Due to all sorts of new and exciting modern technology and gadgets, it seems that it is becoming harder and harder to sell televisions at the top prices they used to be able to demand. So companies selling televisions have to come up with new ways to entice today’s customers. And they have been. For example, last week it was revealed that Sharp Corp. is beginning to offer a Freestyle Aquos line of liquid crystal display television sets.
These new televisions do not depend on where the aerial plug is situated due to a tuner which is able to wirelessly send broadcast signals to a TV anywhere else in the home. As one executive from Sharp pointed out, “for people wanting to move around all the furniture and freely design their homes, the TV has been a bottleneck.”
Pushing Into the 21st Century
This new product from Sharp shows how television manufactures are attempting to respond to the demands of the modern technological world. As a general rule, these manufacturers have been losing substantial finances over the last few years. According to an article in Home Toys just two years ago, Samsung Electronics “mass-produced light emitting diode-backlit TV sets ahead of rivals.” When the 3D televisions first begun last year, it was hoped that this would help but it didn’t. Internet-enabled televisions were introduced that work on a software developed by Google so the “smart TVs…became one of the major themes at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.”
So even though efforts are being made in the television industry to boost profits, it seems like the current ideas in the market may not be the right direction.
In recent news, Los Angeles Lakers star Ron Artest has just announced that he’ll be dancing with the stars this year. During Monday night’s live Dancing with the Stars announcement in L.A., they revealed that Artest will, indeed, be dancing with the best and worst this year.
Artest explained how he came to this decision. While the idea of dancing was not appealing to him when the idea first arose, he explained that “my daughter Diamond was like, Daddy, you should do it.”
And the rest was history. Diamond, Artest’s 8 year old daughter, battled cancer when she was 4. Artest saw the Dancing roll as a chance to fulfill his daughter’s wish and to raise money for cancer research. As he said to People magazine, “I’m going to donate the profits.”
Dancing’s new season will kick off on Monday, September 19 on ABC.
So, it took 29 years of dating to finally tie the knot, but who’s counting. In a situation that just might make it into the Guinness Books, the View co-host Joy Behar has finally tied the knot with her incredibly long-standing boyfriend, Steve Janowitz.
After dating for 29 years, the two finally decided to go ahead and commit. Married over the weekend on August 11th in New York City in a private ceremony, Joy Behar promises to discuss the big day on September 6th on The View, when the show returns for its 15th season.
Behar has called Janowitz her “spousal equivalent” for all these years, and she even made plans to wed in 2009. Cold feet, however, caused her to break off the engagement that time.
Hopefully, her feet will stay warm this time around.
This video from Reuters.com presents Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s split, J-Lo’s resolution, Sandra Bullock’s surprise appearance on the red carpet as a guest of Ryan Reynolds, top-listers Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp, and Charlie Sheen, who will be killed off and given an on-screen funeral in the new season of Two and a Half Men.
Jessica Alba – seen as one of Hollywood’s most beautiful actresses – still looks stunning even with her bulging baby look. Indeed, in her Jay Leno interview on The Tonight Show, she spoke about the pregnancy as well as her upcoming film Spy Kids: All The Time In The World.
Alba was definitely wearing the right clothes for her newly-formed figure. The dress was full-length with an empire line, and she looked radiant as, according to the Google news article she “giggled her way through the light hearted interview with Jay, whose other guests included sexpert Sue Johanson and Justin Bieber’s girlfriend Selena Gomez.”
Alba had fun with Johanson, asking if having sex in such a late stage of the pregnancy could be problematic for the baby, but the latter assured her it was perfectly fine. She didn’t reveal the baby’s due date or gender, avoiding the first question by saying it was “soon,” and not making any reference to the baby’s sex.
Time for Honor
Alba is now making special efforts to spend extra time with Honor, her three-year-old daughter in an attempt to “ensure that she doesn’t feel left out amidst the baby buzz.” She made a fuss of her birthday “escorting her around New York dressed adorable in a purple princess outfit.” With her husband Cash Warren, the three of them are engaging in fun, low-key family activities.