It’s business as usual on the Tosh telly front, with nothing but meek budget offerings. The Toshiba 42RL853B is one of the latest journeyman shelf-fillers.
At 40mm thin, it’s in line with higher-end designs from rival screen makers. But its plastic back panel creaks in a distinctly budget fashion and build is average.
The screen offers four HDMI inputs (one side-mounted), plus component, stereo phonos, PC input and a digital audio output. There’s also a single USB input and Ethernet LAN. There’s no integrated Wi-Fi (unsurprisingly), but you can always buy a dongle if you [...]
Last Tuesday, Xbox announced that it would integrate Twitter, Facebook, Zune video compatibility, and Last.fm into its Live services. The software update was free, and has thus far been a success. We recently reported that over 2 million Xbox live subscribers used the Facebook feature from their consoles in the first week.
Equally as impressive, is the fact that last.fm has netted nearly 1 million new subscribers from the partnership. Since the introduction of the service, last.fm has seen a record number of new subscribers in a 24 hour period and Live users have streamed over 120 million minutes [...]