Along with a megapixel camera, and camcorder capabilities, Sprint is making headway into the TV broadcast arena. With their new Samsung MM-A700 handset, you'll be able to get 15-frame-per-second streaming video. Content includes highlights from the Olympics and Sprint TV: a compilation of content from the NBC TV network, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel Interactive, and other sources. The service is $9.99 a month, with the option to add on additional premium channels at $4.95 each per month. Sprint's new MM-A700 handset is $399.99, or $249.99 after rebate with a two-year agreement.
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We're slowly getting there, but this year's Olympics will only be seen with some limitations for HD subscribers, estimated to be around 2.5 million people. Interestingly, there are about 5 million HDTV sets out there without HD receivers. In other words, people are buying the sets, but aren't yet flocking to a cable or satellite HD subscription. You can find out more about how HDTV's work here.
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The new LL-151-3D provides a new way to view 3D images without the hassle of special 3D glasses. The display acts as an LCD monitor, which, at the touch of a button, will switch into 3D mode, allowing software programs designed to display graphics in 3D to become much more immersive. The LL-151-3D cannot translate 2D images into 3D on its own, but requires special software for this operation to work.
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Looks like tablet PC's just aren't catching on the way they were expected to, due to the complex applications requirements of the US workforce. Lower prices would also appear to help. The latest market data shows that notebooks continue to out-ship tablets by more than 100 to one.
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The bad news: The update is 80 megs large. The good news: It will help protect your system from cyber-attacks by installing a built in firewall, among other things. Microsoft plans to use the improvements found in Service Pack 2 on future iterations of the Windows platform. They're also urging users to turn on the automatic update function on their systems, so that current and future updates may be slowly downloaded with minimal disruption to your normal computer activities.
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By now you've heard about JAKKS TVGames line of interactive entertainment products. You'll even find a review of their excellent Ms. Pac-Man TVGame right on our front page. Recently, Gear Live had a chance to speak with the great folks at the company for an inside scoop at how this product line came about, and what can we expect in the future. Click below to read the interview!
It's getting increasingly easier to look cool while still being high-tech. PalmOne just began to offer some fashionable accessories for their various handhelds and smartphones. The new high-end Persona accessory line is making its introduction with some quality personalizable leather cases. The Vaja cases offer a nice variety of colors, along with the option to emboss your name on the back cover or the inside lid.
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