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Displaying items by tag: Television

StarHub, one of Singapore’s pay TV services, has launched two new channels in high-definition – Discovery HD and National Geographic HD, giving subscribers with an HDTV the sharpest picture yet.

Published in Entertainment
Reports say Sony wants no blue movies on Blu-ray discs, giving HD DVD ‘a leg up’ on adult content in high def. But the Blu-Ray Disc Association says ‘there is no specific anti-porn’ mandate. What’s going on?

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 19 January 2007 19:43

Fox News offers audio feed on cell phones

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox News has rolled out a new service that will let anyone with a cell phone access an audio feed of the cable channel.

Published in Market
By all accounts, Joost is the Internet TV revolution we’ve all been waiting for. But will the phone and TV companies who own the networks try to block it like some want to do with Skype?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Thursday, 18 January 2007 04:20

Can Skype founders give net TV a Joost boost?

My son walked in yesterday and asked me what the fuss was all about with this Joost thing. I told him that it’s a new product from the people who invented Skype that would allow him to watch TV on the Internet. His eyes lit up and he said that could mean the end of TV as we know it. If Skype founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis get their way, he could be right.

Published in Beerfiles
Wednesday, 17 January 2007 19:02

Skype founders unveil global online TV service

LONDON (Reuters) - Two Scandinavian entrepreneurs behind free online Skype telephone calls on Tuesday launched a new global broadband television service.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 16 January 2007 18:43

Canon buys out Toshiba in SED TV venture

Canon has bought out Toshiba to nullify the recent lawsuit from Nano-Proprietary, claiming their technology was only licensed to Canon, and not Canon and Toshiba. Will we ever see an SED TV for sale in shops?

Published in Entertainment
Joost give me a minute to tell you about a new net TV service in town, from the founders of Kazaa and Skype, and no prizes for guessing that it uses peer to peer technology to deliver a broadcast quality TV experience right to your computer screen.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 16 January 2007 15:54

Netflix launches 1,000-title online movie feature

LOS GATOS, California (Reuters) - Online DVD rental company Netflix Inc is unveiling its long-awaited online movie delivery service which allows subscribers to watch about 1,000 movies and television shows on their personal computers at no additional charge.

Published in Market
Now the challenge is to do even better in 2007, while under fierce competition from not only each other, but every other medium: TV, movies, radio, music and the Internet itself.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Saturday, 13 January 2007 18:53

Canon to buy Toshiba's stake in display unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Canon Inc. said on Friday it will buy out Toshiba Corp. in their flat-panel display venture to resolve a patent dispute with Nano-Proprietary Inc. in the United States.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 09 January 2007 20:39

Motorola sees media, Internet as '07 priorities

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Motorola Inc, the world's No. 2 handset maker, unveiled plans on Monday to improve media services on its cellphones via agreements with Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc and said it is developing set top boxes that can send home television to phones.

Published in Market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists have created a tiny cable -- much thinner than a human hair -- through which they can transmit visible light, potentially paving the way for improvements in solar energy, computing and medicine.

Published in Market
Monday, 08 January 2007 21:55

Sharp unveils cinema-killer; 108 inch LCD HDTV

It's official; we're gonna need a bigger lounge room.

 

Published in Seeking Nerdvana

The latest 1 terabyte (TB) hard drives from Hitachi and Seagate are only months away from being the standard configuration for top of the line systems, with the desire to get a terabyte of storage on your system alone to trickle down through the product lines relatively quickly thereafter.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Bill Gates presented what could well have been his second last CES keynote earlier today. Among the offerings were previously undisclosed Vista and Vista Ultimate features, the latest PC, Tablet, UMPC and smartphone designs, Xbox 360 advances in games and IPTV, a new Windows Home Server, some details on the Ford and Microsoft Sync collaboration and a glimpse into the connected home of the future. Bill Gates’ dream of the connected home and the connected life is slowly coming true through Microsoft software and hardware.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 08 January 2007 10:54

LG Blu-ray/HD DVD combo player is a dud!

If you thought LG’s new ‘Super Multi Blue’ combo next-gen disc player was the answer to format war, think again. This first generation unit is so expensive and crippled that you could buy a Blu-ray player and an HD DVD player and still have change. Hopeless!

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Sony has released yet more research claiming LCD televisions are better than plasma for high definition, whilst conveniently forgetting to mention that it abandoned the plasma market last year.

 

Published in Seeking Nerdvana
Sunday, 07 January 2007 17:37

Sony RDRHXD760 HDD/DVD recorder - REVIEW

Sony has come to the digital TV party, finally combining a DVD recorder, hard drive and digital tuner in one device.

 

Published in Entertainment
Saturday, 06 January 2007 16:45

1st-gen HD DVD burner from Toshiba arrives - slowly

Toshiba’s first HD DVD burner, the SD-H903A, is for desktops, servers and home entertainment PCs has arrived in the same week that LG has launched a Blu-ray burner and HD DVD reader for the same market segment. Are we moving from high-def hell to high-def heaven?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

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