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Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung team up to offer interactive tv

Yahoo and Samsung have joined up to bring interactive television to your living room. By combining Samsung's Smart TV with Yahoo's Broadcast Interactivity, viewers will have access to "intelligent content discovery." This provides real-time content that operates alongside regular programming to complement what you're watching, whether it's a TV show, movie, or commercial.

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Boxee Box user support ends entirely

Boxee Box user support ends entirely

If you're an owner of the Boxee Box, originally launched back in November of 2010 and distributed up until today, the announcement this morning from the creators of this lovely bit of technology isn't going to be your most welcome update. In introducing the Boxee TV, a machine that links together Live TV, Internet Apps, and Cloud DVR, the team has let it be known that the original Boxee Box is done for. With a single software update to bring about a better working Flash player and a selection of bug fixes, the Boxee Box will officially go into maintenance mode.

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Google TV v3 teaser: Voice search, second-screen tablet app, more

Google TV v3 teaser: Voice search, second-screen tablet app, more

Google has begun teasing Google TV v3, the incoming update to its smart TV platform, complete with a tablet remote control app for second-screen navigation. The new video preview - which you can see after the cut - shows version 3's voice control in action, with the Google TV remote serving as a microphone, and viewers able to ask for specific channels, apps, content searches, and genres.

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BeoVision 11 is Bang & Olufsen’s first Smart TV

BeoVision 11 is Bang & Olufsen’s first Smart TV

Bang & Olufsen has launched its first smart TV, the BeoVision 11, up to 55-inches of media-streaming LCD pleasure clad in the Danish company's typically minimalistic design. Available in 40-, 46-, and 55-inch sizes, all running at Full HD 1080p resolution, the BeoVision 11 throws in Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter apps, as well as streaming content from various country-specific providers, along with a full web browser.

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Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

Spotify coming to Samsung Smart TVs in Europe

Spotify is a great service, but do you ever wish you could use it to stream music through your smart TV? Soon you'll be able to, thanks to a new team up between Samsung and Spotify that will see an app developed specifically for Samsung's 2012 E-Series smart TVs. Before you US Spotify lovers get too excited, however, we should let you know that this app will only be available in Europe.

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SmartStick by FAVI brings Android to your HDTV for $50

SmartStick by FAVI brings Android to your HDTV for $50

There's about to be a brand new smart TV in your living room with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, wireless streaming abilities, and no more than a $50 price tag, all of this in a tiny dongle: FAVI's Streaming Stick. This little device comes in white or in black - though it wont matter as it'll be plugged in to the back or the side of your television in your HDMI port the entire time its in operation. Plug it in to the HDMI port, plug a mini-USB cord into the side of the stick for power, and connect your wireless keyboard and mouse for next-level Android-based media engagement!

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Nintendo TVii for Wii U smart TV revealed

Nintendo TVii for Wii U smart TV revealed

Nintendo has announced Nintendo TVii, the company's take on the smart TV, using the Wii U GamePad as a second-screen to navigate live, on-demand, and DVR content. Built on the fact that, for many, the Wii has been the single way their TV has been hooked up online, Nintendo TVii will offer access to live TV channels, to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon rentals/purchases, and recorded content on a DVR like a TiVo.

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MotionEngine Lite revealed with Smart TV intentions

MotionEngine Lite revealed with Smart TV intentions

The folks at Hillcrest Labs have revealed a brand new addition to their Freespace MotionEngine software family: MotionEngine Lite - made specifically for in-air cursor control with Smart TVs. Systems with this software will be able to bring on Smart TV motion control action with lower cost and simpler implementation than the larger cross-section of solutions on today's market. This little magic wand-waving solution will be working with Texas Instruments ZigBee RF4CE and Bluetooth connected devices starting this week.

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