LG's Bringing Back WebOS to Run Its Smart TVs

It's official, LG really is incorporating an open WebOS into its 2014 lineup of smart TVs. That includes everything from the curved 55 to 77-inch OLED models all the way up to the curved 105 inch monstrosity you'll never get through the front door. » 1/06/14 11:45am 1/06/14 11:45am

What Is Xbox SmartGlass?

As expected, Microsoft just announced something called SmartGlass at E3. Less expected? Just how awesome SmartGlass turned out to be. What could have been just an Apple AirPlay imitation, is something more ambitious. Something that could change television forever. But what is it, exactly? » 6/04/12 2:40pm 6/04/12 2:40pm

Lenovo's New Smart TV Already Has Ice Cream Sandwich, But Will It Come…

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