Ted Kritsonis

Ted Kritsonis

A journalism grad-turned-veteran of the biz, Ted covers the tech world, and has written for a number of publications in Canada and the U.S. Ted loves hockey and history books, but also gets a kick out of saving people money through smarter tech buying decisions. Well-traveled, spoken, and a nice in a Canadian way, Ted lives and breathes Toronto, but doesn't always write from there.
Home Theater

Apple may be planning Kinect-style controls for its rumored TV

Even though reports that Apple had acquired PrimeSense, the Israeli company behind the technology in Microsoft’s Kinect, were shot down, the very prospect of getting their hands on that kind of technology leads to some intriguing…

Your gadgets are bleeding out your wallet. Here’s how to put a stop to vampire power

Would you pull $100 out of the ATM and set it on fire? You might be surprised to learn that, in a roundabout way, you do that every year. Vampire power is a real problem, but all it takes is a little effort to put a stop to it. Here's how.
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Bring it! Samsung’s Boxee buy is a preemptive strike on Apple and other rivals

Spending $30 million cash to acquire Boxee is an investment for Samsung, and perhaps an aggressive move to improve what it can offer consumers in the living room by taking on Apple TV and Roku.
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Rumor: Is Sony prepping an Android phone with 4K video capture?

It’s just a rumor at this point, but it’s possible that Sony will be coming to market with a new Android smartphone with a 20-megapixel sensor capable of capturing 4K resolution video meant for Ultra HD TVs.
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Hulu fans be warned: Its impending sale is not good news for you

Hulu will be for sale one week longer, and with DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and The Chernin Group all reportedly still in the running, the site’s future and questions over whether it can maintain its original vision and purpose continue.
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Aereo expanding to Chicago next, goes live Sept. 13

Aereo will be expanding its live TV streaming service to Chicago on September 13, CEO and founder Chet Kanojia announced today at TechWeek Chicago, now bringing the number of operational markets to four total.
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Yamaha launching first flagship Aventage Preamp and Amp in August

Yamaha has introduced its flagship Aventage AV separate components today, coming in the form of an 11.2-channel preamp and an 11-channel power amp, designed to deliver thundering sound in a serious home theater setup.
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Intel employees exclusively testing mystery set-top box

More than 2,000 Intel employees are exclusively testing the company’s upcoming set-top box and streaming service as part of what’s being called the “Black Box Project." Details on how live and/or a la carte TV will factor in to…
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Netflix inks deal with Cinedigm, gains access to catalog spanning 20,000 movies and shows

Netflix is looking to bolster its film and TV show lineup by adding another 20,000 titles after striking an “8-figure” multi-year deal with distributor Cinedigm that will include a large number of independent films and documentaries.
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Sony and Disney to test streaming movies while still in theaters as counter-piracy measure

A new on-demand service in South Korea is a testing ground to see whether streaming movies still playing in theaters might be an effective tool to combat rampant piracy in Asia, leading to questions on whether such a model could work…
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Take all of your remotes and throw them in a box; here comes the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Hub

Logitech is expanding its Harmony remote control product line by introducing the Harmony Ultimate Hub, and turning iPhones and Android phones into universal remotes. It will launch to retail in the U.S. in August.

Cambridge Audio intros new Minx M5 sound system

Cambridge Audio has introduced a new 2.1 audio system called the Minx M5 designed for use with computers, featuring a subwoofer and two satellite speakers with a desktop control hub.