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LeTrainwreck: Vizio sues LeEco for $100 million after failed merger

You ever get the feeling you’re watching a company unravel in real-time? Chinese electronics and media company LeTV changes its name to LeEco at at the start of 2016 as part of a move to build out a whole ecosystem of products and services. The company unveiled some interesting devices, announced plans to acquire US […]

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LeEco acquires TV maker Vizio for $2 billion (update: nope)

LeEco has started to make a name for itself in China recently, where the company’s phones, smart TVs, and even smart bicycles are generating buzz. The company also started showcasing its products in the US this year, hinting at plans to enter the US market in a big way later this year. Now it looks […]

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Vizio introduces TVs and soundbars with built-in Google Cast functionality

A Chromecast is a good, cheap way to upgrade a “dumb” TV. So good, in fact, that Vizio decided to save you the hassle of buying one and just ship TVs with Google Cast functionality built right in. It’s a particularly welcome addition if your entertainment center is already packed with devices fighting for HDMI […]

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Report: Future TVs could support Google Cast (no Chromecast required)

Google’s Chromecast provides one of the cheapest, easiest ways to stream internet content to your TV. Plug the $35 adapter into the HDMI port of your TV, find content you want to watch using your phone or tablet, and hit a button to make it start playing on the TV instead of on your mobile […]

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Vizio introduces portable “smart audio” systems powered by Android

Vizio is launching a new line of smart audio devices that are basically Android boomboxes with a touchscreen display where you used to find the cassette deck. You can also use the Vizio Portable Smart Audio systems as portable Bluetooth speakers for your phone, tablet, or other device — but what sets these little guys […]

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Vizio Co-Star LT is an $80 internet media streaming box

The Vizo Co-Star LT is an $80 box that you can plug into your TV to stream movies, TV shows, music and other internet content to your TV. It supports dozens of apps including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant VIdeo, YouTube, Vudu, and iHeart Radio. In other words it’s a lot like the original Vizio Co-Star, […]

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Vizio’s 11.6 inch, Windows 8 tablet with an AMD chip is now available for $600

Vizio is now selling the 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet the company started showing off at CES in January. It’s a tablet with a 1080p display, Windpws 8 software, and an AMD processors. The Vizio MT11X-A1 is available from the Vizio Store for$600. On the one hand, this is one of the few tablets in […]

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Shedding “cheap” image, Vizio prices new notebooks at $1090 and up

Vizio may have made a name for itself by offering decent TVs and other consumer electronics  at relatively low prices. But the company seems to want to make a play for the premium space with its latest ultraportable notebooks. Vizio introduced a new line of notebooks with touchscreen displays at CES in January. Now the […]

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Vizio’s next 10 inch Android tablet features Tegra 4, 2560 x 1600 display

Vizio is best known for making inexpensive but fairly reliable consumer electronics, often with middle-of-the-road specs. But there’s nothing middling about the company’s upcoming 10 inch tablet. It will be one of the first devices to ship with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor, and it also packs a 10 inch, 2560 x […]

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Vizio gives its notebook lineup a fresh touch of… touch

Vizio is updating its thin and light laptops with new features including touchscreen displays and a choice of Intel or AMD chips. Engadget reports the company isn’t changing the design of its 14 or 15 inch thin and light laptops very much, so they’ll have the same keyboards and metal cases. But now you can […]