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Asus and Netgear set to jump on the Google TV bandwagon

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FCC documents suggest that both Asus and Netgear are working on Google TV-powered set-top boxes, according to multiple media reports. The devices haven’t officially been announced yet, but it would make sense for both companies to introduce the hardware at the CES in Las Vegas in January. That means that...
Asus and Netgear set to jump on the Google TV bandwagon

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote Pairs Up With Smartphone Apps, Mood Lighting

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Though Logitech is looking to sell its Harmony remote division, the company is continuing to release new products like the Harmony Ultimate and Harmony Smart Control and expanding the capabilities of the universal remote. Announced today, the Logitech Harmony Ultimate is the higher-end of the two remotes, and is designed...
Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote Pairs Up With Smartphone Apps, Mood Lighting
Samsung Galaxy S4 doubles as a smart TV remote, with built-in IR blaster and 'WatchOn' software
Samsung Intros New Smart Touch Remote And Keyboard Alongside ES8000 LED Smart TV

ASUS' Qube with Google TV - Update: Hands On

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It looks like a lot of companies are going to be dipping their toes in the TV waters this year. ASUS just announced Qube, its first Google TV device. We're on our way to meet with ASUS but for now we do have a shot of the Boxee Box-like...
ASUS' Qube with Google TV - Update: Hands On
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition on sale tomorrow, includes keyboard and USB adapter for $249.99

Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration

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While the world waits to find out the facts about Microsoft's next videogame console, new rumors have popped up suggesting what its plans to go all-in on the Xbox-as-media center concept entail. According to The Verge, multiple unnamed sources suggest the plan is to include an HDMI passthrough and...
Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration
The Super-Slim Xperia Tablet Z Feels Like Sony's Finest Tablet Yet

Hauppauge introduces the HD PVR 2 video recorder

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Almost five years after the introduction of the very first consumer-priced HD capture device, the HD PVR, Hauppauge has introduced the HD PVR 2 model 1512. Joining the new HD PVR 2 GE Plus, released late last year and geared towards gamers, the HD PVR 2 is focused on...
Hauppauge introduces the HD PVR 2 video recorder
Belkin @TV Plus media streamer to be available mid-July for $149.99
Sony embraces Ice Cream Sandwich with new Xperia Tablet, three smartphones

HTC releases IR API, looking for a few good devs

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In an effort to usher its newest flagship's infrared capabilities to the masses, HTC is adding an IR API to its OpenSense SDK. Starting today, developers interested in creating applications that use the One's IR blaster can request the software kit directly from the company. By making this API...
HTC releases IR API, looking for a few good devs
Samsung's Video Discovery app turns your tablet into a super-sized TV remote

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't (GOOG, AAPL)

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Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, is packed with a ton of extras -- almost to a fault.  When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.  But there are some features in the GS4 that do work...
10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't (GOOG, AAPL)
Good ideas, middling execution: the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 reviewed

Exclusive: Peel partners with Samsung to take its social TV guide app international

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Peel is rolling out its social programming guide in 21 European and Asian countries this week,  allowing users of select Samsung Android tablets to find TV shows they want and change the channel with the device’s integrated IR blaster. Samsung is preloading the Peel app onto its Galaxy Tab and...
Exclusive: Peel partners with Samsung to take its social TV guide app international

CyanogenMod's Steve Kondik leaves software engineer post at Samsung Mobile

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CyanogenMod’s founder Steve Kondik announced on Monday that he is leaving Samsung. Kondik launched CyanogenMod, a developer community and open source replacement firmware, and released CyanogenMod 6, based on Android 2.2 codenamed Froyo, in 2010. Kondik wrote the custom portions of CyanogenMod, although it also included contributions from the xda-developers community, but he notably revealed on...
CyanogenMod's Steve Kondik leaves software engineer post at Samsung Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) review

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) hands-on (video) Amazon Kindle Fire reviewThere's an age-old saying: "If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around to hear it, does it make a sound?" We're tempted to posit that question to Samsung as it...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) review
Sony unveils thinnest 10.1" tablet ever--the Xperia Tablet Z
Why Is Samsung's New Tablet So Expensive?
Russian site posts claimed specs of Samsung S4 Zoom and S4 Active

Samsung outs Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in the US, prices it at $220

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Just as we saw with AT&T's Garnet Red Galaxy S III, Samsung has now introduced yet another device that's wrapped in a similar color scheme -- and, hey, with Valentine's Day just around the corner, what better time, right? The difference here, however, is the South Korean company's including...
Samsung outs Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in the US, prices it at $220

Here's Sony's New Android Tablet! (SNE)

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Sony officially took the wraps off its newest Android tablet, the Xperia Tablet S, this morning. It's an update to its not-so-well-received Tablet S from last year. This year's model looks nearly identical to last year's except it's a noticeably lighter and thinner. It still has the same unique fold-over...
Here's Sony's New Android Tablet! (SNE)

Samsung Galaxy S 4 hands-on shows nice hardware but software is the star

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After months of leaks, rumors and general gossip, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 is finally here. On Thursday night, Samsung unveiled its new flagship phone and I was able to spend a short amount of time using a pre-production model. While some may find the hardware improvements to be incremental, it’s difficult...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 hands-on shows nice hardware but software is the star

Harmony Link users complain of frequent outages, make it through Super Bowl without a remote control

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Users have been complaining of intermittent outages since the launch of Logitech's Harmony Link, an IR blaster that lets you control your home theater with an iPad, iPhone or Android device. There was an outage just after New Years' weekend, and the lastest issue occurred during this past weekend...
Harmony Link users complain of frequent outages, make it through Super Bowl without a remote control
Sony's sleek Xperia Tablet Z coming to the US for $499
Samsung’s $249 Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 To Make U.S. Debut On April 22, We Go Hands-On

Samsung Video Discovery hands-on

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Samsung's really playing up its media chops here at Mobile World Congress. In addition to demoing the new HomeSync Android box, the Korean company is showing off its recently announced service for finding and watching TV content. The product was originally called TV Discovery, but just five days later...
Samsung Video Discovery hands-on

Really, Microsoft? Your vision for the future of TV is... an HDMI cable?

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Microsoft is one of those companies that has a shot at changing TV. Instead, it’s betting on preserving the status quo, in a bad way:  Microsoft’s next Xbox is supposed to have deep integration with live TV programming, according to a report by the Verge’s Tom Warren, who wrote Wednesday...
Really, Microsoft? Your vision for the future of TV is... an HDMI cable?

The Engadget Interview: Samsung's Nick DiCarlo talks Galaxy Note 8 at MWC 2013

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The Galaxy Note 8 -- it's the next logical step in Samsung's ongoing Note saga, and it finally launched in Barcelona. We spoke with Nick DiCarlo, VP of Product Planning for Samsung mobile, about the company's latest tablet. He mentioned that the voice capability, which is a very polarizing...
The Engadget Interview: Samsung's Nick DiCarlo talks Galaxy Note 8 at MWC 2013
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