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LG admits Smart TV spying – Incoming update to fix fault

LG admits Smart TV spying – Incoming update to fix fault

LG has been forced to explain why its Smart TVs were collecting viewing information despite owners switching off the privacy-impacting feature, promising a future update will disable the contentious glitch. Reports that records of channel, broadcast source, and TV platform had been transmitted to LG by its sets broke earlier this week, with one owner spotting that his Smart TV was tattling on his viewing habits even when the "Collection of watching info" option was turned off.

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Hulu Plus for PS4 detailed

Hulu Plus for PS4 detailed

Hulu has announced Hulu Plus support for the PlayStation 4, with the new streaming video app expected to be available alongside Sony's console on Friday, November 13th. The company already has a PS3 app, but the PS4 version will boost artwork size and improve navigation, Hulu says, along with introducing dedicated pages for specific types of content like Hulu Kids, Originals, and more.

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Philips hue adds BR30 and GU10 bulbs plus Disney StoryLight

Philips hue adds BR30 and GU10 bulbs plus Disney StoryLight

Philips promised more focused lighting options for the holidays as part of its hue wireless bulb range, and the company has delivered, revealing not only two new bulb types, but a tie-in with Disney that integrates special Mickey-themed lamps with interactive story books. The hue BR30 is headed to the US first, targeting the popular recessed downlighter fittings found in many American kitchens, offices, and living rooms, while the GU10 will do the same for European track- and task-lighting.

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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Debuts

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer Debuts

It's difficult for many TV shows make it through a few episodes these days. Television networks in the US are always keen on ensuring significant viewership or they'll axe a new show before it even has a chance to gain a following. It's rare for a show to make it 15 or 20 years. It's even rarer still for a television show to last 50 years.

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Samsung Smart Media Player adds on-demand to dumb TVs

Samsung Smart Media Player adds on-demand to dumb TVs

Samsung has revealed a new set-top streaming box for adding Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Instant Video to TVs that don't have internet features baked in. The Samsung Smart Media Player (GX-SM530CF) pulls over 100 of the apps Samsung usually includes in its smart TV line-up, but pipes them through to any TV with an HDMI port. There's also support for an optional CableCARD for adding local cable channels too.

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Netflix and Sony TV team on exclusive show from Damages creators in 2014

Netflix and Sony TV team on exclusive show from Damages creators in 2014

Sony has become the first major studio to jump in bed with Netflix, announcing that its Sony Pictures Television arm will produce a psychological thriller for the streaming provider in 2014. The show, which will be created by the team behind award-winning FX drama Damages, is currently unnamed but will be premiered on Netflix, the WSJ reports, in all locations where the company offers its on-demand service.

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