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Opinion: LG made a great doormat with their new webOS Smart TV

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It’s 3:00AM in Wollongong. My phone’s alarm rings, causing painful vibration on its nest of coins. Instinctively, I turn it off. I forgot that instinct can be right sometimes. I loved webOS. In its well-documented downfall, the OS broke my heart. I bought a Pre 2, for pure love of the UI and what Palm envisioned. Then, at the start of 2013, I bought an HP Veer, in the hope […]

Samsung has a new Smart TV UI – still laggy, but will bring it to your old Samsung Smart TV for a hefty price

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Samsung keeps trying to get their Smart TV UI right, so while they have the apps, they lack the ability to support them with a nice UI, with many users ignoring the features altogether. But 2013 will bring a new Smart TV UI to existing and new sets, with a fairly unique carousel style UI. The five screens, Movies & TV Shows, Photos & Video, Social, and Apps, show recommendations, trending […]

Samsung adds more Smart TV apps, while showing off their already competitive ecosystem

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Samsung’s CES conference just finished, and during the funride of news they announced that they’re bringing a number of new apps to their Smart TV’s, adding to their current selection of ‘entertainment, music, sports, fitness and social networking’ apps. Despite the fact that most won’t be available for Australian readers, the company is bringing Univision’s UVideos, YuppTV, WatchIndia. TV, Crunchyroll and Viki Premiere to the platform. They’re also looking to take […]

The ‘Ubuntu Concept Design’ from Canonical is actually an Ubuntu-based connected TV prototype

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Canonical has revealed the subject for their soon to be revealed ‘Ubuntu Concept Design’ to BBC News. Jane Silber, Canonical CEO, told the BBC that the Ubuntu-based television prototype will be shown during next weeks CES 2012 conference. This year’s CES is the first time that there has been a Canonical booth and they’re not going to be wasting any of that space, with a number of laptops and netbooks […]