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Valve's "Steam Box" console could revolutionize the PC gaming industry -- and beyond
Valve's Steam portal has helped keep PC gaming alive, providing a new distribution model as disc sales and retail shelf space have diminished. Now the company may be working with partners on a new device that could compete with video game consoles -- and maybe an entire gaming ecosystem that might change the face of PC gaming.
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.
Walmart brings support for streaming video service Vudu to iPad, hopes it works out better than its MP3 store
Walmart has struck out battling digital music rivals, but the company hopes it has more success with Vudu, the online video service that it purchased in 2010 to compete against Netflix and iTunes. Already available on the PlayStation 3 and connected HDTV and Blu-ray players, Vudu is finally catching up to the competition by adding support for the iPad today.
HP already offering $50 "instant rebates" on TouchPad tablet
The sales woes for any tablet not named "iPad" continue, as HP's much ballyhooed TouchPad is already being discounted mere weeks after its launch.HP is now selling both its 16GB and 32GB TouchPad versions with a $50 "instant rebate," which is obviously a nicer way of saying "price cut.
Sonos adds Apple AirPlay support in latest OS update, debuts Android controller app
We were promised scads of home theater devices that would support Apple's AirPlay technology, which allows you to stream music and video from your iPhone and iPad to an HDTV or an audio system, and they're coming in drips and drabs. A major one comes today in the form of Sonos' multi-room speaker system, which gets AirPlay support in a free update to its software.