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Internet TV on rise in the U.S.

According to the recent survey of Nielson, around three million Americans had cut their cable television subscriptions last year as an increasing number turned to the Internet.

The Nielsen survey released last week found that some of those getting rid of cable moved to packages from telecom provider or satellites, but overall subscriptions fell by 1.5 million, or around 1.5%.

Findings of survey

But still the survey proves that American TV watching is not dead. Approximately 98% of video programs watched are on TV sets, and the number of high definition TVs has grown by eight million. But the TVs are increasingly connected to the Internet or devices such as game consoles, allowing streaming of the content.

“After several years of consistent year-over-year growth, traditional TV viewing declined one half of one percent or roughly 46 minutes per month,” the Nielsen report said.

The usage of video programs on handsets has changed very little in the year, at around four hours per month, the survey found.

Google™ TV for EDU offers education through web and TV

Google is and has always been known as an innovative group of professionals, who even within their organization promote creativity and lay maximum stress on education as a culture. Trust Google to enter the education field with their Google Apps Education Training Center and their 5 billion dollar education project for schools. The websites of Google provide the foundation for sharing and displaying education projects for students and the faculty.

With the technology explosion and convergence of the computer, smartphone, TV and the Internet, education through web and TV is becoming a reality. The Google TV team is trying to partner with various institutions around the world, promoting the Google TV for EDU program through the web and TV.

With the fairly large success of Google Logitech Revue, smartphones, search engines and the Android open source community, this is one area that will see lot of developments and growth in the near future. Bringing Google TV to campuses has brought about a new found interest in smart TV curriculum and innovative educational tools. With Android there to support, it is definitely on the right path. The research in consideration with live applications going on-screen of the Google TV at educational institutions, is a large source of education. The implications on revenue generation through this unique social and technological cause are also mind-boggling. Besides, this is just the tip of the iceberg, since any such far-fetched and exhaustive perspective is going to have implications of use, misuse, security etc., even considering the fact that the far-reaching growth in education is inevitable.

New launches from Sony® in Smartphone Arena

As has been announced, the CES Show 2011 saw the references made by Sony for all the products showcased with a common content shared across all products like the Play station devices PS3, PSP, PSP2, and the PS phone.

Microsoft being ahead of Sony with regards to tying the new Window Mobile Phone 7 handsets into the live providing a live login. Gaming is already made available by Microsoft. Sony seems to be heading the same direction with services which will hook on to the devices from Sony like PS3, TV, PC and Blu-Ray players.

The PS3 introduced in 2004 was dubbed the `Walkman of the 21st Century` was not a great success in the markets. But subsequent PSPs introduced have been very successful and now Sony is looking to make great profits with the release of the PSP2 stealthily. They are hoping to oust Nintendo and Apple at their own game.

The world`s second largest portable player maker has outlined a strategy to use, networked entertainment services. Sony intends to launch the PSP 2 on January, 27th of 2011 which is 2 days ago. The PSP smart phone is set to be released in February.

Sony will also outline their strategy to use its networked game system on portable devices. The Mobile World Congress is all set to take off on February 14th through 17th showcasing Sony`s Ericsson made PSP phone which is also called the Xperia Play, although no comments are available from Sony regarding this.

Company faced some troubles getting any grip with the PSP, failing to catch up with Nintendo, when it was released in 2004, selling only 18.5 million units compared to 47 million units of the Nintendo. Sony plans to gain market from Nintendo and Apple dominated market. It has revealed the networked services to share games, movies, and music over handheld devices, TVs and the likes.

With the release of the PSP Go in 2009, Sony did away with disc drives and introduced direct downloads of games. Bloomberg has been keenly following the news from Sony and their report on the Sony PSP2 is intended for the CES show this year in 2011 and later in February of the smart phone. The updated PSP will compete with Apple`s iPod Touch and Nintendo`s 3DS which are gaming devices and have been a threat to the Sony`s PSP.

How to view PowerPoint 2010 on TV

Microsoft PowerPoint is very much used in a people’s lives; uses are like creating business presentations, making school study courses and personal photo album slideshows, etc. Now theMicrosoft PowerPoint 2010 has generated a large amount of the interest among various people all over the world. From the Microsoft’s point of view, the focus of this update is basically upon on three things which are like to make work flows more efficient, to effectively use web applications to make your work available anywhere and also to make collaboration with others much easier.

Microsoft’s PowerPoint is basically a presentation tool of larger package of Microsoft Office software for Windows. Microsoft has created PowerPoint viewer 2010 for those people who don’t have Microsoft office package but they would still want to see the PowerPoint presentations on their machines, that’s why Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 is important. If you want to Viewing PowerPoint presentations without have Microsoft Office installed then it is easily possible now with PowerPoint viewer 2010. This system can easily supports PowerPoint presentations made using PowerPoint 97 though PowerPoint 2010.

New features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Through Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 you can easily view, copy and print presentations. It can open password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 can easily support different presentation formats and the most important thing is that it has very user friendly interface with navigation buttons for next slides, previous slides, print, copy, help, full screen slide and end show functions.

There is some Requirements regarding this system

For performing this presentation process  you must have the Supported Operating System, like Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86); Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista Service Pack 1; Windows Vista Service Pack 2; Windows XP Service Pack 3. You also need a Memory like 256 MB RAM or more. For this purpose you need available hard disk space of 270 MB.  For the presentation purpose you need a monitor which is very much important and this monitor must have 1024×768 or higher resolution monitor. Otherwise you need some additional things are like, Graphics hardware acceleration which requires a DirectX 9.0c graphics card with 64 MB or more video memory and this product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration.

