The biggest football game of the year is only days away, and you're sitting there asking yourself if your TV is good enough to deliver all the memorable action, ads, and commentary with the best visuals possible. If even a hint of uncertainty is flittering in the back of your mind, you should consider picking up one of these new Sony X900F series 4K TVs for up to 39% off at Amazon or Best Buy. Read More
Televisions rocking 4K displays are so this decade. The second coming of the roaring 20s will be headlined by a new wave of display technology that is so indiscernible from reality, you'll never want to get up from your couch (wait, isn't this how Wall-E started?). Get a jumpstart on the future with this gigantic, absurdly specced, don't-need-it-but-know-you-want-it 8K Samsung SmartTV, going for a moderate annual salary of $60,000 ($40,000 off) over on Samsung's website. Read More
As 8K TVs inch ever closer to the mainstream, 4K sets continue to plummet in price. TCL's affordable 4-Series Roku TVs might not be the flashiest option in this product segment, but they pack just as many pixels as pricier units, and Roku is one of the better built-in app suites — and right now, they're cheaper still, starting at just $199.99. Read More
Smart TVs with functional voice assistants are rare, at least outside of models equipped with Android TV. Bixby arrived on Samsung's TVs earlier this year, and according to a report from Variety, Google Assistant might be joining the party. Read More
Sling's $5-per-month Cloud DVR service is expanding to a number of new devices. Subscribers can now watch their stored shows in the Chrome browser and on any screen that functions as a Chromecast receiver, as well as on Xbox One, LG smart TVs, and Samsung smart TVs from 2016 or later. Read More
YouTube Kids was originally released in 2015, as a portal for child-appropriate content on everyone's favorite video sharing site. However, there hasn't been a dedicated TV app for YouTube Kids, just iOS and Android apps. Today on the official company blog, YouTube announced a Kids app for various smart TVs - but Android TV is still strangely missing. Read More
You know what's great? Having lots of streaming content available on your TV. What's not so great is when your quest to stream content results in ransomware bricking your TV. One fellow on Twitter shared the story of an LG TV that caught some nasty malware, and now it's apparently useless. Perhaps technology has gone too far. Read More
Oh snap, here comes another entry into the mobile OS game. Instead of some no-name third-party, though, Canonical has plans to step up to the plate with Ubuntu and see how it fares at on-the-go computing. Once the finishing touches have been put on the the upcoming LTS (long term service) release -- version 12.04 -- Canonical plans to start porting Ubuntu to mobile handsets, tablets, and even smart TVs.
Mark Shuttleworth, Canonical founder, stated that Android will be their primary competition, going as far as to say that Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility has "[shaken] up the hardware vendors, so some of them are looking for non-Android alternatives."
OEMs have tough choices.