Read the fine print before signing up for a free Telly smart TV

Sunday, May 21, 2023 - 14:31 in Mathematics & Economics

Telly will give you a free smart TV in exchange for pop-up ads and quite a bit of your personal data. Telly Nothing in this life is free, especially a “free” 55-inch television. On Monday, a new startup called Telly announced plans to provide half-a-million smart TVs to consumers free-of-charge. But there’s a catch—underneath the sizable 4K HDR primary screen and accompanying five-driver soundbar is a second, smaller screen meant to constantly display advertisements alongside other widgets like stock prices and weather forecasts. The tradeoff for a constant stream of Pizza Hut offers and car insurance deals, therefore, is a technically commercial-free streaming experience. Basically, it swaps out commercial breaks for a steady montage of pop-up ads. Whether or not this kind of entertainment experience is for you is a matter of...

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