Android TV hands-on: Google TV reborn (and better)

June 25th, 2014 by chris No comments »

Android TVIt’s fair to say that Google TV wasn’t exactly a triumph in the living room. Google’s first attempt to dominate home entertainment turned out to be far too complicated and under-supported, and with hardware partners jumping ship, the project stalled. Now, Android TV has arrived to take a second shot at the domestic big-screen, and first impressions are surprisingly positive. … Continue reading

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Google’s New TV Play: Android TV

June 25th, 2014 by chris No comments »

Following reports and rumors, Google announced its new push into the set top box space: Android TV. Google’s no stranger to the space. Google TV, Google’s first attempt at a set top box, failed to gain traction despite integration with televisions from LG and other manufacturers. Without software updates or new partnership announcements, it seems […]



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Google targets Amazon and Apple’s set-top boxes with Android TV platform

June 25th, 2014 by chris No comments »

Google’s already well acquainted with the living room, having launched its Google TV platform at the I/O conference four years ago. It’s safe to say the set-top box software has fallen out of favor (with all but Sony, anyway), and Google’s been…

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Apple TV gets ABC News, PBS Kids and a brand new Flickr app

June 24th, 2014 by chris No comments »

You’d think that the steady stream of new Apple TV content would have slowed to a trickle by now, but nope — far from it. Apple has just delivered a handful of fresh channels that include the free ABC News service (not to be confused with the…

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Nest Learning Thermostat has its security cracked open by GTVHacker

June 24th, 2014 by chris No comments »

While we wait for Google I/O (which starts tomorrow) to find out what will become of the company’s TV platform, a team that we’ve seen bust open the padlocks on Google TV, Chromecast and Roku has a new target. GTVHacker just revealed an exploit for…

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