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The People People's Transparent Speakers is encased in glass panels
People People, a Swedish industrial design agency has created a stylish, transparent speakers. It was introduced a year ago and is currently seeking for funding in the website, Kickstarter.com.Read the rest of the article »
Paper Radio can play music from your mobile phones
Have you ever heard of a radio that is made of a regular cardboard? Well designer Christopher McNicholl created one, that is portable and fully functional for London store, Suck UK.
This lightweight paper radio features an antenna, speakers and a radio dial. It also goes with an input jack where you can plug-in your smartphones, to play music. It can be powered by a DC adapter and can also run on four AA batteries.
The Cardboard Radio can be purchased online via Suck.com for $39.View Article Source »
Sony begins taking pre-orders of its most advanced Blu-ray player, the dual-core BDP-S790.
Sony on Sunday announced that it will soon start shipping ‘its most advanced Blu-ray player’ to date. The BDP-S790, one of the most anticipated devices of CES 2012, is Sony’s first of its kind dual-core Blu-ray player that is capable of “upscaling” videos to 4k resolution.Read the rest of the article »
Netflix gives parents control over viewing options for kids ages 12 and below in Playstation 3
Playstation 3 owners can now gain control over their kids tv program and movie choices with the Netflix “Just for Kids” option. Kids ages 12 and below, are sure to have a lineup of kid-friendly programming. Parents for sure, will heave a sigh of relief because they can be sure that their kids won’t be able to watch violence or sexually themed programs. Programs are shown in menu style. Rather than being descriptive in text, it shows a screenshot of the selection so even kids below the reading age can easily pick what they want to watch.
Netflix for Kids was already made available to PC, Mac, Nintendo Wii and Apple TV users, August last year. It Will be available to Xbox users soon as well.View Article Source »
Google is working on a home entertainment system that streams music wirelessly.
Google is working on a ‘home entertainment system’ that will stream music and other media throughout your house, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The device, which WSJ calls ‘Google Android Entertainment System’, is Google’s first major attempt to enter the home entertainment market and will be carrying its own brand name.
The ‘Google Android Entertainment System’ is currently being developed by Google’s Android unit and is said to launch before the end of the year.View Article Source »
Surf the web, access Skype and other built-in apps with the Samsung inTouch
Samsung has recently launched the latest accessory for your HDTV, the Samsung Intouch. The Samsung inTouch is an extraordinary device that allows you not only to access the web just like any ordinary internet enabled TV, it also allows your HDTV to access a web browser and built in apps such as Youtube, Skype, weather and Google news.
The Samsung inTouch unit also comes with a qwerty keyboard/remote, 3 megapixel camera. It also boasts of a built-in Wi-Fi, 720p HD video, and a USB port for photo uploading.
It will go on sale on March 2012 and will retail for $199.99.View Article Source »
Hulu surpassed their goal for this year, and was able to hit more than a million subscribers that are willing to pay for their subscriptions.
Hulu was reported to have more than one million customers who’s willing to pay for the company’s $8/month subscription. Jason Kilar, CEO of Hulu, is said to make a prediction earlier this year that their Hulu Plus app would get one million subscribers before the 2011 ends. However, the said executive confirmed that the goal was reached before the end of the summer.
Jason Kilar also boasted at the Goldman Sachs investor conference that the company is preparing itself to spend over $375 million for content this year. The range of TV shows and movies is expected to continually expand.
Regardless of the apparent successes, Hulu – which is jointly owned by News Corp, Walt Disney Co., NBC Universal and Providence Equity Partners – is still trying to find a buyer . Unconfirmed reports claimed that Google is one of the potential suitors, even if several other companies are said to have put up bids of up to $2 billion.View Article Source »
Hulu is expanding their list of devices that are supported by their Hulu Plus app. Hooray!
Hulu is continuing to widen their list of Android devices that are supported by their Hulu Plus app. The latest release adds support for a variety of smartphones. These includes HTC’s Incredible 2, EVO 3D and Sensation; Motorola’s Droid 3, Bionic and X2; and LG’s Revolution and G2X.
Aside from the handsets, the said app can also be accessed from HTC’s Flyer tablet. Expanded support looks like to be the primary feature of the recent update, though it also promises to improve playback performance.
The Hulu app is currently available as a free download from the Android Market, but users must still have a paid Hulu Plus subscription to view its streaming content.View Article Source »
Samsung partners with Blinkbox to offer video-on-demand services for its Smart TV.
Samsung recently announced that Blinkbox, a video-on-demand service, with be joining the company’s other offerings for its web-based Smart TVs. These includes Lovefilm, Acetrax, BBC iPlayer and Box Office 365. Blinkbox will be available via download from Samsung Apps; so Samsung Smart TV, Blu-ray player and home theater system owners will be able to access the service.
Blinkbox offers more than 9,000 streamed movies and TV shows on either free or paid basis. The latter will enable subscribers for an uninterrupted viewing. The video-on-demand service caters to wide market, providing foreign language movies, documentaries and new releases often available on the same day of its DVD launch. Initially, Blinkbox will be exclusively available to Samsung Smart TV — with an exemption to Sony PS3 owners.Read the rest of the article »
Share your TV with your opponent no more, as LG brings you the Dual Play 3D TV!
With LG’s latest 3D TV technology, Dual Play, the days of sharing split TV with your opponent in now numbered. With Dual Play, each gamers can view their section of the multiplayer game in full screen. How?
Instead of transmitting different images to the left and right eyes of a single player, LG’s Dual Play TV sends different pictures to the left and right player. The left player will wear polarized glasses with two left-eye lenses, while the right player dons the one with two right-eye lenses. This allows players to view their own in-game perspective in full screen. However, each gamer has to settle with a 2D image.
According to LG, players can toggle between the split-screen view or Dual Play. The said 3D TV is also compatible with LG’s Cinema 3D TVs, including the upcoming LW980.
Check LG’s Dual Play TV in action by hitting the play button at the video after the cut.Read the rest of the article »
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