Entries Tagged as 'Smart TVs'

LeEco Moves Forward With Branded Marketing Efforts

April 13th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  With its planned acquisition of Vizio in the rear view mirror, LeEco is hitting the throttle on marketing efforts in the United States behind its LeEco-branded TVs, smartphones and accessories. The company, which continues to bear the brunt of press reports challenging its ability to meet sales projections and build its consumer electronics lines […]

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Is The CIA Bugging Your Samsung Smart TV?

March 7th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, Connected TVs, Home Automation, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV

           Samsung UN65ES8000; group photo ©iStockphoto.com/Jennifer Byron As the HD Guru first warned you back in 2012: your TV can be hacked to spy on you. WikiLeaks Tuesday exposed the hidden dangers that might lurk in your smart TV with the release of secret documents showing that the CIA has devised […]

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Vizio Settles FTC, N.J. Consumer Affairs Data-mining Investigations

February 6th, 2017 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services

  Vizio revealed Monday that it has settled an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (NJ) into alleged data-mining practices through its smart TVs. The Irvine, Calif.-based company agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it collected customers’ TV-watching habits. It also must […]

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Android Ransomware Could Infect Connected TVs

June 24th, 2016 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Streaming Services, UHDTV

  Watch out smart TV owners, malicious hackers who have wreaked havoc on our computers and mobile phones might be moving on to your connected big-screens, and if you’re not careful, you might find your TV locked up and demanding a ransom payment. According to a blog posted this month by Mobile Threat Response Engineer […]

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NRDC: Some 4K Ultra HDTVs Are Energy Hogs

November 17th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 3D HDTV, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Amazon, OLED

4K Ultra HDTVs could cost you more to operate in electricity bills each year than watching comparably sized Full HD models, and 4K Ultra HDTVs supporting high dynamic range (HDR) could cost significantly more than that, if TV manufacturers don’t take steps to make future 4K Ultra HDTV sets more energy efficient. That was the […]

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