Smart TV

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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LG announces Game World for CINEMA 3D Smart TV line

LG announces Game World for CINEMA 3D Smart TV line

LG is gearing up for a "new era of downloadable casual 3D games" by announcing Game World, a new casual games store for its CINEMA 3D line of Smart TVs. As you can probably imagine, Game World functions similarly to other app stores out there, allowing users to search for, purchase, and keep a collection of casual games. LG says that the games featured in Game World can be played with the company's Magic Remote, but if you're not crazy about the idea of playing video games with a remote control, many of the games also come with support for third-party gamepads.

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LG TM2792 Personal TV packs WiDi, MHL and standalone web

LG TM2792 Personal TV packs WiDi, MHL and standalone web

LG has revealed its latest smart TV, the LG TM2792 Personal TV, a kitchen and bedroom scale set that doesn't stint on display performance or media streaming abilities. Measuring in at 27-inches, the Full HD TV uses an LED IPS panel for better quality video and 250 nits brightness, with 3D support and integrated WiFi Direct, WiDi and DLNA for streaming directly from notebooks or other devices.

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What the heck is IFA? (And why should I care?)

What the heck is IFA? (And why should I care?)

Stand by, tech hounds: gadgets incoming. Samsung, HTC and others are readying for the big tech show of Q3, Berlin's IFA, the European rival to CES and for those of us addicted to our grown-up toys, a chance to see the phones, tablets and smart TVs we'll be coveting over the next few months. Plenty to get excited about, then, particularly with IFA 2012 expected to be the biggest in the show's history. So, what's in store?

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Apple doesn’t want a full television set

Apple doesn’t want a full television set

It's time to get realistic about all the Apple TV rumors - with an Apple TV device that's essentially a box and a controller that hook up to any TV you like, there's no reason for Apple to take any other steps. Today's inside tip comes from the Wall Street Journal where they say Apple is speaking with cable providers to get an in on wired content not provided by iTunes. While it does make sense that they'd head out and make sure they've got all the right connections in the industry before releasing a product, this simply does not fit with Apple's way of doing business.

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