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Apple’s next iPad will be unveiled tomorrow – here’s what to expect

March 6th, 2012

Apple will unveil its next-generation iPad on Wednesday during a press conference in San Francisco. While the Cupertino, California-based company may have a few surprises in store for us, Apple’s supply chain has been leaking like a sieve over the past few months. The result is what should be a relatively complete picture of the …

Microsoft to unveil new Xbox at E3 2012

June 27th, 2011

A source with knowledge of Microsoft’s plans within the company’s Entertainment and Devices Division has confirmed with BGR that Microsoft intends to unveil its next-generation Xbox console at E3 2012 next summer. The source is not aware of Microsoft’s launch plans for the new Xbox, which we are told has been in development since 2006. Microsoft …

VUDU on-demand HD content coming soon to an LG BD390 Blu-ray player near you

September 9th, 2009

File this little guy under gadgets we need ASAP. VUDU has been tearing it up lately as the company wisely broadens its horizons beyond dedicated set top boxes. The HD on-demand content provider recently announced partnerships that bring its service to various LG and Mitsubishi flat-panel televisions, and now VUDU is taking things to a …

Zune HD specs reportedly confirmed; missing killer features

April 16th, 2009

We have to admit it… We’re a little afraid. Afraid of what you might ask? Afraid that all this hype surrounding the now-reportedly confirmed Zune HD is going to be the height of excitement with regards to the device. Hype is good, hype is great, but you need something special to follow the hype in …

YouTube adds more HD vids and three new landing pages

December 21st, 2008

Most of you have noticed by now that YouTube has made some dramatic changes to its site. The video screen now accommodates widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio for HD) and the “Watch in high quality” links will also include “Watch in HD.” This is pretty good news in terms of the direction the site is heading …

World’s first Blu-ray/DVD hybrid developed in Japan

December 20th, 2008

Here it is folks, it’s what you’ve all been waiting for (or not): The very first Blu-ray / DVD hybrid disc. With permeable layers for DVD and Blu-ray, and different thicknesses between those layers, the lasers penetrate to certain depths allowing for either the DVD or Blu-ray to be read. There is one huge benefit …

Amazon streaming HD to TiVo soon?

December 3rd, 2008

Listen up, couch potatoes! It looks like NetFlix and Vudu might not be the only streaming services that will offer up a high definition content. Opening up Amazon Video On Demand on your TiVo now shows a tab called “Available in High Definition,” but apparently clicking on it does nothing. A teaser, maybe? Or a …

Netflix HD streaming launching initially on XBOX 360

October 29th, 2008

Netflix streaming in High Definition has been a long time coming but it finally looks like Netflix customers are in for a treat – as long as you’re an XBOX 360 owner, that is. News is rolling in this morning that the leading remote movie rental service provider is finally just about ready to drop …

Slingbox PRO-HD Becomes a Reality

September 25th, 2008

Two short weeks since the Slingbox PRO-HD and Slingcatcher were first made available for pre-order, the PRO-HD box is now alive and shipping. It’s probably safe to say that after a delay or two, the team made sure that it got this puppy out the door ASAP. For $299 ($329 for our Canadian buddies) you …

Sony delivers a Point and Shoot with HD Recording

August 28th, 2008

Leave it to Sony to put 720p HD recording into the hands (or shall we say, the pocket) of the masses. Starting tomorrow the 29th, Sony’s latest addition to their Cybershot line of Point and Shoot cameras, the DSC-T500, will be available for pre-order. This 10-megapixel camera will record wide and full-screen 720p video at …