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TV or Not TV, That Is the Question

It's using those bugs that Grattafiori and Yavor injected malicious code into chat messages or into the browser and remotely took control of the TV. Once the TV is compromised, a hacker has full control and can spread its attack to the victim's contacts, effectively becoming a full-fledged Smart TV virus. This is the first time that security researcher explain in detail how to compromise Smart TVs, although in December 2012, another group of researchers posted a video online showing how they got control of another model of Samsung Smart TV (these researchers didn't post the details of their exploit.) Even if the security holes have been patched by Samsung, a consumer should still be careful, Grattafiori and Yavor said. The best way to avoid something like this is make sure to install all the updates, and avoid suspicious websites. If a consumer doesn't use any social media apps, but only uses his TV to passively consume apps like Netflix, according to Grattafiori, he or she should be relatively safe. Also, if the TV is completely unplugged from the Internet, there is no way in for an external attacker. <br>Source:

Americans Will Spend More Time On Digital Devices Than Watching TV This Year: Research

About 10 days before an episode is to be shot, the kim kardashian play director finally comes in. He gets up to speed, shoots the episode, oversees the editing -- with the showrunner -- and leaves. And the writing staff continues writing, developing and planning the rest of the season. "One of the common perceptions," Alyssa Rosenberg writes in her article, " is that directors in television are simply translating the on-page vision of the writers and show-runners." This leads to Paris Barclay correcting that supposed mis-perception. And it comes from one of the funniest lines in the Mr. Seitz's article is when one particular director kim kardashian reggie proudly states that he goes on location scouts, which somehow seems to endow him with great authorship powers, he apparently believes. <br>Source:

While the average amount of time spent watching TV and on computers has not changed much over the years, people are spending more time online on their phones. This year 61 percent of American cell phone owners were using smartphones up from 21 percent in 2010, according to Nielsen. Just because people aren't watching more TV on their television sets over the years, that doesn't mean they aren't watching more TV online. Netflix gained 630,000 subscribers in the U.S. in just 3 months in 2013, bringing the online television and movie site to 29.8 million U.S. <br>Source:

The Chromecast future of TV is awesome

Even as cord-cutting has grown, the quality of television programming has reached what many believe to be an all-time high. As I write these words, its the middle of summer, traditionally the deadest time of the year for television. And yet TV critics and viewers are frothing at the mouth over Orange Is the New Black and The Bridge and the imminent arrival of the final season of Breaking Bad. For someone who came of age in the late 70s, the current wealth of options is almost inconceivable. Theres too much to keep up with. Theres a national my-DVR-is-too-full crisis! There are many competing theories and no consensus about why TV has gotten so good. <br>Source:

Apple TV, Google Chromecast And Aereo Put Broadcast Television On Death Watch

"Telling people to take these kids off the rubbish on the streets, raise them and make them a responsible citizen, not to destroy society through terrorism," he said. The show has proved extremely popular, breaking ratings records and may be extended beyond its Ramadan run. He is also planning another program where the audience will be from the minority Hindu, Sikh and Christian communities. "We've created a symbol of peace and love, that's our show's theme -- to spread love. I'm setting an example. <br>Source:

Pakistan TV show hosted by Aamir Liaquat Hussain gives away babies to audience

And, of course, it heavily pushes Sky's own premium channels. Still, for such a low price, with no subscription to Sky's own services actually needed, could this be the ultimate budget TV box for UK viewers? We compare it to the pure Roku experience to find out. As mentioned, the hardware is essentially a rebranded version of the Roku LT, which means it's a WiFi only model, and doesn't have any other luxuries such as MicroSD expansion, a USB port or Ethernet connectivity. There is, of course, HDMI and an AV output. The remote is essential the same as its Roku counterpart, too, bar the addition of a "Now" button to send you straight to the eponymous movie service, and an Apps button for, well, take a guess. <br>Source:

Sky's Now TV box isn't a Roku replacement, but it's still a great deal

Arguably, success at Aereo poses a problem for the broadcast industry in that it collects fees to the tune of billions by allowing cable networks access to local channels. Like any company that sees a high margin revenue stream under potential attack, last March, broadcasters filed two federal lawsuits accusing the service of violating copyright law. In March , a New York federal appeals court upheld a ruling in favor of Aereo. Given the fees and profits at stake, its more than likely we have not heard the last of this. I for one cant wait to sample Aereos service as the company expands its footprint in the coming months. <br>Source:

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