Connected TV

Google is now selling its 4K digital whiteboard for $5000
May 24, 2017 at 8:01 am

Jamboard, Google’s 4K whiteboard-like touchscreen, is now available for sale — for an appropriately large sum. As my colleague Napier noted when the Jamboard was announced, it looks like a whiteboard, acts like a tablet, and comes with a few other collaboration tools. It lets multiple people work together in G Suite with a central location, even remote…

Google Assistant voice control coming to Android TV
May 22, 2017 at 7:51 am

OK Google, take over my TV. Google Assistant, the company's voice recognition and control technology found in devices likeGoogle Home, is coming to Android TV. That means devices that use Google big-screen operating system, namely select streaming boxes and recent Sony TVs, will soon get even better at responding to voice commands. They'll also gain…

Hackers can now attack your smart TVs by tapping over-the-air signals
April 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

As we add more connected devices to our homes, it seems like we’re increasingly at risk of being hacked through our doorbells and thermostats. You can now add smart TVs to the list of vulnerable devices – only this time around, turning off your internet connection won’t save you. Security consultant Rafael Scheel demonstrated an attack on…

Sony 4K TVs will be controllable with Google Assistant later this year
February 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Buying a 4K TV is more confusing than ever before, and decoding all of the different picture quality technologies and supported formats like quantum dots, OLED and HDR can be a daunting task. But while image quality is the primary feature to consider, Sony's hoping Google's Assistant will be another reason to convince you why its…