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


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


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


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