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Nvidia Shield Android TV Review

Introduction The Nvidia Shield TV is here at last, the much-anticipated successor to the already feature packed and exciting line of Android-powered Nvidia gaming devices. The original Shield is a great little hand-held, and we’ve tested…

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DMCA Exception Makes Smart TV Hacking Legal

Every three years, the US Copyright Office listens to petitions to make revisions and exemptions to the anti-circumvention protections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Software Freedom Conservancy used the most recent review as…

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Arion Bluetooth Mini Keyboard with Speakerphone Review

Introduction Touch screen devices can be a pain to type on, although admittedly the issue isn’t as bad as it used to be as many of us have had a good few years practice now and…

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Xiaomi Enters Guinness World Record for Selling 2.11 Million Phones in a Day

Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company and world’s 3rd largest smartphone distributor, appears to have recently set a new Guinness World Record in terms of smartphone selling. The company managed to sell 2.11 million phones during a…

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Sony Unveils World’s Thinnest 4K LCD TV at Just 4.9mm Thick

Sony has revealed its new line of Bravia televisions – a broad mix of 1080p and 4K models, some of which were previewed at CES 2015 – the highlight of which is the X9000C, a 4K…

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Xiaomi Launches 40-Inch Android-Powered Smart TV for Only $320

Rising Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched a new Android-powered 40-inch smart TV at a very affordable price. The Xiaomi Mi TV 2 is available for the bargain price of $320, and boasts a 1080p Sharp…

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Samsung TVs Inserting Ads into Third-Party Movies and Shows

Reports have emerged that Samsung Smart TVs have started interrupting third-party content – such as film or television streamed to the television from a computer – to insert Pepsi adverts. Many disgruntled users have been posting…

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Tizen OS Will Power Samsung’s Smart TVs This Year

Samsung Electronics announced that all of their Smart TVs in 2015 will run on a new platform built around the Tizen operating system. Tizen is a standardized open-source platform that enables flexibility with even more content…

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Windows Capable Intel Bay Trail HDMI TV Stick Coming Soon

TV sticks that convert any TV into an Android powered Smart TV are no strange thing these days. We’ve got everything from Chromecast technology to whole android games consoles that run from a single HDMI socket;…

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Qualcomm Cancels 4K Smart TV Chip, Cites Weak Demand

Qualcomm has announced that it will not be putting the Snapdragon 802 processor into commercial production. The Snapdragon 802 was a quad core processor designed to stream and process 4K content for Smart TVs. The chip…

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LG Slash Price Of Curved OLED TV, Same It’s Still Crazy Expensive

When we were at CES 2013 and more recently, CES 2014, we saw endlessly impressive curved OLED displays that were nothing short of amazing to look at, yet the only that that made our jaws drop…

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Google Might Be Working On A Nexus TV Box

The Nexus family could extend to smart TV next year, according to an article by The Information via Tech Report. A Nexus-branded set-top box is in the works, but unfortunately very little is known about it.…

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Man Hacks TV Into A Smart TV With Raspberry Pi

Smart TV is still a popular buzz word for TV manufacturers, and for the most part it revolves around the TV being internet connected to serve up apps such as streaming services, Facebook, DLNA features etc.…

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Hisense Launch Feature Packed 4K TV For Just $2,000

Ok so maybe the word “just” isn’t quite right when we are talking about something that costs $2,000. Yet with models from Sony’s flagship range costing in excess of $5,000 the new 4K ready smart TV…

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LG Google TV Models To Get Updated To Android 4.2.2

A lot of updates do not always meet their deadlines, and that’s quite fine. Maybe the more time required, the more fixes and features will be packed. The Android 4.2.2 Google TV update that LG promised…

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Intel Forced To Scrap Face-Recognition Cameras In Web TV Kits

A report by the Wall Street Journal suggests that Intel is being forced to scrap its plans for facial recognition tracking cameras in its web TV set-top boxes amid public outrage towards privacy and surveillance issues.…

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Samsung Buy Set Top Box Company Boxee

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is reportedly buying out the Israeli firm “Boxee” who make media streaming devices according to the BBC. The deal is reportedly worth around $30 million. Samsung stated that the takeover allowed…