uncovered a certificate referencing the "AirPods," but the documentation is lacking in any major details. However, Apple Inc. is listed as…