Consumer Electronics
Top stories summarized by our editors
6/26/2017

Classic Sega games including "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Altered Beast," "Kid Chameleon," "Comix Zone" and "Phantasy Star II" will be released on mobile devices with the Sega Forever initiative. The company intends to release more than 1,000 games, with new releases anticipated every two weeks.

More Summaries:
Sega, mobile devices
6/26/2017

Mobile is transforming shopping, with the "Amazon effect" inviting product and price comparisons and posing an additional challenge. TPN's Joe Scartz recommends ways that marketers can turn mobile to their advantage and generate more sales for their brand.

Full Story:
Forbes
More Summaries:
Amazon
6/26/2017

Every Sega game from every era is coming to both Android and iOS smartphones for free. The games will be released over time, beginning with titles like "Altered Beast," "Comix Zone," and the iconic Sega classic "Sonic the Hedgehog."

More Summaries:
Sega, iOS, Android
6/26/2017

Samsung's Family Hub refrigerators are designed to act as hubs in connected homes by offering access to certain apps through embedded Android tablets. The company has revealed that the Samsung Connect app will come to the fridges this fall.

Full Story:
VentureBeat
More Summaries:
Samsung, Android
6/26/2017

Disney's recent ending of Flash-based desktop site Club Penguin is another example of companies pulling away from Flash to focus on newer and more versatile platforms, including Unity, Haxe and OpenFL. It may be easier for companies to adapt old code to fit these specifications than to abandon games entirely, Craig Robinson writes.

Full Story:
VentureBeat
More Summaries:
Craig Robinson, Club Penguin, Disney
6/26/2017

LG reports that it has developed the largest flexible, transparent display, which is 77 inches and offers a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The screen has a transparency level of 40% and is portable, allowing users to easily transport and display it.

More Summaries:
LG
6/26/2017

Apple's iPhone has affected just about every business segment because it helps consumers communicate faster. It also caused a few industries to become obsolete, such as companies that focused on traditional photography or GPS navigation.

More Summaries:
iPhone, Apple, GPS
6/26/2017

Chatbots and artificial intelligence are becoming indispensable, but developers working on bots need to focus on exactly how consumers are likely to use them. Kayak's Matthias Keller reviews three important considerations: choosing the right platform, taking into account the different strengths of speakers and screens, and weighing the use of natural language processing.

Full Story:
VentureBeat
6/26/2017

Despite the weighty implications of the European Union's upcoming online privacy rules, but a large majority of US privacy professionals admit they've done little to prepare, writes MediaPro's Tom Pendergast. However, the EU requirements are being welcomed in the absence of any clarity on the topic in the US, although the response is slow.

Full Story:
VentureBeat
More Summaries:
European Union, Tom Pendergast
6/23/2017

The US is responsible for 20% of all mobile gaming sessions, per a Flurry report. Despite this, overall gaming sessions are down by 10%, the report notes.

Full Story:
TechCrunch
More Summaries:
Flurry