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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: April 23, 2012

We've got a brand new gigantic review of ASUS new look at an Android tablet with Tegra 3 inside - NVIDIA's quad-core powerhouse! It's the Transformer Pad TF300 and it's time to get down. There are launch details for the USA inside that review and more details for the UK launch right here - grab one! Adobe has been extremely pumped up about the future of their software that they've announced in ernest today: Photoshop CS6 and Creative Cloud! Last night we saw the launch of a Samsung teaser and today we find that it's just a link to another teaser - with an insult to boot!

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Dolby, Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays

Dolby, Philips show off glasses-free 3D HD displays

Dolby and Philips have partnered to create a new 3D HD format and suite of technologies called Dolby 3D, which they unveiled at the NAB 2012 show in Las Vegas this week. The Dolby 3D format enables glasses-free 3D HD viewing for displays of any size, which allows 3D HD content to be delivered to any device, from HDTVs to tablets and smartphones.

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LG intros 3D World store on 2011/2012 Smart TVs

LG intros 3D World store on 2011/2012 Smart TVs

Television manufacturers may be keen on selling us the latest and greatest 3DTVs, but content so far has been limited. You’re pretty much restricted to buying 3D Blu-rays, and no one has really stepped up and offered the ability to download 3D titles over the internet. That’s set to change, as LG has announced that the launch of 3D World, a service which will allow customers of LG’s Smart TVs to watch 3D content.

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Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Smart TV has long been seen as the technology that cried wolf: internet-enabled sets that, while promising the web on your big screen, have yet to deliver quite as slick an experience as on a tablet or notebook on your lap. Not so, Philips co-subsidiary TP Vision says. In fact, of their smart TV owners, over 60-percent supposedly use those smart TV features daily.

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Lenovo to begin pre-orders for Smart TV in China

Lenovo to begin pre-orders for Smart TV in China

One thing that attendees of CES 2012 couldn’t escape from was the rise of the Smart TV. Various manufacturers like Samsung and LG showed off what they’re hoping will reignite television sales, with some sets running Android and offering a variety of apps and custom content. One surprising addition to the TV market is Lenovo, who will begin taking pre-orders shortly for their own Smart TV, the K71.

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Samsung 2012 Smart TVs with voice control shipping now

Samsung 2012 Smart TVs with voice control shipping now

The folks at Samsung have announced that they're now shipping all announced models of their 2012 Smart TV lineup, all of them Plasma TVs and working with gesture and voice control. With these televisions, ranging in size from 43-inches all the way up to a massive 64-inches, you'll be able to use your Smart Touch Remote as well as Smart Wireless Keyboard and stay completely up to date with the software of tomorrow with Samsung's own Smart Evolution feature. AllShare Play for connectivity with ease across all of your Samsung smart products and dual-core CPUs powering each of these monsters all but completes the awesome 2012 Smart TV offering from Samsung.

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Sceptre offers next gen eco friendly 40-inch LCD TV

Sceptre offers next gen eco friendly 40-inch LCD TV

If you're in the market for a new TV that is cheap and green, Sceptre has a new product that fits the bill. The TV is called the X409BV-FHD and falls into the 40-inch category, but has a 38.5-inch viewable image. The set is compliant with the stringent Energy Star 5.3 guidelines so it costs only about $14 a year to run. The TV also has other important features to go along with the energy efficiency.

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Apple Television talk reignites with Sharp patent overlap

Apple Television talk reignites with Sharp patent overlap

Long-standing rumors of a standalone Apple TV set continue to percolate, with suggestions that Foxconn parent Hon Hai's display deal with Sharp, along with fresh Apple panel patents, lend weight to the HDTV whispers. The Cupertino company is apparently working on an advancement of Fringe Field Switching (FSS) systems suitable for HDTV-scale panels, with Patently Apple flagging up a recently granted patent for the TFT LCD display technology. FSS is currently used in Apple's smaller devices, and relies on IPS display technology of which Sharp is a notable patent holder.

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Sharp reveals 2012 AQUOS TV lineup

Sharp reveals 2012 AQUOS TV lineup

The folks at Sharp are this week revealing their 2012 lineup for televisions and it's the AQUOS brand they'll be sticking with for units ranging from a modest 42-inches all the way up to the gigantic 80-inch flagships. This lineup will bring the 5 and 6-series AQUOS LCD TVs with the relatively small 42-inch LC-42LE540U at $900 up to the 70-inch LC-70LE640U which will ring in at $3,000. Up on the higher end side of things you'll see the flagship 80-inch LC-80LE844U 3D TV for just a bit more: $6,000 MSRP.

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