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Texas Instruments Wi-fi streaming Miracast video hands-on

Texas Instruments Wi-fi streaming Miracast video hands-on

It's time to take a peek at Texas Instruments big dip into the world of streaming video content with OMAP processors and WiLink connectivity, both of them on display this week as TI aims for Miracast certification. Once Texas Instruments gains said certification from the Wi-fi Alliance, they'll be able to offer this lovely technology to their manufacturer partnerts. You'll be seeing Android-based full HD content from TI in as they say "secure, low-latency, wireless network connections."

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PlayStation Wonderbook brings Harry Potter to life

PlayStation Wonderbook brings Harry Potter to life

This week the folks at Sony have revealed the first of many titles for a device called the Wonderbook - an accessory that works with the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Move. This device is a blank book which, with the PlayStation Move controller, comes to life as you view yourself in the camera on your screen. Basically you'll have your PlayStation making your television a reflection of you with this book, but this book is then brought to life with augmented reality.

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Your next TV could be 7680 x 4320

Your next TV could be 7680 x 4320

The International Telecommunications Union has announced that it has agreed to a new draft recommendation on the technical details for what's being called Ultra High Definition Television or UHDTV. The interesting part is that not only has the ITU agreed on a draft recommendation for not one UHDTV resolution, but two. The draft recommendations will include resolutions of 3840 x 2160 and 7680 x 4320.

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LG outs new IPS personal TVs

LG outs new IPS personal TVs

LG Electronics has announced a new line of personal premium TVs that can work as both a traditional television and a computer monitor in one device. The two products include the DM2752 and the M2752 24-inch displays. Both the screens are capable of picking up terrestrial HD broadcasts and connect to a PC just like any other computer monitor supporting full HD resolution.

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EchoStar HDT-610R is world’s slimmest FreeView STB

EchoStar HDT-610R is world’s slimmest FreeView STB

EchoStar might not be a big name in the UK, but they’re hoping to change that with the introduction of a new FreeView+ HD set-top box. The company says it’s the world’s slimmest FreeView coming in at 14mm thick. The HDT-610R packs a lot of tech into that 14mm too, as well as a familiar software interface and additional apps and services from the likes of BBC iPlayer and Box Office 365.

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Kylo web browser for TV turned Open Source overnight

Kylo web browser for TV turned Open Source overnight

There's been a relatively large announcement made by Hillcrest Labs tonight in that they've turned their own "Kylo Web Browser for TV" over to the Open Source community. This announcement sets the Mozilla-based TV browser up for open-sourced management for its many features, features such as its ability to work with Mac OS and Windows machines and its ability to work with Freespace-enabled in-air pointing controls. This release will be done with Mozilla Public License (MPL) 2.0 "to enable developers to create new and different versions that extend its features and enables new uses."

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Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Foxconn reportedly making preparations for Apple iTV

Apple television rumors continue to swirl, and now the head of Foxconn has seemingly confirmed that the television is being put into production soon. Terry Gou, chief of Foxconn, gave a speech at the start of the building of the new Foxconn headquarters, spilling the beans by saying that the company was preparing to manufacture the TV.

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Toshiba 55XS5 offers 4K north of $9k

Toshiba 55XS5 offers 4K north of $9k

Maybe you’re not sold on this whole “OLED” thing. Maybe you think 1080p on a 55-inch screen looks gross. Why not future proof yourself and jump straight to the next big thing? Toshiba will be releasing a 55-inch TV in Japan next month with a 4K resolution, even if the content isn't quite with us yet. It’s not quite top of the line either, lacking 3D capabilities and useing edge-lit LEDs instead of the superior local dimming tech, but hey, it’s 4K.

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