DISH Bolsters Senior Leadership Team
07 March 2013 5:30 PM | No Comments
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To address its strategic imperative to enhance the overall customer experience, DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) – one of the nation’s leading pay-TV providers – today announced two key executive changes....Read More
Introducing Roku 3: the Fastest, Most Powerful Roku Player to Date
06 March 2013 8:00 AM | No Comments
SARATOGA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Roku® is making it easier and quicker than ever to access more than 750 channels of the best movies, TV shows, sports, music and games with the new...Read More
Skyworks Expands Suite of 802.11ac Solutions
28 February 2013 7:00 AM | No Comments
BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today expanded its wireless portfolio with the introduction of highly...Read More
Analogix Releases Single-Cable SlimPort HDTV Connector
25 February 2013 2:04 PM | No Comments
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mobile World Congress 2013 — Analogix Semiconductor®, a leader in DisplayPort-based interconnect devices, has just added a SlimPort HDTV cable to their feature line of...Read More
Shifting up to 15% of TV Ad Spend to Online Builds More Effective Reach at a Lower Cost, According to New Research from IAB
25 February 2013 10:00 AM | No Comments
PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With brand marketers always looking to get the most out of their advertising budgets, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) today released “A Comprehensive...Read More
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Google IO 2010 Archive
Posted on May 21, 2010 | No Commentsgotten our hands on the latest version of Android (2.2, codenamed Froyo) and put its through its speedy paces. You can catch up on all the action below.
- Clicker.tv brings streaming internet video to your TV's browser; it has a web browser right?
- Google TV turns on at I/O: runs Android and Flash, partnered with Sony, Logitech, and Intel
- Sony Internet TV, DISH first with Google TV this fall; Adobe, Logitech and others along for the ride
- CE-Oh no he didn't!: Sony's Sir Howard says 'when you beat Apple, you're dominating'
- Logitech's Google TV companion box includes smartphone apps, we go eyes-on (updated: video!)
- Foxconn's Tegra 2-powered Android tablet hands-on (video)
- Google's Larry Page says there's 'something wrong' if your Android phone's battery doesn't last all day
- Android Gingerbread is 'planned for Q4 2010'
- Android 2.2 Froyo officially announced
- Google claims Froyo has the world's fastest mobile browser
- Android 2.2 'Froyo' beta hands-on: Flash 10.1, WiFi hotspots, and some killer benchmark scores
- Flash 10.1 for Android beta unveiled: Hulu a no-show, Froyo now a minimum requirement
- Google adding over-the-air app installation and iTunes streaming to Android
- Android 2.2 SDK goes live, developers likely unable to crash Google's download server
- Google Wave opens doors to public, asks old friends for new chance
- Google launches open WebM web video format based on VP8 (update: hardware partners and Microsoft statement)
- Google partnership has GM OnStar exploring Maps, open APIs and more
- Google unveils Chrome web store, Sports Illustrated app impresses
- OnStar reveals mystery partner: Google
- mSpot stores your music* in the cloud, makes it available anywhere**
Posted on May 20, 2010 | No CommentsGoogle I/O keynote as fast as our feet would carry us, we scored the very first look at Logitech's Google TV companion box. While we'll share full details when we catch a breath, here's the scoop: the box extends the full functionality of a Logitech Harmony remote and a WiFi access point to your TV, providing not only Google TV but also allowing you to control your entire entertainment system (including DVR) with a still-in-development keyboard / touchpad remote or an iPhone or Android smartphone app over WiFi. Hit the gallery below for a taste of what the little set-top box can do, and rest assured we've got more info on the way.
Update: Now with video, after the break.
Update 2: Details and specs after the break, too.
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Posted on May 20, 2010 | No Commentsdigg_url = 'http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/20/google-tv-turns-on-at-i-o/'; As expected, Google just announced Google TV at I/O. There's four billion TV viewers worldwide, making it the biggest market in the world, and Google's after it in a big way -- it's a $70 billion ad market in the US alone, after all. According to Google, "video should be consumed on the biggest, best, and brightest screen in your house, and that's the TV." The idea is to merge the web and TV without compromising on either the web experience or the video experience, with a focus on discovery and personalization. Of course, since it's Google, the interface is search-driven, so you can just type in things like "30 Rock" or MSNBC" to find channels and content -- including upcoming content to record and content from the internet. Yeah, it's kind of like the TiVo Premiere's swivel search, but prettier -- and there's a Hulu logo on the screen, which is extremely intriguing.
Google's not sharing hardware specs, but we're told Google TV devices will have WiFi, HDMI, the Intel CE4100 processor, and... some will have an IR blaster to tune your cable or satellite box, which is just sad. (Like, 1997 sad.) The input devices will all have keyboards, and you'll also be able to use Android devices as a remote, including using voice search to find content and sending content from the phone to the TV. The software is based on Android with Chrome as the browser and full Flash 10.1 support. Since it's Android, there's a version of Android Market -- any app that doesn't require phone hardware can run on Google TV. There will also be a Google TV-specific Android SDK launching in "early" 2011, along with the Android Market for Google TV.
As for partners, it's just as we heard: Sony will launch Sony Internet TVs and Blu-ray players with Google TV in the fall, and Logitech will introduce a set-top box with a Harmony remote and an HD camera for video chat at some point in the future. Dish Network will also launch a Google TV box at some point, while Best Buy will promote the platform as a whole in-store.
Make sure to keep up with the latest from I/O in our liveblog!
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Posted on May 19, 2010 | No CommentsWhen Clicker launched last fall it seemed like just another me-too streaming video aggregator, but we'll have to give it another look after it's followed up its Boxee integration by showing off the HTML5-built Clicker.tv site at Google I/O today. Designed as a "ten-foot" experience for TV screens it can be perused via mouse and keyboard or just a remote, bringing Clicker's index of video including network TV, webisodes and web-only content, plus premium sources like Amazon VOD and iTunes. It's currently in beta, but if leaning back and browsing from the couch is your thing -- or on the off chance someone launches a Google TV with Intel processor, support for all those streaming codecs we love and a QWERTY remote from Logitech tomorrow -- it could be worth bookmarking.Permalink | Email this | Comments