All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Panasonic’

CES: Firefox OS Heads To Televisions

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mozilla announced some new developments for Firefox OS to help expand it into more device categories. These include televisions, and Panasonic announced a lineup of 4K Ultra HD smart TVs powered by the operating system. “Mozilla and Panasonic collaborated to create a new innovative, interactive and customizable user interface powered by Firefox …

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Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Deals

Black Friday, a ritual when ravenous consumers hoard big-box retailers to secure their deals, is right around the corner, and Best Buy is offering deals online now, and will commence in-store deals on Thanksgiving day. The online deals are now live, and the in-store doorbusters begin on Thursday at 5 p.m., local time, and over 1,000 stores in 47 states …

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Best TV Deals for Shoppers on Black Friday

The best TV deals for Black Friday, according to Consumer Reports, include 40 to 55-inch models. Black Friday has long been a huge day for electronics sales, with TVs at the top of the list. What better way is there to get a new TV than to seek out the best TV deals on the biggest retail shopping day of …

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Jeff Gordon Gets New Panasonic Sponsorship Deal

The Hendrick Motorsports auto racing team this week announced a new, expanded multi-year sponsorship deal with Panasonic. The deal includes primary sponsorship of Jeff Gordon‘s number 24 car in two Sprint Cup races each year through 2016 and an associate-level sponsorship for other races. Panasonic and Hendrick Motorsports have had a technology partnership deal since 2007. Jeff Gordon is a …

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Sony, Panasonic Announce Blu-ray Successor

Though cloud storage has become the preferred data storage and backup method for many consumers, the speed and convenience of a physical disc is still sometimes necessary. In that respect the Blu-ray format has been moderately successful as a storage format. Last summer Sony and Panasonic announced an agreement to jointly develop a new optical disc technology. This week those …

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Firefox OS Expands To TVs, More Phones In 2014

Last year, Mozilla became another combatant in the smartphone wars when it released its Firefox OS mobile operating system. The OS entered into a market dominated by iOS and Android, but sought to capitalize on the emerging markets that both of its larger rivals have left alone in favor of mature markets. It seems last year’s launch must have been …

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Sony, Panasonic to Develop 300GB Discs

Sony and Panasonic have announced that they will be partnering up to develop a next-generation optical disc for professional use. The companies have set a goal of an optical disc with a recording capacity of “at least” 300GB by the end of 2015. The joint announcement of the project states that the objective of the project is to expand each …

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Olympus to Slash Workforce and Sell Equity Stake

After the discovery of a huge financial scandal back in October, Olympus Corporation is planning on laying off almost 7% of their total workforce in the months to come. Aside from slashing over 2500 jobs, the troubled corporation is also looking into selling a near ten percent share of their company to either Sony or Panasonic. A majority of the …

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Panasonic Japan Installing Wireless Charging Stations

Panasonic Japan is installing 90 wireless charging stations in that country, beginning this month. Charging stations will follow the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi standard, and will go in cafes, bars, nail salons, convenience stores and karaoke boxes. The Qi standard incorporates magnetic induction technology, which uses a transmitter coil and a receiver coil – an alternating current is pushed through …

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Panasonic Developing 145″ 8K Plasma TV

Panasonic Japan has just announced that it’s developing a new “Super Hi-Vision” (as it’s called in that country) plasma screen that supports 8K resolution at 120 frames per second. The joint project with NHK Science and Research Laboratories will push 7680 x 4320 resolution without a backlight, the first to do so in existence. The detail of this new plasma …

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Panasonic GF5 Specs Leaked On Instagram

The iOS-specific photo-sharing app Instagram is used for lots of things, but it’s not usually in the news for being the outlet for a product leak. It appears that’s just what has happened recently, however, as Hong Kong’s face of Panasonic–model and spokesperson Angelababy–tweeted a picture of the company’s newest camera months before its release. The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is …

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Europe Gets New Panasonic Eluga Power

Europe is being treated to a new super-fast charging smartphone from Panasonic. The Eluga Power features a 1280 x 720 high-definition touch screen and can reach a 50% charge in 30 minutes! that’s impressive! Here’s the spec’s and features from Panasonic: Features  A 1280×720 HD, 5.0 inch LCD screen with a 9.6mm thin frame.  Slim form factor – …

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Panasonic Announces Eluga Smartphone

Panasonic Europe has announced it’s new Android Smartphone called the Eluga, which combines sleekness and durability. The Eluga is IP 57 certified, meaning that it is water and dust proof, and weighs in at 3.6 ounces. Waterproof, as in it can be completely submerged, and still function. With it’s ultra-thin frame, it has the largest display area ratio around, at …

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CES 2012: Panasonic And MySpace Team Up For MySpace TV

Panasonic announced during its CES press conference yesterday that it will be teaming up with MySpace to bring a social media dimension to TV. The service, MySpace TV, will be part of the VIERA Connect platform on Panasonic’s HDTVs. Since MySpace has focused its attention on the music world in recent years, MySpace TV’s initial content will be center heavily …

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CES 2012: Panasonic Brings 3D Cameras To The Olympics

Panasonic announced at their CES press conference that they were partnering with NBC Sports Group to bring the 2012 Olympics to American viewers in 3D. Many events in the London games will be filmed and produced in 3D by Olympic Broadcasting Services using Panasonic equipment, and will be distributed by NBC to American viewers on a next-day delay. Panasonic’s chairman …

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Panasonic’s New Bluetooth Hearing Aid

Panasonic launches a new Bluetooth hearing aid, making life easier than ever on the hearing impaired. Panasonic’s Healthcare Group introduces the R1-W available to the public today. What makes the R1-W so unique is that it appeals to the image-conscious consumer, the consumer who favors practicality, and even the consumer who wants something extra. For the image- conscious, the design …

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Netflix Button Coming To New Remote Controls

Netflix said today it is working with major consumer electronics makers to develop  a Netflix-branded one-click buttons on remotes that operate Internet connected TVs, Blu-ray disc players and other devices.

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Panasonic Turns Down Android Due To Costs

One of Android’s biggest selling points (so to speak) is that it’s free; Google doesn’t charge anybody a dime to use the operating system it would like to see powering phones, netbooks, and all other sorts of devices.  Unfortunately for Google, a major electronics manufacturer has concluded that using Android is still an expensive proposition.

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Netflix-Ready Devices Coming From More Big Brands

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Netflix announced agreements with five global consumer electronics companies, to introduce Netflix-ready devices later in the year. These companies are Funai, which distributes the Philips, Magnavox, Sylvania and Emerson brands in the United States, Panasonic, Sanyo, Sharp and Toshiba.

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