the revolution will be televised
Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 18, 2010 11:15 AM
HDTV and 3DTV, make room for Smart TV. Google and Intel are set to unveil their vision for Web-savvy television at Google's 2010 developers conference, which kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco, in partnership with Sony.
Paul Otellini, Intel CEO, commented to FT: “The revolution we’re about to go through is the biggest single change in television since it went colour.”
Intel’s Atom microprocessor and Google’s Android operating system will power Smart TV. Next-generation chips and software will enable Web video streaming on TV and set-top boxes that serve as video game consoles to seamlessly combine Web content directly on the TV set.Continue reading...
Posted by Stephanie Startz on November 3, 2009 04:28 PM
The DVD death march continues.
Best Buy today announced plans to offer digital entertainment online, available to consumers to rent or purchase in partnership with Sonic Solutions.
The ambitious retailer will offer on-demand movies and entertainment, powered by Sonic's Roxio CinemaNow service, through various consumer electronic devices -- citing set-top boxes, portable media players, Blu-ray Disc players, mobile phones and PCs -- produced from a variety of manufacturers.
Best Buy is joining a cadre offering content on-demand online, hitching their wagon to the success of Netflix, Blockbuster, Hulu, Amazon and Apple.Continue reading...