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Samsung’s 2012

Samsung’s 2012

The strength of Samsung's 2012 depends on whether you're in the South Korean company's product team or its legal team. Seldom does a single firm see such a mixture of fate in the same product segment: huge success - both in sales and user reaction - to the Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note II, versus a billion-dollar judgement against Samsung at the hands of arch-rival (and key components customer) Apple. All in a year's work for a company described as both an "arch copyist" and a capable innovator.

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LG details 2013 Smart TV: NFC SmartShare plus On Now recommendations

LG details 2013 Smart TV: NFC SmartShare plus On Now recommendations

Like a big-screen scab it just can't stop picking at, LG continues to trickle out details about its upcoming CES 2013 smart TV range, including updated sharing, on-demand, 3D, and eco features. Having already told us about its Google TV line-up for next year, as well as some details on the high-end panels screen-centric subsidiary LG Display is particularly proud of, LG is now focused on streamlining the smart TV UI, with the new Smart Control interface paired with SmartShare with an NFC twist.

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Report claims most smart TVs are not used to full capacity

Report claims most smart TVs are not used to full capacity

When smart TVs were first entering the market many TV manufacturers believe that the technology would push a massive number of users to upgrade. That massive upgrade to adopt smart TV technology didn't take place the way TV manufacturers had hoped. A new report published by NPD Group claims that most people who own smart TV aren't using their smart TV to its full capacity.

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LG announces new games for Cinema 3D Smart TVs

LG announces new games for Cinema 3D Smart TVs

Several games that were (and still are) a huge hit on mobile platforms are making their way to LG Cinema 3D Smart TVs. LG announced today the arrival of several new games, including Where’s My Water, The Sims FreePlay, Air Penguin, Mini Motor Racing, and many more. LG says these games are incredible immersive an interactive, thanks to compatibility with the company's motion-sensing Magic Remote.

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Samsung Smart TV set for UI refresh at CES 2013

Samsung Smart TV set for UI refresh at CES 2013

We're ramping up rather quickly towards one of the biggest tech events of the year here in the USA with CES 2013, and with it Samsung intends on riding in with a full Smart TV user interface refresh. This update has been tipped by Samsung itself on its own Flickr account where it's shared an image of one of its Series 8 model televisions from last year - this indicates that the user interface update will not be for new models only, but for legacy models as well. Good news for you Samsung Smart TV lovers of old!

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SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

SlashGear 101: What is Nintendo TVii?

As the Nintendo Wii U gets wrapped up for presents for the holidays and is getting pumped up in hardcore fun-loving gamer abodes across the planet here at the end of 2012, so too is one of the most value-added features ready to create an impact with its television-enhancing abilities. What we're having a look at today is the Nintendo TVii, a software experience inside your Wii U that works with both the main screen on your television and the miniature touch-friendly display on your Wii U GamePad. With Nintendo TVii you'll be taking control of your television and interacting with a collection of media in ways you've never before experienced.

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Nintendo TVii hits Wii U in US and Canada on December 20

Nintendo TVii hits Wii U in US and Canada on December 20

Nintendo's TVii update for the Wii U will land in the US and Canada on December 20, the company has announced, turning the motion-tracking console into a smart TV hub. Eventually promising to take control of your TiVo box, as well as cable and satellite TV, and on-demand content, the TVii service allows users to access Hulu Plus and Netflix from their Wii U GamePad.

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LG adds Napster and Deezer to Smart TVs

LG adds Napster and Deezer to Smart TVs

LG has given its smart TV line-up a squirt of extra streaming content, adding Napster, Eurosport, Deezer, and other premium services to its 2012 models. The new entertainment options - some of which will require a subscription to access, though LG is laying on some free trials - will be landing over the coming weeks, while new UK buyers will also get a free chunk of movie download credit.

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