Country music singer Tim McGraw has teamed up with HARMAN International on two new styles of JBL Artist Series headphones, which are available in on-ear and in-ear designs. The Tim McGraw on-ear headphones above are available in black or white,…

Electrical cords on baby monitors must now be labeled with a strangulation hazard warning under a new ASTM International safety standard. The standard is in response to reports by the Consumer Product Safety Commission that seven infants died as a result of strangling in baby monitor cords that were placed too close to a crib. The new label reminds caregivers to mount the cord more than three feet away from the crib, according to Anthony Paolo, chairman of the subcommittee that developed the new safety standard, and vice president, corporate quality, Summer Infant Inc.

CES 2012: Vizio jumps into personal computers

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Vizio, a brand known for its HDTVs , will expand it moniker to multimedia computers, the company announced today at the 2012 CES trade show in Las Vegas. The computer line, powered by Microsoft Windows 7 and expected to be available in the U.S.

Monday marks the official start to the new-car show season with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opening the doors at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, to thousands of media and industry insiders. Consumer Reports Cars team is gathering in Motor City to share the experience with you here in the news blog, in our special OnLocation section , and via Twitter ( @CRCars ). Further, this experience will also inform our car purchase and testing plans for the year ahead, and likely beyond.

Electronics maker Vizio is making some noise ahead of the din of next week’s 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show : The company has confirmed that it is entering the PC market, with two all-in-one desktops and three laptops that have a focus on delivering entertainment. The two all-in-one desktops (computers with all components built into the monitor’s case) will come with either a 24- or 27-inch screen. One laptop will have a 15.6- inch screen, and two ultra-thin versions come with either a 15.6-inch or 14- inch screen

EVENT PROFILE Del Mar Electronics and Design Show is the premier conference related to the electronic industry. The motto of the event is to promote electronic industry and fostering a healthy business environment for the producers and manufacturers of electronic products. It serves as the biggest meeting place for the technical persons and the people belonging to electronic industry

Struthers Wells, a division of Thermal Engineering International (USA) Inc. (TEi), a Babcock Power Inc. company with offices located in Houston, TX and Warren, PA, has been awarded a contract to design and supply two sets of solar steam generators complete with preheaters, kettle type evaporators, superheaters and reheaters, as well as low pressure and high pressure feedwater heaters for power plants located in the Extremadura Region of Spain.

ESDT, France (03-Apr-2012 to 05-Apr-2012)

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EVENT PROFILE ESDT is the international exhibition for solutions in design and test electronic industry. This is the 2nd edition of the event which will be held concurrently with Display and RTS Embedded Systems at the Porte de Versailles, Paris. The trade show will will bring together leading suppliers of software for design, verification, testability of boards and systems, PCB, FPGA, SoC, etc.

EVENT PROFILE The 10th International Forum POWER AND ENERGY’ will be held in Kiev, Ukraine. The main subjects of the Forum are questions of generation, energy transmission and energy distribution, alternative sources of energy and energy-saving technologies

Schaffner strengthens its position as global partner in the international market for power electronics systems with the acquisition of dry-type transformer operations of American manufacturer MTC Transformers. The Schaffner Group has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the dry-type transformers operations of American transformer manufacturer MTC Transformers, Inc. as of September 1, 2011