Walmart: Sales record of electronic products | Récord de ventas de productos electrónicos

[EN]: Walmart continues to break records after the sales of electronic products in its stores and online from Thursday night until the morning hours of today. The company processed over 10 million transactions with 22 million shoppers at its stores and reached almost 400 million page views during Thanksgiving, while this morning, over 5 million people took advantage of the 21 offers during the One-Hour Guarantee.

Among the top-selling electronic products by the company: large HDTVs, iPad Minis, laptops, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Although no specific estimates of many products sold are available, Walmart did report that two million TVs and 1.4 million tablets were sold, and that the best sellers at Walmart.com were digital SLR cameras and several video games.

If you think you have missed the opportunity to shop, do not forget that Walmart will begin its Cyber ​​Week on Saturday (Cyber ​​Week) with 200 different deals every day until Friday, December 6.

[ES]: Walmart sigue rompiendo récords tras las ventas de productos electrónicos en sus tiendas y por online desde ayer jueves en la noche hasta las primeras horas de la mañana del día de hoy viernes. La empresa procesó más de 10 millones de transacciones con 22 millones de compradores en sus tiendas y llegó a casi 400 millones de páginas visitadas durante el Día de Acción de Gracias, mientras que esta mañana, más de 5 millones de personas aprovecharon de las 21 ofertas de la Garantía de Una Hora.

Entre los productos electrónicos más vendidos por la empresa: los televisores grandes de alta definición, el iPad Mini, las computadoras portátiles, las consolas Xbox One y PlayStation 4, y el videojuego Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Aunque no hay estimados específicos disponibles de varios productos vendidos, Walmart sí informó que se vendieron 2 milliones de televisores y 1,4 millones de tabletas, y que los productos más vendidos en Walmart.com fueron las cámaras digitales de SLR y diversos videojuegos.

Si piensan que se han perdido la oportunidad de realizar sus compras, no se olviden que Walmart empezará mañana sábado su Semana Cibernética (Cyber Week) con 200 distintas ofertas cada día hasta el viernes 6 de diciembre.

[Sources/Fuentes]: Walmart PR; [http://news.walmart.com/black-friday-top-sellers]; [http://news.walmart.com/black-friday-results-infographic]; [http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2013/11/29/black-friday-shoppers-have-spoken-walmart-delivers-biggest-shopping-day-of-the-season].

Walmart: Tech Products sold on Thanksgiving Night

Walmart: Tech Products sold on Thanksgiving Night

Report: Japan to start the world’s first 4K TV broadcast in 2014 | Japón a iniciar la primera transmisión mundial de 4K TV en 2014

[EN]: According to a post by the Asahi Newspaper, the Japanese government plans to start the world’s first 4K TV (aka Ultra HDTV) broadcast in July 2014, about two years earlier than originally planned. The change could provide more demand of 4K TVs in Japan.

Because of the large amounts of data, the first 4K broadcasts would start from communications (CS) satellites before switching the transmissions to terrestrial (ground) digital broadcasting.

The availability of 4K TVs in July 2014 would arrive just in time for the last match(es) of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The post also mentions the Ministry plans to test 8K TV broadcast in 2016, also two years ahead from its original date.

[ES]: Según una entrada por el diario Asahi, el gobierno japonés planea comenzar la primera transmisión 4K TV (también conocido como Ultra HDTV) del mundo en julio de 2014, casi dos años antes de lo planificado originalmente. El cambio podría proporcionar una mayor demanda de televisores 4K en Japón.

Debido a las grandes cantidades de datos, las primeras transmisiones 4K comenzarían de comunicaciones (CS) satélites antes de cambiar a las transmisiones de radiodifusión digital terrestre.

La disponibilidad de los televisores 4K en julio de 2014 llegaría justo a tiempo para el partido final de la Copa Mundial FIFA 2014 en Brasil.

