It's not the first time I've gone looking, and it's certainly not going to be the last time I look up exactly what the difference is between LED, LCD, Plasma, and OLED TVs. LifeHacker just published this funny video of a guy explaining all the television types in three minutes. Since I received an email last week asking me the differences, I figured I'd just publish the video here. Leeanne, this one's for you!
Most of the information in this video is available online, but at that moment when you're ... more
Intel is expected to launch its own set-top box and cable TV service during its CES 2013 presentation. The service is expected to roll out on a city-by-city basis to avoid licensing issues. According to sources, Intel was tired of “everyone doing a half-assed Google TV so it’s going to do it themselves and do it right." These failed partnerships include the time when Intel tried getting Google TV OEMs to use Intel chips in its set-top boxes.
Intel's new cable/Internet TV hybrid box is aimed at those who want ... more
Samsung has posted a new image on its Korean blog, Samsung Tomorrow, teasing an upcoming announcement to be unveiled at next week's Consumer Electronics Show. The short line of included text, although in Korean, makes reference to a big innovation in TV technology.
The major thing that can be taken away from the teased image is the transparency of the window. It seems that Samsung may be hinting that its announcement will be focused on transparent LCD technology, a form of technology Samsung has already used in certain products and ... more
A New York City-based startup that goes by the name Aereo recently started to offer a service that allows users to watch over-the-air live TV via an iOS device or the web. Aereo works by allowing each subscriber to rent an extremely small, off-site TV antenna. The signal from this antenna is then rebroadcast via the net. And while users are thrilled with the service, broadcasters aren't. However, U.S. District Judge Allison Nathan ruled that Aereo can continue to send live TV via the net, rejecting a bid by major broadcasting companies.
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We don't see the latest iPod nano changing any time soon given the number of people out there rocking them as wrist watches, but what this iPod nano concept has done is gotten us curious about Apple's Apple TV remote. While this particular nano concept certainly recreates the original Shuffle vibe, what we would love to see is the Apple TV UI make its way to a device like this nano concept.
Do we really need to see the Apple TV UI on the screen, or could we jump ... more
If you're an iPhone user on Sprint, you now have another reason to be happy you're not on AT&T: free streaming TV.
[quote]Sprint TV is FREE with most data plans for Sprint iPhone customers to download and watch! Sprint TV provides you with over 15 channels of LIVE sports, LIVE breaking news and the most popular daytime, primetime and kids entertainment. Nowhere else will you find this much top programming all in one place, at the touch of a button![/quote]
While you only get 15 channels to start, there are other packages ... more
Come together! Apple's new iTunes television advertisement, somewhat surprisingly, is focused on its Beatles catalog. As you'll probably remember, The Beatles made their timely entry into the digital music space in November of 2010. So, why did Apple decide to advertise it again a year later? Your guess is as good as mine. The only two scenarios that come to mind are these:
Apple/The Beatles hope they can squeeze out some extra money by reminding people that they can give Beatles albums as last-minute Christmas gifts.
Apple's digital exclusivity on ... more
According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, the relationship between Apple and Samsung has soured to a point where Apple is now considering using more Sharp LCD panels in its upcoming rumoured mythical iTV (are we calling it that now?). Not only will it shift more production to Sharp for the television, it may also tap the panel manufacturer for screens for its next iPhone 5 and iPad 3 as well.
Misek bases his assertions on checks with suppliers on a recent trip to Japan, and notes that Sharp, Samsung and ... more
Though I’m usually not a huge fan of iPad sleeves, there are a few that really stick out from the crowd. One of these sleeves is the Bowden by the folks at FineGrain, a relatively new startup that focuses on iPad sleeves. The Bowden is a sleeve that is handcrafted
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve