Posts Tagged “Apple TV”

Google TV goes international. The world sighs.

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Oh, Google. How you try and try and try. It's like the puppy dog that continuously relieves itself on a brand new carpet. Or Carly Rae Jepsen performing "Call Me Maybe" at the Great Frederick Fair in 15 years with a cigarette hanging from her lips. You know it wants to do better than it's doing, but you just have no idea how to take it seriously. So ... Google TV, meet Canada, Britain, Australia, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Mexico and Brazil. From the Vancouver Sun ... "In the ... read more

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Rumors, rumors, rumors lead to …

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Before we get back to our regularly scheduled blogging, I would be remiss if I didn't offer upthis fantastic column from The Associated Press's Frazier Moore that you can find in its entirety here. Not only does he take down idiots such as myself who have shunned cable television altogether, but he also raises a few very valuable questions about the current state of television. It's thoughtful. It's smart. It's pointed. And most of all, it's a great read. Honestly. Go check that out before reading ... read more

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Rumors, rumors, rumors!

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Rumors, rumors, rumors! We love rumors! In fact, we love them so much, two separate exclamation points were used. Actually, we love them today because they involve some pretty juicy stuff. And by "juicy," I mean, "Apple Might Finally Announce Its Plans For Television World Domination Tomorrow," of course.From the wonderful Christina Warren over at Mashable ... "On Tuesday, Apple officially sent out invitations for a media event on March 7," she wrote a few days ago. "While the unveiling ... read more

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Look, friends: No hands!

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Let's talk about Kinect. For those who may not already know, Kinect is motion censor technology that Microsoft introduced with its Xbox 360 video game console a little while ago. According to something called Eurogamer.net, the next installment of the device will be able to read lips, detect when players are angry and determine which direction whomever is using the thing is facing. The site also says that it will be able to track the pitch and volume of voices and it will also be able to read ... read more

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… And one more thing

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Quick: Has anyone read the cover story in the latest Rolling Stone? You know — the one with a young Steve Jobs and a headline promising to shed light on a guy who went to great lengths to make his life as private as possible? The story was ... not as good as the people behind it wanted it to be. Why does his first girlfriend get an entire page to wax poetic on being young and in love while his actual widow gets no more than a mere one line buried on the 59th page, three trillion words into ... read more

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Who could have ever thunk Samsung would matter this much?

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Samsung. You don't really think about leaders in television when you think Samsung, do you? Especially with all the fuss Apple is making over someday creating a one-stop shop for all things television, it's hard to let another brand name into your conscious when thinking about the future of watching TV. But Samsung has done just that. Or, well, kind of, at least. The television manufacturer announced recently that nearly 10 million apps (short for "applications" for those who could care less ... read more

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Wait. So cable TV companies are the reason Apple can’t develop a successful television model?

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Well, this is interesting. While you were out cooking things over a fire in the rain, celebrating the summer that just left and an impending fall that people seem to think is beautiful, Jean-Louis Gassee, a former president of Apple's products division, took to his blog to share some eye-catching thoughts on the possibility of an Apple TV set. "The idea is exciting and so obvious, it's got to happen," Gassee wrote. "Imagine a true plug-and-play experience. One set with only two wires: power ... read more

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So long, farewell, Steve Jobs

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When Steve Jobs announced his resignation as CEO from Apple on Wednesday, the news wasn't shocking. There have been reports of health problems he has been battling for years now, and considering he had already taken an indefinite medical leave in January —  his third in seven years — the writing seemed to be on the wall that his days at Apple were numbered. His legacy will ultimately be unparalleled. It wasn't until he returned to the company in 1997 that Apple's quest for world domination ... read more

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Are you ready for iTelevision?

by Colin McGuire. 0 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen. Children of all ages. To the haves and have-nots. The rich and the poor. The ugly and uglier. Monumental news overtook the galaxy this past week. It's news of epic proportions. It's a piece of news so earth-shattering, it may very well turn this entire universe upside down. During its quest to take over the world and in conjunction with the release of the upcoming iPhone 5, Apple is planning to release television sets. Yep. That's right. Actual television sets. And even more ... read more

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