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Netflix Growing Faster in 2010

October 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in News

As the premiere renter of movies over the web and also via the United States Postal Service, Netflix has long been making a name for itself as an innovative tech business model which continues to flourish. In fact, in the previous quarter of 2010, the company added more than 1 million subscribers. That means the transition from DVD rentals as their primary form of business really is progressing and the streaming movie market is opening up as many experts in the video tech industry had thought that it might. In fact, the company is now saying that DVDs by mail are turning into their secondary offering to consumers, according to the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hasting. This 3rd quarter boost means that the company’s net income rose to $38 million which is over 25% than the same quarter in 2009 and that translates to a 70 cents per share rise, far higher than in 2009. with revenues of $553.2 million, this is a huge showing by the company and proves the triumph of streaming media.

The streaming media model had been in doubt as some industry experts in retail were not sure the average consumer would be willing to stream games and would, instead, prefer the boxed editions. Each time technology has changed in the United States in a significant way this has proven to be an argument made by supporters of the previous tech advance. Still, Americans are proving more than willing to buy into new ideas and this means that with the rise of smart phones, set top boxes for TVs and a host of other technologies designed to deliver HD quality video, the streaming media advances should come hard and fast from here on out, many experts are saying.

With Bravia LCD TVs Movies and Shows Look Incredible

October 17th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in Reviews

Plenty of us have been looking to upgrade our TV set because the technology for delivering impressive visuals keeps on moving forward, but when we are looking to do this we generally want to be able to find the best upgrade so that we do not have to do it again for a while. Those looking for a visually arresting experience that will be tough to turn away from really need to see the new line of LCD TVs from Sony called the Bravia series. These have Full High Definition 1080 screens that present movies, TV shows and video games with such clarity that it is simply breath taking to behold. The reviews have shown that customers can not imagine living without their Bravia once they have it home. This is quite possibly due to the fact that they not only come with a tuner inside that will allow for the easy viewing of gorgeous Freeview HD programming, but also 4 HDMI inputs which make connecting them very simple. The fact that wireless web access is present and LAN connections are a breeze makes this a state of the art choice for those who want to bring up their TV to the standards of our present digital age. Plus, Sony has always had a reputation of quality innovation so trusting their LCD to be not only a fine performer, but truly durable, as well, is not an issue.

This is one amazing line of LCD TVs that simply have to be experienced to even fathom. Many say it is just like having the cinema in their living room and one look at the largest 60″ screen clearly explains why they might get this impression. The technology is bleeding edge and presents colours in true vibrancy with amazing precision, plus with the Motionflow 100Hz or 200Hz, all action on screen is blur free. This is one investment more than worth making for those who love viewing today’s best entertainment from the comfort of home.

You Can Do More with Today’s Laptops

October 17th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in Computers
When it comes to getting the most from one’s PC a lot of people are switching from the old desk top models to laptops in order to enjoy greater portability and to not have to be tied to a specific location. In the past, laptop computers used to be lacking in power, but these days that has begun to change. It is now possible to get a perfectly high powered machine in laptop form that will do anything a person might expect from a larger and not at all portable desk top unit. Since these are so much easier to work with in terms of using them on the go and getting work done or just watching movies, they are becoming the prevailing choice among PC users. The fact that they are coming down in price is definitely helping to propel them into the main stream and this is helpful ┬ábecause it means a wider level of availability for parts and also service or upgrades that they might end up needing in the rare event that something happens. However, today’s laptops are far more durable that ever before, too, so this is a lot less likely than it would have been in the past.
Thankfully, there are a lot of brands out there to choose from, but one brand has been getting a great deal of attention from laptop lovers. The Acer laptop is proving to be a solid choice for many people and with a 15.6″ screen it is easy to see why. The built in AMD Athlon Single Core 3 GB processor gives it a dramatic power boost that helps it compete with the best models on the market today easily. It also includes Windows 7 Home version so it is able to work with any kind of software that one might like to use. The 250 GB hard drive provides a good deal of storage space that is going to be more than enough for the average user, but this is, of course, expandable if one cares to make use of the expansion slots. The full size keyboard is perfect for those used to using a desk top set up, as well, and with 802.11n wireless connectivity, the machine definitely is easy to use for the web and related purposes. Obviously, this laptop is a great choice for any user and at its price point is a very sound buy for anyone.
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New iPhone May Arrive from Verizon

October 15th, 2010 | Comments Off | Posted in News

Verizon Wireless may be releasing an iPhone according to rumors that have been circulating. If this were to happen, experts are agreeing that it would be a big deal not just towards Verizon and Apple, but AT&T would be impacted because they would those their exclusivity for Apple’s iPhone. While this news remains unofficial at this time, reports from many sources have increased regarding the iPhone and Verizon Wireless. One of these sources, The Wall Street Journal, has reported throughout the year that Apple is planning on mass producing a CDMA phone, and last week according the Journal, Verizon was named as the desired source for the CDMA phone to land. Reports have also said that Verizon recently used Android as a test run for increased date use, which indicates preparing to better deal with a large data load. In other reports, there have been notes that unlike past occurrences, Verizon is no longer denying that it will be supplying the iPhone, and a related fact, Verizon announced that they will be selling the iPad, which suggests a relationship between the two companies.

Another interesting note is that recently, termination fees at At&T were raised to over $300, and some experts say this may be done with the foresight that customers may leave that carrier for Verizon. When questioned about when consumers could possibly expect an iPhone from Verizon, the general consensus was in January, although it would more than likely not be a new model, because Apple generally introduces their new products once a year in June or July.