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The Consumer Electronics Show is always a big deal for HDTVs and the devices that plug into them, and the 2012 edition was no different. With the majority of households already owning an HDTV, manufacturers are pressed to convince you to upgrade, and are pulling out all the stops. We've got new dis

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. \"Don't throw the past away. You might need it some rainy day.\" -Peter Allen, from the song \"Everything Old Is New Again\" During the late '90s and early '00s, the hype bubble grew large about a number of ideas that n

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Samsung's been waffling on Google TV for quite some time -- prototypes aside -- and now Bloomberg thinks it might know the reason why. According to an anonymous source, Mountain View's been requiring that OEMs use Intel's CE4100 chip in their television products, and as any self-respecting chipmake

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So, the word is that Samsung was planning on showing off Google TV at its presser, but switched things up at the last minute and stuck to its first party Smart TV offering. Still, that didn't stop two Samsung Google TV boxes from showing up at the show floor, a Blu-ray player and a standalone \"comp

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Sony was the first to shove a Google TV all up in a display with its Internet TV, and now indications are that Samsung will be the second. According to Bloomberg, Sammy is set to announce a new line of HDTVs that will offer integrated Google TV functionality, as was earlier rumored, and while we do

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Looks like Sony and Samsung are looking to expand on their existing panel partnerships in the face of an expanding market for LCD HDTVs, with executives meeting Monday. Analysts are predicting an expansion of the S-LCD joint venture or Sony agreeing to buy panels and possibly processors from S

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By some reports Panasonic and Samsung were going to easily pass on Sony / Google / Intel's Google TV initiative, but a report today from the Korea Herald indicates that may not be the case. While LG has stated it \"has not considered\" making a Google TV, the newspaper states an executive from Sa

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