La entrada también menciona que el Ministerio de Asuntos Internos y Comunicaciones planea probar emisión de televisión 8K en el 2016, también dos años antes de su fecha original.

[Sources/Fuentes]: NoticiasNippon.jp:  TV 4K: El Ministerio de Asuntos Internos y Comunicaciones dio cuenta que las transmisiones televisivas de alta definición se iniciarán en julio del 2014 [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150274026589970&set=a.277057019969.29980.237602339969&type=1]; Reuters: Japan to start 4K TV broadcast in July 2014: report [http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/27/us-japan-hdtv-idUSBRE90Q02520130127]; Asahi Newspaper Digital: 4Kテレビ放送、14年7月開始 世界初、まずCSで [http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130127-00000005-asahi-ind].

Sony @ CES 2013: 4K, OLED TV, Xperia Z

[EN]: Sony did not bring any PlayStation 4 surprises to CES today, but it did display new products aimed at taking advantage of the upcoming 4K TV technology.

During tonight’s presentation, Sony focused on 4K and mentioned upcoming 55″ and 65″ 4K TV that will be available at a “more accessible price range” compared to its 84-inch display at $25,000. The 4K UHD (Ultra HD) format has doble the horizontal and vertical resolution of 1080p HDTV, and four times the amount of pixels.

The company will also offer the “world’s first consumer 4K video distribution serivce” starting this summer, offering native 4K videos thanks to Sony Pictures. Along with Sony, Disney will be bringing its movies to “4K mastered” 1080p Blu-Ray discs.

Though the entire presentation was going on smoothly, the demo of the world’s largest 4K OLED prototype failed, and ended up showing video of a computer that was booting up by displaying a MS-DOS options before a user was able to select which OS system to use. Windows was selected.

The Xperia Z is Sony’s upcoming smartphone featuring a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor,  a 5-inch display, a 13-megapixel camera, and the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.

[ES]: Sony no trajo ninguna sorpresa acerca del PlayStation 4 a CES hoy, pero sí mostró nuevos productos dirigidos al aprovechamiento de la próxima tecnología televisiva 4K.

Durante la presentación de esta noche, Sony se centró en 4K y mencionó los próximo televisores de 55″ y 65″ 4K que estará disponible en un “rango de precio más accesible” en comparación con el de la pantalla de 84 pulgadas a 25.000 dólares. El formato 4K UDH (Ultra HD) tiene el doble de la resolución horizontal y vertical de los televisores de alta definición 1080p, y cuatro veces la cantidad de píxeles.

La compañía también llevará el ” primer servicio de distribución de video 4K para el consumidor en el mundo” a partir de este verano, que ofrece vídeos 4K nativos gracias a Sony Pictures. Junto con Sony, Disney va a traer sus películas en 1080p Blu-ray “masterizadas en 4K”.

A pesar de toda la presentación que estaba pasando sin problemas, la demostración del  prototipo 4K OLED más grande del mundo falló, y terminó mostrando imágenes de vídeo de una computadora que fue iniciada mostrando algunas opciones de MS-DOS antes de que un usuario pueda seleccionar el sistema operativo que usar. Windows fue seleccionado.

El Xperia Z es el próximo smartphone  de Sony con un procesador Snapdragon S4 Pro 1,5 GHz de cuatro núcleos, una pantalla de 5 pulgadas, una cámara de 13 megapíxeles, y el sistema operativo móvil Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

[Source/Fuente]: CNET: CES 2013: Sony press conference live blog [http://live.cnet.com/Event/CES_2013_Sony_press_conference_live_blog?Page=0]; CNET: Sony CES press conference: Heavy on 4K TVs, OLED, plus an actual phone! [http://ces.cnet.com/8301-34451_1-57562620/sony-ces-press-conference-heavy-on-4k-tvs-oled-plus-an-actual-phone/].

