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How can I open files on my TV?

Rick Maybury solves the dilemma of a reader who wants to open files on his TV<p><i>I have a Sony KDL 40 HX803 TV and want to use it to watch videos, which have been transferred from tapes onto an external hard drive. The TV has a USB port but there seems to be no way to open the files on the drive.</i><p><i>Alan</i> …

Now that it’s a platform, what kinds of Chromecast apps can we expect?

Google’s(s goog) Chromecast isn’t just a $35 media extender anymore. With an official SDK for programmers, Chromecast is a platform of sorts; one …

New Apple TV may include a revamped interface, more kinds of content

The current Apple TV is long in the tooth, to put it mildly -- the basic design emerged in 2010, and the 2012 refresh was really about keeping up with the Joneses. However, <i>9to5 Mac</i> claims that there's a substantial update in the pipeline this year. Apple is reportedly "well into testing" a …

Samsung has revealed that its upcoming smart TV update will do more than just allow you to control your television via voice and gestures. http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-makes-play-for-the-smart-home

Google plans to expand Chromecast in 2014

Look out for an open SDK, international expansion and new devices from Google's Chromecast system over the coming year.<p>The search giant is planning …