ifa2010

  • IFA 2010 Video: Plex Running On LG TV

    Plex, taking over the world. Only a few days after releasing Plex/Nine and Plex for iOS, the media center announced a partnership with LG to include a version of the software on its Internet-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players. But you knew that already. Wouldn’t you know it, I have here a brief video demo. Who loves ya? Read More

  • ESPN Thanks Sony For ESPN 3D Help, Says ‘People Who See 3D Can’t Get Enough Of It’

    Without Sony‘s support ESPN “probably would not have launched” ESPN 3D. So said Bryan Burns, Vice-President of ESPN, at IFA earlier today. Burns, talking before a reasonably crowded auditorium, reiterated ESPN’s commitment to 3D sports broadcasting while fully recognizing what we’ve all been going on about for months now: nobody’s going to buy an expensive… Read More

  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab Can Set Its Own Price, No Need To Directly Compete With The iPad's $500 Price

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab is going to sell well. It won’t be a blockbuster like the iPad, but it should still do alright mainly because it’s the first consumer-worthy Android tablet. Samsung can even price the tablet well north of the iPad’s $500 starting price. It will not matter. People will buy it even if it’s, I don’t know, $800. You might not, but there are… Read More

  • IFA 2010 Video: Yes, That's Spotify Running On A Sonos

    Spotify, the European streaming music service (that’s awesome), recently inked a deal with Sonos to allow the service to work on Sonos’ home devices. Here we have a brief demo of the magic in action. Read More

  • IFA 2010 Video: Where Are All The 2TB SDXC Cards?

    Probably the most striking thing I’ve seen so far here in Berlin was this: an array of SDXC Cards, from 64GB all the way up to 2TB. Now, I know SDXC cards aren’t exactly new—they were first shown off publicly more than a year ago—but actually seeing them in the flesh, so to speak, prompts the question: what’s the hold up? Read More

  • New Toshiba Pistol-Grip Camcorders Get Touchscreens

    Toshiba has dropped a pair of new camcorders at IFA, both of the genus Pistolgrippus. The P20 is the chubbier of the two, though that’s not saying much, since the S30 is only 19mm thick. Once you’re past the point where these things slip into your jacket pocket, though, a millimeter here or there doesn’t really signify much. Good for them, though. Read More

  • Galaxy Tab Rumored To Be Priced At €699/€799 (Update: Perhaps Not)


    These prices are in no way substantiated, but in case they’re correct, we’ll have wanted to have posted them as soon as they appeared. Several sites are reporting that the highly-anticipated Galaxy Tab, with which we’ve just recently posted a hands-on, is going to be sold for a mind-blowing €699 for 16GB, and €799 for 32GB – or more. That’s around $900 and… Read More

  • Exciting Video: LG's OLED TV Is The Thinnest In The World

    IFA still hasn’t even opened yet, but a few companies have been having informal “come look at our stuff!” booth tours. One of the bigger ones today was LG‘s, and this here is probably the flashiest of all their wares: a 31-inch OLED television that’s only 0.29mm thin. I can practically hear the LG managers yelling at their engineers, “Under 0.3mm or… Read More

  • Video: The Samsung Galaxy Tab In Action!

    Well, as promised, here’s a handy video of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in action. Apologies if it’s gets a little hairy at times—juggling two cameras while trying to navigate a GUI touchscreen isn’t exactly the easiest trick to pull off. Read More

  • IFA 2010: Hands-On With The Samsung Galaxy Tab, Which Is ‘Not Just Another Tablet’

    Samsung used its IFA press conference today to introduce the widely anticipated (I suppose) Galaxy Tab, the company’s Android 2.2-based tablet. I have a video rendering as I type this, but I just wanted to get some of the pictures up as soon as possible. Read More

  • IFA 2010: Hands-On With Panasonic's Press Conference. Hope You Like 3D!

    Perhaps Panasonic should change its name to 3D3D3D3D. The company that has “invested in innovation” (are you kidding me?) will debut a 3D camcorder, the HDC-SDT750, in Europe this October. It will also release a 3D converter lens (by the end of the year), for Panasonic’s plain ol’ Lumix camcorder. Of course, you’d need a 3D TV to then view the recorded 3D footage. Read More

  • Before Official Start, IFA 2010 Sets The Stage By Drawing On The Past

    I think the message coming out of the opening press conference here at IFA 2010 (the 50th such show, by the way) was: we were consumer electronics before consumer electronics became cool. (Take that, CES!) A quick video highlight package re-traced the show’s lineage all the way back to its inaugural gala in 1924. Six years later, Albert Einstein gave the keynote address, saying that… Read More

  • LG Rolling Out New Smart TVs At IFA

    There is a war being waged by TV makers. A war against set-top boxes. See, TV makers like LG and Sony don’t want you going off and buying a Roku, or iTV, or what have you. So over the last couple years, they keep adding features to their TVs — apps, internet, weather, that kind of thing. LG’s latest, which it will be showing at IFA this next week, doesn’t look… Read More

  • Latest Samsung Galaxy Tab Video Shows Off A Bunch Of Features, Sizes It Up Against The iPad

    Forgive the music because you’re going to wanna trudge through this video. It is by far the best Samsung Galaxy Tab video to date and might be some sort of official demo. The entire 2:43 video is filled with nothing but action shots and size comparisons. Is it an iPad killer? Still hard to tell, but this video certain makes a case for it. Click through for the video. Read More

  • As IFA Nears, Expect Nothing But Tablets & 3D TVs…sigh

    IFA is upon us; think CES but bigger. The showfloor doesn’t open until September 3rd, but most of the news should drop this week as companies try to steal 15 minutes of fame before the flustercuck begins. And this year it’s all about Android tablets and 3D TVs. I know, exciting stuff. You could almost feel the excitement at CES 2010 back in January. It felt like the whole CE market… Read More