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20 min ago | Chico Enterprise-Record
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.
4 hrs ago | Steuben Courier
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.
8 hrs ago | News Times
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.
8 hrs ago | Trend Hunter Magazine
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.
8 hrs ago | CNET News.com
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.
12 hrs ago | R & D
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 .
15 hrs ago | Chicago Reader
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:43 pm
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