JVC introduces super slim, eco-friendly LCD TVs

JVC announced new slim LCD TVs as part of the company’s Procision series. What makes these 1080p TVs special is not just their thin form factor, but their reduced power consumption: The 42” LT-42SL89 and the 46” LT-46SL89 are promised to consume less than 200 watts, which means you don’t have to feel quite so guilty about their power ratings.

Slower economy to hit big screen TV sales

Apple TV gets unofficial SSD upgrade

Sharp’s 108” LCD TV on sale for $185,000

Sharp recently announced that it will begin selling its 108” LCD TV in the U.S. in September and if you are planning on buying Sharp’s 108” TV you may want to hold off on that next Ferrari.

Sega’s ‘BabeBot’ to cure loneliness in single males

PlayStation 3 getting trophies, in-game XMB

United Airlines adds iPod/iPhone connectivity

Age of Conan set for fast expansion

Digital Playground starts shooting adult movies in 12 megapixels

Vinyl records are making a comeback

Portland (OR) – You just might see vinyl records being sold the next time you visit your favorite music store.  Several retailers are bringing back these ‘blasts from the pasts’ and for one chain, Fred Meyer, it started with an employee data entry error.

Amazon offers $14 Blu-ray disc titles

Sapphire joins the 2160p LCD TV party

Not that you could really take advantage of the resolution of a quad HDTV today, but just in case you want to run a video game in 8.3 megapixel resolution – four times what current 1080p TVs offer - on a 56” display, Sapphire will be the second company we know of that is actually selling such a display. The bragging rights of owning such a TV come at a hefty price, of course.

Computex 2008: Aiptek reveals mini projector and camera photo frame

Sanyo releases 1080i Xacti camcorder

Crytek announces Crysis Warhead

Acer targets Alienware and others with ‘Predator’ – RAWR!

The name Acer doesn’t usually bring images of fast and sexy computers, but the company hopes its new Predator computer line will propel it into the hands of wealthy enthusiasts and high-end gamers.  The Aspire G7700 Predator case resembles something out of a sci-fi movie with its orange paintjob and lift up front panel.

Painter of light gets his own LCD TV

Imagine you are enjoying the scenery in that Thomas Kinkade painting in one moment and grab the remote control in the next to exchange the picture for your evening TV news cast. Samsung believes such a scenario would open a niche in the LCD  TV market and presented a prototype LCD TV that acts as a huge picture as well as a common LCD TV. 

Power bills Soaring? Turn off the Playstation: Study

Go retro with vacuum tube speaker amps

Get a blast from the past with these vacuum tube speaker amplifiers from BTX Technology.  The M30 HI-FI Vacuum Tube Audio System consists of two speaker amps (one for each channel) and two speakers.  Each amp can handle up to 30 watts and have a frequency response of 15 Hz to 40 KHz.  As you can see in the pictures, the tubes do get very hot and even in the sweltering Computex Hall 1, we could easily feel the heat radiating away.

Toshiba skips Blu-ray, enhances DVD instead

Toshiba may have lost the high-definition format war to Sony, but the company is not yet ready to build Blu-ray players, at least not officially. In a rather surprising turn of events, Toshiba reverts back to the DVD: According to a newspaper article, the company plans to release a DVD player capable of displaying high-resolution video by the end of this year.