Frequent TV Upgrades Planned by Google

google_tv_logoGoogle has stated that its most recent television version will be receiving yearly software updates, in addition to voice search and customized suggestions. Google said that it is intending to update its Google TV software by the end of 2012, incorporating new content as well as more customized recommendations and keeping its yearly software upgrade plan.  [...]

Ameba Launches on LG Smart TV

lg_smart_tv"It's the content, stupid!" as Bill Clinton and his assorted politicos might have said if they'd ever thought with any imagination about the digital economy. They might have added "And don't forget about the kids," something LG Smart TV can't be accused of doing following its hook-up with Ameba, the IPTV company headquartered in Winnipeg. The [...]

T-Mobile Announces the LG G-Slate with 3D Video Recording Capability for $529.99

LG G-SlateSince video tends to a better job of showing off a product than press photos or computer renderings, check out LG Girl's demo of the new LG G-Slate coming to T-Mobile. The device runs Android Honeycomb and sports a Tegra 2 processor, 5MP 3D / HD rear camera, front-facing camera, 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi / [...]

Why TV Platforms Are Conduits and Apps Are Universal

TV Apps GraphicIt seems people have already started picking out their favorite TV / IPTV / OTT / Smart TV — or whatever buzz word you want use — platform, which is fine. We've been brought up in a world where you choose the platform / OS that serves you best. So far that's held true for [...]

LG Smart TV and Smart TV Upgrader Demo at CES 2011

LG Smart TV Demo CES 2011LG in April will be releasing their first "Smart TV" to the market. The network enabled HDTV features a Nintendo Wii-like "Magic Remote" (powered by Hillcrest Labs' Freespace and Broadcom's BCM20730 chipset), DLNA support, 150 TV Apps (free and premium - i.e. Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, etc.), and a web browser. Worth noting is that the [...]

LG Positioning Their Smart TVs to Compete with Google TV

LG NetCast Demo at IFA 2010In the attached video from IFA 2010, you'll see a demo of LG's new Smart TV platform (aka NetCast) and the company's new Magic Wand remote (which looks different than the pic we saw earlier). Our buddy Charbax does an excellent job of questioning the LG rep on how things work and the technologies involved. [...]

LG Partners with Plex to Bring XBMC Goodness to LG NetCast HDTVs and Blu-ray Players

LG NetCast Plex Demo at IFA 2010This is pretty amazing news! The Mac XBMC spin-off, Plex, has inked a deal with LG to bring their platform to NetCast enabled HDTVs and Blu-ray players in 2011. The company cites Plex's media server capabilities, ability to aggregate content from multiple sources (online and locally), and its drop dead simple and attractive UI as [...]

Get Ready for In-air TV Remotes Powered by Hillcrest Labs’ Patented Freespace Technology

Hillcrest Labs LG Magic Wand RemoteHillcrest Labs today is announcing that it has licensed its Freespace in-air pointing and motion-control technology to LG and Sony. LG, in particular, is bundling the Freespace-powered "Magic Wand" remote (sound familiar?) with its first 3D-ready, Internet-connected INFINIA HDTVs with NetCast Entertainment access. No word how Sony plans to use it, but it will most [...]