Remember the Ikea Uppleva TV we saw a couple of weeks ago? well, the company has finally put a price on it, and if you ask us its quite alright. The unit will be available in sizes ranging from 24 inches-46 inches and prices starting US$ 960 (Rs. 50,000) in Europe. The ready unit will have a built-in Blu-ray player and a wireless subwoofer, and is being assembled by TCL Multimedia a manufacturer in China
Uppleva is expected to be available in France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden beginning next month, other European countries later in the year, followed by the US in 2013 and sometime in the next 10 years to India (zing!)
We can keep waiting for Apple’s supposed iTV but looks like IKEA is in no mood for waiting. Global Furniture and household goods giant Ikea has announced “Uppleva” a customizable, TV cabinet which has a DVD player and TV built right into it. You also have Surround Sound with a wireless subwoofer.
This brilliant piece of furniture can be picked up in various options with prices starting from US$ 960 ( about INR 50,000). As far as the TV is concerned, it is a Full HD LED display along with Smart features, Fm Radio, Internet streaming, apps, and multiple inputs including 4 HDMI and 2 USB inputs.
Heard rumors of an Apple TV with Siri voice control, well Samsung’s not even waiting for that to launch as the company has already launched a new remote with voice activated functionality. The new remote is a Universal remote and can be used on all Samsung Televisions and Home Theater systems. It drops all flavor of buttons to be replaced with voice features.
While the remote will use a combination of Bluetooth and IR to connect to a range of existing and upcoming TVs, Samsung is yet to give out an official list of supported devices, or even if the remote will work cross brands. The remote can also be used for [...]
Optical discs are quite an old technology. They’re big, fragile and easily damaged, and the principle behind them hasn’t changed much in years. GE has developed a commercial micro-holographic storage technology that can store 500 GB on a single optical disk the size of a CD. That’s over 20 times the storage capacity of today’s single side Blu-Rays and over 100 times the storage capacity of a single DVD.
GE has had this technology for a few years now but the real breakthrough was made when they successfully created a reader/writer system which can read and record data to and from the disc at [...]