Sean Portnoy

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

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Before an Apple HDTV arrives, will new iMacs launch with built-in TV capabilities?

While the TV industry (and fanboys) waits to see when, and if, Apple decides to finally launch a long-rumored television, an analyst is predicting that TV functionality may wind up in Apple's computers first.According to AppleInsider, Wedge Partners' Brian Blair is forecasting that before an Apple HDTV is unveiled, its ecosystem -- Apple TV software and iCloud access -- could be built into new iMacs, which Blair believes will be redesigned for the first half of 2012.

December 10, 2011 by


Best Buy releases more HDTV deals from its Black Friday ad

Best Buy enjoys being sneaky with its Black Friday ads, waiting to serve up part two after you've had time to digest the leaking of the first part of the advertisement. This year is no different, as the electronics retailer has released the second half of its Black Friday sales, including several more HDTV specials.

November 21, 2011 by


Walmart offering online deals for HDTVs before Black Friday

Retailers seem to have finally caught up with the mania that is Black Friday, and are trying to get out in front of this year's shopping festivities and the inevitable online leaking of ads and deals. Walmart, for one, is already doing pre-Black Friday weekend deals at its brick-and-mortar stores, as well as offering online specials throughout the month.

November 5, 2011 by


If Siri is the key to an Apple TV, what will Google do about it?

All signs point to the cryptic comment recorded in the new Steve Jobs bio -- that he "finally cracked" the right way to create an Apple television -- referring to Siri as the key to a super-simple living room experience. The New York Times surmises that a voice-controlled TV is in Apple's future, with potentially revolutionary ramifications.

October 29, 2011 by