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3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

3-D Vision CEO Gene Dolgoff speaks on his magical 2D to 3D conversion device

This week we got the chance to speak with Gene Dolgoff, known for his invention of the LCD projector, digital projection in general, and his new device that's up on Fundable right this minute. As he's more than ready to let you know, he's also got an incredibly fun fact up his sleeve: he inspired Gene Roddenberry to create the holodeck in Star Trek. It's from there you'll find yourself a bit intrigued with the next step in our current abilities to present 3D video and images through our own devices - with help of 3-D Vision technology that Dolgoff presents here and now.

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Google Fiber TV package priced and detailed

Google Fiber TV package priced and detailed

This week Google's Fiber ultra-fast web connection has been turned on in Kansas City, complete with a set of new hardware bits for users to make full use of it. One of these is the Google Fiber TV Box - this device connecting to the web, bringing you wifi connection, wired connection, and bluetooth as well. The Google Fiber Storage Box is a storage unit in which you'll be able to keep TV shows, movies, and more - inside you've got Two terabytes of storage and the ability to record 500 hours of HD content. All of this is controlled from none other than the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

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LG’s 84-inch 4K TV on sale in Korea from August

LG’s 84-inch 4K TV on sale in Korea from August

If you’re not content with 1080p on your big screen TV, then fear not: manufacturers are starting to roll out their 4K TVs, though you’ll have to pay a small fortune to get your hands on one. LG will be selling its new 84-inch 3840x2160 TV in South Korea towards the end of August, and is currently taking pre-orders. The company will be showing off the television in stores across the country, but quantities of the set will be limited.

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Samsung ES9000 75-inch HDTV unveiled for USA

Samsung ES9000 75-inch HDTV unveiled for USA

It's time for Samsung to take things up a notch with their newest, largest, and most expensive television yet in the ES9000 for the United States. This television brings in 75-inches of 3D HDTV - a beast so large that Samsung unveiled it onboard the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier. Samsung is ready for war, an entertainment in the home war, and they've brought on the monster to prove it.

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Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Rovio brings Angry Birds to Samsung’s Smart TVs

Samsung is hoping that Smart TVs will take off, Rovio is on a quest for total screen domination... why not pair the two together? Rovio and Samsung have announced a partnership that will see Angry Birds making the jump to the ES7000, ES8000, and ES9000 Smart TVs. The redesigned game will take advantage of the motion sensors found in the televisions. Angry Birds also leverages the new Smart TV SDK, allowing the app to run natively on the television without the need for an additional set-top box or console.

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Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung UN55ES8000 55-inch Smart TV Review

Samsung's D8000 was our TV of choice back in 2011, and the company is hoping to repeat its success with the new 2012 flagship, the Samsung UN55ES8000. A 55-inch behemoth, though with strikingly delicate design, the ES8000 ticks just about every box you'd expect for a modern Smart TV, and then some more after that. It also has a hefty $3,749.99 RRP, so can the quality live up to the cost? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Samsung Smart TV SDK 3.5 exposes voice and gesture recognition

Samsung Smart TV SDK 3.5 exposes voice and gesture recognition

Samsung looks to be doing everything in its power to make sure Smart TVs are a success. Today the company has announced SDK 3.5 for its Smart TV platform, which will allow developers to tap into features like voice and gesture recognition and add the functionality into their own apps. Samsung has made some more minor changes that should help the development process too.

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Samsung 75-inch ES9000 TV gets hefty $17k price in Korea

Samsung 75-inch ES9000 TV gets hefty $17k price in Korea

Samsung has priced up the vast 75-inch ES9000 HDTV we basked in the Full HD glory of yesterday, confirming our predictions that you'll need deep wallets as well as strong walls if you want one in your living room. Headed initially to South Korea, though expected in Europe by the 2012 holidays, the oversized TV is priced at a hefty 19.8m won ($17,436).

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Samsung 75-inch ES9000 HDTV hands-on

Samsung 75-inch ES9000 HDTV hands-on

Samsung's ES9000 LED HDTVs were overshadowed by the company's 55-inch OLED announcements, but the flagship LCDs are taking their turn in the spotlight now with the vast 75-inch model leading the way. SlashGear caught up with Samsung in London today, along with a hastily-freighted-in first 75ES9000 unit that had been brought specially from Korea this week.

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Toshiba fined $87m for LCD price fixing

Toshiba fined $87m for LCD price fixing

Back in December 2011, Samsung, Sharp, and a handful of other companies were fined $553 million over price-fixing claims. The companies reportedly met to fix LCD prices between 1999 and 2006, eventually being caught out by a investigation. At the time, LG Display, Toshiba, and AU Optronics Corp had yet to settle the case, but Toshiba was yesterday hit with a $87 million fine for its involvement.

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YouView launching in the UK this month

YouView launching in the UK this month

The UK is getting a new way to watch television today with the introduction of the YouView set top box, which offers on-demand content from the likes of the BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 in addition to standard Freeview content. Lord Sugar unveiled the box today in London, saying that it offers an easy to use interface while combing live TV with on-demand internet content.

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Vizio Co-Star offers Google TV and OnLive for $99.99

Vizio Co-Star offers Google TV and OnLive for $99.99

Back at CES 2012, Vizio revealed that it wouldn’t just be pumping out affordable televisions but also Google TV set top boxes. One of the devices at the time held the uninspired VAP430 moniker, but the company has today announced that the box has officially launched, and is now called the Vizio Co-Star. The box uses the latest version of Google TV, features support for the full Chrome web browser as well as apps, and has brought OnLive along for the ride too.

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