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TV on the iPadGE unveils a new hybrid lightbulb, the next iPhone and iPod Nano could be getting new cameras, and Cablevision lets subscribers watch live TV on the iPad.
-It's Monday, April 4th. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get Loaded. The next iPhone 5 could be getting an 8-megapixel camera. During an event, Sony CEO Howard Stringer mentioned that tsunami damage in Japan affected the facility where they build their sensor technology. He also vaguely suggested that the sensors are for Apple products, which could mean the new iPhone 5 or the new iPad (just speculation). And Apple may be bringing video back to the iPod Nano. The Taiwanese site apple.pro posted pictures of what looks to be the casing of the next iPod Nano with a built-in camera. Last year's model ditched the camera and went with a small 1.5-inch multitouch display. We can expect new Nanos sometime around September. Cablevision released an iPad app that lets subscribers watch cable programming on their Apple tablets. It's a lot like the Time Warner app that lets you watch shows from your cable subscription on iPad. The Cablevision app gives you 300 live channels to watch with some additional content. It's a little different in that it doesn't use the Internet to stream shows, so you can use 3G to watch even if you don't have a home broadband network. GE announced a new hybrid light bulb that's supposed to come out on Earth Day, April 22nd. The hybrid halogen compact fluorescent light bulb looks like the spiral CFL lights, but it doesn't take as much time to light up. The halogen lights up first and then switches off when the CFL is lit. The bulbs are said to have only 1 mg of mercury, which is 75% less than the regular CFL bulbs. It'll cost between $6 and $10. The e-mail marketer Epsilon was hacked recently. Bloomberg is reporting that e-mail addresses from company clients have been compromised. This includes JP Morgan, Kroger, Capital One, and TiVo. The company is saying no personal information, including passwords and credit card numbers, were leaked and that damage is limited, so hopefully, the worse that could happen is possibly more spam. And Google is getting a new CEO today. Larry Page will take over Eric Schmidt's role, although Schmidt will continue to be the Executive Chairman and Spokesperson for Google. Larry Page was co-president of Google before Schmidt was hired in 2001. That's your news for today. I'm Mark Licea for CNET.com and you've just been Loaded.