smart tv

  • Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

    Dojo Is Designed To Protect Your Smart Home From Itself

    Israeli startup Dojo-Labs has it eye on securing the connected smart home from the threat posed by, well, all the devices that comprise the connected smart home… Read More

  • Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Want to develop an app for the newly released Apple TV? Of course you do. Not sure how to get started? Apple is touring the globe for “Apple TV Tech Talks” which promise to get you rocking. You have to register by November 13th, though…so hop to it. Between December and February next year Apple is going to their stores in Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Cupertino… Read More

  • Latest Amazon Fire TV Features 4k Video, Alexa Voice Assistant

    Latest Amazon Fire TV Features 4k Video, Alexa Voice Assistant

    Amazon just took the wraps under the latest Fire TV, and just like the leak stated, it sports 4K video and improved voice search thanks to integrated Alexa support. Best of all, the new and improved Fire TV will still sell for the same price as its predecessor. The Fire TV packs a new 64-bit quad-core processor and a dedicated GPU. Combined with a new codec called High Efficiency Video Coding… Read More

  • Amazon To Answer Apple With New Fire TV

    Amazon To Answer Apple With New Fire TV

    Don’t call it a hobby. Amazon is serious about its living room aspirations and is about to launch a second-generation Fire TV media receiver. The company launched the original Fire TV a year-and-a-half ago, and it includes a similar feature set as the newly revamped Apple TV. From voice search to apps to games, the original Fire TV packs a punch, and the new one seems to be even stronger. Read More

  • Samsung Pay Heads To Samsung’s Smart TVs

    Samsung Pay Heads To Samsung’s Smart TVs

    Last March Samsung announced Samsung Pay — a mobile payment offering which it hopes will go head to head with Apple Pay. The service has still not rolled out yet but Samsung is expanding its payment push to smart TVs, with the launch of Samsung Pay on TV — which it says will be coming to ‘select’ 2014 and 2015 Samsung smart TVs, initially in 32 countries. Read More

  • Youku Tudou, One Of China’s Leading Streaming Video Sites, Launches Its First Hardware Line

    Youku Tudou, One Of China’s Leading Streaming Video Sites, Launches Its First Hardware Line

    Youku Tudou, already one of China’s largest streaming video sites, is moving into hardware as well. The company said that its first three devices—a WiFi router, smart TV box, and 15.6-inch Android tablet—will be available next January. To provide content for those devices, the company is also launching a cloud entertainment business unit, which will create services that make… Read More

  • Xiaomi To Invest $1B In Online Video Content

    Xiaomi To Invest $1B In Online Video Content

    Xiaomi just announced on its official Weibo account that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content to support its smart television ecosystem. The investment will be overseen by two Xiaomi executives who have considerable experience building online content. They are Chen Tong, the former editor-in-chief of news portal Sina.com, who Xiaomi hired away last month, and Wang Chuan… Read More

  • Smart Remote App Peel Raises $50M From Alibaba To Expand Smart Home Offerings

    Smart Remote App Peel Raises $50M From Alibaba To Expand Smart Home Offerings

    Smart remote software maker Peel has closed an additional $50 million in funding, supplied by Alibaba, the e-commerce giant which recently made its public market debut in the U.S. The company’s new funding is a strategic investment separate from its existing $45 million raised across four rounds, with the most recent announced in June, and brings its total rase since its founding in 2009… Read More

  • Peel Delivers A DISH And DirectTV Smart Remote For iOS – No New Hardware Required

    Peel Delivers A DISH And DirectTV Smart Remote For iOS – No New Hardware Required

    Peel originally launched as a hardware/software combo to bring smart remote features for your TV to the iPhone, but that was a few years ago, and the company has since focused more on building software, with a mobile app that provides social TV viewing features and personalized recommendations. The startup has been working with Android devices with built-in IR blasters to unite its social… Read More