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20 min ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

Retailers already wooing holiday shoppers

Even though it's still summer and Christmas is more than three months away, retailers -- worried by dismal second-quarter earnings and desperate to attract shoppers -- are gearing up for a holiday season expected to feature bigger and better promotions and sales than last year. "The consumer today is just fanatical about saving money," said Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, a consumer behavior and retail strategy firm.

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Related Topix: Marketing, University of Detroit Mercy, Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Electronics

4 hrs ago | Steuben Courier

Why Is NBC Reviving the Critically Trashed Problem Child As a TV Series?

There are many movies from the 1990s that would make great television shows: Goodfellas , Se7en... heck, even Boogie Nights comes to mind. Way, way, way down that list would be the 1990 critically maligned comedy Problem Child , a movie that most would want to forget they ever saw.

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Related Topix: Family, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Problem Child, Electronics

8 hrs ago | News Times

Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

In this Jan. 29, 2008 file photo, a salesperson helps a customer with information on big screen televisions at a Best Buy store in Nashville, Tenn. Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or smartphone.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Startups, SquareTrade, Marketing

8 hrs ago | Trend Hunter Magazine

Impressively Immersive TVs - The LG 100 Inch Laser TV Combines a...

When it comes to immersive TV experiences, the LG 100 Inch Laser TV has people covered. Like a large and detailed mural on the wall, it cleverly combines a laser TV LCD projector and a 100 inch display panel, which is touted as being equivalent to four 50 inch televisions.

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8 hrs ago | CNET News.com

Dish grabs new cache of channels for TV service aimed at cord-cutters

Dish Network's coming Internet TV service is taking shape, as a deal with programmer Scripps Networks Interactive included the rights to stream channels like Travel and Food Network. A fully online pay-TV service has become a popular ambition for technology and entertainment companies in the last year, as consumer demand to break the tether to television in the living room -- as well as consumer exasperation at ever-rising bills for pay-TV like cable and satellite -- has given rise to online-only players like Netflix.

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Related Topix: Scripps Networks Interactive

12 hrs ago | R & D

"Squid skin" metamaterials project yields vivid color display

The quest to create artificial "squid skin"-camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background-is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled by Rice Univ.' s Laboratory for Nanophotonics .

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Related Topix: Electronics

15 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Fall TV: Our recommendations

It's that time of the year, folks: time to curl up on the couch with a blanket and your best guy or girl and start placing bets on how long the shitty new network sitcoms will last. But it's not all bad-in fact, a few new shows look downright promising-and if it turns out they suck, at least some of our old tried-and-trues are returning.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Bob's Burgers, Entertainment, Television, Animated TV, Parks and Recreation, Chicago, IL

19 hrs ago | GigaOM

Authors United may not want to admit it, but most books are consumer goods like any other

A letter to the Amazon board from the lobby group Authors United argues that books are not a consumer good like razor blades or television sets, but its case is based on an outdated emotional argument about the lonely, starving artist As my colleague Laura Owen has reported , Authors United - a group of writers who are upset at the tactics Amazon is using to negotiate with the French publisher Hachette - has posted a letter to the company's board of directors, arguing that the online retailer is being unfair to authors. Among other things, the group says Amazon is making a mistake by treating books like any other consumer product.

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Related Topix: Electronics

Mon Sep 15, 2014

ITV

Loud televisions 'biggest complaint' about neighbours

Around one in four people have had their life made a misery by an anti-social neighbour in the past year, a consumer watchdog has found. A poll for Which? found 27% of UK adults have struggled with issues like loud voices, arguing and aggressive pets caused by nuisance neighbours.

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Related Topix: Electronics

Daily Kos

The fall TV season: New shows and returning series

About six months ago, I wrote a post about some of the problems facing the network television model. Since the early 1980s, when cable television began to expand and take hold, the broadcast networks have seen their audiences decline and shift to other outlets.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Once Upon a Time, Entertainment, Television

JK on the run

Gigaom: Watch movies from Google Drive with Chromebook to Chromecast video streaming

Add Google Drive to the growing number of cloud services that can stream video to a Chromecast. The latest developer version of Chrome OS brings direct Drive to Chromecast streaming to your TV so that even low-cost Chromebooks can use the function.

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Related Topix: Electronics

The Toronto Star

Why over-the-air TV isn't going away soon: Mayers

The cable companies and broadcasters, mostly one and the same now, together with consumers, are all in the same room in Gatineau, Que., for a two-week, full-on fight about the future of television. How to deal with the web streaming juggernaut of which Netflix is the poster child? What to do about falling ad revenues for broadcasters? How to pay for Canadian content? How to handle consumer anger about bundled cable services they don't want? Why are cable bills rising faster than inflation? The average household spends $185 a month on cable, land lines, Internet and cell phones, according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission .

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Related Topix: Electronics, Canada, Cell Phones, Cellphones,

WAVE-TV Louisville

A look at the next generation of hi-def TV

The next big thing in high definition television is here, but is it worth the money? The new technology is making its way to store shelves and maybe your living room ... if people can afford it. TV manufacturers are phasing out plasma televisions.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Televisions

CNET News.com

Spotify fires up on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon's streaming-media box, Fire TV, added support Monday for Spotify, the on-demand music service with more than 20 million songs and -- at 10 million premium subscribers -- more paying members than any of its rivals. According to a Spotify blog post , premium US members can use and control Spotify on Amazon Fire TV with mobile phones or tablets as remotes through an offering called Spotify Connect.

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Related Topix: Electronics

Animal

Watch '80s Newscasters Be Very Impressed By Internet-Like "Telefuture" TV

An NBC news special from the dawn of the '80s documented an exciting new trend - TVs that could display data like the weather, sports scores, news or even early video games. Data services like Ceefax and Viewtex, who provided this info, weren't connected to the internet, but their services looked towards the future of technology more than almost anything else at the time.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Computers, Salt Lake City, UT

The Economist

A sharper image for TV

WITH high-definition televisions now in four out of five American homes, they have become, from a manufacturer's point of view, low-profit-margin commodity items. Hence the recent marketing blitz intended to persaude people to replace their existing sets with so-called 4K models, which quadruple the number of pixels on the screen.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Marketing, Cameras

Sys-Con Media

Altera FPGAs Enable Dolby Vision for Ultra-HD TVs

The Dolby Vision value proposition is to deliver a dramatically different visual experience to TV displays, enabling content creators and television manufacturers to deliver greater brightness while also providing much deeper, more nuanced darks, and a fuller palette of colors. Dolby Laboratories reports that Dolby Vision can deliver signals that offer 40 times brighter highlights than today's TVs, along with up to 1,000 times greater contrast.

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Related Topix: Startups, Altera, Electronics

Northampton Today

Phone masts could block Northampton Freeview TV signals

People in Northampton who watch television using freeview boxes are being warned that 4G mobile phone masts could disrupt their viewing. But a company funded by the 4G mobile phone operator companies - EE, O2, Three and Vodafone -is offering to fix any problems for free.

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Related Topix: Electronics

Reuters

Netflix launches in France, partners with third-largest telco

Netflix launched its video streaming service in France on Monday and teamed up with Bouygues to offer its content on France's third-largest telecom operator's set-top boxes. California-based Netflix said in a statement its subscriptions would start at 7.99 euros a month and give access to films, series and documentaries on television, computers but also tablets, smartphones and game consoles.

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Related Topix: Electronics

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Augustine Record

Smooth Sailin': Watching free TV in the home of the brave

Like many of my ilk and era, I was raised on television. Growing up, "Sanford and Son" was the Friday night favorite fare in my neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Electronics, Sanford and Son, Comedy, Entertainment

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