Officially unveiled at IFA in Berlin, the new AX900 series promises "the company's best picture performance" rivalling the TV tech for which Panasonic is best-known: plasma. Also announced was an 85-inch 4K TV and a step-down series of 4K sets.
The great-sounding Klipsch iFi is the 800-pound gorilla of iPod speakers.
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The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air isn't quite as ultrathin-feeling as the original iPad cover, but it's still an excellent -- if feature-minimal -- Bluetooth keyboard accessory.
CompUSA is offering a TrendNet 802.11g Wi-Fi router for $4.99 after a pair of mail-in rebates.
The latest pair of surround headphones in Turtle Beach's Ear Force line adds USB connectivity for easy hookups to PCs and laptops.
The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is a W-iFi-only e-reader (there's no 3G option) and it comes with 2GB of internal memory but has a microSD expansion slot for additional memory that accepts up to 32GB cards.
According to IFI Claims Patent Services, nearly 225,000 utility patents were awarded in 2011, up 2 percent over the previous year's tally.
The Audiophiliac recalls his favorite iPod speaker, Klipsch's iFi.
Google and Apple also crack the top 20 in patents -- but the search giant has a slight edge in patents awarded.
The computing giant wins the patent game again, but it looks like Samsung, Google, and Apple will be tough competitors in the future.