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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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Samsung 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV unveiled for CES 2014 debut

Samsung 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV unveiled for CES 2014 debut

Earlier this evening, LG announced what it says is the world's largest curved Ultra HD television, which it will be showing off at the quickly approaching CES 2014. Not to be left out of the mix, Samsung has now revealed its own offering: a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television which it also calls a world's first. Which of the two officially qualifies for the title is left up to debate, but regardless this beast will be making its public debut at the upcoming tech show.

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LG 105UB9 Curved Ultra HD TV sets records, will be shown at CES 2014

LG 105UB9 Curved Ultra HD TV sets records, will be shown at CES 2014

Whilst gearing up for CES 2014, LG has announced that it will be showing off its first curved Ultra HD television, something that is being hailed as the first ever curved 4K TV with a 21:9 aspect ratio. This follows recent announcements by LG that includes its all-in-one running Chrome OS, as well as some new UltraWide monitors that will also be debuted at the upcoming tech event.

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Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

While it'd be easier to think that the world was moving towards an all-mobile environment for consuming media, Hulu suggests today that it's slightly more complicated than that. Statistics shown by the media deliverer today show how it's essentially a 50/50 split between those who use their service on a computer (desktop or notebook) and those who use everything else. At this time, that means that half of Hulu's viewers use a smartphone, tablet, or TV box to experience the entertainment.

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IZON Glasses-free 3D TVs head to CES 2014 then to market in Q2

IZON Glasses-free 3D TVs head to CES 2014 then to market in Q2

This week the folks at IZON have made an early push to get in on the CES 2014 action with word that they'll be bringing their own 3D TVs to CES 2014 without a need for 3D glasses. These units will be released in 32-inch, 47-inch, and 55-inch iterations and will not just be prototypes as we've seen in years past. Here we'll be seeing production-ready glasses-free 3D TVs ready for the second quarter of 2014.

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House of Cards Season 2 Trailer brings 2 kinds of pain

House of Cards Season 2 Trailer brings 2 kinds of pain

As long as we're going with the pain theme this week with movie and television show trailers, House of Cards Season 2 may as well keep us in the mix. What we've got here for the first full trailer for the second full season of this Netflix exclusive series is a Kevin Spacey-narrated bit of heartwarming evil straight from the seat of the Vice President's chair. Remember to bring your jacket because this one's cold as ice.

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Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

This afternoon a bit of light has been shined on the next generation in Google's play for the living room, a device code-named Nexus TV. This machine has been chatted about over the past couple of years, moving in and out of talks on Google TV, the company's current headliner television product alongside Chromecast. What Google TV lacks, Nexus TV will make up for - this isn't a product Google is going to be taking lightly.

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Decade-long study shows video games not linked to negative social behavior

Decade-long study shows video games not linked to negative social behavior

A study has been released this month by a group working with the University of Glasgow which shows the effects of television and video game use in children starting at age 5 spanning through age 7. This study began when the children were 9 months old and ran through age 7, with the full study taking place over the past 10 years - this study was first completed by the study group in December of 2011 and was just published by BMJ this week, having been "accepted" by Open Access in December of 2012. The study makes a point to separate their findings between the effects of watching TV for 3 hours or more daily and playing video games in general.

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Simpsons headed to Cable in TV’s biggest off-network deal ever

Simpsons headed to Cable in TV’s biggest off-network deal ever

Up until now, The Simpsons had been running on broadcast syndication - Fox, fo be exact - the same place it started (as its own show) back in 1993. Because a cartoon comedy show such as the Simpsons was relatively unheard of at the time, Fox was able to secure a contract that meant they were able to hold complete exclusivity with the show just so long as they were still airing it on their station. Fast forward 26 years and you've got a show that continues to push new episodes.

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