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Sony selling off Vaio brand and PC business after plummeting sales

Sony selling off Vaio brand and PC business after plummeting sales

By 6 February 2014

As tablet and phone sales soar across the industry Sony has been failing to shift PCs under the Vaio brand. Now Sony has announced it's going to sell Vaio and its PC business as a whole to Japan Industrial Partners by the end of March. Sony also says... >>

ITV Encore will launch on Sky as ITV's first new channel in eight years

ITV Encore will launch on Sky as ITV's first new channel in eight years

By 29 January 2014

ITV has just announced that it will be launching a new channel called ITV Encore, its first new channel in eight years. ITV Encore will be pay to view when it arrives on Sky as part of a wider four-year partnership. That will mean ITV content is made... >>

Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

Next-gen Apple TV could include built-in TV tuner, wireless router

By 28 January 2014

Apple will be taking its Apple TV set-top box a step further, moving beyond being just a deliverer of iTunes content, Netflix and Hulu. 9to5mac reports Apple is testing a built-in TV tuner within the next-generation Apple TV, a feature similar to what... >>

3D TV not dead, says Samsung, still 'a feature consumers like to use'

3D TV not dead, says Samsung, still 'a feature consumers like to use'

By 27 January 2014

Samsung has responded to growing concerns that 3D is no longer an important technology for home entertainment, and claims  it is still an "important part of our TV proposition". At the CES trade show in Las Vegas in January, the biggest technology buzzwords... >>

Foxconn considering 'advanced display' TV factory in US, perfect for Apple's iTV

Foxconn considering 'advanced display' TV factory in US, perfect for Apple's iTV

By 26 January 2014

Foxconn, the company who assembles gadgets for Apple and other companies, is looking into launching a manufacturing plant in the US to build advanced displays. Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told reporters on Sunday a US plant would be made up of high-tech... >>

Netflix confirms it plans to offer three tier pricing structure

Netflix confirms it plans to offer three tier pricing structure

By 23 January 2014

Netflix has confirmed, through an internal message, that it plans to offer a three tier payment structure in the future. At the moment the online TV and movie streaming service offers two plans in the UK. The first, at £5.99, allows for full HD streaming... >>

TiVo strongly denies rumours suggesting it's leaving the hardware business

TiVo strongly denies rumours suggesting it's leaving the hardware business

By 23 January 2014

TiVo, the maker of DVR boxes whose subscriber count has been dropping, has recently laid off the majority of its hardware team to focus on cloud and software products, according to Wired. The company is said to be keeping two engineers to focus on support... >>

Stream Ultra-D 4K glasses-free TVs coming 2014, smartphones and tablets to follow

Stream Ultra-D 4K glasses-free TVs coming 2014, smartphones and tablets to follow

By 22 January 2014

Stream TV Networks has created a class of glasses-free 3D screen that can manage 4K resolution. It first showed off the screen in the madness of CES. We met up for a more detailed chat to find out where the screen technology is going next. It looks like... >>

Amazon reportedly looking at Web TV service that would offer live content

Amazon reportedly looking at Web TV service that would offer live content

By 21 January 2014

Amazon is considering plans to offer an online TV service that would rival cable and satellite companies, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon is said to be approaching entertainment companies and media conglomerates about licensing their content... >>

Intel sells off failed OnCue pay-TV service to Verizon

Intel sells off failed OnCue pay-TV service to Verizon

By 21 January 2014

Intel has announced that it's selling off Intel Media - the company behind its failed OnCue pay-TV service - to Verizon. The cost of the deal wasn't disclosed, but Bloomberg reported in November 2013 that Intel wanted $500 million for the service. ... >>