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Greek Athlete Kicked Off Olympic Team For Tweet

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Voula Papachristou, Greece’s triple-jump champion, was barred from competing in the London Olympic Games by the Hellenic Olympic Committee after an offensive tweet on Monday. She tweeted, “with so many Africans in Greece, at least the West Nile mosquitos will be eating food from their own home.”  The Democratic Left, one...
Greek Athlete Kicked Off Olympic Team For Tweet
PLAiR Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality To Any HDTV For $99, Now Available For Sale

AUO develops IGZO-based, 65-inch 4K TV screen, vows high resolution without the high power

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It's now clear that Sharp doesn't have an exclusive lock on IGZO displays, even for the big-screen TVs that are still the company's domain. AU Optronics has developed a 65-inch IGZO panel that wields the very light-friendly technology to reach 4K resolutions without the usual penalties -- as the...
AUO develops IGZO-based, 65-inch 4K TV screen, vows high resolution without the high power

Time Warner Cable app for Android tablets with live streaming is (still) right around the corner

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To be fair, when we heard that Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app for Android tablets might add live TV streaming by the end of March it was described as a "very loose" projection, so it's not much of a surprise we're still waiting for it now, in April....
Time Warner Cable app for Android tablets with live streaming is (still) right around the corner

Zeebox launches ‘Shout out’ and ‘Group Chat’ features to better connect UK TV viewers with celebs

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One month after social TV app Zeebox finally arrived on Android, the second-screen platform has announced a slew of new features designed to better engage audiences. Today’s announcement means that celebrities can use the app to draw fans into their shows, whilst letting viewers set up group chat rooms based...
Zeebox launches ‘Shout out’ and ‘Group Chat’ features to better connect UK TV viewers with celebs

A Closer Look at "SmartGlass" With Xbox's Marc Whitten (Video)

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One of the big surprises this year at E3 was Microsoft’s announcement that it had developed technology that lets you use your mobile devices as a remote control and keyboard for the TV screen. Microsoft Xbox Live’s Corporate VP Marc Whitten gave an overview of the application, dubbed “SmartGlass,” to All...
A Closer Look at "SmartGlass" With Xbox's Marc Whitten (Video)

YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics

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Crowdfunding, gaming, finding deals, and decorating your office  – these are some of the ideas powering the startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 Demo Day session three. We’re here at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum covering the flurry of launches, and investors are salivating. You can read our coverage of...
YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics
Broadcom unveils first Ultra HD TV home gateway chip

TWC TV Android app finally updated with live TV streaming

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Time Warner Cable users who prefer Android to iOS can finally enjoy live TV streaming on their Ice Cream Sandwich-enabled tablets and phones. As we learned when it debuted, DRM requirements are making live TV streaming an Android 4.0-only affair, but at least it's here. Subscribers can snag TWC...
TWC TV Android app finally updated with live TV streaming

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Oscars provide the perfect platform for promotion mobile shortcodes

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There was a “blink and you’ll miss it” mobile promotion during the Oscars - but a blink during one of the most watched TV events of the year is worth an awful lot. The acceptance speech for winning documentary “The Cove” saw one of the film makers raising a “call...
Oscars provide the perfect platform for promotion mobile shortcodes

Point this app at your TV screen and it overlays all kinds of augmented-reality goodies

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An Intel-funded startup wants to bring augmented reality to your television screen. Telibrahma‘s Point uses image recognition technology to turn your smartphone into a tool for a “second screen experience.” Using the Point app, you point your smartphone at an image on the TV screen, and it starts an...
Point this app at your TV screen and it overlays all kinds of augmented-reality goodies

One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

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Hey, it’s progress. Whether it actually ignites the kind of momentum needed to ultimately propel TV Everywhere to live up to its ubiquitous promise remains to be seen. On Wednesday, Viacom finally reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable, enabling the pay TV service provider to stream the media conglomerate’s...
One TV Everywhere deal down! (Many more to go)

ZombiU - review

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WiiU, £39.99, 18+, UbisoftThe Wii may have brought gaming to non-gamers, but the WiiU differs by not having any such focused agenda, and no WiiU launch game hammers that message home more emphatically than ZombiU. It's 18-rated, truly scary and surely the most compelling WiiU title in the shops so...
ZombiU - review

TV sees itself in a 'second screen' primed for popularity

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The “second screen” may move closer to the mainstream when the TV companion app Zeebox launches in the US next week, ahead of wider imminent deployment by BSkyB. But where is the real value in the hot new idea that many in broadcasting are still beginning to explore? “There’s no...
TV sees itself in a 'second screen' primed for popularity

Eugene Polley

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Father of the Flash-Matic, the first wireless TV remote controlOn his death at the age of 96, the US inventor Eugene Polley has received the accolade he wanted most: to be recognised as the father of the TV remote control. As he told the Baltimore Sun in November 2000: "It makes...
Eugene Polley

Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A “Hobby”

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For the past couple of years now, when talking about the Apple TV product, Apple likes to throw out the word “hobby.” It’s as if they’re ashamed of the device. And considering sales are anemic next to Macs, iPods, and iPhones, it’s no big surprise that they talk this way....
Google TV Should Finally Push Apple TV Beyond A “Hobby”
The future of MasterCard's mobile wallet: Instant purchases from within any app (video)

Japan's NHK shows off haptic TV, mini 8k video camera

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Japan's public television broadcaster, NHK, is working on technology that will allow people to watch TV with their fingers.NHK is developing a system that maps objects shown on the TV screen in 3D space. "Viewers" place their index finger in a device connected to several actuators that provide haptic...
Japan's NHK shows off haptic TV, mini 8k video camera

Someone Just Used WiFi To Put Hardcore Porn On Best Buy's In-Store TVs

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Gloria Berg was browsing TVs at the local Best Buy with son and grandchildren when suddenly some hardcore pornography was flashed on one of the TV screens. Here's how she described it to the local CBS news outlet: "It was extremely, extremely pornographic image," customer Gloria Berg says.  "I...
Someone Just Used WiFi To Put Hardcore Porn On Best Buy's In-Store TVs

Microsoft Has Patented What's Basically a Holodeck

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Let’s get freaky. (Photo: Rikomatic) Sometimes when you can’t make the trip to Risa, you might feel the need to recreate the pleasure planet in a fully-immersive alternate reality. Who wouldn’t? Ars Technica reports that Microsoft filed a patent last year for a “Holodeck-style, full room immersive display.” Score one...
Microsoft Has Patented What's Basically a Holodeck
Roku stick available in Oct. for $99, adds Vudu and new iOS app
CES: One television interface to rule them all?
Google is building an open AirPlay rival to compete with Apple
Xbox rolls out new SmartGlass iOS app update
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Nielsen: Women Watch More TV Than Men, But Connected Games Consoles Are Changing That

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The battle for gender equality is played out on many levels, from the workplace to the playground — and, as it turns out, the world of TV viewing: a new study out from Nielsen indicates that when it comes to TV, women watch significantly more than men, but it’s also...
Nielsen: Women Watch More TV Than Men, But Connected Games Consoles Are Changing That

Cord Cutters: Testing the Android-based Cloud TV Box

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The Cloud TV Box uses Android to bring online video to the TV screen. It’s definitely not Google TV, but is it better? Let’s take a look:...
Cord Cutters: Testing the Android-based Cloud TV Box

A web geek’s round-up for watching the Super Bowl

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The NFL’s Super Bowl championship football game is routinely one of the most watched televised event of the year with over 100 million viewers. But increasingly, people don’t just want to watch the game, they want to interact with it. For me, that means keeping my iPhone and iPad...
A web geek’s round-up for watching the Super Bowl

Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television

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Rovio’s Angry Birds games have been downloaded more than 1.7 billion times, and are played by more than 263 million active users per month. The company is now targeting those hundreds of millions of players with a weekly animated show called Angry Birds Toons, which launched in mid-March. Rovio has...
Angry Birds, fat pigs and the future of television
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