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Samsung's SmartTV Privacy Policy Raises Accusations of Digital Spying

It all started with a small, tucked away sentence in Samsung's SmartTV security policy. The head-scratching string of words was pointed out by a Redditor on Thursday and has since sent websites and experts in debate over smart TV privacy, with opinions ranging from "so what" to quoted text from 1984. » 2/08/15 2:30pm 2/08/15 2:30pm

A New Vulnerability Could Leave Smart TVs Exposed

A new hack that requires little more than a $250 1-watt amplifier could leave your smart TV vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. It's called the "Red Button" attack, after the red button on your remote that allows you to control the interactive features of your smart TV, and was discovered by two researchers at… » 6/08/14 2:00pm 6/08/14 2:00pm

Lenovo's New Smart TV Already Has Ice Cream Sandwich, But Will It Come to the US?

Lenovo's Android-powered K91 is, in their words, a "Smart TV" that runs Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the OS. On top of running any Android 4.0-compatible app, Lenovo promises optimized apps, including 100 that are already preloaded. The only catch is that it's a China exclusive for now. » 1/08/12 7:00pm 1/08/12 7:00pm

Is Our Lack of a Good Smart TV About to be Solved by... Chumby?

Last we heard of Chumby, it was getting all growed up with an 8-inch screen. But now our dear Wi-Fi widget hub's been shot with the Godzilla ray or Rick Moranis or something, and its interface has been humongified to fit on your television. And that might be really good for the future of the smart TV. » 9/08/11 10:09am 9/08/11 10:09am