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2014-08-04 16:24:03

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT) today announced the Top-10 DVD & Blu-ray Disc sales and rentals according to the company's Retail Essentials and Home Video Essentials tracking services which are based on estimated consumer spending per data collected for the week ending July 27, 2014. RENTRAK TOP-10 DVD & BLU-RAY DISC SALES*: RANK TITLE STUDIO WEEKS IN RELEASE ----...

2014-08-04 08:32:53

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alleghany Capital Corporation ("ACC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE-Y), today announced that it has acquired an interest in Jazwares, LLC ("Jazwares"), a privately held toy and consumer electronics company based in Sunrise, Florida. Judd Zebersky, Chief Executive Officer and President of Jazwares, commented, "Jazwares has grown significantly over the past number of years by delivering high quality, must-have toys and...

2014-07-31 23:05:24

ESCORT Inc Names David Thornhill President & CEO New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The Board of Directors of ESCORT Inc., the industry leader of radar detection technology, announced that David Thornhill has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of ESCORT Inc. ESCORT designs, manufactures, markets and distributes the world’s most awarded and best performing radar and laser detector products. Mr. Thornhill assumes direction of ESCORT and, working with the...

2014-07-31 16:33:28

John Schuerholz to Retire from Aaron's Board after Eight Years of Service ATLANTA, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN), a lease-to-own retailer specializing in the sales and lease ownership of furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced today that Gene Lockhart, former President and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide, will join the Aaron's, Inc. Board of Directors effective August 1, 2014. John Schuerholz, President of the Atlanta Braves,...

2014-07-30 23:06:31

Fullest Featured Model to Date Offers Bluetooth for the First Time and Presents Exciting New Possibilities for Home Theater Enjoyment BUENA PARK, Calif. (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today introduced the premium AVENTAGE BD-A1040, its fullest featured universal Blu-ray Disc player to date with expanded connectivity that includes Bluetooth for the first time. Designed and engineered with the same granular attention to detail as the company’s premium...

2014-07-30 23:01:04

MugenBattery.com announces the launch of 3700mAh battery cases for Sony Xperia Z2. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 MugenBattery.com (http://www.mugenbattery.com), an authorized Mugen Power Battery Distributor, announces the launch of a new battery case for Sony Xperia Z2. The integrated rechargeable 3700mAh battery provides more than double the power. More information about the battery case can be found at...

2014-07-30 16:35:21

NEW YORK, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Kaleidescape, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) product licensing program as a licensee. Kaleidescape signed the Registration Agreement for BD Player/Recorder that grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc(TM) standard from leading licensors. "We are pleased to announce the addition of Kaleidescape to the One-Blue program....

2014-07-30 12:34:28

Wondershare adds 4K Ultra HD video support to Video Converter Ultimate and introduces HEVC (H.265) standard making converting to the highest quality video content fast and simple. VANCOUVER, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wondershare continues to be an industry pioneer by announcing today that Video Converter Ultimate (VCU) now offers 4K video conversion and HEVC/H.265 compression, the new VCU is available now. With tech leaders such as Sony, Microsoft and Samsung now supporting 4K, it is...

2014-07-30 08:39:27

All-In-One Design Delivers Room-Filling, High Performance Audio with Bluetooth Streaming Convenience Ideal for Media Cabinets, Bedrooms, Dorms and Other Confined Spaces IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's #1 Sound Bar company(1), today announced the launch of its latest home audio solution, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand. Designed for living areas with limited table or counter space but in need of big, high performance audio, the VIZIO 2.1 Sound Stand is an...

2014-07-30 08:29:39

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Roof Inn is all revved up, excited to announce the launch of the Behind the Wheel Sweepstakes in celebration of the in-home - Blu-ray + Digital HD - release of the DreamWorks feature film "Need for Speed". The 30-day sweepstakes is accessible through various Red Roof® social channels and online at behindthewheel.com. From there, entrants will choose a car from a selection of vehicles featured in the film - the Keonigsegg Agera R,...


Latest consumer electronics Reference Libraries

Magnavox Odyssey 2
2013-08-06 15:34:13

The Magnavox Odyssey 2 is a video game console released in 1978 by Magnavox/Philips. It was sold under many different names -- in Europe it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and also as the Philips Odyssey 2. The original system, the Odyssey, produced by Magnavox, was the first video game system released in the early 1970s. The Odyssey 2 was noted for its ability to customize the game for the...

Magnavox Odyssey
2013-04-27 08:11:36

The Magnavox Odyssey was the first home video console produced in the world. It was manufactured by Magnavox and released in August 1972. The unit was discontinued in 1975 with a total of 330,000 systems sold. Its successor was the Magnavox Odyssey 2. A working prototype of the console was finished in 1968, known as the brown box. This prototype is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History located in Washington D.C.. The Odyssey connected to a...

Kobo Touch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Touch is an eReader device produced by Kobo Inc., from China, revealed on May 23, 2011, and released in the U.S. on June 10, 2011. It is the third generation eReader from Kobo, and contained improvements from the previous versions. The Kobo Touch included 15 free previews of select books instead of 100 public domain books that were included on the previous versions. Other improvements were an E Ink pearl screen, faster CPU, and it was smaller and lighter. The display is a six-inch...

Digital Reader 1000
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Digital Reader 1000 (DR1000) was produced by iRex Technologies in the Netherlands and released on September 22, 2008. The DR1000 is an e-Book reading device made in three versions: the DR1000 does not have a touchscreen; DR1000S has a touchscreen; and the DR1000SW has a touchscreen with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Production of this device was discontinued in 2010 when iRex filed for bankruptcy. The unit has a 10.2 inch screen, uses Linux 2.6 operating system, has 128 MB of...

Barnes & Noble Nook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nook is a brand of e-reader developed by Barnes & Noble with the original device released in November 2009. It featured both Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G, with a 6 inch display and a smaller touchscreen for data input. Since then there has been multiple versions and upgrades. A Wi-Fi only version released in June 2010 and the Nook color using LCD in November 2010. The second generation Nook was released in June 2011, and in February 2012 an upgrade was released to the Wi-Fi only version....

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