Smart TV

This is LG’s 105″ Curved Ultra HD TV

This is LG’s 105″ Curved Ultra HD TV

We're used to CES being a battle-ground for huge TVs, but key players LG and Samsung are outdoing themselves this year with vast, curved, Ultra HD models. LG's is the monster you'd expect, nearly as tall as the average person and incredibly bright. While we might normally be a little cynical of curved TVs, meanwhile, at 105-inches it's starting to show its worth.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor to power Ultra HD content for Smart TVs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 802 processor to power Ultra HD content for Smart TVs

Qualcomm has made an important announcement today at CES 2014. The company has announced its latest Snapdragon processor called the Snapdragon 802. This processor isn't aimed at tablets and smartphones, rather Qualcomm is aiming the Snapdragon 802 at the next generation of smart TVs, set top boxes, and digital media players.

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LG bares WebOS Smart TV plans at CES 2014

LG bares WebOS Smart TV plans at CES 2014

As hinted over the past weeks, LG had something in store regarding the nearly dead WebOS platform in time for CES 2014. While the Korean manufacturer hasn't yet unveiled a specific TV model running the mobile system yet, it did reveal what it has in mind for upcoming devices.

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Polaroid 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV 50GSR7100 to be intro’d at CES 2014

Polaroid 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV 50GSR7100 to be intro’d at CES 2014

Polaroid plans to roll out a couple new products for the upcoming CES 2014, among them being the new 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV, model 50GSR7100. As you may image, this offering is a smart TV that runs Roku's popular channels-based interface. The functionality comes via the Roku Smart Stick, a dongle that, in this case, is integrated into the TV for always-there access to apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and more.

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LG webOS TV set for CES 2014 debut features Cards navigation

LG webOS TV set for CES 2014 debut features Cards navigation

Word has been circulating since about mid-December that LG is planning to unveil a new smart TV powered by webOS at CES 2014. The webOS operating system hasn’t exactly found a successful niche in the tech world so far and LG thinks that niche may be in the smart TV market.

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Samsung Smart TVs to accept “finger gestures” for 2014

Samsung Smart TVs to accept “finger gestures” for 2014

Samsung's 2014 Smart TV line will be a step up from the 2013 models. The company described a few of the details in an announcement today, one of which is "finger gestures" -- a fine-tuning of the gesture controls already included in the Smart TVs. Samsung will demonstrate the features in full at CES 2014 in early January. For now, here's a sneak peek.

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LG webOS Smart TV debut promised for CES 2014

LG webOS Smart TV debut promised for CES 2014

LG will bring its first webOS smart TV to CES next month, with the former Palm platform making its living room debut. The new TV will run webOS - which LG acquired from HP earlier this year - on a 2.2GHz dualcore processor, LG researcher Hong Sung-pyo confirmed this week, ZDNet Korea reports, though most other details are unknown.

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Hisense announces H6 smart TV and Pulse PRO set-top box with Android

Hisense announces H6 smart TV and Pulse PRO set-top box with Android

Electronics and appliances manufacturer Hisense this week announced two new products. The main offering is the H6 smart TV, which relies on a Marvell HD media processor and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The Pulse PRO, which also runs Android 4.2.2, brings the Hisense smart TV suite of software and services to any HD TV. Pricing details and official images were not released.

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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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Samba TV releases new second-screen and TV apps for Sony devices

Samba TV releases new second-screen and TV apps for Sony devices

Samba TV, formerly known as Flingo, today released a slew of apps for Sony devices, including Bravia TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and Blu-ray Home Theater devices patched into Sony Entertainment Network. The apps detect what is playing on your connected smart TV and automatically push related interactive content, which can then be accessed on second-screen devices such as smartphones and tablets or via the TV. This development expands Samba TV's reach to 30 million devices worldwide.

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Google dropping Google TV brand as Android takes helm

Google dropping Google TV brand as Android takes helm

Despite having been around for a while now, Google TV has never taken off in a big way, and some speculated that Chromecast would serve to replace it. Google's Sundar Pichai put such concerns to rest in July, however, saying that Google TV would live on as a "full-fledged Android for TV." While the company's intentions with its television platform haven't changed, word has surfaced that the Internet giant has dropped the Google TV brand, replacing it with a rebranding of "Android TV."

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Samsung Galaxy Gear could get Smart TV integration

Samsung Galaxy Gear could get Smart TV integration

Samsung's Galaxy Gear may be in a committed relationship with the Galaxy Note 3 right now, but the Korean firm is considering integrating the smartwatch with future TVs, it has revealed. The wearable, which we reviewed earlier this week, could be used to collect and feed fitness and health information from viewers to their smart TVs, Samsung director of product marketing Ryan Bidan told Computerworld, with the possibility of a new S Health app for living room use.

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