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Apple airs two new iPhone 5 commercials

Apple airs two new iPhone 5 commercials

Today, Apple posted up two new iPhone 5 commercials on their YouTube account. One is titled "Orchestra" and the other is called "Turkey." Obviously, we knew they would release a Thanksgiving-themed ad, so we're not too surprised here. However, the two advertisements focus on smaller features of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 -- Photo Stream and the ambient noise sensor.

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DISH Network adds automatic ad skipping to Hopper DVRs

DISH Network adds automatic ad skipping to Hopper DVRs

The rise of TiVo and other digital video recorders foretold an apocalypse, a sweeping river of change that would destroy the television industry as we know it thanks to lowered commercial advertising revenue. Except it didn't - it just made it easier to skip those four Honda commercials interrupting Law & Order. Now DISH Network has taken it one step further, installing a feature on its Hopper DVRs that automatically bypasses commercials.

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Walmart intros “Pay with Cash” for online shoppers

Walmart intros “Pay with Cash” for online shoppers

Walmart is launching a new scheme for those unable or unwilling to pay for items using a credit or debit card over the internet. The scheme is called “Pay with Cash”, and would let customers order items on Walmart’s website, then pay for the item at a local store in cash. Joel Anderson, CEO of Walmart, says that only 15% of Walmart transactions are carried out using credit cards, and there’s a large portion of customers dependant on cash.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Commercial Touts 8.49mm Thinness

Samsung Galaxy S II Commercial Touts 8.49mm Thinness

Samsung is ramping up its marketing for the Samsung Galaxy S II as we get closer and closer to the May 1st launch in the UK. We still think the extreme unboxings were mighty awesome of Samsung, especially with our own Chris Davies unboxing a Galaxy S II while strapped into a rally car going 120mph over bumpy dirt roads. But this new commercial released today shifts focus from its power and speed to its amazing thinness of only 8.49mm.

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Sony Unleashes New Xperia Play Commercials, Humorous and Raunchy

Sony Unleashes New Xperia Play Commercials, Humorous and Raunchy

Sony Ericsson has unleashed some new advertisements for their upcoming Xperia Play handset, which is set to release around mid-April. Kristen Schaal stars in the line of adverts and shows you the capabilities of the “Playstation phone”, especially the gaming aspects. If you’ve seen some of the recent commercials for the PS3 about gaming, these are in the same vein, but taken to another level.

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