Imagine if tech experts made house calls, free of charge, to help customers set up gadgets ranging from smartphones, tablets and digital cameras to more esoteric electronica—like multiroom music systems and aerial drones.
If you like any combination of amazing colors, night skiing and striking imagery, Philips has an ad for you.
Apple's rumored decision to purchase Beats Electronics for a vast $3.2 billion has puzzled many across the tech sphere. But, there may be a simple answer: Purchasing the Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre empire may give Apple a slice of the millennial pie.
The day after Thanksgiving is still the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season, but the holiday itself is starting to become the new Black Friday as a growing number of stores including Macy’s, Best Buy and JCPenney plan to open their doors for the first time this year. And apparently it won’t be for naught.
A street artist named Plastic Jesus (picking an artsy pseudonym in 2013 is like picking an AOL screen name in 1997) stuck it to the man by leaving a fake product—complete with product tag—in five Best Buy stores around Los Angeles. The product is a useless plastic box, and is tagged as such. The product description includes gems like "will not work once you get it home," and "battery life too short to be of use." As an owner of a Dell laptop, I feel the sting of that second comment. The stunt is interesting and well designed, but going after Best Buy at this point is like kicking a dying mule. He or she should have done this in an Apple Store. Via Laughing Squid. UPDATE: Jon Sandler, a spokesman for Best Buy, tells AdFreak in a statement: "A few stores were affected and the boxes were removed immediately. We are flattered that Best Buy is so top of mind for Mr. Plastic Jesus, and are happy that he presumably had the opportunity to witness our expert Blue Shirts and Geek Squad members in action during his visits. Hopefully he also had the chance to check out our fabulous back to school deals."
This new ad for Samsung televisions is precipitating foul rumblings across the cyberverse for depicting men as gassy, unkempt, couch-bound louts. Sounds like truth in advertising to me. Especially the flatulence. The spot touts the Evolution Kit, which turns any Samsung television into a smart TV.
Marketers may like steering the conversation around their brands, but Facebook and Twitter have upended that strategy. Now it seems Pinterest is putting the brand-driven approach away almost entirely.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released non-binding guidelines asking automakers to build electronic devices into vehicles in a way that will not distract drivers, The Washi