Sean Portnoy

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

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Will new Atom CE5300 Media Processor chip power an Intel TV service?

Intel hasn't had much luck to date with its system-on-chip designs for living room set-top boxes, but that hasn't stopped the chip giant from rolling out a new processor for the next generation of connected home theater devices.The Atom CE5300 Media Processor, code-named Berryville, is the first 32nm CPU Intel has offered for set-top boxes and "smart" TVs.

March 20, 2012 by

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Can Apple bully its way to a streaming TV service?

Apple may have ultimately earned the upper hand over the music industry with the iTunes store, but its similar bare-knuckled negotiating tactics don't seem to be working as well with the TV industry, according to a recent report in the NY Post.At issue is a streaming TV service that Apple is supposedly trying to develop, presumably to work with a rumored Apple television set (though it could also be a possibility for its Apple TV boxes and even the iPad).

March 3, 2012 by

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