It’s Xmas morning. You rush out in your PJs to find a huge box waiting for you, wrapped next to the tree. You peel back the adorable snowman wrapping paper to reveal a sexy new flat-panel TV. After the dust has settled, coffee consumed, and the mounds of wrapping paper thrown away, it’s time to get started hooking it up so you can watch A Christmas Story with the fam.
This holiday season, if you’re looking for a new TV, why not go smart? A new crop of Smart TVs is vying for position as home media hub, with the TV itself connecting to the Internet and aggregating all your favorite media services and more without the need for an outboard media device, like Roku, more »
Hisense H6 Smart TVs just launched have the latest Google services for TV powered by Android 4.2.2. and are available in 40-inch, 50-inch, and 55-inch models all powered by Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Plus (88DE3108) HD Media processor and remote with voice control capabilities.
The problem with mobile platforms is that manufacturers tend to use differing technology to get you connected. There’s at least four different operating systems out there, with Apple and Google doing their own thing via AirPlay and Chromecast, respectively. But what if you simply bypass the OS with a universal standard that’s software- not hardware-dependent? more »
It’s pretty clear that in the race to win customers during the holiday season, there is no shortage of deals. In addition to all the ‘Cyber Monday Sales Extended’ e-mails that flooded inboxes this week and Black Friday morphing into Black Friday ‘Weekend’, now it’s time to think about the deals and steals we will all be enjoying on Green Monday, the second Monday in December (December 9) and a historically good day for online sales.
We all know that the major networks see the looming end of bundling as a major threat to their business, and part of what analysts and lobbyists are paid to do is spin doomsday scenarios to maintain the status quo. Industry ally Laura Martin, a Needham and Co analyst, is at the top of the more »
Rumor has it that LG and Samsung both will unveil prototypes of flexible OLED TVs at 2014 International CES (January 7–10) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Sure, we’ve been hearing about glasses-free 3D since the whole 3D television thing became a reality four years ago. The majors have shown various sets, improving over the years, but that typically required you to stand on locked-down footprints in order for it work. Over the last few years, StreamTV has been developing their own more »
As if buying the perfect gift wasn’t hard enough, now there is the added pressure of hunting for something a little bit more conscientious for that special someone. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) strives to make green tech gifting easier with GreenerGadgets.org, which offers up tips for selecting the ideal green tech gift and a more »
We’re all used to a service like Hulu tossing in a new ad on repeat viewings, but what if this practice inhabited your cable DVR as well? According to The Consumerist, Comcast is looking into doing the same thing with the older shows on your DVR, reselling the ad space after the Nielsen window has expired.
Last night, as I waited in the cold and dark for Best Buy to open at the unheard of time of 6PM, I occasionally felt the tinge of my own hypocrisy. As a staunch advocate for the little guy, I knew that the people waiting for me inside were sacrificing time with their families, forced more »
Comcast certainly seems to be on a quest to unseat EA as the “worst company in the world,” especially when you consider the latest fee tacked onto their customers’ bills. Starting in 2014, Comcast is charging $1.50 a month as a hidden (in plain sight) fee for broadcast channels, which is probably well above what more »