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Intel viewer-tracking smart TV in 2012 say media execs

Intel viewer-tracking smart TV in 2012 say media execs

Intel is planning a smart TV platform to rival cable and satellite providers, it's claimed, hoping to lure subscribers with cheaper content while using viewer-identification tech to better target advertising. The project has been mired in negotiations for months, according to Reuters' sources, with the promise of set-top boxes that can track the age group and gender of the people watching - thus allowing demographically-suited adverts to be shown - apparently not yet sufficient to persuade content owners to free up channels from traditional providers.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 6, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. So are you interested in finding out what made news today? Then you've come to the right place. We'll start with a Windows 8 tablet update - Microsoft denies HTC's first Windows 8 tablet. And moving from Microsoft to Apple, it's bullying Samsung again - Apple seeks Galaxy S III ban in USA. And finally, if you have any interest in Google TV, check out - Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming.

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Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Google TV may be getting a second chance with new set-top boxes based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Logitech and Intel may have ditched Google TV after the first version failed to gain adoption, but now Google TV boxes are emerging with Marvell's ARM processors along with some new features that integrate the boxes more with Android smartphones and tablets.

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LG Google TVs arrive late May

LG Google TVs arrive late May

LG will begin selling Google TV sets in late May, a senior exec has confirmed, with US buyers finally able to pick up the long-promised smart televisions. Sales in the US will kick off in the week of May 21, LG TV's executive vice president confirmed to Reuters, with the company gauging the response before it decides whether to offer the new internet-connected models in Europe and Asia.

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Google planning Moto-powered Android iPhone attack tip insiders

Google planning Moto-powered Android iPhone attack tip insiders

Google is planning to directly challenge Apple with an in-house smartphone and tablet business built on Motorola Mobility's manufacturing heft, insiders claim, evolving the Nexus program into a true, own-branded range of Android hardware. Although it originally saw Motorola as a patent source, so two sources tell Business Insider, Google "has come to realize that it wants to follow Apple's lead when it comes to smartphone and tablet computer development." However, it faces growing resentment from Android OEMs.

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Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Smart TV has long been seen as the technology that cried wolf: internet-enabled sets that, while promising the web on your big screen, have yet to deliver quite as slick an experience as on a tablet or notebook on your lap. Not so, Philips co-subsidiary TP Vision says. In fact, of their smart TV owners, over 60-percent supposedly use those smart TV features daily.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 11, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's April 11 and it's time to take a look at the stories that made heads turn in the world of tech today. Or, at least, the stories that made eyes roll, like this - Verizon upgrade fee last to the party. Yep, now on all carriers you'll have to pay more to get the newest technology. Speaking of new technologies, LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week. And in other Google news, Google+ refresh triggers social fury.

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LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week

LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week

In what might be a surprise move for many not following extremely closely LG's involvement in the Google TV platform, the manufacturer has been tipped this week as coming with Google TV 2.0 to the USA as soon as this weekend. A report coming from Shinhan Investment Corporation in Korea, LG will be bringing their 3D LED TV model to the states in two sizes: 47-inch and 55-inch, with prices set at or around $1600 and $2100 USD respectively in online outlets. This move is said by Shinhan to perhaps be in anticipation of an Apple TV Smart TV set release later this year.

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LG sets date for Voice Control Smart TV

LG sets date for Voice Control Smart TV

Today LG has announced that the Voice Control feature for their current line of Smart TVs will be activated by the end of April. This update will include all Smart TVs working with the Magic Remote, demonstrated in near full working order earlier this year at CES. These vivid, gigantic, and otherwise spectacularly impressive Smart TV units will soon have you asking if they'll please head to your favorite station to watch all your Thursday shows with great ease!

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