Posts filed under “Technology”

Sony Bravia LCD/Blu-ray Combo: $850 (free delivery)

The TV in the bedroom — the one we got as a wedding present 17 years ago — started giving out a month or two ago. Its now in its final death throes. We should really put her out of her misery, and put her down . . . Its the humane thing to do.

This gave me an excuse to upgrade to a decent size flattie. Left to my own devices, I can go a little over the top. The bosslady makes me keep it modest and and reasonably priced.

I stumbled across this combo on Amazon (it was also on sale at J&R) — and it fit what we needed perfectly:

Sony Bravia V-Series KDL-40V5100 40-Inch 1080p LCD Flat Panel HDTV & Sony BDP-N460 Blu-ray Disc Player Bundle

Total price: $853.00 + including free shipping

I thought that was a good deal for a bedroom set (where I prefer not to watch hi-def movies  or sports).  I’ll move the Blue-ray player to the den, where it will keep company with one of my favorite toys, and I’ll use the regular DVD in the bedroom.

I ordered the Sony combo  last night . . .


Category: Technology, Television

5 Questions About the Apple iSlate

With everyone trying to guess what the new iSlate will look like, let’s take a step back. Expectations are high, and are probably overwrought for what could very likely be a niche product. A few caveats first: I’ve long been an Apple fan boy, since my Mac Classic (and I am usually disgusted with Mister…Read More

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

The Future

Bob Lefsetz is a music industry observer, and publisher of the Lefsetz letter: ~~~ > “According to a source familiar with his thinking, Jobs has recognized that ‘mobile ads suck’ and that improving that situation will make Apple even harder to beat.” -BusinessWeek-”Apple vs. Google“ > Aren’t ads supposed to suck? Google survives, quite nicely,…Read More

Category: Music, Technology, Think Tank, Web/Tech

The App Economy

Excellent graphic via the boys at Gigaom showing the ecosystem around the ITMS/iPhone App store: > click for ginormous graphic Hat tip Buzz Source: The Apple App Store Economy Gigaom, Jan. 12, 2010, 9:00am

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

The Return of Collision Detection

Clive Thompson is blogging again. He is a science writer, and publishes frequently about gaming, technology, science, and other fun items for Wired and the NYT. His blog is Collision Detection. If you recognized his name, Clive is the person who turned us on to the idea of Agnotology. He fell off the blogging wagon…Read More

Category: Science, Technology, Weblogs

Sources: New Apple Tablet to Ship in March

The WSJ is reporting that Apple will be shipping its new tablet device in March 2010, according to “people briefed by the company.” While the device’s ship date hasn’t been finalized and could still change, people briefed on the matter said the new product will come with a 10 to 11-inch touch screen—which would make…Read More

Category: Technology

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 and ZS1

The post-holiday mark downs continue: I spotted my camera — Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch LCD (Black) — $50 cheaper than I paid 3 months ago. (I replaced the Casio Exilim; that 3X optical zoom wasn’t doing it for me). The…Read More

Category: Consumer Spending, Technology

Freefall in LCD Prices

So the old 27″ Sony TV — a 32″ CRT in the bedroom is — finally dying. Turn it on, and the screen goes on and off until its warmed up. I want to replace it with a bigger flat panel — I want 37″, the wife insists on smaller. Looks like 32″ will be…Read More

Category: Economy, Technology, Television

You’ve Been Binged

Alt headline: WTF Is This Bing Icon Doing on My BlackBerry ? I haven’t seen much on this anywhere in the media: Most of my office suddenly noticed today that these damn Bing icons things on their BlackBerrys. And, you cannot delete the sticky little buggers (but you can hide it). If you want to…Read More

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

How Google Can Better Fulfill “Don’t Be Evil”

I’m a longtime fanboy of Google, an early beta tester of their search product, and one of the few on Wall Street who was allowed to speak about their IPO, as my firm was not an underwriter (I said it was “well worth buying at the IPO price”). Color me unimpressed with their latest variant…Read More

Category: Intellectual Property, Technology, Weblogs