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Canadians lead in web use, lag in Internet TV

12/30, 6:40pm

Country leads in availability of Internet access

Citizens of Canada reportedly spend more time browsing the Internet than any other country, according to data released by the research firm comScore. Over two thirds of Canadians frequently take advantage of their Internet connections, averaging 42 hours each month. France and Britain share the second spot with 62 percent, while 60 percent of Germans report similar habits.

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Hands on: Sony's HDTV lineup with Google TV

10/12, 9:10pm

Google TV offers limited app selection

Following Sony's official Internet TV introduction, Electronista had a chance to try out the Google TV devices and Sony's dedicated controller. Before handling the upcoming products, we were surprised by the short duration of Sony's unveiling. Executives ran through a quick overview followed by a simple demonstration, without delving much further into the Google TV platform.

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Sony's Google TV-powered GT1 TV, Blu-ray player official

10/12, 6:30pm

Sony Google TV official, due October 16

Sony as promised tonight confirmed its Internet TV GT1 line, its first Google TV devices. The Internet TV and Internet Blu-ray Player build an Atom-based system into their designs and support the full Google OS for searching both the web and TV programming (including Flash-based video) as well as loading Android-based apps. Sony's spin puts in an app for its Qriocity movie service as well as CNBC, Napster, NBA, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter and YouTube.

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PlayOn TV app for iPhone finally gets approval

09/30, 2:00am

Streams Hulu, PBS, Netflix, more over wifi or 3G

After months of rejection from Apple, forcing the company to create a web-based HTML5 application to accommodate iPhone fans, the subscription internet TV service PlayOn has finally won approval for a native app and debuted on the App Store Wednesday.

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ARM and Trident join forces to deliver web-enabled STBs

09/12, 9:05am

ARM Cortex-A9 SoC, with Web 2.0 - Apple TV bound?

Following the recent release of Apple’s revised, and ARM-based, Apple TV set top box (STB) ARM and Trident have joined forces to deliver next-gen STBs. The partnership aims to deliver Web 2.0 functionality, including Flash, to new STBs as they seek to better integrate the internet, internet TV, and broadcast TV in future products. The forthcoming system-on-a-chip design will be ARM Cortex-A9-based, and are broadly similar to the recently announced Samsung implementation of the ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core design of its new Orion chip, destined for the next generation of smartphones and tablets.

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Time Warner Cable to add Internet video to TV service

05/30, 5:30pm

Time Warner Internet TV

Time Warner Cable revealed today it plans to offer a wireless cable modem to subscribers that will allow them to network all of their household electronic devices and bring Internet content directly to their TVs. The report suggests users will be able to call up Internet TV via their home theater set-ups, with image quality that is optimized for HDTVs.

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