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LIKE TOTO IN OZ, TWITTER OPENS CURTAIN ON MURDOCH

January 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch is using his Twitter account to give followers greater insight into his thought processes than he has displayed in most press interviews and public statements. On many days he tweets not at all; on others, he appears to be doing so at every spare moment, as many as six tweets in a single […]

WAIT FOR DVD’S ON NETFLIX AND REDBOX TO GROW LONGER

January 6, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Warner Bros., which was the first to impose a 28-day embargo on the release of DVDs to Netflix, RedBox, and other cheap rental companies, is likely to double that delay this year, according to published reports on Thursday. The studio, which is believed to have taken a big hit on DVD sales in the third […]

LG TO UNVEIL NEW TV’S WITH SPECTACULAR CLARITY

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Korea’s LG Electronics announced today (Monday) that it plans to unveil a 55-inch TV set for the home using OLED technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Until now, the ultra-high-definition, ultra thin (3/16ths of an inch) OLED screens have only been available on relatively small sets that cost thousands of dollars more than […]

COMCAST BRINGING LIVE TV TO IPADS

January 6, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Saying that its goal is to “reinvent how customers interact with their entertainment on TV, online and on mobile devices,” cable giant Comcast has announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that it plans to offer live television programming and thousands of hours of video-on-demand content via Apple’s iPad and other tablet devices […]

BITTORRENT CLAIMS 100 MILLION MONTHLY USERS

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is regarded as a telling indication that efforts by the entertainment industry to halt the illegal distribution of copyrighted material are failing, BitTorrent, the company that produces the file-sharing technology often used to download movies and recordings, said on Monday that more than 100 million active monthly users are employing its software. “This […]

NEW CHIP WILL ALLOW PIRATE-FREE MOVIES, SAYS INTEL

January 3, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Intel plans to unveil a new microchip at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that will not only allow consumers to download movies in full 1080p high definition but will also prevent the movies from being pirated. Details of the technology were not disclosed by Bloomberg News, which first reported on it today (Monday), […]

GLASSES-FREE TV SET DEBUTS IN JAPAN — BUT IT’S ONLY 20 INCHES

December 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The world’s first commercial glasses-free 3D television sets are due to go on sale in Japan today (Wednesday, Japanese time). Manufacturer Toshiba said it expects to go global with the sets following the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Masaaki Osumi, head of Toshiba’s […]