It was a decent run but all good things come to an end. We know China's growth is fading (even by their own official data) but below the surface data suggests things are a lot worse. Between this drop in growth and the rise in anti-corruption practices (that we discussed here) the imports of Swiss-made luxury watches has tubmled 24% in Q1 for the third quarter in a row of...
(12 days ago)
As the race toward mainstream wearable computing heats up, watches are hot and smart watches are hotter. In fact, word on the street is that Apple is working on a new smart watch that would integrate with its iCloud and iOS devices. But as it stands now, the majority of great "smart watches" available are coming from smaller companies.
(2 months and 21 days ago)
New Yorkers overwhelmingly want an independent inspector general to watch over the NYPD - and surveillance cameras to watch over New Yorkers, a new poll finds.
(4 hours ago)
Worth the wait? THE average Swiss watch costs $685. A Chinese one costs around $2 and tells the time just as well (see chart). So how on earth, a Martian might ask, can the Swiss watch industry survive? Yet it does. Exports of watches made in Switzerland have grown by 32% by value over the past two years, to SFr21.4 billion ($23.3 billion). Demand in the biggest markets...
(3 months and 8 days ago)
With DVRs, video on demand, game consoles and streaming services, tablets and smartphones, the way people watch television is changing and the industry is struggling to keep on top of it all. Even the idea of "watching television" is in flux. Are you "watching TV" when you stream an episode of "Downton Abbey" on a tablet?
(2 months and 27 days ago)
Pullman police officers are elevating their surveillance tactics with tiny, wearable cameras, as well as public cameras that monitor sidewalks and streets outside some of the town’s college bars and local businesses. The new 3-inch-long cameras weigh only a third of a pound, making them easy to clip onto a pair of glasses, the side of a hat or a shirt collar. The $50,000...
(3 months and 2 days ago)
CAMERAS IN CITY VEHICLES: Do you want a camera that watches you all day? Des Moines resident Jeff Bennett asked the council. Anyone who votes yes on this should be fired.
(2 months ago)
RANCHO CUCAMONGA--Members of Libertarian and Tea Party Groups in the region are protesting against city police plans to install public surveillance cameras around Victoria Gardens.
(2 months and 27 days ago)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Like many ground-breaking consumer gadgets, Apple won't be the one to introduce the smart watch, but will likely define the standard that all others will have to live up to. So, everyone's got to wonder what smart watches will do, besides keep time - maybe it's a tiny iPod, possibly do texting. Is it tethered to your smartphone, or can it be a great...
(1 month and 25 days ago)
How could such a decision, decades in the making, so carefully considered, come down to this? A sharp twinge of regret, a photograph not taken, an entire spare bedroom of tiny watch parts, a lifetime at the watchmaker's bench, sold and trucked off to New Hampshire? And no photo!
(3 months and 11 days ago)
More Los Angeles news »