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Amazon set-top box to include third party apps for Netflix, Hulu Plus

Amazon set-top box to include third party apps for Netflix, Hulu Plus | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Potentially an ideal piece of home theater hardware for anyone heavily invested in the Amazon ecosystem of content, the retailer's set-top box is expected to include access to third party applications.
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Eager to see form factor on Amazon's STB and what different experience this will be providing vs a traditional smart TV

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What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't | kenkwl | Scoop.it
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I just ordered one for me - can't wait to play this this puppy

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Purchext Keeps Your Kids From Buying Beer With Their Allowance | TechCrunch

Purchext Keeps Your Kids From Buying Beer With Their Allowance | TechCrunch | kenkwl | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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college students may discover early that its on their own dime to have their own fun....

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Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World

Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World | kenkwl | Scoop.it
There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of malls, planes, clubs, and sidewalks everywhere: as mammoth, beloved, and expensive as their namesake.
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Amazing Story and F-up by Monster

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The Little Device That Might Change TV Forever Is Going To Launch In A Few Weeks

The Little Device That Might Change TV Forever Is Going To Launch In A Few Weeks | kenkwl | Scoop.it

another cool over the top device

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Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics

Apple Product Design: 35 Years of Consumer Electronics | kenkwl | Scoop.it
When it comes to industrial design, few consumer electronics or computer makers have the legacy or influence of Apple. Here's a look back at the history of its aesthetic.

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Wal-Mart Will Start Selling Cloud Storage At 3,500 Stores Next Month

Wal-Mart Will Start Selling Cloud Storage At 3,500 Stores Next Month | kenkwl | Scoop.it

service to charge $2 per DVD/Blue ray disc to convert to cloud then consumers can access on a variety of devices?  I don't know if walmart is the best place to get early adoption for this type of service.   The way this should work is that consumers rip at home and load up to the cloud - studios should just get their act together and support some software to authorize this task  

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Archos Announces the Child Pad 7” ICS Kid-Friendly Tablet — The Gadgeteer

Archos Announces the Child Pad 7” ICS Kid-Friendly Tablet — The Gadgeteer | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Children always want to have things like their parents have, and I’ll admit that my daughter had her first (hand-me-down) PDA when she was five.  Before that age, I wouldn’t have been comfortable even letting her play with my devices...

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Juicebox Wants to Be Your Phone Charger Away From Home

Juicebox Wants to Be Your Phone Charger Away From Home | kenkwl | Scoop.it

Meet Juicebox: the credit-card-operated public charging station that hopes to save you from disconnection.  Great Idea and like to door opening/closing option so you don't lose your phone and tying this to a CC to know the last open..

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TechCrunch | ZOOM’s B3 Bass Effects Pedal Launches At NAMM

TechCrunch | ZOOM’s B3 Bass Effects Pedal Launches At NAMM | kenkwl | Scoop.it
In a lot of the Paneldome demos I have done, I (flailingly) play guitar, but I am actually a bass player. That's why I am excited to hear about the Zoom B3 Effect Pedal/Amp Simulator released today at NAMM.
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TechCrunch | Marvell’s ARM-Based Chipset Tapped For New Google TV Units

TechCrunch | Marvell’s ARM-Based Chipset Tapped For New Google TV Units | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Everyone has already seen what the Google TV 2.0 update looks like, but Google and their hardware partners have been pretty tight-lipped about what kind of hardware will eventually run the show.
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Verizon To Launch a Home Media Server In 2012, Plans To Eliminate Set-Top Box

Verizon To Launch a Home Media Server In 2012, Plans To Eliminate Set-Top Box | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Verizon will be rolling out a new Media Server product for its FiOS customers late next year, which will be a single hardware device that will eventually eliminate the need for a set-top box altogether.
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Neil Young to Debut 'PonoPlayer' High-Definition iPod Competitor This Week

Neil Young to Debut 'PonoPlayer' High-Definition iPod Competitor This Week | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Musician and songwriter Neil Young, who also has experience directing, has been working on a competitor to Apple's iPod for several years now,...
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its about time that someone bring out a HD music service  with everyone walking around with $200+ headphones..

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Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia For Over $100 Million To Give It An Edge In Wearable Health Tracking | TechCrunch

Jawbone Acquires BodyMedia For Over $100 Million To Give It An Edge In Wearable Health Tracking | TechCrunch | kenkwl | Scoop.it
It was just about two months ago that Jawbone snapped up mobile health startup Massive Health, and now the company has acquired an even more prominent player in the health monitoring space.
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On a roll: bendable gadgets ahead of the curve

On a roll: bendable gadgets ahead of the curve | kenkwl | Scoop.it
The touted arrival this year of wearable gadgets such as computer displays strapped to wrists and in wrap-around glasses is just a step towards a bigger revolution in screens - those that can be bent, folded and rolled up.
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love the iwatch design....lets see when/if we'll see this sometime in next 2 years...

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Scientists Make Shake-to-Charge Cellphones a Real Possibility

Scientists Make Shake-to-Charge Cellphones a Real Possibility | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Need to make a call but run out of juice? Just give your cellphone a shake for an extra burst of power - that's the idea behind a new cellphone charger that turns movement into energy.
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Ouya Game Console: What We Know (and Don’t Know) So Far | Techland | TIME.com

Ouya Game Console: What We Know (and Don’t Know) So Far | Techland | TIME.com | kenkwl | Scoop.it

Over the top Game Console / DMP (digital media player) @ $99 sounds like a great device and priced right...

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5 classic marketing campaigns gone digital (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com

5 classic marketing campaigns gone digital (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com | kenkwl | Scoop.it
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Archos 7-inch Child Pad with ICS now on sale for $130, Aaaalvin squeaks in celebration

Archos 7-inch Child Pad with ICS now on sale for $130, Aaaalvin squeaks in celebration | kenkwl | Scoop.it

Archos 7-inch Child Pad with ICS now on sale for $130


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App Makes Your Smartphone a Hotel TV Remote Control

App Makes Your Smartphone a Hotel TV Remote Control | kenkwl | Scoop.it
The LodgeNet Mobile app lets you control your hotel TV via mobile device. You can also order room service and see local entertainment.
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Doodle Defense game uses Kinect to turn white boards into displays, dry-erase markers into weapons

Doodle Defense game uses Kinect to turn white boards into displays, dry-erase markers into weapons | kenkwl | Scoop.it

Doodle Defense is putting a new spin on a simple gaming idea using some open source algorithms, a whiteboard, computer, Kinect and a projector.

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Innovative New Social TV Platform TV Dinner Makes Social TV Fast and Fun ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

Innovative New Social TV Platform TV Dinner Makes Social TV Fast and Fun ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release) | kenkwl | Scoop.it
Innovative New Social TV Platform TV Dinner Makes Social TV Fast and Fun ...San Francisco Chronicle (press release)The first version of TV Dinner is an iPad application, but the company will bring its exciting new product to all devices in the near...
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TV Check-In Service GetGlue Scores $12M In Funding, 2M Users

TV Check-In Service GetGlue Scores $12M In Funding, 2M Users | kenkwl | Scoop.it
The space for social TV services—tweeting with other viewers during live broadcasts, for example—is still a wide-open game, with a number of players from startups to established consumer electronics giants looking to make a mark.
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Roku Is Now a Stick

Roku Is Now a Stick | kenkwl | Scoop.it
The tiny Roku box is just about as tiny as it can get—so Roku thinks it's time to ditch boxes altogether. This year, the next crop of streamers will plug right into your TV like a USB drive.
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