LG's WebOS TV Hands-On: An Awesome Resurrection

Yesterday we got the official word that LG would be using WebOS as the brains for 78-percent of its upcoming smart TVs. There was a lot to like about WebOS back when it ran on smartphones, but we were a bit skeptical about how it would fair in a smart TV. After all, smart TV user interfaces are almost universally bad.… » 1/07/14 7:10pm 1/07/14 7:10pm

The Apple TV Is Your Dumb-TV→Smart-TV Deal of the Day

The tree outside my window just changed from its green summer livery to a more seasonal burnt orange. Many people feel cheated by the changing of the seasons, but look at the bright side: it's indoors time! Every self-respecting geek loves the winter, where you can stay inside and watch movies, play games, and… » 10/15/12 3:00pm 10/15/12 3:00pm

New Samsung Remote Trades Its Buttons for A Touch Pad and Voice Control

As TV's have packed on more and features, including multiple inputs and Internet connectivity, the complexity of the remote has grown to match. Now you're lucky to get a remote shorter than your forearm. This new remote from Samsung, however, will replace the bevy of buttons for a touchpad and Siri-like voice control. » 2/06/12 11:50pm 2/06/12 11:50pm

HP's HDTV 2.0 Will Let You Buy Movies Directly from Your TV

HP is building on its MediaSmart TVs with HDTV 2.0, a new concept that'll let lazy couch potatoes buy movies straight from their HP TVs. The TVs would connect to the Internet via a wired or wireless connection and movies would be stored directly on the TV (which would have built-in storage). There aren't any details… » 5/25/07 11:40am 5/25/07 11:40am