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Samsung announces “Quantum dot display era” with 2016 SUHD TVs

Samsung announces “Quantum dot display era” with 2016 SUHD TVs

4K UHD resolution? Curved screens? Check. Smart TV OS? Check. HDR? Check. Name the technology or feature and most likely Samsung already has a TV for it. But if you're think the Korean manufacturer has already run out of buzzwords, you might want to reconsider your position. This is Samsung after all. Announcing this year's new breed of Smart UHD TVs. Aside from the features already mentioned, this line also represents Samsung's foray into the world of Quantum Dot displays and what is bills as HDR 1000.

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Google teams with VIZIO SmartCast P-Series TVs to Cast

Google teams with VIZIO SmartCast P-Series TVs to Cast

This week the folks at VIZIO have announced that they've teamed up with Google to bring Google Cast capabilities to their newest line of TV sets. This is the first time that Google Cast has been integrated directly in to a monitor, and is the first time that any company has released a TV set with its own Android tablet in the box. Each of these VIZIO SmartCast televisions will come with its own tablet capable of running all the Android apps you've got on your phone right now, as well as the VIZIO SmartCast app to control the TV.

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Verizon retires FiOS TV app on consoles, smart TVs

Verizon retires FiOS TV app on consoles, smart TVs

While cable companies and content providers are scrambling to remain competitive in an age of video and music streaming, Verizon seems to be moving away just a little bit. Although still without official confirmation on its website, users of its FiOS TV service have reported receiving notices that Verizon is killing off FiOS TV's presence on consoles as well as smart TVs. While that does still leave ubiquitous mobile devices on the unscathed, it is a move that is bound to be unpopular with many of Verizon's faithful.

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Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen partners with LG in OLED TV effort

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG Electronics to produce OLED TVs. Bang & Olufsen, of course, will be handling the audio part of things, with the company saying it will “focus on its unique competencies within design, acoustics and smart home integration within TV development.” LG will be contributing its OLED technology into the mix, and the first result of the collaboration, an OLED TV, will be available next year.

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The Walking Dead: which major character will die next?

The Walking Dead: which major character will die next?

Prepare yourself, folks — the season finale of The Walking Dead is just around the corner, and rumor has it the episode will be brutal. Before you proceed, and in case you didn't figure it out yet, this article contains major spoilers (up to season 6, episode 13 and the comic books, that is). If you're caught up on the series, proceed forth and read, knowing the growing knot in your stomach is wholly justified.

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PlayStation Vue expands across US, adds ‘slim’ plans

PlayStation Vue expands across US, adds ‘slim’ plans

PlayStation Vue, Sony’s on-demand and live television streaming service, has expanded to cover the nation, giving anyone with a PlayStation or other supported device the option to sign up. The service has up to now been available in select markets, but many have been forced to wait for a wider expansion. Also rolling out to new markets are 'slim' plans with differing channel bundles.

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TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

TiVo BOLT’s SkipMode feature rolling out to Roamio DVRs

Video streaming might be all the fad these days, but majority of TV viewers still get their content via traditional means, like broadcast and cable. Sadly, not everybody has the luxury to watch their favorite shows right then and there. DVRs have long existed to remedy that, but, unfortunately, they do record everything. They are, however, getting smarter, at least after the fact. TiVo's SkipMode feature, for example, lets you get to the content your really want and skip the ones that you don't, which is a nice way of calling "ads".

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Microsoft discontinues Skype app for smart TVs

Microsoft discontinues Skype app for smart TVs

Video calling has become a ubiquitous form of communication these days, with a myriad of apps and services on the desktop, tablets, and most notably smartphones. Microsoft's Skype is already one of the dominant options, with a popular service working well across a number of platforms. It turns out the living room television never caught on as a useful way to make video calls, so Skype has said that it's ending support for its smart TV apps this June.

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Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: embracing violence

The sixth season of Game of Thrones, a season so hotly anticipated that HBO decided to ditch screeners over piracy concerns, has just been revealed in a new trailer. Things are bleak, there's no doubt about that, but the excitement is just getting started. Don't worry, this article is spoiler-free -- the trailer, though, definitely isn't if you're not caught up on all the past episodes.

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Part of 2016 Olympics to be shot in 8K, preparing for Japan

Part of 2016 Olympics to be shot in 8K, preparing for Japan

8K isn't even a thing yet, even among most of the TV makers in the market. But maybe in four years' time, the landscape might be different already. The Olympic Broadcasting Services apparently isn't going to sit still on that front. When the 2016 Olympics kick off in August in Brazil, it will be shooting a very small portion in 8K resolution. Since the rest of the event won't be in that hi-res quality, this is most likely just a test in preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

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Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition gets a Wiimote-alike

Xiaomi Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition gets a Wiimote-alike

It's been quite a while since we've last heard of a Xiaomi Android set-top box but it seems that the Chinese OEM isn't yet read to put a fourth gen device out there yet. Instead, it has revamped the Mi Box 3 and is launching it as a Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition. In addition to the slight spec bump, the box gets a new remote control that will undoubtedly remind you of the Wii Remote that made Nintendo's gaming console quite popular back in the days.

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Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

Netflix may be negotiating to stream BBC’s new Top Gear

We already know that the new car show from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — essentially the "new" Top Gear — has found a home on Amazon's streaming video service, and that the BBC's reboot of the "old" Top Gear will debut on the UK network in late May with a new set of hosts. But about when it comes time for this iteration of Top Gear to head to streaming services? If a new report from The Guardian is correct, Netflix is already making early bids for the show's rights.

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