Our buyer's guide on smart TV in November prompted lots of responses, with many noting that they'd taken a DIY approach. It's hardly surprising as many people will have spent a considerable sum on HD television sets in the past few years, and will be understandably reluctant to fork out more for what is essentially a gamble that manufacturers will continue to improve the apps available.
Alex Hainey outlined his approach to souping up a £300 Hitachi 42in TV. "I bought a Lenovo laptop with 4GB of memory and a 360GB hard disk for £270. I also got a cooling fan base for it to sit on and an HDMI cable. I then spent £100 on a 2.1 Harman Kardon Soundstick. These all combine to give a system that can play DVDs, YouTube videos, internet radio stations, Sky, Freeview, display websites and more.
The strange world of product development has been shoved into the spotlight as Samsung lifts the cloche on how it does stress tests on its smartphones.
The exercise in mud-slinging currently being carried out by some of the biggest names in tech descended into farce yesterday when the High Court ruled that Samsung wasn't ‘cool' enough to copy Apple.
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