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The 13 Coolest Things We Saw at CES This Year

Several people on the ground at CES in Las Vegas told me that it was down year. I’d argue that it was just plain boring. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some neat gadgets in the mix. In fact, a baker’s dozen of them were just plain amazing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Ces, Vr, Las Vegas, Lg, Ose, Vizio, Sex Toys, Soundbars, Vive, Tcl, Skin, Ossia, The North Face, Spigen


There's a simple reason why your new smart TV was so affordable: It's collecting and selling your data

The vast majority of televisions available today are "smart" TVs, with internet connections, ad placement, and streaming services built in. Despite the added functionality, TV prices are lower than ever — especially from companies like TCL and Vizio, which specialize in low-cost, high-tech smart TVs. There's a simple reason that smart TV prices are so low: some TV makers collect user data and sell it to third-parties, which can offset the cost. Massive TVs with razor-thin frames, brilliant im...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Vizio, Tcl, Baxter, Bill Baxter, Vizio CTO


Vizio exec: we'd have to charge a premium on "dumb" TVs to make up for the money we'll lose by not spying on you

At CES, the Verge's Nilay Patel interviewed Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, who told her that when it comes to the surveillance features of his company's "smart" TVs, "it’s not just about data collection. It’s about post-purchase monetization of the TV...[When it comes to 'dumb' TVs,] we’d collect a little bit more margin at retail to offset it." The remarks come in the context of the low margins in the TV market, which Baxter gives as 6%, and how companies like his are driven to seek out other reve...
Tags: Post, Business, News, Surveillance, Iot, Vizio, Baxter, Nilay Patel, Surveillance Capitalism, Internet Of Shit, Bill Baxter, In Soviet America TV Watches You, Vizio CTO


From Atmos to WiSA: These are the coolest soundbars of CES 2019

While some companies chose not to play this year, CES 2019 still had a ton of impressive soundbars at the show. From Klipsch to Vizio, we've rounded up the coolest soundbars we saw at the show. The post From Atmos to WiSA: These are the coolest soundbars of CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Best, Home Theater, Vizio, Soundbars, Atmos, Klipsch, Wisa, CES 2019


Taking the Smarts Out of Smart TVs Would Make Them More Expensive (slashdot)

In a wide-ranging interview, Nilay Patel of The Verge speaks with Bill Baxter, chief technology officer of Vizio, about what the company thinks of some TV vendors adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2, and other things. A remarkable exchange on the business of data collection and selling: Nilay Patel: I guess I have a philosophical question. You guys are committed to low price points and you often beat the industry at those price points. Can you hit those price points without the additional data ...
Tags: Apple, News, Vizio, Dude, Patel, Nilay Patel, Msmash, Vizio TV, Bill Baxter


Taking the Smarts Out of Smart TVs Would Make Them More Expensive

In a wide-ranging interview, Nilay Patel of The Verge speaks with Bill Baxter, chief technology officer of Vizio, about what the company thinks of some TV vendors adding support for Apple's AirPlay 2, and other things. A remarkable exchange on the business of data collection and selling: Nilay Patel: I guess I have a philosophical question. You guys are committed to low price points and you often beat the industry at those price points. Can you hit those price points without the additional data ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Vizio, Dude, Patel, Nilay Patel, Vizio TV, Bill Baxter


Vizio Has a Wacky Idea for Futuristic Dolby Atmos Soundbars

One of the most exciting innovations for home entertainment is Dolby Atmos. The technology adds an element of height to the audio coming out of your sound system, and the effect is honestly game-changing. Vizio has a wacky idea about how to make Atmos even better. What if your soundbar could do Atmos at will? Or, more…Read more...
Tags: Science, Audio, Speakers, Concepts, Vizio, Soundbars, Home Audio, Home Entertainment, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, CES 2019


I Was Over 8K TVs Before They Even Happened

Okay, it’s the first day of CES, which means the TV makers have all announced their TVs, and yes they’re all neat looking, especially the 8K TVs top manufacturers are promising to ship this year. They are legit beautiful—so why am I so underwhelmed?Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Ces, 4k, Sony, Lg, Vizio, Televisions, 8K, CES 2019


Fall of the iCurtain: Apple brings iTunes to Samsung smart TVs

Surprise move signals wider opening up of Apple ecosystem as tech firm seeks new revenueApple has announced that iTunes films will be available on Samsung smart TVs, ending the company’s insistence that users buy an Apple TV to watch their purchases on a big screen.Fifteen years after Steve Jobs launched iTunes for Windows, quipping that he was “giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell”, the move signals a wider opening up of the Apple ecosystem, with TV manufacturers including Sony, LG a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Business, Music, Technology, Television, Media, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Smartphones, Apple TV, Software, Itunes, Mobile Phones, Culture


Court says Vizio’s secret smart TV tracking class-action settlement can move forward

