• Crunch Report | Netflix Is Raising Prices

    Netflix is raising prices, you can now syndicate your stories from Instagram to Facebook, Magic Leap tells us nothing about what it’s doing and Amazon is testing and optimizing its own delivery service. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Seagate Ships World’s First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters

    Seagate Ships World’s First 4TB HD With Four 1TB Platters

    Seagate will be shipping a 4TB hard drive that has the distinction of being the world’s first to include a 1TB per platter design. This basically means that each spinning disk in the hard drive has a capacity of 1TB, and that there are four of them. It’s not everyday that you can claim to that have something that’s the “world’s first”, so don’t be… Read More

  • Canon’s New Full-Frame Video Sensor Can Shoot Clear HD Footage In Exceptionally Low Light

    Canon’s New Full-Frame Video Sensor Can Shoot Clear HD Footage In Exceptionally Low Light

    Canon today announced the successful creation of a new full-frame CMOS sensor, designed exclusively for shooting video. The new sensor can capture full-HD video with extremely low noise in settings where it has been hard for traditional cameras to even operate at all in the past. The sensor will have immediate benefits for astrophotography and for use in security systems, but the developments… Read More

  • TechCrunch TV Goes HD

    If you have been watching TechCrunch TV interviews lately, you may have noticed the videos are much sharper, crisper and much higher quality. The reason: we’ve gone HD. We are now using a new workflow with HD cameras and HD video switcher. Our shows from New York (Fly or Die and Founder Stories) have always been produced in HD at AOL Studios. But, now our San Francisco studio has… Read More

  • Formula One Will Be Available In HD This Year (Finally!)

    Good news: Formula One will be in HD this year. You’d have thought that such a fancy racing circuit would be broadcast in HD already—how many years has Nascar been in HD?—but no; we’ve had to wait. Long overdue, yes. Read More

  • Did The Xbox 360 *Really* Usher In The Era Of HD Gaming?

    It’s the end of the year, and that means many publications are rolling out their annual “best of” list. I don’t know if *we’re* doing anything along those lines, but I *do* have a bone to pick with 1UP. They’ve a delightful little list of 10 things the Xbox 360 did to change gaming forever. You already know most of the list before reading it: Achievement… Read More

  • Video: Thanko's New Spy Watch Is Waterproof

    For reasons unknown, Tokyo-based accessory maker Thanko keeps churning out “spy” gadgets. This time we get a watch [JP] that looks quite bland from the outside but features a micro camera that can shoot both pictures and video. Another selling point is that it’s Thanko’s first spy watch that’s waterproof (IPX8 certification) – isn’t that great? Read More

  • Sony Updates Bloggie Camcorder To Touchscreen, HD

    Good news for Sony fans, the Bloggie camcorder that we saw a mere 9 months ago it already undergoing a redesign. I have to say, I like the new version better then the old model that we saw at CES. Read More

  • A Quick Look At the 21st Century 3D Dual Red 3D Rig

    Walking among the cars this weekend in Monterey I spotted an odd rig with two Red cameras attached to something that looked like a range hood. It turns out it was a 3D camera set-up from 21st Century 3D and records full HD at various depths and in a package that rides on a dolly. Read More

  • 7,680 x 4,320 pixels: NHK shows "super-HD" camera and display (video)

    If you ever thought full HD delivers pictures in awesome resolution (1,920×1080), think again. Because Japanese national TV broadcaster NHK is working on a camera and display system that boasts 16 times the resolution of full HD, namely 7,680×4,320 pixels. In other words, the format makes it possible to produce pictures four times as wide and four times as high as full HD. Read More

  • Sharp unveils world's first 3D HD camera module for mobile devices

    Sharp really believes in 3D, it seems. In the past weeks the company presented a new 3D touchscreen for mobile devices, then the world’s first four-primary 3D display, followed by a 3D e-book reader. And today Sharp in Japan unveiled [press release in English] the world’s first 3D camera module that can be used in mobile devices such as cell phones, cameras or portable gaming systems. Read More

  • Video: Sony teases awesome-looking interchangeable lens HD camcorder

    We were very impressed with the NEX3 and NEX5 digital cameras Sony presented yesterday for the first time. And today, the company in Tokyo announced [press release in English] a hardware prototype of a great-looking interchangeable HD camcorder. Technical details are relatively scarce at this point, but Sony says they will be using the same “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor the NEX3 and… Read More

  • Toshiba unveils 21-inch, glasses-free HD 3D display

    We’re about to get yet another 3D display. This time, it’s Toshiba Mobile Display Corp. that’s prepping such a screen, an autostereoscopic (glasses-free), 21-inch 3D HD display “for use in next-generation 3D monitors”, to be more exact. Toshiba says the main selling points is that its new “integral imaging system” with 9-parallax design makes it… Read More

  • New Elgato EyeTV hybrid is smaller, more compatible

    Elgato just released the updated version of their USB tuner, the EyeTV. This new version has been resized (smaller) and added compatibility with Windows 7, making it ideal for that HTPC project you’ve been thinking about. Read More

  • Samsung's new CMOS, HD-capable sensors could be picture perfect

    Camera phone pictures could get a whole lot prettier with Samsung’s newest image sensors. The Korean manufacturer has just announced two new CMOS sensors for mobile phones with improved image quality over greater depth of field ranges and HD video. Does it sound a little too good to be true? Read More

  • Rumor: Upcoming TiVo improvements include UI revamp and full HD support

    <A tipster writes in with knowledge of some of the improvements TiVo may be making to its devices. The most important: a move to full HD menus, improved search, and the phasing out of Series 2 hardware. Because the company stopped making improvements to the current software as of the middle of last year, our source believes that aside from minor add-ons like Blockbuster support the old UI… Read More

  • JVC's HD media player box supports SD cards only

    No DVD, no Blu-ray and no HDD: JVC Japan is keeping it extra-simple with the CU-VS100, a media player box that supports nothing but SD cards. Announced [JP] yesterday for the Japanese market, the device is targeted at people who just want to conveniently view HD content stored on SD/SDHC on their TV. Read More

  • Thanko's spy pen shoots video in HD

    Tokyo-based USB accessory specialist Thanko has a thing for spy gadgets. Just look at their spy button camera, the USB necktie with a built-in camera and the camera watch they developed in the last few months. Last July, Thanko started offering a a pen with an integrated micro camera. And today the company announced [JP] the so-called Super Slim Video Pen 2, which is a spy pen that shoots video… Read More

  • Canon's entry-level camcorders gain HD in the form of the HFR series

    CES is here, even though most of your friendly neighborhood CrunchGear writers are still in their respective home states. (We’ll be arriving in Las Vegas throughout the day today.) First up for me: new camcorders from Canon. Entry-level ones, too, so don’t feel intimidated. You’ve got the HFR11, the HFR10, and the HFR100. They’re basically souped up, HD versions of… Read More

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