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Google Announces 360-degree Video at Home

May 17, 2017 |

Among the many other announcements Google made at the annual Google I/O developers conference today is the addition of 360-degree video for home. The feature should work with any current YouTube apps for Smart TVs as well as media players … Read More

Google Launches New Google Earth Experience with 3D Button & More

April 19, 2017 |

Google has launched an improved Google Earth that takes you around the world with new and enhanced features such as Voyager, Knowledge Cards, Postcard Share, search queries, and a 3D button to tilt the map.

With 3D (when available), places … Read More

Google’s Over-The-Top Unplugged Web TV Service Will Carry CBS

October 20, 2016 |

According to The Wall Street Journal Google’s upcoming internet television service dubbed “Unplugged” will carry CBS, after an agreement was made between the two companies.

The anticipated (but still pending) web TV service would launch early in 2017, according to sources. … Read More

Chromecast Ultra, Soon The Cheapest 4k HDR Streamer

October 6, 2016 |

Google unveiled a suite of upcoming products this week among them the Google Wi-Fi router ($129), the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones (starting at $649), and the virtual reality headset called Daydream View ($79).

But they also introduced Chromecast Ultra, … Read More

Google Chromecast 4k Headed Our Way, Sources Say

September 2, 2016 |

According to sources a 4k Chromecast dongle will be coming our way, AndroidPolice reports.

Google has an announcement planned for October 4th (subject to change) during which a new Chromecast would be revealed that supports 4k Ultra HD video. The 4k Chromecast would be … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up: $299 PS4 Bundles, Panasonic 4k TVs, Star Wars Google Cardboard & more

December 6, 2015 |

Here’s our weekly wrap-up of news related to technology and entertainment.

Panasonic Shipping Value-Priced 4k TVs For those who have been considering an Ultra HD TV from Panasonic but waiting for the price to be more practical, Panasonic is now … Read More

Google intros new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio devices

September 30, 2015 |

Google has introduced a new, faster version of the Chromecast streaming dongle. The Chromecast 2.0 plays up to 1080p video, connects to Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz), and comes with both HDMI and Micro-USB ports. The device supports multiple operating systems including Android 4.1, iOS 7.0, Mac OS X … Read More

Dell’s pro-grade Google Chromebook will start at $399 US

August 13, 2015 |

Dell announced they’ll soon be launching a professional, business class 13.3″ Google Chromebook starting at $399. The Chromebook 13 can be configured with Intel Celeron, Core i3 or i5 processors, and up to 8GB system RAM for demanding workloads.

A … Read More

German Court to hear lawsuit against Google/YouTube

June 11, 2015 |

On December 8th, 2015, the District Court of Mannheim, Germany will hear a case brought by Max Sound Corporation against Google and YouTube for the alleged infringement of a video streaming patent, and is requesting a court order that stops Google Android … Read More

Google invites all developers to Chromecast party

February 5, 2014 |

The future gets bigger for the little $35 dongle.Read More

Google In Talks With NFL For Sunday Ticket Games

August 23, 2013 |

Google is now in serious talks with the NFL to possibly carry the Sunday Ticket games for which DirecTV has had the exclusive rights since 2009. Read More

Google seeking Internet TV media partners

July 16, 2013 |

google_logo_clrGoogle has been seeking media partners to bring traditional broadcast television channels online. The Wall Street Journal reports the tech giant is proposing what the industry refers to as an “over the top” TV service, named so because it would piggy back on existing broadband networks. Sources close to WSJ say Google has been meeting with media companies for the last few months. One source claims to have seen a demonstration of Google’s Internet TV product, although no other details were revealed. Read More

Is Bing hiding Xbox One’s bad publicity?

June 26, 2013 |

Is Microsoft using Bing to filter out the bad stuff?Read More

NOOK HD tablets get Google Play Android apps

May 4, 2013 |

If you’re a NOOK HD owner your device just got a little more fun, as Barnes & Noble announced the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ tablets now have access to Android apps on Google Play. The app choices for NOOK HD devices on Google Play number over 700,000, including popular applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, as well as thousands of games and other apps NOOK HDs were previously not privy to. The 7″ (NOOK HD) and 9″ (NOOK HD+) tablets are also compatible with Google products such as Chrome, Gmail, Google Play Music, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps. Read More

Google Fiber ‘surprise’ expanding to Utah

April 17, 2013 |

Google Fiber seems to be the Internet/TV service everyone wants these days, but not everyone can get. Well why not? The service offers up to one gigabit upload and download speed with no data caps, along with other goodies for $120 per month. Well today Google surprised many with an intent to acquire the existing fiber network in the city of Provo, Utah. Provo wasn’t on Google’s list for laying a new fiber network, but the circumstances there were prime for Google takeover. Provo currently faces $39M in debt which the city took on to build the expensive network. But major John Curtis says selling the network “is painful but the right thing to do.” Google says their intention would be to finish the existing fiber network (a municipally-owned system called iProvo) and upgrade to gigabit technology in order to offer Google Fiber services to residents. Read More

Google confirms Fiber Internet & TV headed for Austin, TX

April 9, 2013 |

Travis_County_Austin_TX_WikipediaGoogle has officially announced its fiber broadband service will be expanding to Austin, TX. Previously only available in areas of Kansas City (both in the states of Missouri and Kansas), the service offers customers up to one gigabit per second speed. Google says that’s about 100-times faster than the average broadband service offered today. Don’t hold your breath, however. Google says they’re expecting to roll out Fiber Internet and TV service to Austin by mid-2014. Read More

Stream NCAA March Madness games for free with app

March 18, 2013 |

2.0.0 version of the app launches today to support Android devices.

Not at home but gotta watch the NCAA basketball tournament? The NCAA and Turner Sports have released the updated NCAA March Madness Live app that will get the … Read More

Google Seeks Early Adopters For Google Glass

February 20, 2013 |

Google is looking for its first early adopters to incorporate Google Glass into their lives by way of a social network contest wherein “bold, creative individuals” vie for the chance to help Google shape the future. Interested folks can do this via Google+ or Twitter using a hashtag created for the event (which ends February 27th): #ifihadglass. Read More

Google: Augmented Reality A Step Closer

January 17, 2013 |

Google’s much talked about Project Glass may be a step closer to reality this week. Google appears to be moving forward with the patent application for a projection input concept for its head mounted display.Read More

Select LG TVs now with OnLive built in

November 15, 2012 |

Signing up for an OnLive subscription may be a dangerous proposition these days, but for new owners of LG G2 Smart televisions, it’ll also be an easier one. That’s because the new Google TV sets will have the cloud gaming … Read More