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Samsung’s new Smart TVs will support keyboard and mouse input

The line between computers and… everything else keeps getting blurrier. The phone in your pocket is basically a computer. Your smart thermostat? It’s a specialized computer. And your smart TV that can stream content from Netflix and YouTube? Computer. But it’s easy to forget that because you don’t usually interact with those devices the same […]

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LeEco lays off two thirds of US workforce (Le Uh Oh)

Chinese electronics and digital media company LeEco outlined plans for a major global expansion last year, including a push into the US market, where the company now sells a handful of phones, TVs, and other products. But recent reports have suggested things haven’t been going very well and LeEco’s bid to acquire TV maker Vizio […]

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Westinghouse TV with Amazon Fire TV UI hits the FCC, here are some cool features

Amazon has been selling Fire TV media streamers for a few years, but starting soon you’ll be able to buy a TV that has Fire TV software baked in. Amazon announced in January that it’s working with a few different TV makers, and I got an early look at one of the first models at […]

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Facebook Video app is coming to smart TVs

Facebook may have started out as a website where people could share status updates and see what their friends were up to. But these days it’s a platform for discovering news (some of which is even real… although some is not), organizing events, and watching videos. Now the company wants to bring that last bit […]

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Closer look at Element’s Smart TV with Amazon Fire OS and Alexa

The first smart TV sets powered by Amazon Fire TV software are coming this year. Today Amazon announced that we’d see 4K televisions from Seiki, Westinghouse, and Element Electronics later this year. They all feature the same software that runs on an Amazon Fire TV… plus a few extra features including support for watching live […]

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LeEco brings $80 smart TV box and (pricier) big-screen TVs to US

In addition to bringing its Le Pro 3 and Le S3 smartphones to North America, Chinese company LeEco is entering the US smart TV space. In fact, the company announced this summer that it was acquiring Vizio for $2 billion. Now LeEco is bringing a line of smart TVs to the region, including models  with […]