Rogers cuts Internet Service without reducing prices

Without any announcement, Rogers Cable this month has cut service on some of its most popular Internet Service plans without any changes in pricing. The changes mean that Rogers customers will have to subscribe to more expensive internet plans in order to receive the same level of service.

Samsung rolls out premium 3D HDTV series

First shown at CES in January of this year, Samsung this week announced the Canadian launch of its new 9000 premium series of 3D ready LCD HD televisions.

Features of the sets include: super slim panel (less than 8 millimetres thick); stainless steel metal chassis; edge lit LED lighting; 1920 x 1080p resolution; quadruple frame rate (240 Hz); Samsung’s HyperReal video processing engine; Internet connectivity DLNA certification and four HDMI inputs.

Mobilicity adds more features to existing calling plans

Mobilicity, a start-up wireless rival to Wind and Public Mobile which began operating in Toronto in May, announced today that it has added a number of new features to its more popular calling plans.

The company has added the following call features to its $35 Unlimited Local Talk and North American Text plan: Voicemail, Call Forwarding, Three-Way Calling and Call Waiting.

Futureshop announces Midnight Madness for StarCraft II

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty video, a futuristic real time strategy video game from Blizzard Entertainment, and sequel to the award-winning 1998 video game StarCraft goes on sale worldwide next Tuesday July 27th.

To get a jump on its retail competitors, Futureshop has announced it will be holding a Midnight Madness event at all stores across Canada (except in Sudbury Ontario and Quebec) at midnight on Monday, July 26th.

Xperia X10 mini now at Rogers Wireless

The Xperia X10 Mini, a super small Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson is now available from Rogers Wireless.

The device, which operates with the Android 1.6 OS, is about the height and width of a credit card and comes with a 2.55-inch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

This Week on Blu-ray (July 20th)

In another slow week for new movie releases, Digital Home’s top pick on Blu-ray this week is “Mother,” a South Korean drama about a mother who desperately tries to prove her son’s innocence in the murder of a local high school girl.

The movie currently has a 96% approval rating among top critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website and was selected as South Korea’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards.

GoFlex NAS provides centralized wireless backup

Seagate today launched GoFlex, a line of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices which connect to a home networks router and enables users to continuously back up files from multiple computers via a wired or wireless connection.

The NAS device comes with Memeo backup software and allows up to three computers to continuously backup data. Mac users can backup their data to the device using either Memeo or Apple Time Machine.

Digital Television transition in 2011 could cost consumers $73.5 million

By August 31, 2011, Canadian local television stations in most parts of Canada will have to broadcast digital over-the-air TV signals instead of analog signals.

This means that Canadians who watch television stations using over-the-air (OTA) antennas or “rabbit-ears” antenna may be required to make some changes in the way they receive television signals.

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