LG shows its new 84″ 3D UD TV | LG demuestra su nuevo televisor 3D UD de 84″

[English]

I wonder how gaming would look on an 84″ TV with 3D capabilities and 4k display (4 times the pixel count of 1080p). Known as the LM9600, this Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV looks like a high-definition TV ready for the next generation of videogames and movies. Not only is 4k-capable (3480 x 2160), it also comes with dual-core processing, and Smart TV applications that work via voice recognition and motion-controlled. There isn’t much content at this resolution, though people can see videos of that quality on YouTube.

This HDTV will also be available in two smaller sizes, and will come with six pairs of 3D glasses to watch passive 3D.

Let’s hope upcoming consoles get ready to support 4k. Are you ready to game in 4k?

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Me pregunto cómo se verían los juegos en un televisor de 84 pulgadas con capacidad 3D y pantalla 4K (4 veces el número de píxeles de 1080p). Conocido como el LM9600, esta televisor 3D  de ultra definición (UD) parece ser un televisor de alta definición preparado para el próxima generación de videojuegos y películas. No sólo es capaz de demostrar 4k (3480 x 2160), sino que también viene con procesadores de doble núcleo y aplicaciones Smart TV que funcionan a través de reconocimiento de voz y de movimiento controlado. No haymucho contenido en esta resolución, aunque la gente puede ver videos de esa calidad en YouTube.

Este televisor de alta definición también estará disponible en dos tamaños más pequeños, y vendrá con seis pares de gafas 3D para ver en 3D pasiva.

Esperemos que las próximas consolas estén listas para soportar a 4k. ¿Estás listo para jugar en 4k?

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Apple: iPad 2 – Features, specs, price

FromDe: Apple

Apple Launches iPad 2

All New Design is Thinner, Lighter & Faster with FaceTime, Smart Covers & 10 Hour Battery

SAN FRANCISCO—March 2, 2011—Apple® today introduced iPad™ 2, the next generation of its magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more. iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth®, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time. Though it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life* that users have come to expect. iPad 2 is available in black or white, features models that run on AT&T’s and Verizon’s 3G networks, and introduces the innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover in a range of vibrant polyurethane and rich leather colors.

“With more than 15 million iPads sold, iPad has defined an entirely new category of mobile devices,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “While others have been scrambling to copy the first generation iPad, we’re launching iPad 2, which moves the bar far ahead of the competition and will likely cause them to go back to the drawing boards yet again.”

With the new front and rear cameras, iPad 2 users can now make FaceTime calls to millions of iPhone® 4, iPod touch® and Mac® users so they can see family and friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi. Photo Booth lets you apply fun visual effects, including eight photo special effects like Squeeze, Twirl and Kaleidoscope, to photos captured by either camera.
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SCEA: Netflix to become a PS3 native app | Netflix a convertirse en una aplicación nativa del PS3

From/De: SCEA

Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC (SCEA) today announced that streaming from Netflix will be available on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system as a native application in the United States on October 18, 2010. Instantly watching movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix on the PS3 system previously required an instant streaming disc, and now PS3 system owners will have the added convenience of enjoying videos streamed from Netflix directly from the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) menu. Additionally, the PS3 system will be the first consumer electronics device to support 5.1-channel surround sound on movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix, as announced by Netflix and Dolby Laboratories, Inc. today.

Several new enhancements are coming to the Netflix experience on the PS3 system that will make watching your favorite movies and TV shows better than ever. PS3 system owners with Netflix memberships will receive all of the new features at no additional cost to their Netflix monthly subscription.

  • Movies and TV shows from Netflix will be accessible from PS3’s XMB menu under a new Netflix icon under the Video category. To access Netflix, PS3 owners will need to sign-in with their PlayStation®Network account.
  • Support for Dolby Digital Plus 5.1-channel surround sound will enable users to experience premium-quality audio.
  • A new user interface, including the recently added search functionality, will deliver a much richer and faster browsing experience, making it easier to find the specific titles you’re looking for or to discover new content.
  • Some movies and TV shows will be viewable in 1080i resolution, offering an enhanced visual experience as more consumers adopt HDTVs.
  • The amount of time to start playback will be improved.
  • An increasing number of movies and TV shows will be viewable with subtitles or alternate audio tracks.

