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TECHNOLOGY by Marauder
May 12, 2009, 12:04 AM
Filed under: TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

The dismal economy in the first three months of the year did not slow shipment of liquid-crystal display flat-panel TV sets, according to iSuppli, which said shipments were up 10.5% during the period, to 6.3 million units. The recession did, however, help value-conscious Vizio rise above the rest and take the No. 1 position among LCD makers. TWICE (5/8) , InformationWeek (5/8) , Digital Trends (5/8)

Technicians are working on a smaller version of the HDMI connector that, according to this article, could be included in updates to the 19-pin port this fall or sooner. The mini HDMI, which could be used in portable electronics devices, measures 0.25 inches wide by 0.1 inches tall as opposed to the traditional version, which is 0.55 inches by 0.16 inches. Electronista (5/8)

To give its new netbooks a huge marketing push and plenty of display space, Verizon Wireless will pull the four-month-old "Hub" Internet home phone from its stores, although the carrier will continue to market the device online, according to sources familiar with the matter. At a $200 price tag, Verizon Wireless will subsidize the netbooks if customers sign up for a data contract starting at $35 a month. The New York Times/GigaOm (5/11) , The Wall Street Journal (5/8)

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