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Intel Media VP of Engineering retires shortly before product launch

Intel Media VP of Engineering retires shortly before product launch

Intel Media's Vice President of Engineering, Jim Baldwin, recently left his position at Intel Media, just months before the company is set to debut its Web TV service. An Intel Media spokesperson told GigaOM that "Baldwin left Intel Media to pursue opportunities outside the company.", however GigaOM discovered through Baldwin's Linkedin page that he has retired. Losing a key player shortly before its product is set to launch is sure to be unsettling for Intel Media.

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Seiku’s 4K 50-inch TV hits shelves at a low $1,299

Seiku’s 4K 50-inch TV hits shelves at a low $1,299

The steady upward trot of technology has brought us to the trailhead of 4K TVs, which brings ultra-high-definition video to your living or media room, but not without a price tag to match. Such is not the case with Seiku's 50-inch 4K TV, which is now available for a price tag you'd expect to find on regular HDTVs: $1,299. We've got a run down of its specifications after the jump.

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CBS may also ditch OTA broadcasts if Aereo continues

CBS may also ditch OTA broadcasts if Aereo continues

Television networks aren't happy at all about the Aereo TV service. Aereo recently won a court decision upholding its right to stream broadcast television without paying retransmission fees. Previously, television studio Fox had threatened to pull its programming off the over the air airwaves to prevent Aereo from accessing its signal.

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Samsung’s offices searched by Seoul police over possible technology theft

Samsung’s offices searched by Seoul police over possible technology theft

It's no secret that Samsung and LG have been less than enthused with each other in recent months, with Samsung having sought an injunction against the latter company last year. The competitors aren't calling a truce any time soon, and it seems things might have jumped a notch, with Samsung's display business's office in Korea being searched by Seoul police yesterday over possible tech theft.

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News Corp threatens to cancel its free Fox TV network if Aereo isn’t banned

News Corp threatens to cancel its free Fox TV network if Aereo isn’t banned

Angered over Aereo's recent win in Appeals court, News Corp is threatening to cancel its free Fox TV network and switch it completely to a subscription-based service. Many other networks are also frustrated with Aereo, which takes over-the-air broadcast signals with its thousands of little antennas and feeds them to its subscribers' computers, phones, and tablets. Many networks that have fought against Aereo include Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, Univision, and more.

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LG and NCAA records the NCAA Final Four in 4K Ultra HD for the first time

LG and NCAA records the NCAA Final Four in 4K Ultra HD for the first time

LG, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, and the NCAA all worked together to record the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four championship in 4K Ultra HD resolution. This is the first time that a major U.S. sporting event has ever been recorded in 4K, and it's a start of more 4K programming to come. James Fishler, Senior VP of marketing for LG Electronics USA, stated, "After being the first to market with Ultra HD TVs, it only seems fitting that we'd be a part of the first major U.S. sporting event produced in 4k."

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“Defiance” is both a TV show and a video game

“Defiance” is both a TV show and a video game

The new SyFy drama "Defiance" is taking a big leap and is going to be the first TV show to have a video game counterpart weaved into it at the same time. While it's normal for some shows and movies to have video games made after they air, like The Walking Dead, Defiance will seamlessly connect both simultaneously. The actual show will take place in a revamped St. Louis, while you will be able to create a new character in a revamped San Francisco.

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Sony FMP-X1 4K Media Player coming over the summer

Sony FMP-X1 4K Media Player coming over the summer

Sony has just announced the pricing and release date for its 55-inch and 65-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TVs, however, to completely take advantage of the TVs' beautiful displays, you're going to need a media player capable of playing 4K media. That's where the Sony FMP-X1 4K Media Player comes in. The FMP-X1 is set to be released over the summer, and will bring 4K resolution feature films and video shorts to your television for $699.

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