Sean Portnoy

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as an online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

Sean Portnoy is a freelance technology journalist; currently, all work that Sean does is on a contractural basis. Sean has also written corporate communications documents for CA.Sean does not accept gifts from companies he covers. All hardware products he writes about are purchased with his own funds or are review units covered under formal loan agreements and are returned after the review is complete.

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Wireless HD standards battle for supremacy

Wireless HD standards battle for supremacy

It's pretty clear that the future for sending high-definition content to HDTVs is wireless, since it eliminates all those cables that everyone is trying to hide behind walls, in home theater cabinetry, or however else they can. But as is often the case with nascent technologies, the best approach for transmitting wireless HD is up for grabs.

December 13, 2008 by in Networking

Intel preparing Sandy Bridge-E processors for November 15 release?

Intel preparing Sandy Bridge-E processors for November 15 release?

While AMD's new Bulldozer desktop chips are getting their roll-out delayed to next month, Intel may be firming up the release date for its new Sandy Bridge-E processors. According to a report from DonanimHaber, Intel will drop the new "extreme processors" on November 15, potentially just a few weeks after Bulldozer attempts to swing enthusiast attention back to AMD.

September 9, 2011 by in Networking

Moxi introduces three-tuner HD DVR, reduces prices on dual-tuner version

Moxi introduces three-tuner HD DVR, reduces prices on dual-tuner version

TiVo isn't the only company trying to entice people to choose its DVR solution over one you can get bundled with your cable or satellite programming. Moxi is going the extra step with the latest version of its HD DVR, unleashing a new model that incorporate three HD tuners instead of the dual-tuner setup introduced earlier this year (and at which TiVo's HD DVR also maxes out).

November 10, 2009 by in Networking

Sonos introduces Play:3 speaker: Spotify support, no built-in Wi-Fi, $299 price tag

Sonos introduces Play:3 speaker: Spotify support, no built-in Wi-Fi, $299 price tag

Offering a little competition to the home audio speakers that support Apple's AirPlay functionality, Sonos has released its new Play:3 speaker, which will stream pretty much any kind of audio you can imagine -- from your iTunes library to Spotify's streaming service, for $299.The good news is that this is a low price for Sonos, which generally sells costlier components for its whole house wireless audio solutions, but there's a hidden cost if you want to use this as a cord-free speaker.

July 20, 2011 by in Networking