While the picture quality on your TV has evolved over the years, the way you interact with your TV is still stuck in the Stone Age. That is, the remote control and channel guide still need some serious innovation.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced a revamped Apple TV device, a new iPod line, an iTunes social network and updates to the operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad at Apple's highly anticipated product launch event on Wednesday.
Landing in stores October, Windows 7 is sparking a surprisingly heated debate (in our forums, at least) on whether or not upgrading from XP is a good idea. If you're in the "nay" camp, we're going to lay out seven reasons why you should consider switching your stance to "yay."
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When Hulu, the online video joint venture of GE's NBC and News Corp.'s Fox (and now Disney's ABC), launched last year, CEO Jason Kilar said its mission was "to help people find and enjoy the world's premium content when, where, and how they want it." Perhaps what he meant to say was, "Anytime, anywhere, anyhow - except on a TV screen."
The announcement this week that Sony plans to work with other television makers to eliminate the need for set-top cable boxes could not have gained more affection at Fortune magazine's Hollywood digital test lab - also known as my living room.
In the middle of April, I sat around a wobbly Tufts University conference table with 20 of my peers, staring at a triangular plastic speaker. On the other side of a fiber optic connection were the two men who breathe creative life into the most innovative franchise on television. Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, the Executive Producers of Lost, were talking to 20 students via speakerphone about the show they created. I, along with a friend, just happened to be teaching the course that brought them to the table.
It has already revolutionized the music business with its iPod device and iTunes music store. Now will Apple help kill the television's industry historic reliance on the 30-second TV commercial to help pay the bills?
Stocks tumbled across the board Tuesday, with the Dow industrials sinking more than 500 points at one point, after declining markets in China and Europe and a steep drop in durable goods orders triggered a massive selloff on Wall Street.
Stocks plunged early Tuesday as investors eyed reports of slumping stocks in China and Europe and news that Vice President Dick Cheney was the target in a Taliban suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan.