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  • Marvell’s ARM-Based Chipset Tapped For New Google TV Units

    Marvell’s ARM-Based Chipset Tapped For New Google TV Units

    Everyone has already seen what the Google TV 2.0 update looks like, but Google and their hardware partners have been pretty tight-lipped about what kind of hardware will eventually run the show. Well, that ends today — chipset vendor Marvell has just announced that their new their ARM-based Foresight platform will be providing the power for this year’s new crop of Google TV devices. Read More

  • Airtight Is Airplay For Your Google TV

    Airtight Is Airplay For Your Google TV

    Proof of concept though this is, Airtight purports to be the first app that will enable Apple’s Airplay on the Google TV. Priced at a mere 99 cents, the app allows you to stream non-DRMed movies to your TV via any Airplay-enabled device like an iPad or iPhone. Music and mirroring are not yet supported and you have to have an update Google TV with the Android Market available. Read More

  • Five Predictions For Online Video In 2012

    Five Predictions For Online Video In 2012

    In 2011, the long-promised ubiquity of video—on-demand anytime, anywhere—started to become a reality, driven by mobile (smart phones, tablets).  While this may seem obvious, remember, it was not so long ago (a couple years, really) that most doubted that consumers would ever watch anything other than short-form YouTube-like video clips on the small screen.  Consumers are now… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt’s Le Web Keynote Video: “Android is Ahead Of The iPhone”

    Eric Schmidt’s Le Web Keynote Video: “Android is Ahead Of The iPhone”

    Google chairman Eric Schmidt spoke yesterday at Le Web in Paris, and now the entire interview is on YouTube (thank you, Loic!). Schmidt talks about politics, and Google’s rapid acquisition pace (one a week). The hour-long interview is punctuated with bon mots like: “It is much easier to start a revolution, but it is harder to finish it.” If you don’t have time to watch… Read More

  • PSA: 3.1 Update Reportedly Rolling Out To Logitech Revue Google TV Boxes

    PSA: 3.1 Update Reportedly Rolling Out To Logitech Revue Google TV Boxes

    The Logitech forums are alive with music, or rather screenshots, or rather, if I’m honest, one screenshot. Yes, one user has reported that the 3.1 software has appeared on his Revue box. Users of Sony Google TV products already received this update more than a month ago, so Logitech users are probably foaming with righteous anger and expectation. But the screenshot does suggest that… Read More

  • Samsung And Google Still Talking Google TV, Won’t Launch At CES Anyway

    Samsung And Google Still Talking Google TV, Won’t Launch At CES Anyway

    Uh-oh. Samsung and Google are still in talks regarding its upcoming Google TV offering. Reuters is reporting that Samsung’s president indicated that the two companies are in “late-stage talks” and that Samsung’s devices will launch in early 2012, just not at CES like it was previously thought. Google has been working with Samsung for sometime now. In fact Samsung… Read More

  • Google TV Scores An ‘Adult Video’ Channel, Courtesy Of Vivid

    Google TV Scores An ‘Adult Video’ Channel, Courtesy Of Vivid

    Never mind the Internet – the TV was invented for pr0n. And now Google TV users can get their fictional passion fix, too, thanks to adult film studio Vivid Entertainment. The latter, always aiming to please, is today giving birth to a dedicated Google TV app (NSFW) – or channel if you will. According to Vivid, it will be the first app “designed to make sexually explicit… Read More

  • Four Stopgap Apps That Almost Fix Google TV 2.0 (And One Bonus App)

    Four Stopgap Apps That Almost Fix Google TV 2.0 (And One Bonus App)

    Google TV 2.0 launched earlier this week, finally bringing Android Market to the living room platform. But Google TV still isn’t perfect. For better or worse, the product’s dependence on apps allows 3rd party developers to stand up and fill the voids. Hopefully Google TV will one day feature a rich app ecosystem filled with fun and glorious apps. That’s not today. Most of… Read More

  • Google TV 2.0 Review: A Brillant Interface, But Still Lacking Substance

    Google TV 2.0 Review: A Brillant Interface, But Still Lacking Substance

    It’s with a heavy heart that I write this revised Google TV review. The product is teetering on a ledge between falling into an abyss of obscurity or sliding downhill into geekdom. There doesn’t seem to be an exit path to the mainstream. Google TV, at least in this latest incarnation, fails to impress or resolve the major fundamental issues that doomed the first version. Oh how… Read More

  • Google TV Update Rolls Out Today, Already Hitting Select Sony Internet TV Devices

    Google TV Update Rolls Out Today, Already Hitting Select Sony Internet TV Devices

    The much-anticipated Google TV update is systematically rolling out today. Sony Internet TV devices are first in line followed by Logitech Revue units shortly thereafter. But wait patiently. As with most major updates, the OTA update will not hit all the boxes at once, but rather at a selective pace. You can initiate a manual check under the About section in the Settings menu, but a… Read More

  • The New Google TV: 4 Demo Videos Including Looks At The New Apps

    Google just announced the major refresh of Google TV. It adds a bunch of new features to the platform including Android Market and a TV & Movies. I’m not entirely sure this new coat of paint will help sell the house per se, but it will certainly make the current owners happy. The update will slowly hit existing Google TV units starting with the Sony models on Sunday with the… Read More

  • Google TV Update Rolls Out On Sunday: Better Content Discovery, Android Market, But Hulu Is Still Blocked

    Google TV Update Rolls Out On Sunday: Better Content Discovery, Android Market, But Hulu Is Still Blocked

    Google TV is finally ready for prime time a year after it officially launched. Starting on Sunday, the update will first roll out to the Sony Internet TV units with the Logitech Revue units getting it shortly thereafter. Existing users will probably love the update as it brings a redesigned interface and a selection of the Android Market. It seems to be exactly what the platform should have… Read More

  • Vente-privee’s Plans For U.S. Domination Exciting Enough For Google TV Execs To Jump Ship

    Vente-privee’s Plans For U.S. Domination Exciting Enough For Google TV Execs To Jump Ship

    Vente-privee, the French flash sales juggernaut, announced in May 2011 that it had teamed up with American Express to form a joint-venture for its U.S. operations (dubbed vente-privee USA). Earlier today, the company announced the latest members of its management team, which is headed by vente-privee USA CEO Mike Steib. The hires that I thought were most notable were those of John Saroff and… Read More

  • Watch Out, UK. Google TV Is Coming Your Way

    Watch Out, UK. Google TV Is Coming Your Way

    Google TV soft launched in the US last September with the Logitech Revue and Sony Internet TV products. Google however is reportedly working on bringing the system to the UK and per a Telegraph report sourcing Eric Schmidt, the fun starts within the next six months. Thankfully, UK buyers don’t exactly have to start saving their quids since both product lines recently got major price… Read More

  • Sony Cuts Prices On Google TV-Integrated HDTVs

    Sony Cuts Prices On Google TV-Integrated HDTVs

    Google TV hasn’t exactly set the world on fire, and while we could argue all day about what exactly prevented it from achieving greatness, the expensive hardware has to at least be part of the discussion. Logitech bit the bullet two weeks ago and lowered the price of their Revue from $250 to $99 — and it seems Sony has decided they might take a bit of that medicine too. Read More

  • Logitech Loses Big On Google TV, Revue Price Cut From $250 To $99

    Logitech Loses Big On Google TV, Revue Price Cut From $250 To $99

    I’ll just say it: Google TV is sinking and taking its crew down with her. The service promised to bring new life to HDTVs when it launched last October. But it didn’t. Big media made sure of it by blocking access to their online streaming, seemingly taking away Google TV’s most novel feature. Without online streaming, Google TV’s awesome search tool is crippled and… Read More

  • Amazon Cuts The Price Of The Logitech Revue Google TV To $200

    Amazon Cuts The Price Of The Logitech Revue Google TV To $200


    Looking for a good deal on the Logitech Revue? Amazon has you covered. While I’d caution most from going the Google TV route — especially with the new GTV hardware and changes on tap — there’s no questioning a 33% price drop is huge. Amazon’s new price, assuming it’s not a limited time sale, puts the Revue at the same price point as the Boxee Box. The two… Read More

  • A Peek At Google TV's New Interface

    A Peek At Google TV's New Interface


    Google announced yesterday that Google TV would be expanding and getting Android 3.1, but aside from some new manufacturers, there wasn’t much to show. Today, though, during another GTV-related developer talk, they showed off the new interface (above) and noted that the remote app API was being open-sourced. That’s nice — hopefully we’ll see more support in… Read More

  • Google TV Finds New Friends And An Updated OS

    Google TV Finds New Friends And An Updated OS

    Google’s mantra of launching products early and often didn’t exactly work with Google TV. It hit the ground with a gimped feature set and limited hardware options. The analogy of Android simply hasn’t held true as hardware makers and retail vendors alike simply haven’t picked up the devices. Today, at Google I/O, new hardware partners were announced as well as an… Read More

  • Google I/O Preview, Twitter and TweetDeck

    OMG/JK: Can Google Correct Last Year's Big I/O Flops This Year?

    It’s just about that time again. Google I/O is happening next week and just as in year’s past, the company is expected to announce some big things on stage during their two keynotes on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. But what will those things be? Jason and I delve into some predictions for the event, which we’ll both be covering. But first we take some time to look back at… Read More