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Beam videos from your phone, tablet, or computer to your HDTV with PLAiR

on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

You don’t have a smart TV, but you have a lot of videos on your hard disk or videos online that you’d like to watch on a bigger screen.  If you plug a PLAiR dongle into an HDMI port on your TV, you’ll be able to beam content wirelessly to your TV.  You’ll need toRead More…


Turn your TV into a smart TV with Archos TV connect

on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

With the newly announced TV connect from Archos, you can turn your existing HDTV into a smart TV.  The TV connect runs Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”), and has access to all the apps in the Google Play store.  When you turn your TV into a smart TV with the TV connect, you’ll be able toRead More…


Turn Your TV into an Android Smart TV with Brando’s Mini X Android TV Box

on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Inside this small box resides a powerful device to add smart TV functionality to your normal HD TV.  The Mini X Android TV Box from Brando has an A10 chipset and runs Android 2.3; it has 4GB of NAND memory and 512MB of DDR memory.  It supports the Google Chrome browser and wireless networking accessRead More…

Samsung Electronics Launches New Smart TV

on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Smart TVs have been around for a while in one form or another, but Samsung is launching Smart TVs with gesture and voice controls.  You can navigate the Smart Hub by swiping your hand to move around the menu or by making a grabbing motion to select.  Even easier, you can just talk to theRead More…