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Redefining TV: CES exhibitors hope size and sharpness matter to buyers

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New televisions with huge screens and ultra high-definition picture quality are aimed at breaking a spell of disappointing salesElectronics companies are gambling that consumers will snap up a new generation of huge TVs with crystal clarity and eye-watering prices.Panasonic, LG and Toshiba have unveiled new TVs at the Consumer Electronics...
Redefining TV: CES exhibitors hope size and sharpness matter to buyers
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 launches March 1st for $500 on contract from Verizon

iOS device headphones and your Mac

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Your iOS device's headphones with remote controls also start/pause/ffwd/volume change your Mac. Plugging your iOS headphones (with remote control) into your Mac, the headphone remote functions will change volume, pause, fastfwd, rewind and track skip iTunes. Tested on MacBook Pro mid-2010 with OS X 10.7.2 [crarko adds: This is an...
iOS device headphones and your Mac

Roku's New Streaming Stick for TVs Lets You Ditch the Set-Top Box

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According to Forrester Research, more than 32 million U.S. consumers are now using an assortment of devices to watch Web video on their TV sets, from gaming consoles to set-top boxes like Apple TV, Roku and Google TV. These are often considered interim devices, while “smart” TVs –- ones that...
Roku's New Streaming Stick for TVs Lets You Ditch the Set-Top Box
Pandora Launches New HTML5-Based TV Experience, Starting With Xbox 360 and PS3
Google TV is coming to Europe this September

TNW at IBC: Ruwido's CEO on talking to your remote control and why mobile devices can't compete

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The Next Web is streaming live interviews from the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam and catching up with some interesting exhibitors who are launching products or breaking news at the show. Ruwido is a provider of input devices – more commonly known as remote controls – for IPTV, satellite...
TNW at IBC: Ruwido's CEO on talking to your remote control and why mobile devices can't compete

Great Mobile Apps Are Remote Controls For Real Life

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Editor’s note: Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark Capital. He’s responsible for identifying investment opportunities in Internet-related companies in addition to working closely with companies across the firm’s portfolio. You can follow him on Twitter here.  I wrote a Quora post the other day saying that mobile is just now...
Great Mobile Apps Are Remote Controls For Real Life
Mobile Summit 2013: Mobile as remote control for life (and you)

Roku's Streaming Stick Hooks Up With Hitachi, Mitsubishi, And Others To Make Dumb TVs Smart

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Today a bunch of consumer electronics partners have announced support for Roku’s Streaming Stick, which will let them introduce streaming video services to users without a lot of upfront investment. At CES this year Roku announced its new streaming stick, which is designed to let users quickly and easily make...
Roku's Streaming Stick Hooks Up With Hitachi, Mitsubishi, And Others To Make Dumb TVs Smart

Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers

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Apple’s multitouch finger controls on the iPad have inspired a wave of copycat tablet computers that will be out later this year. Those copycats are likely to get help from touch-sensor company Synaptics, which is announcing today that it has created a Linux version of its multitouch sensor system....
Synaptics lets Linux gadgets give the iPad 10 fingers

Video Discovery Specialist Veveo Launches Voice Search That Actually Works

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Voice-based search is all the rage these days in the video world, as Microsoft, Google, and Samsung are all rushing to offer new ways for consumers to navigate through billions of videos online, without having to use awkward remote controls. There’s just one problem: Up until now, voice search has...
Video Discovery Specialist Veveo Launches Voice Search That Actually Works

Logitech takes the wraps off Harmony Ultimate, Smart Control remotes

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Logitech has taken the wraps off two new smart remote controls, the Harmony Ultimate and the Smart Control. Both products incorporate Logitech's Harmony Hub and Harmony Smartphone App to enable closed-cabinet control and one-touch access to game consoles from you're the remote or a user's smartphone. The Harmony Ultimate can...
Logitech takes the wraps off Harmony Ultimate, Smart Control remotes

Startup beats Apple in race to revolutionize the remote control

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Industry watchers have been waiting for Apple (AAPL) to burst into living rooms around the world for more than a year now. Either on an own-brand HDTV, a completely redesigned Apple TV or enhanced remote control functions on iOS devices, Siri is seen as the key to Apple’s revolutionary plans. Speaking...
Startup beats Apple in race to revolutionize the remote control
Kontrol.tv Launches To Help Developers Build Multiplatform, Multiscreen Mobile And TV Apps
Savvy SoCal Students Bring Their Take On Laser Tag To Kickstarter

Clik pitches smartphones as YouTube-fuelled remote controls

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Startup is one of several looking to use a second screen to control the firstAre millions of people champing at the bit to find a way of watching YouTube videos on their main TV sets? Probably not, although that may change as Google encourages more producers and creators to launch...
Clik pitches smartphones as YouTube-fuelled remote controls

PlayBook OS 2 Plugs Some Gaps

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It’s taken months longer than Research in Motion promised it would, but the company’s BlackBerry PlayBook finally has native email. This morning, RIM released PlayBook OS 2, the long-awaited update to its tablet operating system that adds a number of key features which were inexplicably absent from its first iteration....
PlayBook OS 2 Plugs Some Gaps

YouTube Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality For Google TV With An Update To Its Android App

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Online video site YouTube is huge online and in the browser, but not quite as big on the biggest screen in people’s homes — the TV. Partly that’s because the user experience isn’t as good, as users are forced to navigate around billions of videos with archaic remote controls. YouTube...
YouTube Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality For Google TV With An Update To Its Android App
Comcast launches a new cable box worthy of taking on Roku, Apple TV
NBCU, Comcast buy in to Zeebox to take 'second screen' to prime time
3.3" HDMI-dongle Android Pocket TV funded within 1 week on Kickstarter
Android devices can now push YouTube videos to Google TV, act as remote controls

Remote controls get pointless as radio frequency gains popularity

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The use of radio frequency tech in remote controls for everything from smart TVs and BluRay players to gaming devices will see a huge uptick compared with infrared-based controls....
Remote controls get pointless as radio frequency gains popularity
Apple television is like a big Thunderbolt display, says source

Three Guys in a Garage Are Turning Your Eyes Into Powerful Remote Controls

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Forget voice controls as the future of TV. Instead, it will be all about your eyes. The technology already exists, and it was built by three young men in a garage. In their spare time. PredictGaze is software that turns the camera on ordinary computing devices into a sophisticated eye-tracking...
Three Guys in a Garage Are Turning Your Eyes Into Powerful Remote Controls

The quietest device in the room

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Remote controls haven’t had much sex appeal over the past 50 years. New technology is changing that — and creating a lucrative market. By Liz Danzico, contributor FORTUNE — When Joe Stinziano, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics, took the stage recently at a press event on the future of...
The quietest device in the room
New gesture-control app: Look away to pause your video, "shhh" it to shut it up

Will the next Apple TV be launched with Dish or DirecTV?

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By now, we’ve all heard plenty of rumors about Apple building an actual TV set — a rumor that was only fueled by the recent minor and somewhat underwhelming update to its existing Apple TV set-top-box. The question is: What kind of TV services would Apple offer on such a...
Will the next Apple TV be launched with Dish or DirecTV?

Google TV Gets A New YouTube App

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Last month, Google began showing the new versions of Google TV at CES, giving the press a taste of what was in store. One particular panel discussing Google TV’s new capabilities led Rupert Murdoch to take to Twitter, bemoaning the pirating ways of the search behemoth. Forbes has the backstory...
Google TV Gets A New YouTube App
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