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Roku TV, Smart TVs Built on Roku, Now Pre-Orderable

Roku TV, Smart TVs Built on Roku, Now Pre-Orderable

By Josh Wolford August 19, 2014

If you’re a big streamer and your Roku box or Roku stick is the most-used device attached to your TV, you can finally cut out the middleman. Roku has just launched the first Roku TVs, smart TVs with the Roku …

Samsung to Highlight Smart TVs at CES Samsung to Highlight Smart TVs at CES

The new year is almost here and that means one thing for the tech industry: CES is just weeks away. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will feature technology-driven products, accessories, and services from companies across the world. The convention, …

75% of Americans Don't Care or Know About Smart TV 75% of Americans Don't Care or Know About Smart TV
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TV Manufacturers are scrambling for a way to increase sales now that consumers have settled in with their HDTVs. While 4K resolutions and content are still on the horizon, “smart” TV functionality is being touted as the must have for …

Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You
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Smart TVs are incredibly easy to hack. In a report from last year, hackers had discovered an easy exploit in Samsung Smart TVs that allowed them to take control of the camera and spy on the owner of said TV. …

Samsung Acquires Boxee For $30 Million [Report] Samsung Acquires Boxee For $30 Million [Report]

Boxee is just one of many players that are trying to hasten along the cord cutting trend by bringing media streaming to the living room. After a few years of operating as an independent company, Boxee has reportedly been bought …

60-Inch Apple TV Rumored Yet Again 60-Inch Apple TV Rumored Yet Again
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Is it finally coming? Finally, really, in real life coming? Those are the questions that have been surrounding the rumored (at this point mythic) Apple HDTV. Yearly predictions about the manufacture and shipping of an Apple ‘iTV‘ have repeatedly been …

LG Buys WebOS For Use in Smart TVs LG Buys WebOS For Use in Smart TVs

After HP bought Palm in 2010, the company promptly proceeded to run the webOS operating system into the ground with a series of lackluster products. The HP TouchPad was the company’s final official webOS product, and the company ended up …

Samsung to Reveal Smart TV Upgrade Kits at CES Samsung to Reveal Smart TV Upgrade Kits at CES
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One of the problems with trying to re-invent the TV in the same way phones and tablets have been in the past few years is that consumers can’t and won’t buy a new TV every year. As a big-ticket item, …

Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016 Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35% …

Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs

One of the more worrisome patents in recent months was one filed by Verizon that would allow the company to spy on viewers through a camera in a DVR. There might be nothing to worry about, however, as it’s just …

Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud

Samsung announced today that it has chosen Windows Azure as the software on which its Smart TV cloud infrastructure will run. The company claims that the choice will reduce its operating costs and increase its scalability. Samsung said in an …

2 Million Apps Downloaded for Samsung Smart TVs

A rep for Samsung emailed WebProNews to tell us that Samsung has reached 2 million apps downloaded for its smart TVs in 53 days. Not quite as impressive as Apple’s Mac store hitting a million app downloads in a single day, but the connected TV industry is a bit of a different beast. The rep writes: