Our favorite Australian, Ty Pendlebury, joins us on this last 404 episode before the main event of technology begins--otherwise known as CES.
Ty gives his opinion on what will be the hottest tech from the show this year, and it looks like OLED will be big. Already some manufacturers like LG have announced massive 55-inch OLED screens, skipping a few sizes in between. While recent HDTV technology like 120Hz has been questionable when it comes to image quality, the near-perfect black levels of OLED screens just might have you interested in buying a new HDTV again. Ty warns that the prices aren't anywhere close to what we've been accustomed to lately.
AVN also won't be going on at the same time as CES this year, so that's a disappointment. We also take a few voice mails, but we want to let you know that we love to hear your feedback when we get to Vegas. So please call us and leave us a message at (866) 404-CNET. In the meantime, we're packing our bags and getting ready for a slew of hopefully unforgettable shows.… Read more
CNET's newest TV editor, Ty Pendlebury, joins us on today's episode for a short lesson in Australian holidays and colloquialisms!
Today we're talking about another billionaire bitten by the space travel bug, even though Jeff seems reluctant to travel in outer space.
Also, be sure to tune in tomorrow to hear us announce the winners of Target's video voice mail competition. Two winners will get their choice of an Xbox 360/Kinect Bundle or an iPad 2!… Read more
As the four stamps in my passport can attest, Australia is my travel destination of choice.
The only problem is that with such an immense place, even a two-week trip will show you only a corner of the country. So when an Aussie friend suggested that during a recent visit, I take a road trip to the small town where he was born, I jumped at the chance. And when I learned that the town was Parkes, I got even more excited. … Read more
Samsung was given the go-ahead to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia today after that country's High Court ruled that it would not hear Apple's application for special leave to reinstate the ban on the controversial tablet.
The ruling means that Samsung is now free to import the Galaxy Tab 10.1 into Australia en masse for a full launch before the busy Christmas sales period.
Samsung Australia today announced that it will sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet "in time for the Christmas shopping period. The 16GB Wi-Fi model will cost $579, while … Read more
Australians won't see the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet next week, because the High Court today extended the order that sees the ban on the device remain in place until next December 9 for the purpose of an expedited special-leave hearing.
The decision means that Samsung's win over Apple on Wednesday in the Federal Court of Australia has turned into a bittersweet victory, with the extension meaning that the Korean gadget makers hurried plans to launch the Galaxy Tab 10.1 before Christmas have been thrown into disarray.
Samsung told the court that it had planned a &… Read more
The Federal Court of Australia has overturned the preliminary injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a stunning verdict read to the court this afternoon.
The unanimous decision made by Federal Court Justices John Dowsett, Lindsay Foster, and David Yates ordered that the injunction made by Justice Annabelle Bennett be overturned, allowing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to be released in Australia.
However, Apple legal counsel Stephen Burley then sought a stay of the orders handed down by Justice Foster so that an appeal against the overturning of the injunction could be heard before the High Court … Read more
Samsung's Galaxy Tab may have suffered an injustice in Australia with the imposition of a ban on sales of the tablet there, at least in the eyes of one appeals court judge.
At a hearing today in Sydney in a patent case pitting Samsung against iPad maker Apple, Federal Court Justice Lindsay Foster questioned an October ruling that quashed Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales. Samsung wants to get that decision overturned to avoid what its lawyer called "dire consequences," according to a report from Bloomberg.
"The result looks terribly fair to Apple and not terribly fair … Read more
Samsung is seeking to obtain the agreements between Apple and Australia's three major mobile telecoms--Optus, Vodafone, and Telstra--as well as the source code for the iPhone 4S firmware as it seeks to block the sale of Apple's newest smartphone.
In a hearing today in the ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Samsung over alleged infringements in the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple's new iPhone 4S, Samsung's counsel told the judge that in order to make its case for an injunction on the sale of the 4S, it needs Apple to produce the agreements that it … Read more
Samsung Electronics today alleged that the interlocutory injunction awarded to Apple against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was incorrect and a leap of logic, all the while pushing for the case to be expedited in the courts.
In a case presented before Justice Lindsay Foster in the Federal Court of New South Wales today, Samsung contested the basis on which Justice Annabel Bennett gave her ruling two weeks ago.
Samsung complained on multiple grounds. In Bennett's ruling, she said that Samsung's "unwillingness" to move the case to an early final hearing stage counted against the … Read more