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LG’s display operations halted following factory tragedy

LG’s display operations halted following factory tragedy

This past Monday, an LG display factory near Paju, South Korea experience a gas leak that resulted in the death of two workers and caused a few more to fall ill. The cause was tied to a nitrogen leak that seemed to occur while contractor workers were performing maintenance and repair activities. At the time, LG expressed sorrow over the incident and vowed to work with authorities in determining what caused the leak. As of now, operations have been ordered to a halt.

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The Walking Dead trailer teases show’s February 8 return

The Walking Dead trailer teases show’s February 8 return

If you haven't finished catching up on The Walking Dead yet, now is the time to do so. The show is set to return next month, and to help usher it in is a new trailer teasing what viewers can expect. Less you worry, be advised there are no spoilers -- in fact, there is practically nothing at all in terms of the story, with viewers instead being presented with a roster of remaining characters doing what they do best: surviving.

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Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Sony reportedly open to sale of mobile, TV divisions

Among all the turmoil you’ve read regarding Sony recently, a larger narrative is taking place. The company’s ability to turn a solid profit has come under scrutiny the past few years, which prompted them to sell their VAIO brand. According to a new report, Sony is also entertaining a similar move for TV and mobile. They’re entertaining the sale of just about every segment they do business in, according to sources. That could spell trouble for Sony’s various arms, or signal a rebirth.

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Better Call Saul: extended trailer (finally) gives long look

Better Call Saul: extended trailer (finally) gives long look

The Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul is ever nearing, and as its launch date approaches we have yet another trailer to pick through. Unlike the trailers that have been dropped thus far, this one offers an extended look at the show (more than two minutes of footage), giving viewers an idea of what exactly they're in for and a narrative to go with it. We've seen parts of the trailer before, but a good deal of it is new, and it reveals what looks to be a promising series.

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Fox tipped in “Minority Report” pilot order

Fox tipped in “Minority Report” pilot order

Have you been pining for Minority Report to come to television? The rumbles have been there, and now there's a new -- and very promising -- one that proves good news: Fox has reportedly given the go-ahead on a pilot episode, showing solid movement for a series with a lot of promise. This follows the network's purchase of the show back in September, and will hopefully lead to a full-blown series set as a sequel to the movies ten or so years after they took place.

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Watch this: House of Cards Season 3 trailer

Watch this: House of Cards Season 3 trailer

The last time we saw Frank Underwood, he was staring right back at us. His cold, pale stare finding us through a window on Air Force One as he and Claire boarded, bound for solitude if nowhere else. Now the full trailer for season three is out, and we see why his presidential gaze has hardened. Scorned lovers, guilty consciouses, and political tension dot the 30-second clip. As Frank faces the nuance of Presidency, things start to unravel.

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Sling TV coming to LG TVs with webOS

Sling TV coming to LG TVs with webOS

CES 2015 brought us two pretty cool things in webOS for LG TVs and Sling TV. Sling TV is a cord cutter’s dream come true. Rather than having to sign up for a cable subscription, Sling TV users can sign up for packages of TV content that streams to them via the Internet. If you’re taking a hard look at an LG TV with webOS (or maybe already have one), we’ve got good news. Sling TV will come to your LG TV.

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TiVo OnePass: finding all the episodes you need

TiVo OnePass: finding all the episodes you need

We've seen a lot of product announcements over the week, but among TiVo's own CES 2015 revelations is one that does not involve hardware at all: TiVo OnePass. The new feature for certain TiVo DVRs is targeted at the binge-watchers among us -- those who consume shows several episodes at a time, and who hate having to hunt down that one wayward mid-season episode halfway through their binge-watching festivities. OnePass will be arriving to applicable TiVo users some time next month.

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Netflix reveals plans for early 2015, TV recommendations

Netflix reveals plans for early 2015, TV recommendations

Last year, Netflix introduced a lot of content alongside promises of even bigger things to come in 2015. The new year is here, and with it are additional details about what we can expect in the near future from the content streaming service, including both new premieres and favorite shows that'll be back with new episodes very soon. In addition, the company has also announced its new "Netflix Recommended TV" program to help its customers select their next television model.

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Sony 4K Smart TVs hit Android TV hard this year

Sony 4K Smart TVs hit Android TV hard this year

Sony is indeed taking the lead in the Android TV push. In fact, all its 4K Smart TVs unveiled here at CES 2015, and some of its HD line, runs Android TV to deliver apps and games in addition to live TV broadcast and video streaming. But Google's TV platform isn't the only highlight of this latest batch of 4K Smart TVs. Also making its debut is Sony's new 4K Processor X1 that promises to deliver the best image quality, no matter the original resolution of the content.

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Here’s how Tizen on Samsung’s SUHD Smart TVs works

Here’s how Tizen on Samsung’s SUHD Smart TVs works

Samsung may have invented some new branding for its top-tier TVs, but we're more interested in how Tizen has found its way into the sets as Sammy's smart TV OS of choice. The company has been flirting with the open-source platform for the past few years, predominantly focusing on its potential on the wrist as an OS for smartwatches and wearables, but for the 2015 SUHD TV range it's being repurposed as a catch-up platform for live, on-demand, and streaming content that plays particularly nicely with smartphones and tablets. We stopped by to see how it all worked.

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Samsung SUHD TV one-ups Ultra HD with uber-colors

Samsung SUHD TV one-ups Ultra HD with uber-colors

What comes after Ultra HD when you're trying to sell people new TVs? If you're Samsung, the answer is SUHD, when the added "S" somewhat nebulous in its abbreviating but kept for the firm's most high-end models. It's not just a name and some sleek beveled edges, however, with Samsung turning to nanocrystal semiconductors to improve picture quality, contrast, brightness, and color, even running at the same 4K resolution as last year's sets. Meanwhile, under the hood of each SUHD is a new Smart TV platform powered by Tizen.

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