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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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Samsung demos 55″ OLED TV at World’s Fair

Samsung demos 55″ OLED TV at World’s Fair

So you want the amazing blacks that plasma can offer but in an even thinner package than what you’re used to seeing with LCD TVs? Samsung has you covered, if you have the cash. The company unveiled the 55-inch OLED TV at CES this year, saying that regular human beings would be able to buy it sometime in 2012 but neglecting to mention price. The company has shown off a mass-production model at the World’s Fair in Korea, although the price may send you reeling.

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Apple iTV said to feature Siri: resembles Cinema Display

Apple iTV said to feature Siri: resembles Cinema Display

Is the Apple television coming this year? Is it even coming at all? We can’t answer those questions, but more details seem to be leaking out about the mythical television set of lore. Cult of Mac reports that a source has seen the fully working TV in the flesh, and has spilled the beans about what to expect. Most of what is outlined matches up with previous rumors, such as Siri integration, but there’s one or two odd details.

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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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