Is a sale a sale when only a few people can actually take advantage of the deal, or if no one at all can get a piece of the advertised deal action? Nope, said the Department of Transportation, which has fined Southwest Airlines $200,000 for touting a sale that didn’t provide enough actual seats — or in one case, any at all — at the bargain price it advertised. [More]
If there is indeed a 3D TV revolution underway, someone forgot to tell consumers. The NPD Group said high prices and the annoyance of having to wear glasses — which potential buyers have long cited as reasons to avoid the products — continue to keep 3D TVs on store shelves. Customers are also disappointed with the lack of movies available in the format.
It’s a safe bet that 3D TVs that require buzzkilling glasses won’t catch on in mainstream living rooms, so all eyes are on the next wave of technology — the 3DS-like goal of TVs that let you see Vikings battling dragons in 3D without the burden of eyewear.