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JAPAN: New Year sales are just massive!

Andrew Everard Fri, 1 Jan 2010, 6:20am

Morning. Happy New Year and all that.Bit confused today, not least because by the time you hit the big bongs and the Auld Lang Syne, we were already having breakfast.The slight sake hangover didn't help, and neither did the memory of a four-hour ...

Is 3D the future of TV?

Andy Clough Thu, 26 Nov 2009, 1:25pm

With 3D movies hitting cinemas, and the new screens, broadcasts and games arriving as early as 2010, we ask if TV is really about to enter another dimension 3D is fast becoming one of the buzz words of 2009: thanks to Hollywood's ...

iPhone Wars: O2 vs Orange

Joe Cox Mon, 2 Nov 2009, 4:23pm

O2's exclusive contract with Apple for the iPhone is coming to an end in a little over a week, with Orange set to be the second provider available from November 10th. Vodafone will be joining the party in 'early 2010', so it's no surprise that ...

CEATEC 2009: Panasonic's 3D seminar lacks depth but comes up with all the standard answers

Andrew Everard Wed, 7 Oct 2009, 4:22pm

(Caution: the following may cause dizziness)Like it or not, 3D TV is coming, and soon. The CEATEC 2009 show has 3D firmly on the front-burner – a burner 30% more energy efficient than last year's, of course... – with even those companies not ...

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Incredibly, more on last week's amazing Apple launch

Andrew Everard Thu, 17 Sep 2009, 12:05pm

Just in case you think I went a bit OTT when I asked whether last week's Apple launch was more hype than hardware, click the pic... 

BDA Taskforce is go!

Richard Melville Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 4:56pm

During our trip to Europe's biggest consumer electronics show (IFA) last week, we had a chance to listen to the latest developments in the Blu-ray market with representatives from Disney, Sony and Amazon all present. Together, they head the ...

The Apple Launch: was that it?

Andrew Everard Thu, 10 Sep 2009, 12:56pm

I suppose by now I should be used to every utterance from the people in the Infinite Loop being hailed as the Second Coming. But even by the usual standards of a lot of hoopla about not very much, Apple's latest world-shaking announcements of ...

LG and Samsung prosper in LCD boom-time

Andrew Everard Sun, 6 Sep 2009, 4:19pm

LED backlights, emerging markets and eco-considerations are fuelling a boom-time for Korea's leaders of the global LCD TV market.LG expects a near-50% increase in its sales next year, while Samsung says it's on course to sell two million ...

3D at home: look out, there's a monster coming…

Andrew Everard Sat, 5 Sep 2009, 10:11am

So, the 2009 IFA show has been awash with 3D demonstrations from big names including LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. The Blu-ray Disc Association is promising 3D standards will be set by the end of the year. And some of the big movers and ...

IFA, Berlin: Sony talks eco issues

Richard Melville Fri, 4 Sep 2009, 12:21pm

  Today we're in Berlin, at Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA. Surrounded by thousands of TVs, Blu-ray players and hi-fi systems, it's the perfect place to talk about eco issues and how technology affects climate change.To ...