Sean Portnoy

Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.

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Samsung's new HDTV accessories include router, funky QWERTY TV remote, prescription-ready 3D glasses

As part of Samsung's big roll-out of its 2011 product lines, the electronics giant unveiled a slew of accessories for your HDTV and home theater, including a few pairs of 3D glasses and new devices that bring more connectivity into your living room.Trying to reach consumers who haven't created a home network yet, but own a Samsung HDTV or Blu-ray player with Internet capabilities, the company is getting into the router game with the CY-SWR1100.

March 16, 2011 by

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Redbox confirms it's working on video streaming service to compete with Netflix

It's been long rumored that Redbox, the company behind those kiosks that rent DVDs for $1 per night, would extend its brand online, but its president officially confirmed yesterday that it will be delivering a video streaming service that would compete against Netflix.The big question now is with whom Redbox will partner to get the service up and running, rather than build out a massive infrastructure itself.

February 16, 2011 by

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Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

Logitech's new study on trends in remote control usage reveals a depressing, if not shocking, conclusion: Romance loses out to the clicker for a notable percentage of Americans.The peripherals company has strategically leaked a few results from the report, Global Remote Control Trends Study, in the run-up to Valentine's Day, including the finding that more than a third of Americans (36 percent, to be exact) would rather forgo sex for a month than give up their remotes.

February 8, 2011 by

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Does a $3.9 billion supply-chain investment mean we'll finally get an Apple HDTV?

Last week it was revealed that Apple has made a secret investment of nearly $4 billion to make sure that a steady stream of device displays would be available for its myriad products. It didn't take one financial analyst too long to reach a none-too-surprising conclusion: In addition to providing for future iPhones, iPads, and iMacs, the investment is a sign Apple is gearing up to eventually release its own HDTV.

February 6, 2011 by

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