Samsung, Toshiba, Sharp, Panasonic -- we've heard from several of the heavy hitters at CES already, and they say consumers want smart TV tech. Really?
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What happens when you advertise WiFi ready devices that actually aren't? Consumer watchdogs will descend.
Two of the biggest names in technology (Apple and Samsung) have locked horns in an ugly legal battle with each claiming the other stole its IP. The judge should rule in favor of Apple because simply saying that you had a similar design "in the labs" doesn't cut it.
As expected, Sony and Panasonic have agreed to partner up to take on Samsung --- and likely Apple --- as the OLED television industry sets its sights on a shift away from LCD technology.
The NSW Government has opted to roll out internet protocol (IP) telephones to the parliament and electoral offices, selecting Samsung Communications and Commander for the work.
Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, and X6D limited have announced plans to create a standardized active 3D glasses technology - a major win for consumers.
Despite most critics favoring their picture quality, plasmas were at death's doorsteps a couple of years ago, with Pioneer and Vizio abandoning the technology as LCD sales surged. But after slashing prices, the remaining plasma manufacturers -- LG, Panasonic, Samsung -- have resuscitated the market for the sets, which generally deliver better black-level performance and are cheaper than LCDs at larger screen sizes.
Walking the show floor at CES this year it was clear that there were more people there than the last couple of years (and most of them seemed to be standing in front of the Microsoft stand watching other attendees play Kinect). The Intel, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic stands were also crowded all week, taxi and bus lines were far longer than last year, show rates at hotels sold out early in December and most restaurants had queues for tables again - which we hadn't seen since 2008.
CES came to a close this weekend, with at least 62 new digital cameras announced. Here's the complete list from Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Kodak, Olympus, Panasonic, Polaroid, Samsung, and Sony.
One of the most in-your-face costs of 3D HDTV thus far has been the pricing of the active-shutter 3D glasses that the first available sets from Samsung and Panasonic have required: over $100 per pair. That means picking up enough of them to let everyone in your family see whatever 3D content you can find adds a few hundred more dollars to the large amount you've spent on a 3D set and Blu-ray player.
Samsung and Panasonic will soon be getting some competition in the 3D HDTV market from LG, which recently announced the availability of its LX9500 line in its native Korea. The 47-inch and 55-inch sets will start selling in the United States in May.
Microsoft has made a second intellectual property (IP) licensing announcement this week. After announcing a cross-licensing deal with Amazon.com (which had lots of NDA stipulations), Microsoft announced on February 25 it had struck a deal with Panasonic for its exFAT technology.
While Sony already announced its new products ahead of the PMA 2010 show, today the company previewed a concept model of a compact interchangeable lens camera system that will compete with the existing Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic as well as the yet-to-ship Samsung NX10.
Like offerings from its plasma rival Samsung, Panasonic has announced that its 3D sets will be plasma-based. The company is planning five different models due in the spring that are ready for 3D viewing and each include one pair of active-shutter 3D glasses.
A TomTom ONE GPS navigation system, a Panasonic digital camera, and a Sanyo waterproof camcorder. Here are your daily deals for Monday, August 31, straight from the Gadget Gal:1.
A Samsung 10.2-megapixel camera, a HP Officejet 4-in-1 printer, and a Panasonic Viera HDTV.
Consumer Reports recently conducted a test of 54 point-and-shoot digital camera models, and four models came out on top in their research: Canon, Casio, Panasonic and Samsung. They also found you shouldn't spend more than $150 for a well-performing point-and-shoot.
Everyone who's seen Sony's 11-inch XEL-1 TV based on OLED technology has fallen in love with it, but that's apparently not enough for the company to keep working to develop bigger sets. In fact, a Sony spokesman bluntly admitted that "We really made the XEL-1 just to prove that we could make it.
With Olympus and Samsung still only showing concept models of their dSLR-lite compact cameras, Panasonic is the only vendor with a shipping model of its interchangable-lens compact point-and-shoot, the DMC-G1. Panasonic announced an update to the 4-month-old G1 today:The Lumix DMC-GH1.
On the eve of PMA 09, Samsung announced that it will showcase a new concept digital camera--the NX Series--at the show. Though it doesn't adhere to a pre-existing standard, the NX Series is similar to (and will compete with) the Micro Four-Thirds standard championed by Panasonic and Olympus.
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