“With a new look and feel plus additional features such as 5.1 surround sound, Netflix on the PlayStation 3 delivers an amazing viewing experience for enjoying movies and TV shows streamed from the Internet to your living room,” said Greg Peters, Netflix vice president, product development. “We expect PS3 owners who have been instantly watching movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix will be pleased with the continued enhancements that we’re offering.”

Netflix has been available since November 2009 to U.S. PS3 system owners who are Netflix members and since last month to Canadian PS3 system owners when Netflix launched the service in Canada. Today’s announcement reinforces the PS3 system’s position as the most complete home entertainment hub on the market, enabling consumers to play HD games, watch Blu-ray Disc movies, listen to music, view photos, browse the Internet, and download content from the PlayStation Network, which has evolved into an innovative and all-in-one entertainment destination for PS3 owners.

To view a video demo of the new Netflix experience on PS3, please visit: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/14/netflixps3/.

Activision: “Call of Duty: Black Ops” in 3D

From/De: Activision

Call of Duty(R): Black Ops to Utilize State-of-the-Art Active Shutter 3D Technology

3D Version of the Most Anticipated Game of the Year Set to Deliver Unprecedented Immersive Action Experience

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct 05, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — In what could become the definitive 3D game experience, Treyarch’s Call of Duty(R): Black Ops will also be playable in stereoscopic 3D when the game launches at retail outlets worldwide on November 9th. Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today revealed that the game will be compatible with 3D-ready HDTVs and 3D PCs utilizing state-of-the-art active shutter 3D glasses, delivering true depth of field and an unprecedented level of immersion that is perfectly suited for the Call of Duty action experience. Call of Duty: Black Ops will be playable in both 3D and non-3D on the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R) 3 computer entertainment system and Windows(R) PC.

“Development of stereoscopic 3D began as an R&D project, but once we saw what the technology brought to the Call of Duty experience, what a great fit and how immersive it was, we knew that we had to develop it for Black Ops. Aiming down the sights of your weapons, flying in helicopters, rappelling down mountains, and moving through highly detailed environments are just some of the awesome experiences you will have in 3D with Black Ops,” says Mark Lamia, Studio Head of Treyarch.

“Call of Duty: Black Ops is already the most anticipated entertainment launch of the year, and the addition of a fully playable 3D version will truly take gaming to the next level,” said Chris Homeister, senior vice president and general manager of the home entertainment group at Best Buy. “Through our footprint of nearly 1100 retail locations across the country and online, as well as our wide selection of 3D-enabled products, Best Buy is uniquely positioned to bring this exciting experience to life for consumers. We’re thrilled to partner with Activision to support this great new chapter in home entertainment.”

Added Lamia, “we made sure the experience is seamless for gamers to use with a simple menu option to enable stereoscopic 3D or disable it at any time whether playing in the single player campaign, multiplayer or Zombies.”

Call of Duty: Black Ops for Windows PC is NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision(R)-Ready and supports stereoscopic 3D gaming using 3D Vision active-shutter glasses and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs. For more information, go to www.nvidia.com/get3D.

For Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system consoles, 3D features require a compatible 3D-ready HD TV. See www.callofduty.com/3d for more information.

Rated “M” (Mature – Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence and Language) by the ESRB, Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released worldwide on November 9th for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii(TM) and Windows PC. Pre-orders for the title are currently available. For additional Call of Duty updates, visit www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @JD_2020.

About Activision Publishing, Inc.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com.

CES 2010: Sony’s 3D HD devices | Los dispositivos 3D HD de Sony

Sony’s Stan Glasgow talks about 3D announcements at CES 2010

CES 2010: New Bravia LX900 3D TV

CES 2010: Blu-ray Player BDP S570