smart tv

Roku nearly doubles since IPO, up another 13% on day two

Digital streaming business Roku has soared in its public debut. After pricing its IPO Wednesday at $14 per share, Roku finished its first day of trading at $23.50, up nearly 68%. And by the end of Fri

Apple says most vulnerabilities in Wikileaks docs are already patched

Wikileaks today published a trove of documents, allegedly taken from the CIA, that detail the government’s efforts to hack popular devices like iPhones, Android phones, and Samsung smart TVs. B

Roku’s new app can replace its remote, help you find something to watch

Fresh on the heels of introducing new TV models at CES, and touting its 13 percent share of the smart TV market, Roku today is rolling out a revamped mobile application aimed at making it easier to ac

The Future of TV isn’t apps

We’re in the mid-digital age, but we live with the legacy of analog systems, technology and thinking that's only embellished by the technologies of our new era.

Some Sony smart TVs are getting dumb

Sony has issued a notice that YouTube will no longer work on some 2012-era smart TVs. But it’s not Sony’s fault, guys! It’s YouTube and the dastardly engineers who pushed the YouTube

Skype is killing its smart TV app

Skype, the Microsoft-owned video calling service, has quietly announced that it will no longer offer an app for smart TVs from June.

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...

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

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 F

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-hal

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

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

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

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

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 softwar

Content Recognition Tech Company Enswers Receives $2M From Samsung Ventures

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.enswers.net">Enswers</a>, a Seoul-based content recognition tech company that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/03/25/enswers-america/">recently launched in

Samsung Working With Startup Partners To Add Gesture-Based Smart Home Control To TVs

Samsung is reportedly (via WSJ) preparing for a smart home control interface that uses your smart TV to recognize basic hand gestures, directed at the objects you actually want to control. So, for exa

Bye Bye Second Screen? The InAIR Lets You Browse The Web And Watch TV All In One Place

Nowadays, many people browse the web at the same time that they're watching TV -- the phenomenon is called the "<a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_screen">second screen</a>."

Minuum Shows Off Just How Smart A Smart Keyboard Could Be On A Smart TV

Typing using any kind of remote control that doesn’t include a full QWERTY keyboard is a nightmare, and everyone knows it. I still enter text into my Xbox One using the gamepad, despite its supp

WebOS Design Lead Takes Us Through LG’s New Smart TV Platform Ambitions

LG's putting webOS to good use – as the basis for its new smart TV platform. The operating system has taken many turns in its long and varied history, starting out as a smartphone platform under Pal
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