consumer electronics

Why the metals used in tech products are... irreplaceable

Dec 5, 2013
From smart phones to solar panels, tech equipment uses a lot of metals that don't have a good substitute.
Posted In: rare earth minerals, consumer electronics

CES: Not all about tech these days

Jan 4, 2013
The Consumer Electronics Show is drawing more non-tech companies.
Posted In: Consumer Electronics Show, Tech, consumer electronics

Alan Wurtzel on why Circuit City went bust

Oct 23, 2012
Alan Wurtzel, son of the store's founder, details the transformation of the company over the years in his new book, “Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City”.
Posted In: circuit city, consumer electronics, bankruptcy

Japanese electronic companies suffer losses

Aug 2, 2012
In Japan, two big electronics companies are reporting disappointing earnings this morning. Sony is reporting a $316 million quarterly loss. And Sharp announced a $1.2 billion loss, which was much worse than expected.
Posted In: Sony, consumer electronics, Japan

Electronics withstand consumer confidence dip

Mar 27, 2012
Since the recession hit, we just haven't been shopping like we used to -- unless we're talking about electronics.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer electronics, tablet

Foxconn reform may lead to more changes in China

Feb 20, 2012
Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is taking steps to improve worker salaries and conditions after increasing international pressure to do so.
Posted In: technology, consumer electronics, Foxconn, China