A long-running class-action lawsuit filed after consumer electronics giant Vizio was caught spying on customer viewing habits can be settled, subject to a final approval, a court has ruled. The group of Vizio customers alleged in its 2016-filed complaint that the company was   covertly collecting viewing data  from customers’ internet-connected smart TVs. U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton said in a ruling on Friday that the settlement is preliminarily approved, subject to any final complaint...
Tags: Apps, Technology, Television, Hardware, Privacy, Tech, Spokesperson, Vizio, Smart TV, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Digital Television, Josephine Staton


TCL plays it safe on audio for 2019 with new super-simple soundbars

TCL has had a banner year in the TV world, and now the company is introducing two new soundbar lines to pair with your new TV. The budget bars will be looking to upset Vizio and others as the best way to upgrade your new TCL Roku TV. The post TCL plays it safe on audio for 2019 with new super-simple soundbars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Home Theater, Vizio, Tcl, TCL Roku TV, CES 2019, Alto 5, Alto 7


Vizio’s latest soundbars double down on Dolby Atmos — again

Vizio brought a myriad of new soundbars to CES 2019, including two new Dolby Atmos bars that offer big sound in a smaller profile, bringing the brand's Atmos offerings to five. Smaller bars fill out the line for a versatile collection. The post Vizio’s latest soundbars double down on Dolby Atmos — again appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Vizio, Soundbars, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, CES 2019, 36514


Apple's Snuck Its Way Into LG's 2019 Televisions

Today LG announced its high-end 2019 television sets. Not anything crucial like model names or prices—just that the sets were coming and they’d be nicer than what we already have. Also, we learned that they’d support Apple AirPlay and HomeKit. Yup, Samsung and Vizio aren’t the only TV makers playing nice with Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Ces, Lg, Vizio, CES 2019, Lg 2019 Tvs, HomeKit Yup Samsung


Vizio, LG Add Airplay and Siri Support to Their TVs

Two more TV makers are bringing Airplay support to their smart TVs: Both LG and Vizio announced Monday morning that Airplay 2 support is coming to their TV models this year. Vizio  announced at CES Monday that it is adding Airplay and Siri support to the newest version of its smart TV operating system, dubbed […]
Tags: News, Siri, Lg, Vizio, CES 2019, Vizio LG Add Airplay


Vizio adds Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast smart TV platform

Apple is  gearing up for a new streaming TV service to rival Netflix, Amazon and Google this year, but in the meantime, it is also expanding interoperability with more third parties like smart TV makers to make what it already has available easier to use in the living room. In the latest development, smart TV maker Vizio today announced at the CES consumer electronics show that it’s adding support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its SmartCast interactive TV platform. The integration will mean that...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Mac, Entertainment, China, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Ces, Netflix, Canada, Amd, Vizio


Vizio shakes up its TV lineup, including blazingly bright P-Series Quantum X

Vizio's new TV lineup offers a major shakeup in its collection, from the ultra-premium P-Series Quantum X to the entry-level new V-Series TVs. With quantum dots across three lines, Dolby Vision, and local dimming, there's a lot to like here. The post Vizio shakes up its TV lineup, including blazingly bright P-Series Quantum X appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Home Theater, Vizio, Tvs, Dolby Vision, CES 2019, X. Vizio


VIZIO P Series 55 Inch 4K HDR Smart TV at Best Buy

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Tags: Sponsored, Technology, Parenting, Vizio


Under-the-wire gifts for Christmas delivery from Instant Pot, Vizio, and Samsung

It's getting down to the wire for gift delivery before Christmas. We combed through Amazon and Walmart and found good deals on quality gifts sure to please from Instant Pot, Samsung, Lenovo, Vizio, and more. The post Under-the-wire gifts for Christmas delivery from Instant Pot, Vizio, and Samsung appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Vizio, Christmas Deals, Instant Pot, Samsung Lenovo Vizio


Redbox On Demand Service Now on Vizio SmartCast TVs

Redbox On Demand, the DVD kiosk operator’s digital video store, celebrates its one-year anniversary this month with a new development: Redbox apps are now featured on all Vizio SmartCast TVs. Redbox apps are already on TVs made by Samsung and LG, as well as the web, iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast and […]
Tags: News, Samsung, Lg, Vizio, Apple TV Google, Redbox, Redbox On Demand


Why The VIZIO P-Series 55” Class 4K HDR Smart TV is a Smart Choice!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. On the hunt for a new TV? You’re going to love this deal! Whether you’re looking for the ultimate gift for someone on your list, or you just want to […].Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Vizio, Frugality


Vizio is still rocking the Black Friday spirit with these TV and soundbar deals

If you missed out on all the great TV deals this past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don't worry, Vizio has you covered. The company has some great discounts on its most popular 4K TVs and sounbar systems. But don't delay -- some of these deals only last one day. The post Vizio is still rocking the Black Friday spirit with these TV and soundbar deals appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Deals, News, Trends, Home Theater, Vizio, Soundbars, Surround Sound, Dolby Atmos, 4k TV


