Apple may have an iOS powered TV in the works. According to Daily Tech, one former Apple executive recently said that customers will soon be able to “go into an Apple retail store and be able to walk out with a TV. It’s perfect.” Apple won’t build the televisions itself, though. Instead a manufacturer like Samsung may be behind the product. The former exec also said that the Cupertino-based firm will “blow Netflix and all those other guys away,” so we presume there’s a connected aspect that will allow users to access iTunes content in a manner similar to the current Apple TV product. Apple has been rumored to be working on a connected television numerous times in the past, though obviously nothing has materialized to date. More →
A camera without Wi-Fi? That’s so 2010. Today, Samsung announced its Wi-Fi enabled, 14.1 megapixel SH100 digital shooter. This new, connected camera has the ability to take your candids and, via its built-in Wi-Fi, display them on an HDTV with DLNA support, upload photos to Picasa or videos to YouTube, and post to social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter… all without a computer. The camera can pair itself with your Android smartphone for use as a remote and wireless viewfinder:
You can use Wi-Fi to connect to your Android® powered Galaxy S™ smartphone, so you can view the shot you’re about to take in real time on your phone. If you’re not happy with it, you can zoom in and out to get the best picture, and then activate the shutter remotely when you’re ready to pose. This innovation means that the days of running between your camera and your subject, trying to line up the perfect group shot, are over. Users now have total control of their camera in the palm of their hand, from wherever they are in the shot. Users can even use their phone’s GPS to record exactly where they were when they captured their favorite memories.
The SH100 can also wirelessly backup its stored images to your home’s PC. Not bad Sammy, not bad at all. The camera, which will be showcased this week at CES, will retail for $199 and should go on sale in March. We’ll take two. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →
Sony thinks their Google TV-enabled Internet TV product is the future of home television. We covered the announcement and played with the product a little bit at the press event, but there isn’t anything like getting up close and personal with something in your own environment. Your TV, your sofa, your own install and set up. Read on for our thoughts on Sony’s Internet TV Blu-ray player, and whether or not we think the future is here! More →