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Panasonic C6850 4K TV comes with Firefox OS UPDATE: Eyes-on

Panasonic C6850 4K TV comes with Firefox OS UPDATE: Eyes-on

President of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Julie Bauer stepped on stage at the Panasonic keynote at CES 2015 to speak about the future in HDTVs - as well as their wide variety of products from their various hardware groups. She showed off how they'd been pushing products in locations in which they'd be used. They're sponsoring the New York City Triathlon, for example. It all comes down to the experience - and with the Panasonic C6850 TV, a 4K experience will be what's coming to your living room.

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Sharp rolls in Android TV-based sets, pixel-splitting monster

Sharp rolls in Android TV-based sets, pixel-splitting monster

Sharp is not ready to be left out of the TV craze, and have announced a new set that will come in three massive sizes. The Sharp UE30 will arrive to your home or office (and possibly stadium) in 60, 70 and 80-inch screen sizes. The 4K capable TVs also have Sharp’s upscaling tech that fits SD and HD content into a roomy 4K box. The Sharp TVs are also Android TV-ready, and use the platform to integrate apps and services.

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LG announces new TVs, content partnerships at CES

LG announces new TVs, content partnerships at CES

After making a big entrance last year with TVs, LG is back at it this year at CES, too. While introducing seven new OLED TVs, LG is also announcing some new content partnerships for their WebOS TV software. Perhaps the most intriguing partnership is with GoPro, where new LG OLED TV owners “can stream GoPro videos on-demand today, including stunning content shot on the HERO4 Black, the most advanced GoPro camera ever”. LG also says 4K content is coming to that channel via a future update.

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LG 4K TVs boost colors, add webOS 2.0 for 2015

LG 4K TVs boost colors, add webOS 2.0 for 2015

If there's one thing we expect from the Consumer Electronics Show, it's massive TVs, and LG is already getting the big set hype started with its new 4K line-up. The company's 2015 Ultra HD range will debut Wide Color LED, LG's latest finagling of pixel technology that uses various different phosphor-based LEDs for the promise of better color depth and pictures that are more lifelike. That's not the only improvement over outgoing sets, however.

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’12 Monkeys’ TV show to sync with Philips Hue for mood lighting

’12 Monkeys’ TV show to sync with Philips Hue for mood lighting

In the movie ’12 Monkeys’, time traveler James Cole skips around our timeline trying to thwart the efforts of one organization bent on destroying humanity via a virus. The movie itself is dystopian cool, and a TV show of the same variety would be like Quantum Leap for a new generation. There will be a TV show, too; a spinoff from the movie/short story is currently in production via Syfy, but will have one really neat twist to it.

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The Walking Dead spinoff to star Kim Dickens

The Walking Dead spinoff to star Kim Dickens

In late summer, AMC revealed it had a spinoff of The Walking Dead up its sleeve, and since then some hints and details about the yet-unnamed series have surfaced. The latest among those details just recently arrived courtesy of Deadline, which is reporting that Kim Dickens of Gone Girl will be starring as the series' female lead. She will be playing opposite of Cliff Curtis, and is said to have scored the lead after a long casting process, beating out several other actresses hoping to land the role.

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Vizio takes jab at curved TVs with spoof ad

Vizio takes jab at curved TVs with spoof ad

Curved televisions and monitors are the latest trend, but Vizio, at least, isn't happy with them. Simultaneously bashing the technology and dashing any hopes that it would be rolling out its own version, the company has created a cheesy spoof advertisement hawking a pair of "anti-curve" glasses, which look like a VR headset and include a bonus drink holder for those especially lazy days. Of course, the glasses aren't real, but to make up for the time you spent watching, Vizio has nestled a real perk amidst the humor.

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Vizio P-Series 4K TVs to get three new content apps

Vizio P-Series 4K TVs to get three new content apps

Vizio showed off its budget-friendly P-Series 4K Ultra HD televisions at the beginning of the year, and this past September it rolled out pricing and availability for the sets. The P-Series brought with it some smart features that could utilize its ultra high resolution, and now in time for the holiday season the maker has announced an inbound update that will bring more content apps -- with support for UHD -- to the models, including access to Amazon Instant Video and more.

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LG webOS 2.0 for Smart TV brings the speed

LG webOS 2.0 for Smart TV brings the speed

LG has made clear their intentions to bring the next generation of TV user interface to the masses with webOS TV 2.0. This system will be appearing on next-generation televisions from LG, and will include features that make it both faster and more convenient to the user. This system will be appearing only on LG Smart+ televisions, and it's unclear at the moment which currently-released televisions will be getting the update - if any will, that is to say.

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Parks and Rec final season trailer shows drone-filled future

Parks and Rec final season trailer shows drone-filled future

Welcome to the future! Parks and Rec's final season is nearly upon us, and with it, we'll be getting a look at the future of our Earth. In the trailer you're about to see, Leslie and Ben are living in their new house together, Tom Haverford is a mogul, and Andy Dwyer has his own TV show. There are drones flying around with packages, too - just like Amazon predicted! And there are see-through tablets, too - it's a terrifying world out there!

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