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Apple TV to pass 1 million sales mark this week

Apple has announced that it expects sales of its new Apple TV to top 1 million units later this week. The number isn't really that impressive given that the new device has been available for more than three months now:…

Sony debuts Music Unlimited streaming service

In partnership with Omnifone, Sony has announced "Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity," a cloud-based digital music service with six million songs, a number that will of course grow over time. The content comes from the four major labels: Universal Music…

HP to unveil three webOS tablets at CES?

HP is among the dozens of manufacturers planning to ship consumer tablets next year, and rumor has it that the company will introduce three models during CES 2011. Citing a "trusted source," Fox News reports that all three will run…

Roku CEO: Apple TV launch helped boost Roku sales

Roku has been selling inexpensive Internet TV set-top boxes since 2008, when it was only streaming on-demand content from Netflix, and has since diversified its offerings in terms of hardware and content. Reviews and customer response has been mostly positive…

Google TV partners asked to delay CES announcements

It looks like we won’t be seeing too many Google TV-powered devices at CES next month. After making somewhat of a weak debut in the U.S. earlier this year, Google is reportedly asking partners who planned to showcase the technology…

Google TV gets first update, voice-enabled Android app

Google has just announced the first software update for Google TV, two months since the first devices went on sale. In addition to fixing some bugs, there are four significant improvements to the platform: Netflix, movies, dual view, and a…

Foxconn now has more than 1 million employees

Foxconn is a factory complex in China responsible for building consumer electronics for a number of companies, including Apple, Amazon.com, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Nintendo, Nokia, Microsoft, Sony, and Sony Ericsson. This morning, the largest contract electronics manufacturer in the world…

Android users are the biggest data hogs

A new study has compared the data consumption of users of newer smartphones, including the BlackBerry Bold 9700, the Google Nexus One, the HTC Desire, the Sony Ericsson Xperia, and the Apple iPhone 4, against the iPhone 3G as a…

Sony sells TV with a built-in PlayStation 2

UK electronics retailer Richer Sounds is selling a 22-inch Sony HDTV with a PlayStation 2 built-in. Dubbed the Sony Bravia KDL-22PX300, the set sits atop the built-in PlayStation 2, and will set you back £200 (or about $312). Unfortunately, Sony…

Microsoft planning TV subscription service for Xbox

Microsoft has engaged in talks with cable networks and media companies to bring a subscription television service to the Xbox 360 game console, according to "two people familiar with the plans" cited by Reuters. The reported discussions include more than…

3DTV sales to more than double in 2011

3D hardware for the home has been doing well at retail; year one adoption of 3DTV is running at a far quicker rate in most territories than it did for high definition, bolstered by 3DTV prices falling by close to…

Toshiba and Vizio to unveil Google TV products at CES

Not only is Samsung planning to announce Google TV hardware in January, but it looks like Toshiba and Vizio will be joining the fray at CES as well. The news comes from "people familiar with the matter," according to Bloomberg.

XM and Sirius to finally merge in Canada

XM Canada and Sirius Canada are finally merging their satellite radio operations, assuming the CRTC gives the two regulatory approval. That's right, XM and Sirius never merged in Canada, and now the two have decided it's time to follow their…

Dish streams TV to Android, iOS, BlackBerry, PC, Mac

Dish Network has begun offering its subscribers the ability to watch all of their live and recorded television programs on several devices: smartphones, tablets, desktops, and laptops. To do so, subscribers must download the Dish Remote Access application and use…