Electronics News

Picture this: VTech’s smart watch for kids has a camera

July 21, 2014—The Kidizoom Smartwatch ($60), which has a 1.4-inch color touch screen, can be connected to a home computer via a micro USB cable to charge the watch’s battery or to upload images, videos or voice recordings.

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Related Department Briefs

New material means better speakers

A development in speaker materials will lead to clearer sound and less distortion, acoustics experts say, although they can’t state with certainty that the average listener will hear a difference.

Headphone growth to continue

Shelves at Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other stores are packed with headphones. The increase in selection is a good thing for consumers, industry sources say.

Don’t fall for gift-card scams

In February 2014, Federal Trade Commission fined scammers who falsely promised free gift cards to consumers and sold consumer information. Unfortunately, these scams aren’t going away.

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Electronics Recalls

Linear expands recall of PERS transmitter

June 20, 2014—The batteries that were used in the transmitter might fail to emit a low-battery warning, which could lead the user to believe that the transmitter is functioning properly even when it isn’t.

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