More Information

If you want to connect your TV with the computer in free way, then firstly use your computer to control the PowerPoint 2010. And in this point you found that there is a vast difference between the technologies of a computer monitor and a TV monitor but you can connect your PC to TV, and then you watch your PowerPoint 2010 on TV. You know that the DVD  player is available in most families and it is recommended to view your PowerPoint 2010 on TV with a DVD player. If you want to do this, then at first all you need to do is to burn your PowerPoint 2010 to DVD  and now you can watch PowerPoint2010 on TV with a remote control. After burning PowerPoint 2010 to DVD, if you want then you can send them to your friends without worrying if they have the right operating system or PowerPoint installed, even if they have a PC. But there is some limitations to view it, if you want to view it then you must have a PowerPoint2010 installed computer and if you  want to send a PowerPoint 2010 to friends or families who don’t have a computer, then they may not be able to view it.

Toshiba trying hard to increase Overseas market TV share

Toshiba Corp. has come up with the news that the company is going to increase its international market share of LCD television to 10% in the fiscal year 2011. The company aims to achieve comparatively higher targets compared to the shares it currently has in the international market in the field of LCD televisions.

Expansion plans:

Toshiba is planning serious expansion in many other arenas as well just to secure more of its share from the international market. The company plans to come up with more products introduced into the consumer electronics sections and it also intends to expand to the emerging market to a level of 50% in the fiscal year 2010.

The company has many of its sales targets to be achieved in China and the ASEAN countries in particular. Toshiba plans to raise the sales ratio of its product by 30% in the said regions in order to promote trade in the local regions getting the most out of the high-tech consumer products that it makes.

Toshiba also intends to increase the use of Regza more often and along with other similar products such as Blu-Ray disc recorders and other visual equipments so that more and more people are attracted towards the deal. Regza is the brand name that Toshiba has been using for the LCD Television range over all these years.

3D Regza:

Toshiba is planning to start selling the 3-D version of Regza in Europe and U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year as well. The 3-D version of Cell Regza is an upscale LCD TV that provides 3-D vision at the same time. The product is currently being offered in Asia only but the current news refer to the arrival of the product in the west pretty soon.

The company even intends to come up with advanced models of every consumer product and is determined to beat many of the international competitions with other companies providing high end consumer electronics.

Similar products:

With the launch of 3-D TV in this summer, the company has come up with some of the very innovative products in the start of this year. The LED TV was one of these remarkable ones. The LED TV has transformed into the 3D LCD TV later this year. The backlit LED TV was certainly an excellent move into the market of displaying technology and the same technology will be used up for other purposes apart from jus the Television purpose.

Toshiba is one of the contemporary electronic companies around the world and the lineup of LCD television has been remarkable for quite some time now. The expansion plans will get Toshiba a lot of revenue in case the plans are deployed in the appropriate directions. This is going to give them greater revenue and greater share in the market of LCD television as well as other consumer electronic goods.

Talk via Your TV through Skype

Skype took up the market share for voice calling and then later video calling for the quality services that it has been providing since August 2003. Skype has been the destination for all those who are addicted to chatting all the time through their computers or even mobiles later on. The smartphones these days have specialized applications authored by Skype that lets them talk with each other non-stop all day long without even paying a single penny. It seems that Skype is changing locations drastically with the latest development.

Skype off the desktop:

The news is in the air: Skype has left desktop. You can now use the Skype software off your computer’s or mobile’s screens. Instead there is a new destination that Skype has acquired lately giving greater functionality and better results. The living room TV has Skype now. This seems a bit too odd to many people but this is real. Skype comes installed in some of the TV sets that are connected to the internet.

The series of televisions from Panasonic and Samsung that come with a web connection have Skype installed on the system. You need nothing except a camera to make a video call right from your sofa. The Panasonic Viera Cast sets and the Samsung 7000 and 8000 series TVs comes with Skype loaded into the system that has added functionality to the television sets. Apart from the many different functions that your television set renders at your living place, you can now use it for communication all around the world; this is certainly something no one would ever have imagined a few years back.

The Video Calling experience:

You just need a TV with Skype preloaded into the system as to make the video call live from your living room and that too, your sofa. The web connected TV feature this application but the only drawback is that they are not coming with webcams attached with them. That does not make a lot of difference actually as you can have a Communication Camera TY-CC10W worth $170 attached with your Panasonic TV. The camera would render excellent High Definition 720p video with the resolution of 1280*720. This would deliver vibrant colors to the other end. On the contrary, the Samsung users can easily buy a $150 Freetalk webcam that renders quality results but not as good as the earlier discussed. You can deliver VGA (640*480) video resolution through your webcam to the reciever.

Both the TV models under discussion that are the pioneers of this technology have built-in microphones that give even better quality when it comes to audio. They both provide enhanced directional sound that gives excellent results to anyone who hears you through the video call. They can easily pick up signals from a distance of around 12 feet. You need not to move closer to the TV to make the call and if you are having a conversation with a closed one and the whole family is around, it’s even better to experience the video calling.

A combination of a high tech TV set, a broadband internet connection and a webcam is all you need to get your copy of Skype off the desktop and into the living room right in front of the sofa where you watch TV.

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