Unwrap the season’s trending holiday gifts

As the year wraps up, holiday shoppers are getting busy wrapping, too. And they’re looking for a wide range of gifts, according to data from Shopping Insights over the last few weeks. Here are just some of the trends we’ve seen nationwide for toy tinkerers, bookworms, makeup pros, sneakerheads and home decorators. Tech toys cast a spell While holiday favorites like dolls and LEGO kits remain popular, tech toys are drawing lots of attention—from the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX to the Kano Harry ...
Tags: Nike, Lego, Michelle Obama, Vizio, Google Shopping, Jabra, Elf, Canada Goose, MVMT, Huda Beauty, Urban Decay, Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit, VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX, Ray Ban Ja Jo, Cuisinart Coffee Center, Ninja Coffee Bar CF091


Green Monday TV Discounts Are A Thing and Walmart Has Some

To celebrate Green Monday, Black Friday’s weird, procrastinating cousin, Walmart is lowering the price on a number of TVs. This includes the Ellen-approved, $380 55-inch 4K UHD HDR VIZIO TV.Read more...
Tags: TV, Science, Walmart, Home Theater, Ellen, Vizio, Walmart Deals


Costco Canada Daily Holiday Deals: Day 10 – Napoleon 50-in. Electric Wall-mount Fireplace for $349.99,

Costco Canada started their Daily Holiday Deals with great online deals every day + FREE Shipping. Today, December 7, 2018, the deals include: HOT BUT: Napoleon 50-in. Electric Wall-mount Fireplace, now for $349.99 Harper Bed, starting at $899.99 Vizio E80-E3 80-in. SmartCast 4K Ultra HD HDR Home Theatre Display, for $2,899.99 and More Deals Click here to view Costco Canada Christmas Daily Holiday Deals. Click here to view Costco flyers
Tags: Shopping, Canada, Vizio, Costco, Napoleon, Costco Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, Free shipping Canada, Costco Canada Flyers, Costco Canada Christmas Daily Holiday Deals Click, Costco Canada Daily, Daily Holiday Deals, Electric Wall


Vizio 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar review

Soundbars with true Dolby Atmos surround sound have historically been a rich man’s game, but Vizio’s 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar undercuts similar competitors by hundreds of dollars. Can this budget Atmos system stand up to the big boys? The post Vizio 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundbar review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Home Theater, Vizio, Soundbar, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Surround, SB46514-F6


Vizio and LeEco Settle Dispute Over Busted $2 Billion Sale

Vizio and LeEco have settled their differences over a $2 billion acquisition that collapsed in April 2017. LeEco, the deeply troubled Chinese technology company, announced that it would acquire the American TV manufacturer in July 2016. But the deal faltered and fell apart the following year, as China began to put the breaks on aggressive […]
Tags: News, China, Vizio, Leeco


Best Buy's top Cyber Monday 2018 deals you can still get tonight — including $100 off an Xbox One S and $125 off an iPad Pro

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Cyber Monday 2018 is still going strong into Monday evening, and Best Buy still has some of the best deals we've seen on tech all day today. We've rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals and sales by category to save you time. Or, you can head straight to Best Buy's site if you'd prefer to scan all the deals yourself. To potentia...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Best, Sony, Lg, Vizio, Hdr, Business Insider, Epson, Soundbar, Tcl, Plantronics, Cole Haan, Sony SRS, MVMT, DON T MISS


The top Walmart Cyber Monday 2018 deals you can still get on sale this afternoon

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Cyber Monday 2018 is here, and Walmart has a ton of incredible deals available to online shoppers right now. We've rounded up some of Walmart's best deals — take a look below, and don't miss our complete Cyber Monday shopping coverage. To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Sony, Nintendo, Vizio, Business Insider, Tcl, Skyrim, Macy, Cole Haan, Sceptre


The best Walmart Cyber Monday deals you can get on sale right now

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Cyber Monday 2018 is here, and Walmart has a ton of incredible deals available to online shoppers right now. We've rounded up some of Walmart's best deals — take a look below, and don't miss our complete Cyber Monday shopping coverage. To potentially save more on Cyber Monday, you can visit Business Insider Coupons to find up-to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Sony, Vizio, Business Insider, Tcl, Skyrim, Cole Haan, Sceptre, Google Chromecast, Leesa


Early Cyber Monday 2018 deals at Best Buy include $330 off a Surface Pro 6 and $125 off an iPad Pro

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Cyber Monday 2018 is pretty much here, and Best Buy has some of the best deals we've seen on tech. If you're a My Best Buy member you can get many of the deals in our list right now, but non-members will have to wait for the deals to go public on Cyber Monday, November 26. It's free to sign up for a My Best Buy membership, so it...
Tags: Samsung, Trends, Best, Sony, Lg, Vizio, Hdr, Business Insider, Epson, Soundbar, Tcl, Plantronics, Cole Haan, Sony SRS, MVMT, DON T MISS