Electronics

Sharp’s 90-inch Aquos is largest LED TV to date

Sharp’s 90-inch Aquos is largest LED TV to date

Videophiles know that Sharp demands quality. It may not have the largest market share in the TV business, but its range of Aquos television sets are revered, and for good reason. Now, the company is differentiating itself by offering the world's first commercially available 90-inch LED HDTV. The question is - do you live somewhere where owning a 90-inch TV would actually make sense?

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Ikea Uppleva TV hits Europe for around $1K

Ikea Uppleva TV hits Europe for around $1K

The Ikea TV has become a thing of reality. The device, known as the Uppleva, is now on sale at Ikea stores in the company's home country of Sweden. There were a few details for the TV that only became known once it was actually released. For example, it has 1080p HD resolution, is compatible with MP3, MP4, DivX HD, and JPG files, and comes with a built-in DVR.

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Best Buy founder and major shareholder Richard Schulze resigns

Best Buy founder and major shareholder Richard Schulze resigns

Best Buy has been facing some serious problems over the last year. It lost CEO Brian Dunn this year and it has been closing stores in an effort to shore up operations and return the profits it once enjoyed. Best Buy and other major electronics retailers are having a hard time with stiff competition from online retailers and other physical retailers such as Walmart who have stepped into the electronics segment in force.

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Ikea Uppleva TV will have e-commerce platform

Ikea Uppleva TV will have e-commerce platform

Notorious furniture retailer Ikea is about to go into the electronics space with its own branded television set. The TV was announced earlier this year, and now another interesting detail about it is coming to light - it will have an integrated shopping platform that will make commercials more interactive than ever before. It could be a huge boon for advertisers.

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Best Buy drops list of 50 store closures – are you amongst them?

Best Buy drops list of 50 store closures – are you amongst them?

Everyone working in the United States at a Best Buy Big Box store that've been on-edge about the future of their branch will today either be sighing with relief or breaking out their resumes as Best Buy has released a final list of USA closures. The giant list of 50 closures has been brewing now for many weeks, with the final 42 closures being listed by Best Buy this week. Included in these are one location in Kansas City Missouri, another in Scottsdale Arizona, and a whopping five in Best Buy's home state of Minnesota - each of them in the Twin Cities.

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Best Buy restructure includes 50 US store cuts

Best Buy restructure includes 50 US store cuts

Your local Best Buy store may be right along the razor's edge this week as the electronics giant makes relatively large cuts to their retail footprint amid slow profit growth. Included in this cut are 50 big box stores inside 2012 as well as an estimated 400 jobs. The jobs, surprisingly enough, are said by Best Buy to be cutting mainly from corporate headquarters - this pointing toward a restructuring of the company's business as well as its physical presence in the United States.

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UK backs internet of Things Project

UK backs internet of Things Project

The government in the UK is putting some money behind the Internet of Things project that seeks to help accelerate the connection of things and processes to the internet. Ten firms in the UK were each given £50,000 out of the Technology Strategy Board kitty for working on the project. The money granted is intended to be used to create apps and services needed for the project.

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