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WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY / CABLES
Booming Dock Market Comes Up With Answers To iPhone5 Lightening Connector     Booming Dock Market Comes Up With Answers To iPhone5 Lightening Connector
The booming dock market that was thrown a curved ball last week with the launch of new connectors for the iPhone5 believe they have answers to the introduction of an all new eight-pin Lightning connector.

Laser Helps Cut Energy Bills Through Two New Devices     Laser Helps Cut Energy Bills Through Two New Devices
Laser Corporation has introduced a few nifty electronic accessories that advocate efficient electricity use helping cut electricity bills.

DisplayPort Upgrade Replaces Passive Cables, Ethernet, USB     DisplayPort Upgrade Replaces Passive Cables, Ethernet, USB
An up-and-coming cable is gaining momentum as a standard in computer and home theatre connections following an upgrade announced yesterday.

Spin King Kogan, Offers Free HDMI Cable For Confidential Information     Spin King Kogan, Offers Free HDMI Cable For Confidential Information
He has been accused by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission of engaging in misleading advertising, his own customers have accused him of selling "seconds" and poor quality products. Gerry Harvey branded him "a con", a fly by night retailer and a person who sells "inferior products." Now maverick online retailer and stunt-meister Ruslan Kogan is trying to taint JB Hi Fi in an effort to bolster his own online businesses.

TEAC Enters AV Cable Market     TEAC Enters AV Cable Market
Not satisfied with TVs, iPod docks, and Hi-Fi systems, TEAC Australia has rolled out a new line of AV cables.

HDMI Master Key Hacked Allowing Protected Movies To Be Copied     HDMI Master Key Hacked Allowing Protected Movies To Be Copied
As major consumer electronics vendors get set to dump the use of HDMI cables in favour of a HDBaseT offering it has been revealed that the master key that is specifically designed to stop piracy when using a HDMI cable has been hacked and is now being distributed on Twitter.

HDMI Set To Be Dropped In Favour Of New HDBaseT Cable     HDMI Set To Be Dropped In Favour Of New HDBaseT Cable
The HDMI cable which was adopted by the consumer electronics industry two years ago could soon get dropped by several major vendors in favour of a new cable that combines audio and video signals, USB, network and power into one single cable.

Syntec Scores Leading Global MIT Cable Brand For OZ     Syntec Scores Leading Global MIT Cable Brand For OZ
EXCLUSIVE: MIT cables, which is a company that was founded by the original designer of Monster cables, is set to be sold in Australia via local distributor Syntec International.

HDMI 1.4 Gets Axed     HDMI 1.4 Gets Axed
In a radical move, the HDMI licensing authority is set to move away from an evolutionary numbering system for its HDMI cables towards only having a Standard or High Speed classification.

Monster Launch New 3D HDMI Cable     Monster Launch New 3D HDMI Cable
Monster Cable has launched new high speed HDMI cables at the 2010 CES in Las Vegas designed to deliver 3D TV at a transfer rate of 21 Gbps. Monster CEO Noel Lee praised the industry's ongoing innovations, particularly 3D TV. "We love 3D!" he shouted. "And why do we love 3D? Bandwidth!"

US HDMI Cables Slammed     US HDMI Cables Slammed
Most HDMI cables available in the USA " use manufacturing techniques dating back to 2003" a former HDMI Licensing executive has claimed. This results in poor reproduction he claims.

HDMI 1.4 Cable Revealed At CEDIA     HDMI 1.4 Cable Revealed At CEDIA
Signum Cable Company has shown a prototype of the new HDMI v1.4 at CEDIA. The new HDMI 1.4 specification aims to eliminate the need to connect an Ethernet cable to your TV as well as the use of an optical digital audio cable.

New Chord HDMI Cables Unveiled     New Chord HDMI Cables Unveiled
Chord has launched a new line of HDMI cables aimed at the entry-level end of the market.

1 Billion HDMI Devices in 2009     1 Billion HDMI Devices in 2009
Some love it others loath it but despite what you think more than 340 Million people are now using HDMI connectivity as their preferred connection technology. More than 394 million HDMI-enabled devices will ship in 2009 claims the HDMI Licensing organisation creating an installed base of 1 billion devices, says In-Stat. But the successful HDMI standard is about to be upgraded to Version 1.4.

Internet Sharing With New HDMI Standard     Internet Sharing With New HDMI Standard
In an effort to improve the efficency of HDMI cables a new 1.4 specification has been released by the licensing agency. Among the new capabilities are bi-directional communication allowing networking capabilities with Ethernet devices, and upstream audio transmissions. This will also allow for Internet connection sharing.





LATEST REVIEWS
New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5




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