Bang & Olufsen have been around for a long time and it makes some very high-end home theater and audio gear. B&O has been offering some expensive HDTVs for years now and the one thing that it really doesn't have is a connected TV. Connected TVs are the big thing from TV makers right now even if many consumers aren't ready to bite.
Bang & Olufsen have announced that it has teamed up with Intel to get the latest Intel tech to roll into a new product. The new product will be a connected TV it seems with B&O CEO Kalle Hvidt Nielsen talking about the convergence of the PC, TV and audio solutions into one.
I would bet that we would see some interesting audio tech rolled into other solutions since B&O are famous for high-end audio. "During this convergence of PC, TV and audio technologies, this strategic cooperation with Intel is hugely important to Bang & Olufsen. We looking forward to working with Intel on creating unique product solutions for the future," says Kalle Hvidt Nielsen, Bang & Olufsen President & CEO.
The latest happenings from around the web - January 10th, 2010
CES 2011 Coverage
- CES 2011: Razer & Crucial @ Legit Reviews
- Crucial's Crucial Hardware for the Enthusiast - CES 2011 Coverage @ BCCHardware
- CES 2011: EVGA Dual-GPU Video Card and MSI Overclocking @ LegitReviews
- Thermaltake Suite Visit at CES 2011 @ BCCHardware
- Plextor & LiteOn at CES 2011 - SSDs, NAS and Wireless Video @ BCCHardware
- CES 2011 Day 2 Coverage: QNAP | Seagate | AOC | Antec | Xigmatek @ Tweaknews
- CES 2011 Coverage Cont @ Overclockers Club
- CES 2011 Coverage Part Two @ Megatechnews
Our Download of the Day today is Google Chrome 10.0.628.0 Beta.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
Don't want pages you visit to show up in your web history? Choose incognito mode for private browsing.
Google Chrome warns you if you're about to visit a suspected phishing, malware or otherwise unsafe website.
For information about alpha and developer builds, check out the Chrome dev channel here.
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 10.0.628.0 Beta
# Fixes several crashes and small issues:
- Updated V8 - 220.127.116.11
- Updated WebKit - 534.16
- Eliminated crash on shutdown after "Clear All Downloads" (Issue 66676)
Deal of the Day: Samsung BD-P1600 Netflix, Pandora, You Tube, and Blockbuster On Demand streaming Enabled Blu-ray Player for $69.99 plus Shipping
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Steve Ballmer, current CEO of Microsoft has promised that Kinect will have PC support sometime in the future. Right now, Kinect is Xbox 360 territory, but eventually Microsoft have plans to move this across to the PC.
Even though the system has been hacked, prodded, thrashed and slashed on virtually all platforms, official support is always going to win. The BBC asked Ballmer "Will you plug-in the Kinect to the PC, will you go for that in the near future?", Ballmer replied with "We'll support that in a formal way in the right time and when we've got an announcement to make we'll make it."
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) has been ported by the homebrew community that is the internet onto the Apple iPhone 3G.
With an iPhone 3G you can still dual-boot to keep your iOS happy, as well as enjoy some Android 2.3 lovin'. The sad news is that the iPhone has gotten Android 2.3 before most Android users - but, this is because of the homebrew community. If only corporations worked this fast to get their new products into the hands of their paying customers.
Well, Geohot has been busy! He has released a fully custom firmware - not only to show off, but to the world!
If you're the type of person who'd do this, (and just watch PS3 sales explode in the next 6 - 12 months) then you're only two clicks, a USB stick and a manual System Update away from having this.
Intel has been quite busy this month with the launch of the LGA1155 socket - but this has not slowed down news floating around the web of the LGA1366-successor, LGA2011.
Zol.com.cn has been a source of some blurred out MSI motherboard shots, of which they claim the new chipset to be called X68 (although there are rumors of an X78 chipset too).
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Intel shows off a new generation of Core CPUs. In the Las Vegas Convention Center Intel showed off their 2nd Generation Core CPUs along with a host of mobile systems that, according to Intel, will be faster, cooler, and more energy efficient than anything they have every offered before. Although these CPUs (Sandy Bridge) have technically been launched and the web has been full of reviews, Intel was still showing some demos that were very impressive.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Wicked Audio had some very interesting and unique audio solutions on display at CES 2011, and we spent a few minutes with them to take a look at what they've got coming around the bend.
More and more people have smartphones that are doubling as their mp3 players, and the Tour lineup of headphones is a solution for them. The in-line mic and answer/hang up button allow you to receive calls without having to pull your phone from your pocket or armband if you're on a run or working out. The Helix sets below have a wraparound, in ear setup for those that have problems keeping regular in ear headphones in.
Wicked also has a "3D Headphone" lineup for surround sound listening. With their three designer options, these will make a statement as you walk down the street. Keep an eye out for this lineup coming soon.