Thursday, December 12, 2019

REPORT: INTEL PLANNING TO UNVEIL “VIRTUAL CABLE” BOX

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Intel is the latest company planning to get a jump on Apple’s long-rumored Apple TV set by launching a settop box in 2013 that will combine a number of broadcast and cable channels as well as streaming video-on-demand services at a price well below what a typical cable operator charges. According to TechCrunch.com, Intel’s “virtual […]

YOUR TV SET MAY SOON GET SMART

September 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Who needs Apple’s much rumored and much debated “smart” TV set? Apparently no one who gloms on to a settop box that will soon be offered by an Israeli company, eyeSight, and manufactured by a Korean company, Innodigital. Called the nTobeBox, the product will allow any TV set to be controlled by hand gestures. It […]

REPORT: NO APPLE TV THIS YEAR

September 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Remember all those rumors earlier this year about how Apple was about to begin producing a “smart” TV set based on a Eureka! moment that the late Steve Jobs experienced? It’s not going to happen, at least not this year, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday. Apple, it suggested, was being stymied in its plans to […]

IT’S THE YEAR OF THE SMART TV

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Judging from the new gizmos and Internet programs being displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it is becoming increasingly apparent that vendors are betting on 2012 becoming the year of the smart TV. Some of the hardware and software unveiled on Monday: Yahoo! Connected TV, which adds online content to shows being […]

CONSUMERS WANT “SMART” TV SETS, NOT 3D SETS

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although prices of 3D television sets have dropped significantly since last year’s holiday period, sales for them have not taken off, seeming to reflect falling interest in 3D in general as the year ends. What has taken off, according to a study by Parks Associates and reported today by Home Media magazine are so-called smart […]