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Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

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April 1, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Comcast expands digital adapter plan, time for new approach?

April Fool’s isn’t a one-day event for Comcast customers, especially those who subscribe to the company’s most-basic cable-TV service.

Over the past three months, those customers in Washington have been surprised to turn on their sets and discover that their high-definition TVs and cable service had stopped working.

A high-def digital adapter at Comcast's booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

A high-def digital adapter at Comcast’s booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.


0 Comments | Topics: Comcast, digital adapter, Digital TV

March 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4, can it reclaim lead?

Whether the S4 can maintain or accelerate Samsung’s growth remains to be seen. Earlier glimpses of the phone through various leaks showed a curved design similar to the S3, with gee-whiz features such as the tracking of users’ eyes to do things like pause video playback when users turn away.

Samsung is launching the phone at a much-hyped event in New York, which is webcast here.

Samsung mobile communications president, JK Shin, started by listing the S4′s highlight features.

They include:

GALAXY S 4 Product Image (6)


0 Comments | Topics: Android, Apple, gadgets and products