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TECHNOLOGY by Marauder
March 3, 2009, 10:38 PM
Filed under: TECHNOLOGY


Apple just updated just about every little thing they could today including adding a $2,400 24-inch iMac and a faster MacBook Pro. Remember that new Mac Mini with 5 USB ports? It’s real. (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/03/apple-updates-just-about-everything 3/3)


Good news for those of you with the well-liked Roku player. As we heard was going to happen, and then we heard was in testing, the little thing can now access the many videos on Amazon’s VOD service. (http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/03/roku-now-supports-amazons-video-on-demand 3/3)

Couldn’t get my Roku to work this morning and now I’m wondering if this was the cause.  I was dying to see the trailer of Man on Wire before trudging into work through the black ice enveloping 14th street.


The Always Innovating Touch Book does something Gizmodo has never seen from a netbook: it has a fully detachable keyboard dock and transforms from a standard looking 8.9-inch netbook, to a stand-alone tablet. (http://i.gizmodo.com/5162584/first-hands-on-touch-book-is-part+netbook-part+tablet 3/2)

Finally a Tablet PC that makes sense to me….  It wouldn’t replace your primary machine but it does make watching video on an airplane a bit easier.


While Apple’s iPods are doing a thriving business overseas, the company’s Mac PC platform has not fared so well … until now. Mac’s international shipments were up by double figures at the end of last year, and analysts are saying that’s where Mac will find fertile ground in the future. Reuters (3/2)

Tivo announced a couple of deals that should help it gain more of a foothold in the cable market: Tivo is teaming up with VOD and IPTV vendor SeaChange to integrate cable VOD service into its cable-only HD DVR later this year. Until now Tivo users have not had access to MSOs’ on demand titles & Tivo also announced an agreement with embedded tru2way software maker Alticast to simplify the process of integrating Tivo set-tops on cable systems. (Cynopsis 3/3)


Sony on Monday announced a new line of Bravia HDTVs and four Blu-ray products. The new HD LCD TV models are part of the W series and will be priced below other Bravia sets, while the new Blu-ray offerings include stand-alone players and home-theater-in-a-box systems. TWICE (3/2) , Electronista (3/2)

LG Electronics has announced that it intends to sell 3 million plasma TV sets this year, debunking a report that it plans to pull out of the sector to focus on LCDs. The company’s plasma push will focus on sets that are 50 inches or larger. Pocket-lint.co.uk (3/2)


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