Harmon has launched a cool concept in portable speakers with the JBL SondFly BT and JBL SoundFly Air. What makes this speaker different, you ask? The speaker, itself, plugs directly into a wall outlet, much like a “plug-in air freshener.” [click to continue…]
The Consumer Electronics Association has laid down the law when it comes to the name of 4K television. The CEA has coined Ultra HD as the official name of the next generation of high definition television. [click to continue…]
Panasonic’s booth, at IFA 2012, housed a massive 145-inch 8K plasma display panel. [click to continue…]
Monday night the Sony press conference was pretty spectacular. Once the new products and services was talked up, Sony played the MIB3 trailer in 3D and then Will Smith came on stage briefly (cool stuff) and I was on the front row. A few moments later Kelly Clarkson made a appearance and sang.
Back to the tech after the jump… [click to continue…]
Reed Hastings just stirred the Netflix pot a lot more. After the recent price increase for streaming and DVD rentals, Hastings apologized in a blog post on the official Netflix blog. Then, he let loose that the price increase was further cemented by splitting the DVD rental portion of Netflix into a separate company, which will go by the name Qwikster. [click to continue…]
While these rumors have been beating around for years, it seems that rumblings have grown louder lately. Venture Beat reports that Apple is working on the tech to bring its own branded TV set to market next year. [click to continue…]
Panasonic has introduced their first 3D projector, the PT-AE7000U and judging from an impressive list of specs and initial reports, 3D home theater buffs will soon have, possibly, the most economical choice in the 3D projector pool. [click to continue…]
In an official blog post today, Michael Spiegelman, Director of Product Management at Netflix said they were fixing some of the scrolling jitters in the horizontal scrolling functionality and that they’ll be bringing back sortable lists.
That’s one step in the right direction; however, I miss the old version of the website that worked like, you know, a website. This set-top box design has no place in my browser.
While I’m at it, can we get the ability to create and manage our own lists back? That was a lame move taking those away Netflix.
Apple’s getting serious with this iTV stuff. A recently published patent application reveals that Apple is developing technology using widgets that know what you are watching on TV and give you access to complementary content. [click to continue…]
A recently published US patent application from apple reveals a media device, along with its menu and content systems. What’s interesting though is that the application features several menu diagrams and even screenshots that utilize the name “iTV” as opposed to Apple TV (the current product).
Notably, the patent was filed in March of this year, so it looks like Apple is working with an entirely new product rather than just dealing with an old patent where they haven’t decided on a name for the current Apple TV yet. With the heavy rumors and predictions that we’ll see an actual TV from Apple later this year, it could be that Apple has been saving the iTV name just for that purpose.
Check out the patent for yourself in the PDF file, as well as additional shots of the interface, below. [click to continue…]