October 27, 2021
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GE Appliances Names Jason L. Brown To The National Association Of Manufacturers Board
The National Association of Manufacturers announced that Jason L. Brown, vice president, general counsel of GE Appliances (GEA), a Haier company, has been named to the NAM Board of Directors. Brown joins the NAM Board to bolster the association's leadership in policy advocacy, workforce solutions, legal action, operational excellence and news and insights. He will help the industry advance an agenda that promotes opportunity and prosperity for all Americans.
Full Story: TWICE (10/27) 
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Target CEO: Supply-chain bottlenecks won't be resolved overnight
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Target CEO Brian Cornell said the discounter is well-prepared in the lead-up to the holiday shopping season to navigate the supply-chain challenges weighing on retailers and manufacturers of all kinds. For its part, Target ended the second quarter with inventory up $2.5 billion, compared to a year ago as it brought in merchandise early to ensure against products being out of stock. The company has also chartered its own cargo ship to keep goods flowing to its 1,900 stores and distribution centers.
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2021 CEDIA Expo Best Of Show Winners Announced
TWICE, Residential Systems and What HiFi? have announced the winners of their annual Best of Show awards at CEDIA Expo 2021. The products were nominated by the manufacturers and a team of judges was employed to read through the entries and rate the products on a number of criteria, including its value, impact, and how unique it was to the market. Congratulations to all the winners!
Full Story: TWICE (9/3) 
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How To Get Coverage In The 2022 Official CES Daily
Once again, TWICE will be publishing the Official CES Daily at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. This is the only daily published jointly with the Consumer Technology Association and the only daily that is distributed on the show floor. The Official CES Daily 2022 will be published four times -- first as a show preview digital magazine sent in December to CES 2022 pre-registrants, prior attendees and select Future US publication subscribers and then three at-show print editions distributed at the event, as well as digital editions that are sent to the same key industry audience as the preview edition.
Full Story: TWICE (10/18) 
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Audio News
JBL Reflect Flow PRO review
The JBL Reflect Flow Pro are a great set of true wireless sports earphones that strike the right balance between fit, sound quality, battery life and offering a design that's built for tough exercise. Their active noise cancelling skills perform well, too, and while there might be sleeker sporty options in this price range, that doesn't detract from the fact that the Reflect Flow Pro's make a great workout companion.
Full Story: TechRadar (10/26) 
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Google Pixel 6 - 5 reasons to buy and 3 to skip
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro arrive in stores this Thursday (Oct. 28), introducing the world to Google's new processor, improved cameras and a ton of new capabilities for the phone's on-board assistant. Having posted our Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Plus reviews, we're suitably impressed by both devices, which are the best phones that Google's made in some time.
Full Story: Tom's Guide (10/26) 
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In Case You Missed It
iRobot Partners With Bona To Deliver Robotic Mopping
iRobot Corp., a leader in consumer robots, and Bona, a leading global supplier of premium floor cleaning solutions, announced an exclusive partnership to provide customers with Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner and Bona® Hard-Surface Cleaner solutions, and the Bona® PowerPlus® Microfiber Deep Cleaning Pad that are custom designed and certified for the iRobot Braava® jet m6 robot mop. The co-branded cleaning solutions and microfiber pads will be sold at select retailers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as at iRobot.com.
Full Story: TWICE (10/26) 
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