10/27/2011, In an attempt to make a smart TV even smarter, the folks over at Hisense Group have teamed up with eyeSight Mobile Technologies to integrate its innovative Hand Gesture Recognition Technology into its upcoming Android smart TVs. Using gesture connected TVs, users will be able to perform various functions by using intuitive hand gestures thanks to the TV’s inbuilt 2D camera. No longer will users have to worry about losing […]
10/27/2011, There has been murmurings that Apple plans to launch an Apple television set perhaps next year. Rumors of such a product have been sprouting ever since a quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs led many to believe that an Apple TV is in the works. But what so interesting about an Apple TV? Well apart from it probably sporting a sleek and elegant design that is Apple’s trademark, […]
10/25/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you want to place the TV in a certain room in your house just to find out that you can’t drag the cable over (especially when it’s down in the basement or outdoors)? Well the folks over at AT&T have come up with a solution to the problem for its U-verse customers: the U-verse Wireless Receiver. This simple solution basically lets you set up […]
10/21/2011, The official biography of Steve Jobs will be released on Monday, but a number of media outlets have already got their hands on the book and have been releasing snippets of it, bringing to light a lot of interesting details concerning Apple and Steve Jobs’ life. Well, in one section of the book, Walter Isaacson (the author) writes about a conversation he had with Steve Jobs about a product that […]
10/13/2011, Toshiba’s flagship Regza 4K 2D display will boast four times the resolution of Full HD, where it will also support glasses-free 3D. Basically, when this particular model arrives in the market in the middle of December onwards (in Japan first, no less), it might just be the start of the 4K TV revolution. Of course, it will take a whole lot longer than expected, considering how everyone has just moved […]
10/12/2011, Samsung has announced that Samsung Apps, the world’s first, and the company’s first HDTV-based app store, has surpassed the 10 million mark for number of downloads in addition to crossing the 1,000 registered apps milestone. While it’s nothing when compared to app stores like the Android Market and Apple App Store, it’s still a noticeable achievement for Samsung, which only opened the app store in February last year. As of […]
10/12/2011, If you bought yourself a Sony Bravia television set back in 2007, there’s a slim chance that your television set could be at risk of catching fire. So far there have been 11 reported cases of Bravia television sets catching fire in Japan since 2008, which has prompted Sony to recall about 1.6 million Bravia television sets.
10/11/2011, Looking for a set-top box for your home television but don’t want to spend a fortune purchasing one? Roku has just announced a new addition to its set top box lineup called the Roku LT. Touted as the market’s cheapest streaming player, it “works with virtually any TV and delivers the full award-winning Roku streaming experience” with over 300 channels including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, EPIX, Crackle, […]
10/03/2011, [CEATEC 2011] People in Japan love watching TV; in fact most of the phones made for the Japanese market seem to incorporate 1-Seg tuners so that they can enjoy TV while on the go. However, not all phones were built equally, and in the past, folks who decided to purchase the iPhone (and other Android devices) didn’t have access to terrestrial television. Well the folks over at TAXAN have come […]
09/30/2011, Remember the Logitech Harmony Link that we reported about last week? Well if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on it, we’ve got some good news for you. Logitech has announced on its official blog that the tablet/smartphone accessory for your TV room is now on sale. In case you’re unfamiliar with the Logitech Harmony Link, it’s basically a device that transforms your smartphone or tablet into a full-featured remote […]
09/27/2011, Staying true to its plans about increasing the amount of TV content on its streaming service, Netflix today officially announced a new partnership with Discovery Communications. Thanks to the agreement, Netflix users will be able to watch shows from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, ID, Science and the Military channel. Folks looking for their fix of Discovery staples like Mythbusters, Cake Boss, River Monsters and Say Yes to the Dress will […]
09/27/2011, Sharp loves creating massive TVs, and the world’s first 85″ 8K4K TV it revealed previously is testament to that statement. While we’re still many years away from owning such a display (or any suitable content for a TV of that resolution for that matter), Sharp has decided to introduce a more consumer friendly (but still large) LED LCD TV. Today, the company unveiled the 80″ AQUOS LC-80LE632U.
09/21/2011, After the splitting up its DVD and streaming business earlier this week, it looks like Netflix is ready to take its streaming service into a different direction. Instead of focusing on offering feature-length films, Netflix is going to bring more TV content to its video on demand service. And seeing how Netflix lost one of its partners, Starz, recently – it needed to bring in more content to make up […]
09/19/2011, It looks like Microsoft is aiming to get its Xbox 360 console into the living room of everybody out there. According to reports, Microsoft is in the midst of discussions with Comcast and Verizon to turn the Xbox 360 console into a set top cable box. Microsoft had previously announced its plans to launch an Xbox Live TV service back in June, but it didn’t offer any details besides that […]