Google to start TV service in U.S. this fall

Google Inc will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room. CEO Eric Schmidt said the service, which will allow full Internet browsing via the television, would be free, and Google would work with a variety of programme makers and electronics manufacturers to bring it to consumers. "We will work with content providers, but it is very unlikely that we will get into actual content production," Schmidt told journalists after a keynote speech to the IFA consumer electronics trade fair in Berlin. Sony said last week it had agreed to have Google TV on its television sets, and Samsung has said it was looking into using the service.

XpanD Unveils what it is calling the World's First Universal 3D Glasses At IFA

XpanD is unveiling its Universal 3D Glasses at IFA in Berlin. The glasses, which are available in four colors and different shapes and sizes to meet any 3D enthusiast’s unique style and size, are solving the biggest 3D challenge in consumer electronics – the incompatibility between different 3DTV manufacturers. With XpanD Universal 3D Glasses, anyone can experience the most engaging and dynamic 3D technology with any 3D-ready television display in virtually any environment. While retailers have struggled with selling 3D glasses that are only compatible with a single brand of 3D-ready television, the XpanD Universal 3D Glasses are compatible with any 3D-ready display, regardless of brand. This “must-have” technology is a tremendous benefit to retailers, as the Universal 3D Glasses will help drive sales of 3D-ready displays. XpanD did not announce pricing or a release date.


The course includes the proper installation of central vacuum systems and accessories including Hide-A-Hose, Vroom and Spot.


Meridian Audio, Britain's leading specialist manufacturer of high-end audio and video entertainment equipment, has developed a Limited Edition of the recently launched Meridian M80 compact entertainment system exclusively for The Savoy in London.

GreenPeak launches "Push -Messaging" and "Find -Me" for remote controls

GreenPeak Technologies, added smart "push messaging" and "find-me" apps to its current offering of communication controllers for ZigBee RF4CE remote controls. No more lost remotes. No more duct taped wrapped remote controls.

Text to speech software Panopreter Plus makes your PC speak and converts text to mp3 released text to speech software Panopreter Plus which reads aloud text and converts text to mp3 and wave audio files.

ATEN Unveils Industry -First 2x4 DVI -HDMI Matrix KVMP Switch

The ATEN CM0264 is a next generation KVMP Switch for multimedia applications and offers the ultimate in advanced, streamlined KVM technology for the desktop


Attendees at this year's CEDIA EXPO will see two new electric powerheads - EG1200 and EG1400. These two powerheads will join the premium Edge powerhead in offering cleaning versatility.

Amazon, Apple Rivalry Moves Beyond Music and E-Books Into TV Shows

TV shows are emerging as a new front in the war over digital media between Inc. and Apple Inc., amid their ongoing battles over electronic books and online music. Hours after Apple said Wednesday that it would begin renting some shows for 99 cents per episode, Amazon cut its price on a similar set of shows to 99 cents from $2.99. And unlike Apple, which rents the videos, Amazon lets its customers buy the shows. For the past several years, Amazon and Apple have both offered services that let consumers buy or rent films over the Internet on a one-by-one basis and watch them on TVs, game consoles or portable devices. It's part of a wider race among cable-TV and satellite-TV providers and tech companies, including Netflix Inc. and Google Inc., to dominate the digital delivery of TV and movies. That race heated up on Wednesday when Apple introduced an updated Apple TV set-top box for $99 and said it reached deals to offer rentals for a selection of TV shows from News Corp.'s Fox and Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, ABC Family and Disney Channel, as well as BBC America.

Panasonic showcases innovation at IFA 2010

Under the theme "3D your world", Panasonic has showcased its end-to-end 3D leadership at IFA 2010 in Berlin, unveiling new partnerships to help deliver innovative 3D entertainment to consumers, and demonstrating further expansions to its 3D product s

Pakedge to Feature New, Patented Wireless Connectivity Solutions and Other Innovative Products at CEDIA 2010

CEDIA 2010 MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Frank Doris / Public Relations 631.645.5668

PHC REBRANDS AS PRO - Pro Audio Technology

Professional Home Cinema Rebrands As Pro Audio Technology

Atlona Technologies Releases new Wireless KVM extender, the AT -PCLink

Atlona Technologies adds to their Wireless Accessory Line for a whole new user experience with a wireless KVM extender for PCs using Ultra Wide Band (UWB) to extend DVI signal, along with USB, and stereo audio up to 30 feet away.

Sanus Redesigns One of its Most Popular TV Mounts with Updated Technologies, New Size Range and Lower Profile

The VMPL50A is a redesign of one of Sanus' most popular mounts, the VMPL50, with newly incorporated technologies for easy installation, a lower profile, an open wall plate for cable management and an updated size range for larger TVs.

SoundTech Marketing Wins Milestone's "Customer Service Rep Firm of the Year" Award

Colorado-based manufacturers rep recognized for outstanding customer support initiatives for Chief and Sanus products

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