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Wal-Mart announced today a that it will no longer be selling Amazon’s popular Kindle devices. Via a company memo issued to store managers, the parent company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said that their Wal-Mart and Sams’s Club big box stores will no longer carry the devices nor will they be available through either store’s website.
One of the announcements Apple did not make regarding their new iPhone 5 was about video… particularly video-out for a phone that can handle HD video in 16:9 format. The new Lightning connector cable is already a subject of some controversy as, originally, it meant users would no longer be able to use the much-loved/much-maligned 30-pin connector cable that the iPhone has had since its inception in 2007.
Sony has announced the what the company calls the “first full-frame handycam camcorder” with interchangeable lens capability. The NEX-VG900 houses a 35mm sensor with a resolution of 24.3 effective megapixels (said to be 40x larger than standard consumer camcorders). The …
YouTube and Apple… they used to go together like raspberry preserves and chunky peanut butter. They never exactly meshed together, but perfection be damned, at least they played nice until Google got fully invested in the mobile marketplace with their own OS and phone hardware.
Have you tried Google TV yet? This week guest writer Justin Ruiz compares two new set top boxes: the Sony Internet Player and the Vizio Co-Star. With support for full 1080p HD video, 3D content, and built-in WiFi, both STBs also run on Android 3.2, opening the doors for app integration on your TV set. Here’s a side-by-side look at two new set top boxes.
If you’re a Time Warner Cable customer with the TV Everywhere service you can now watch FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network live on your iPad, iPhone or iTouch.
The 75″ Samsung LED 9000 HDTV will premiere at a Santa Monica store in California for $8,999, which is a week earlier than other retailers and $1000 less than the suggested MSRP of $9,999. The Samsung 75ES9000 is a full HD (1920×1080) TV with a 35:1 contrast ratio running on a dual core processor. The 9000 is also ultra-thin at less than 1.4 inches with three HDMI ports, three USB ports, and optical cable port. The set also supports 3D and comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses. The Santa Monica Video & Audio Center will start sales today at 5:30pm.
It’s just about confirmed that the iPhone 5 will have a larger 4″ display. Reuters reported today from a briefing in Tokyo that electronics manufacturer Sharp will be shipping displays in late August, presumably for the iPhone 5. And, a Reuters source has revealed the shipment includes a larger 4″ display. Of course, nothing is confirmed except for the shipment itself, as Sharp wouldn’t divulge any details on size, technology, or what model the display will be used for.