At a press event aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Samsung unveiled its largest TV to date, a 75-inch 3D TV in its flagship ES9000 LCD TV series. But despite the impressive size of the TV—the largest readily available model, apart from Sharp’s 80-inch models—most attendees appeared to be more captivated by another of the set’s feature: the ability to hurl an assortment of brightly colored birds across the screen using hand movements.

On Monday, July 9, hundreds of thousands of Internet users could lose Internet access because of DNS Changer malware from Rove Digital, an illicit online company shut down by police last year. And while global law enforcement agencies and Internet companies warn Web surfers to clean the malware off infected computers, Consumer Reports online experts also warn not to fall for online scams claiming to “disinfect” your PC from online risks. Last year, an Internet consortium established a stop-gap network of safe computer servers to deal with the illicit computer code, which modifies Domain Name Servers (DNS) to direct unsuspecting Internet users to Rove Digital’s computer servers rather than proper websites and Web search results.

This year TVs aren’t just getting bigger—they’re also getting wider, thanks to a new line of Vizio LCD sets that feature a 21:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 screens found on other TVs.

Sony, which was an early adopter of the first-generation Google TV platform, is giving it another go next month when it starts selling the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, which will be priced at $199. The box, which includes the updated version of Google TV we previewed in LG’s new G2-series TVs , will be released in mid-July, although Sony will allow pre-orders of the NSZ-GS7 starting June 25, 2012 at www.sony.com/sonygoogletv.

Some HDTVs now have the smarts to connect to the Internet to stream video and keep users up to date with social-network sites like Facebook.

Based on the latest TVs we’ve been testing in our TV labs, some of the things we didn’t especially like in some of last year’s models—such as fair or poor sound quality and bulky, costly active 3D glasses—are no longer as big an issue with some manufacturers. For example, most of the major brands that offer active 3D TVs , which use battery-powered active-shutter glasses, have replaced the bulky designs we saw in earlier generations with lighter, sleeker glasses.

Earlier this year, the voice of the global Internet spoke out—and defeated—proposed American legislation SOPA and PIPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act and the Protect IP Act, respectively. But now, a few American legislators believe that the power of online citizens can help draft a positive piece of online legislation—a “Digital Bill of Rights.” On Monday, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) proposed the legislation to protect Internet users from intrusive legislation such as SOPA and PIPA . Modeled after the Bill of Rights to the U.S.

During Internet Week in New York, senior electronics editor Jim Willcox had a chance to I try LG’s new Google TVs briefly, to see how well they performed and what the Google TV platform added to LG’s already robust Smart TV Internet service. He was pleased with what he saw: They’re stylish and full-featured sets with lots of advanced features, including gesture-based remote controls and full access to Google apps.

Netgear, which already sells a $50 streaming media player, has launched a newer version called the NeoTV Pro (NTV200s), priced at $70. The new Neo TV Pro is the first to use Intel’s WiDi (Wireless Display) technology, which can display content from a WiDi-enabled laptop—including online videos, photos, and even sporting events like the London Olympics—on a TV. Like other streaming media players, including Apple’s revamped Apple TV , The Neo TV pro has access to shows and movies from Netflix.

Reports began to surface earlier today that 6.5 million passwords that appear to be from popular social-networking site LinkedIn had shown up online, in an encrypted form, —apparently posted by a hacker who was asking for help in deciphering them. An additional 1.5 million of these encrypted “hashes” appear to be passwords for dating site eHarmony, according to Ars Technica. LinkedIn confirmed on its blog that “some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts” and that it is continuing to investigate