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Samsung Smart TV a spy in the living room as webcam hack revealed

Samsung Smart TV a spy in the living room as webcam hack revealed

Samsung has patched a smart TV bug that allowed hackers to remotely activate the integrated webcam and spy on viewers in their living rooms, as well as redirect the onboard browser to a compromised webpage. The security flaw, spotted by researchers at iSEC Partners, has been fixed with a firmware update pushed to affected sets, Samsung told CNN Money, but renews questions about the inherent safety of home appliances and the so-called "internet of things" as ubiquitous connectivity becomes commonplace.

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Panasonic Smart TV snub sees Japanese broadcasters under fire

Panasonic Smart TV snub sees Japanese broadcasters under fire

Panasonic has slammed Japanese TV networks for allegedly blacklisting Smart TV commercials, accusing them of inappropriately trying to waylay the growth of on-demand and IPTV services. The TV manufacturer claims broadcasters in Japan refused to air its Smart VIERA TV adverts showing the sets' split-screen functionality, AFP reports, with suggestions that the networks argued viewers would find them "confusing".

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VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs line up to cover bulk of 2013

VIZIO M-Series Razor LED Smart TVs line up to cover bulk of 2013

This week VIZIO has shown that they're still very much in the business of making televisions with their M-Series Razor LED Smart TV line for 2013. These televisions come in sizes from 30 all the way up to 80 inches and feature technologies like Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps Plus for high quality picture both locally and via the web. These machines come with what VIZIO notes is an "ultra-thin bezel" for a "near-borderless" TV experience.

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LG Cloud floats around the globe

LG Cloud floats around the globe

LG launched its LG Cloud service last year in the United States, South Korea, and Russia. After almost exactly a year of availability, LG has now announced that rolling its Cloud TV service out to over 40 countries. The new countries it will get access to LG Cloud includes locations in Europe, Asia, Central Asia, and Latin America.

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LG Smart TVs add PayPal integration for easier home shopping

LG Smart TVs add PayPal integration for easier home shopping

LG has baked PayPal into its latest smart TVs, streamlining payments and purchases for on-demand content, apps, and home shopping. The integration - which is available on 2013 sets in the US, UK, and Canada now, but will spread to other countries imminently - will allow PayPal users to log into their existing accounts and avoid having to enter credit card, shipping and billing addresses, and other details into their TV using an often-inconvenient onscreen keyboard.

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Panasonic and Nuance announce smart TVs with Dragon TV

Panasonic and Nuance announce smart TVs with Dragon TV

Nuance is a company that has been around for a long time producing software for computers and other devices that allows voice interaction rather than typing. Over the years, Nuance has expanded its software from something available on computers for people who don't want to type for one reason or another to being used in cars and on many mobile devices. Panasonic and Nuance have now teamed up to make smart TVs even smarter.

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Samsung announces new apps for smart TV users

Samsung announces new apps for smart TV users

Samsung has announced some new apps that are coming this spring to deliver Samsung smart TV users more personalized viewing experiences. Samsung already has a large and impressive number of apps available for smart TV users and has added three more popular apps to its line. The apps will be available for Samsung smart TVs, Blu-ray players, and some home entertainment systems.

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YuppTV launches aimed at South Asians living in the US

YuppTV launches aimed at South Asians living in the US

A new product has launched that is a small TV dongle designed to plug into your TV and deliver content that Indian TV fans living in the US will appreciate. The product is called the YuppTV Dongle and it's designed for the US market to help bring content that Indians know and love from home despite the fact that they live in the US. The dongle plugs directly into the HDMI port of the television.

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Samsung S9 Ultra HD TV priced with monster flagship lineup

Samsung S9 Ultra HD TV priced with monster flagship lineup

The folks at Samsung have begun to deliver their full 2013 lineup of beastly television technology complete with prices, starting with the monstrous S9 UHD. The Samsung S9 UHD TV going by code-name UN85S9 will be available in pre-order form from Samsung by the end of March for a cool $39,999 USD. This machine works with an 85-inch 4k-resolution screen and we've had our own up close and personal look at it earlier this year at CES 2013 - have a peek!

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