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Opera to Ship Sony LCD TVs and Blu-ray Players

Written on January 23, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices." ---Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software

Opera announced that they’ll be coming up with Sony TVs and Blu-ray players. The new Opera solution will be sporting HTML 5, OIPF and HbbTV support. However, Flash isn’t announced yet, but we’re wishing it will be included upon release.

“The Web as we know it is evolving, and we are committed to making it more accessible across diverse devices,” said Christen Krogh, Chief Development Officer, Opera Software. “Our ability to address key hybrid broadcast-broadband initiatives in numerous markets makes us a natural fit with Sony. By delivering both a global viewpoint and the necessary technology, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of the industry.”

Meanwhile, they didn’t include any other information about the devices which’ll be supporting Opera, but somehow we have a good guess that these devices are those presented during CES 2011.

C out the video from Opera after the skip.

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What We Wish to See in TV in 2011

Written on January 19, 2011 by Adam Eve

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While advancements in television technology is flying high, the market is not. The reason: Advance TVs in the market today are not really what consumers are looking for.

If you do not have any idea what’s trending in gadgets and technology today, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that old TVs are still in the business — both in terms of consumer demand and technological advancements. Though technological advancements are inevitable, TV manufacturers are still missing some point. So how can they better serve you, the people who actually buy TVs? There are two ways: Cheaper TVs and televisions that can play nicely with other gadgets.

For TV manufacturers, falling prices on panels and making of HD TVs can be a dilemma. TV makers have been aggressive in their pricing, forcing some competitors to follow. This meant thin market, making the companies’ TV businesses unviable. And their plan to combat this setback is to manufacture more advance TVs that they charge a premium for. However, consumers aren’t in the mood to roll in the dough now. In fact, they are demanding for cheaper television sets.

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OCZ Quits DRAM biz; Internet TV with iGUGU and Vulkano; Samsung RF4289 Refrigerator of the Future

Written on January 13, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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A business falls, InternetTV takes a share of the spotlight, and Samsung unveils the refrigerator of the future. This round-up gives the industry's recent ups and downs.

Several interesting news bits came our way today, folks as the world of technology had its ups and downs plus whoah and whuts over the past hours. OCZ finally lets go of the DRAM market, iGUGU and Vulkano tries to impress us with their versions of Internet TV, plus Samsung may be on to something with their RF4289 Refrigerator.

Let’s start things up with OCZ. What’s up OCZ? After a decade of being a pretty nice provider of the world’s finest DRAM, it looks like the company is pulling the plug on that department and decides to focus more on their SSD products. After receiving several competition where speed and prices usually dictate the winner, it seems like getting too much competition on one single desktop hardware makes it hard for one to truly succeed. We’ll miss those sleek Z designs embedded on those shiny DRAMs, but we wish OCZ luck on their focused endeavor.

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Snapstick Challenges Apple & Google Internet TV [REPORT]

Written on December 13, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Another company is on the works to launch an Internet TV system challenge and set to become the latest rival of Google and Apple TVs.

Though not yet an actual product, Snaptick gave CNET a good glimpse of its Internet TV system which will be a challenge for Google TV and Apple TV. The company promises the “full web” on your TV which is controlled by aphone a phone and/or laptop. On their iPhone app, you can actually browse content from your iPhone for your television. In addition, the technology is also capable of a multiple people control on the same TV with the use of several iPhone units.

The only problem as of the moment is that the company hasn’t finalized the materials for its external properties. The company is still deciding between a good old set-top box or a built-in Blu-ray player or TV. Also, there is no price and release date yet. However, the company is now accepting apps for a private beta. Can’t picture it out? See the video after the break.

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