Green Tech once conjured images of science projects and inspired warm (but fiscally dubious) dreams. Now all that's changed—companies are putting billions into sustainability. In this edition of Fast Forward: An eco-friendly cellphone and flat screen TV that will save energy—and save you money.
Today Toshiba announced an ultra-powerful LCD TV powered by the same chip as the Sony PS3. It's backed by a 3 TB hard disk, and can play and record up to eight different television channels at once. It'll also cost 1 million yen (about $11,000) when it becomes available in Japan this December. What's Toshiba thinking?
The gap between the Web and television just narrowed a bit further. Starting this fall, Netflix users will be able to stream movies directly from the site to Sony Bravia Internet-enabled televisions. bringing Netflix's 12,000-title collection of on-demand cinema within a software update of big-screen viewing.