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Gaming firm Razer seeks to raise over $600M in Hong Kong IPO

Gaming firm Razer has filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong as it looks to raise more than $600 million to go after growth opportunities. The U.S.-based company, which traces its origins back

Mi Box is an affordable 4K HDR streamer, but dragged down by Android TV

The Mi Box is Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi’s play to take on devices like Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and Fire TV. Priced at only $69, and sporting features like integrated Google Cast

Google quietly discontinues the Nexus Player

The Nexus Player may have been the best TV media player no one ever bought. Google and Asus introduced the Nexus Player back in November 2014. It was one of the first Android TV devices, and a more-th

Xiaomi shows off a 4K Android TV set-top box at I/O

Like a number of other bits and bobs announced at Google I/O thus far, there are still some important questions left unanswered about the Mi Box — but here’s what we do know about Xiaomi’s f

Android TV gets its own iPhone app

Google has quietly introduced a new iPhone application that works with Android TV, its smart TV platform for standalone media players and TVs. The Android TV app for iOS lets those with any supported

Android TV Gets HBO, Showtime, CBS, Disney And More

As the definition of "watching TV" moves further away from meaning "paying for cable," a number of major tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and others, are angling to make their str

Android TV Gets Over 600 New Apps To Choose From In The Play Store

Google’s second foray into television, Android TV, has been a bit slow off the starting blocks in some respects – app support was one area where it definitely felt a little threadbare. Now, ho

Sling TV Expands To Android TV, Strikes Deal With Google To Offer Discounted Nexus Players

Sling TV, Dish Network's Internet TV service designed for cord cutters, is now available on the Android TV platform, the company is announcing this morning, including Google's Nexus Player. This addit

Google Launches New Analytics, Monetization Tools For Android Game Developers

Google today announced a couple of new tools for game developers on its Android platform. These include new analytics to help developers better understand in-game player behavior, as well as a number

The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015

I know I’m late to the party by some accounts. Early adopters cut the cord years ago and haven’t looked back. For me, turning off cable TV was an idea I flirted with, yet I just kept renewing m

Google TV Development Support Ends As Google Moves Onto Android TV

Google TV’s long, drawn-out good-bye has finally reached an end, with Google confirming today that it will no longer support the platform now that its successor, Android TV, has launched.

Google’s Android TV Will Power Sets From Sony, Sharp, and Philips Beginning This Spring

Google’s latest attempt to get its operating system for TVs embedded on consumer electronics devices has attracted a handful of partners, which were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show. In a

Google Live Channels For Android TV Hints At Live TV Capabilities Coming Soon

Google has a new app available on the Play Store that provides some insight into how it will bring live content to its Android TV platform. The Google Live Channels app isn’t yet even compatible

Google Tests Android TV App Submissions, But Has No Plans For An “Apple-Style” Review Process

Earlier this week, news that Google was implementing an Apple-like app review process began to spread. According to a report from Android Police, the company was now screening and approving apps for A

Chromecast Aims To Be The Focal Point Of Family Games Night With New Apps

Google’s Chromecast seemed a fairly innocuous seed when first planted back in July of 2013, but Google has been steadily ramping up the potential for the streaming HDMI dongle, via developer sup

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: The Elvie, Nexus Player, And Parrot Headphones

It was a highly argumentative morning with the old gadgets gang, as we all have incredibly strong feelings towards media streamers and headphones, apparently. We start out with a relatively docile

See Google’s Smarter Take On Smart TV In Our Android TV Video Walkthrough

Google's TV ambitions get their "take two" moment with the launch of the Nexus Player this week. Android TV powers the set-top streamer, though the software is more important than the hardware, as Goo

Google’s New Nexus Player Talks A Big Game But Isn’t A Winner Yet

I'm addicted to TV. Well, screens in general, but TV definitely takes a close third behind my laptop, which hangs out behind my iPhone. So, when it comes time to review a new media player, my hand

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Few Of Our Favorite Things

In the depths of August, much of the tech world is simply waiting for the fall to begin. In the first half of September alone, we'll have new devices from Apple, Motorola, and Amazon. But for now, it'

Connected TV Market Crosses 1B Devices As Google Pins Its Hopes On Android TV

A new report from Strategy Analytics puts the global market for connected TV devices at over 1 billion currently installed units, which include smart TVs, set-top boxes like the Apple TV, game console
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