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Monday, 27 June 2011 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Hulu is Going Up For Sale After Yahoo Offer
Last week, from seemingly out of the blue, the folks at Hulu received a buyout offer from Yahoo.  There's been no disclosure on just how much Yahoo was offering, but it seems to have gotten Hulu's attention.  After rejecting the offer from Yahoo, the folks at Hulu hired themselves a few investment bankers and will be going on sale within the next few weeks. While Hulu itself may not be a big money maker, the opportunities licensing deals and streaming infrastructure open up a world of possibilities to potential buyers.
Monday, 06 June 2011 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Microsoft Will Launch Streaming Television on the Xbox This Fall
Streaming television is coming to the Xbox 360, with Kinect integration for searches and more.  When the Xbox 360 was first launched, one of the rumors about its future capabilities included use as a tuner or DVR, but the closest we got was Netflix streaming.  Now it seems that those initial rumors are coming true, even if it's in a slightly different way that we expected.
Monday, 06 June 2011 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Samsung Smart View Lets You Watch TV on Mobile Devices
The latest app from Samsung is one that's incredibly cool - at least if you own a 2011 Samsung Smart TV and a Samsung Galaxy S II. Smart View is a free download that allows you to watch whatever's happening on your TV on your phone over Wi-Fi.  That's not limited to Smart TV applications either.  You can watch Blu-rays, live television, or even videogames - anything that's hooked up to your set.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 ,  Written by Dick Ward
Japan Broadcasting Company Shows Off Hybrid Broadband/Cable 3D Technology
Though 3D television has been kicking off with a great deal of hype, there's a bit of a problem when it comes to the viewing of 3D content from your cable or satellite provider. The picture may look good, but it's not Full HD 1080p.  What you're getting from your cable company is a pair of 1080i images - one for your right eye and one for your left.  Japan Broadcasting Company (NHK) wants 1080p for both.  They can make it happen too, but it's a little bit complicated.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011 ,  Written by Dick Ward
3D Lenses May Be Ruining Your 2D Movie Experience
If you've gone to see a traditional 2D movie at a theater that also does 3D you may have noticed something lacking in your film.  It's not that 3D movies look better - that's a matter of opinion - and it's definitely not your imagination.  The problem stems from the difference in technology needed for 2D and 3D films.  At the most basic level, 3D movies require a polarizer for the effect and have been created with that in mind. They're brighter to make up for the amount of light lost.
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