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Swedish company previews Android-powered HDTV

April 7th, 2010

When it comes to television sets, 3D might currently be all the rage, but Swedish company, People of Lava, thinks everyone is crying out for a TV that offers much more than one-way interaction. With this in mind, the company with the kick ass name unveiled the Scandinavia, a 42″ LED HDTV that is powered …

Cablevision to offer a new PC to TV Relay service starting in June

February 24th, 2010

Takings its cue from the success of VUDU, Roku, and Boxee, Cablevision is developing a new PC to TV Relay service which will provide a dedicated channel for customers to serve up computer content to their TV. The service connects a home PC to a TV using a set-top cable box and can display Internet …

Walmart to buy VUDU online streaming movie service?

February 22nd, 2010

Walmart, one of the world’s largest retailer of DVDs, may be moving beyond physical media sales and jumping feet first into the online streaming business. According to the New York Times, Walmart is reportedly in the process of purchasing VUDU, an online movie streaming service that recently inked some sweet deals with big name TV …

Google airs rare search advertisement during Superbowl

February 8th, 2010

Rumors of a Superbowl ad for Google’s search service began circulating the internet last week when Google CEO Eric Schmidt tweeted: “Can’t wait to watch the Superbowl tomorrow. Be sure to watch the ads in the 3rd quarter. (someone said, ‘Hell has indeed frozen over’).”  Google, a company known for it’s web advertisements, rarely (ever?) …

Comcast rebrands services, new name is marginal at best

February 4th, 2010

So… how do you overcome negative public perception and customer service issues that won’t seem to go away? Fix the root of the problem? No. You re-brand yourself of course! Today, Comcast announced that the company name will stay the same; however the services have been renamed to… XFINITY? Yes, XFINITY. Starting next week, Comcast …

Boxee offering payment system, looking for content partners

January 21st, 2010

Boxee, the popular online video and TV streaming service, announced that it will be adding a payment system to its streaming  platform. The payment system will launch over the summer and will allow Boxee users one click access to paid content including TV shows, TV channels, and movies via a pay-per view or subscription based …

Verizon Android devices get FiOS Mobile

January 19th, 2010

Verizon couch potatoes throw your hands up! If you have a DROID or Eris on Verizon, and you’re a FiOS customer, you can get FiOS Mobile on your phone now. You can check TV listings, adjust parental controls, set your DVR and even check out Videos On Demand with the new mobile application. Verizon also …

Sling Media Touch Control 100 video demo at CES

January 8th, 2010

We popped over to Sling Media’s booth here at CES and took the new Sling Touch Control 100 for a spin. Overall, it’s pretty impressive and nifty, albeit a bit large, but the big, vivid screen makes up for it. Now, instead of picking up your heavy arm, grabbing the remote control and pushing all …