Here's a TV set turned into a useless brick by Android malware

Darren Cauthon, annoyed at LG's refusal to fix a family member's broken TV, went public with the problem.

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Where old TV screens go to die

Time was, we used to recycle old cathode ray tubes from TVs and computer monitors into new ones. Obviously, though, there's no longer a demand for new CRTs — or the specialized leaded glass they're made of. As a result, the last generation of CRTs is piling up into a "glass tsunami", filling storage units and swiftly becoming a liability to the recyclers who used to make money off them. Read the rest