Posted Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Sure, social networking isn't the most practical use of your HDTV but a 50 inch map could come in handy!
Samsung announced today that they've added both Google Maps and Facebook to their Samsung Apps lineup. It's a very cool setup, and it's great to see companies increasing the value of products we already own.
Google Maps is the more practical of the two applications, letting you plan out a route or map out a location right on your television. Imagine gathering a group of friends together to travel to one place while getting to show directions on your TV. Not a bad way to go.
Facebook is a little less practical, but social networking isn't about being useful, it's about being fun – or at least distracting. One way it could be incredibly cool is for displaying pictures. Again, it's about gathering folks together, but this time to look at pictures. Perhaps from the trip you all took together in the Google Maps example.
If you've got a Samsung Blu-ray player, Blu-ray home theater system or HDTV that's capable of running Samsung Apps, you can download Facebook and Google Maps now.
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