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Samsung joins UHD Alliance to create standards for 4K and beyond

Samsung joins UHD Alliance to create standards for 4K and beyond

Samsung announced during CES 2015 is joining with several entities to create the UHD Alliance. The Alliance is made up of Hollywood studios, content distributors, and technology companies, and has a goal of establishing premium standards to be followed by both content and devices,...
Samsung's 2015 smart TVs will all run Tizen

Samsung's going all-in with Tizen for their smart TV OS

After tinkering around with their custom Tizen operating system for the past several months, Samsung is making it official: all of their new smart TVs in 2015 will run Tizen. Samsung showed off their first Tizen-powered TV set back in June and pushed out a Tizen TV apps SDK in July, and now...
Harmony Remote

Take control of your connected devices with the Harmony Ultimate Home

If you have a lot of connected devices in your home, chances are you often look for ways to tie them all together. Most devices have their own specific smartphone apps or remote in tow, making it hard to get everything to work together as one big unit. That's where the Harmony Ultimate Home comes...
TiVo Roamio OTA

TiVo Roamio OTA is a $49 DVR for cord cutters

TiVo is offering a new DVR hardware option for home entertainment for TV owners who either can't or won't get cable or satellite service with the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR, which has been made specifically to record over-the-air digital HD TV broadcasts. The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR has a 500 GB hard...
TVs with Roku built in launching soon

First embedded Roku TVs coming soon from Hisense and TCL

People who purchase new smart TVs from Hisense and TCL in the very near future may see that their UI is based on the one developed by Roku for its popular set-top box. Today, Roku announced that televisions made by those two companies will incorporate their Roku TV interface later this fall....

Amazon demands handover of Fire TV website domain

Amazon is swinging their Fire TV trademark at a small fan site, FireTVNews.com. This sort of thing isn't uncommon and not entirely unexpected since the word "Fire" is included on Amazon's list of trademarks, but it's still unfortunate for the site owners, and perhaps a little overzealous on...
Watch TV like Captain Kirk with ThinkGeek's new phaser remote

Watch TV like Captain Kirk with ThinkGeek's new phaser remote

The latest product from purveyor of all-things-nerdy ThinkGeek is a faithful replica of the classic Star Trek — and you can use it to control your television. The heavily-detailed replica includes an embedded infrared remote so you can use it control your TV, home stereo, cable box, or whatever...

Amazon Fire TV gains Vanity Fair, Food & Wine, and Tribeca through AMEX Now

American Express has just launched a video streaming app for Fire TV called AMEX Now. It includes content from Vanity Fair, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, and videos from the Tribeca Film Festival and Seed&Spark. To kick off the launch, Pharell Williams and his ridiculous hat will be...

WatchESPN, MLS Live, and Google+ photos come to Chromecast

Another batch of excellent Android apps are now supporting Chromecast, allowing you to beam all sorts of sports coverage to the big screen. The WatchESPN app and Major League Soccer are the biggest names to join the ever-growing ranks of Chromecast-supporting apps. As you might expect, access...
Samsung TV

Samsung announces SDK for Tizen-powered TVs, due in July

Samsung today announced that that they will be releasing an SDK to enable developers to build apps to run on Tizen-powered televisions, The SDK is due out in early July, following next week's Tizen Developer Conference. While Samsung hasn't yet announced any TVs that will run the Tizen operating...

PS4 or XBOX One - Which do you prefer?

There's a battle going on right now and your living room is at the forefront of it all. It's a battle that has been going on for years and once again, each party has upped the stakes. For those of us who like to play video games and have our living rooms connected, things have begun anew. Sony...
Roku 3 player with remote and headphones

YouTube finally comes to current generation Roku players

The folks at Roku have just announced that YouTube is now available in the Roku Channel Store for all current-generation devices. This applies to all boxes introduced after July 2011 including the Roku LT, Roku 1, Roku 2, Roku 2 HD, Roku 2 XD, Roku 2XS, Roku 3, the Roku Streaming Stick (both HDMI...

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