Google Fiber users may soon have access to a new set-top box. A recently spotted FCC filing shows a “GFHD200” box, likely replacing the GFHD100 box Fiber owners are currently using. New specs are incoming, too, along with a rumor regarding the remote.
Chromecast, the tiny dongle that was supposed to do big things, may not be on track for dominance. According to a new report, usage of the Chromecast has declined overall. Though 6% of households in the US have one, less and less are using it, instead turning to other mediums.
A new exploit in Smart TVs has been discovered, which affects various smart TVs and allows a would-be hacker to potentially exploit your entire system. The threat lasts as long as you use an affected app, but once the malware is placed, the app itself is compromised. Called a “Red Button Attack”, the vulnerability is already widespread in Europe, and could be working its way to the US and other territories.
The guy who writes the killer books that HBO turned into a killer show? He wants to kill you. He also wants you to fork over $20,000 to be murderized. He won’t keep the money, of course — he’s not a bad guy. He’s raising money for charity, and is offering up a spot in his next book for those willing to be generous.
Online TV is growing rapidly in popularity, according to a new study. The findings suggest our mobile video viewing habits are up 57% over this time last year. Overall online video is up 43%, while our TV intake in general is up a staggering 246%.
Samsung’s Tizen operating system was a long time coming, but now that it has — it’s taking over much of Samsung’s lineup. Their recent Galaxy Gear update usurped Android for the new linux-based OS, and now the’ve branched into the living room. A new Tizen-powered TV is being shown off by Samsung, using motion controls for navigating the menus.