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Google says more than 500 districts in US and Europe use Chromebooks actively

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Google just revealed over 500 school districts in the United States and Europe use Chromebooks on a regular basis, while also naming a few new districts to adopt the technology in both North Carolina and Wisconsin. In a post on the Official Google Blog, Google talked about the functionality of Chromebooks...
Google says more than 500 districts in US and Europe use Chromebooks actively

Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

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Some 9 months after Google’s announcement that it would rather like to make a subsidiary of Motorola Mobility, the $12.5-billion acquisition has finally been approved by the US, EU, and China. All eyes are now on Google to see what it will do with a bunch of software platforms under...
Google acquires Motorola Mobility, rolls the dice with Android

92% of Google TV Apps Were Pre-Installed, Not Downloaded

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Google TV is supposed to be Android's entrance into your living room, the pioneering cusp of the "smart TV" revolution. It appears that it has been anything but. Since its release last year, only about 4,793,000 Google TV apps have been downloaded, according to Xyologic. While nearly five million downloads...
92% of Google TV Apps Were Pre-Installed, Not Downloaded

Plex for Google TV updated with transcoding support thanks to Android 3.2 HLS inclusion

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Google started rolling out the Android 3.2 update to Sony Google TV devices earlier this month. While it brought its own set of feature tweaks, some under-the-hood changes are giving the latest Plex for Google TV app an even broader set of functionality. The key change was enhanced support...
Plex for Google TV updated with transcoding support thanks to Android 3.2 HLS inclusion

Sony Google TV update coming soon

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Despite lackluster fanfare, the software developers at Sony seemingly remain committed adding value to its existing Google TV devices....
Sony Google TV update coming soon

Apple tests Samsung 32nm process on A5-equipped iPad 2 and Apple TV

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As noted recently by Chipworks, Apple is now shipping some iPad 2 models (and all third-generation Apple TV devices) with a 32nm A5 processor built on Samsung's power-efficient "high-dielectric metal gate" (HK+MG) process. These products give Apple a relatively low-volume test bed to ensure its architecture works well with...
Apple tests Samsung 32nm process on A5-equipped iPad 2 and Apple TV
What to expect from Google I/O 2012: The Google TV edition

No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

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Editor’s note: David McIntosh is the founder and CEO of Redux, a fast-growing video discovery company. Redux is the top downloaded app on Google TV, and you can read David’s other guest posts here. If you asked your mom or dad what DLNA or UPnP stood for or did, would they...
No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV

Boxee TV gets DLNA, 3-D streaming and more

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Boxee is rolling out a firmware update to its Boxee TV that brings DLNA functionality, 3-D streaming of Vudu titles, a more traditional TV guide, improved DVR scheduling and other features to the device. Owners of Boxee TV devices were notified of the update late Tuesday and told that it...
Boxee TV gets DLNA, 3-D streaming and more
Google TV Adds Redbox Instant By Verizon App, Pitting It Against Netflix On The Platform
Intel may be planning a it’s own set-top box & streaming service
Is Intel working on a major TV initiative?

Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

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Google TV may be getting ready to take on Roku and Apple TV with a pure streaming approach: Vizio CTO Matt McRae told me during an interview at CES that he expects Google TV devices with a focus on streaming apps to come out later this year. Asked about the...
Scoop: Google TV to take on Apple TV & Roku with pure streaming boxes

Sony Google TV devices may get update to close root trick

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While it's currently possible to root Sony's Google TV hardware and load unofficial software onto it, an upcoming update may reverse this exploit, GTVHacker learned. The official, over-the-air security update may be arriving as soon as Monday, and no longer enable the recovery downgrade to be run. Users who root...
Sony Google TV devices may get update to close root trick

Sony-made Google TV units will come with Plex as standard

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Plex has inadvertently announced that its excellent media center software will be baked into Sony's forthcoming range of Google TV devices. A customized version of its app for the platform arrived on Google Play, declaring that it was only available for download on "late model 2012 Sony internet TVs."...
Sony-made Google TV units will come with Plex as standard

YouTube Makes Your Phone A Remote Control, By Pairing Its Mobile Apps With TVs From LG, Panasonic, Sony, And Others

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So YouTube wants to have an app on every device, especially TVs. That way users can watch all of its content from their living room, just like regular TV. But it has a problem: If viewers can’t find anything to watch on cable, with several hundred channels to choose from,...
YouTube Makes Your Phone A Remote Control, By Pairing Its Mobile Apps With TVs From LG, Panasonic, Sony, And Others
YouTube Android app update adds second screen features to Google TV

Hockey Season Starts, But NHL's Video App Stuck on the Bench

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That’s two minutes for delay of game. NHL.com The strike-shortened professional hockey season started on Saturday, but the NHL’s GameCenter Live streaming app was stuck on the bench. There were widespread reports from paying subscribers that they were unable to load any of the promised live video from opening night....
Hockey Season Starts, But NHL's Video App Stuck on the Bench
LG Can't Wait for CES, Spills Beans on New Google TVs
Google Play Music supports more Google TV boxes, rich notifications
Plex to be preinstalled on Sony's 2012 Google TV devices

Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes

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It's like a match made in heaven. Agawi and Marvell have partnered up to combine a cloud-based gaming platform with the equipment that powers many popular Google TV devices. Together, both companies will offer a white-label Android gaming solution to OEMs, internet and cable providers, game publishers and retailers....
Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes

Windows Work? 'Harry Potter' DVD Sales help Drive Time Warner's Q4 Profits

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Delaying DVD and Blu-ray rental releases to outlets including Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) and Redbox made the magic of Harry Potter even more potent. That was the takeaway from Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) Inc.‘s fourth-quarter financial report to investors Wednesday. Driven partly by strong disc sales of its eighth and...
Windows Work? 'Harry Potter' DVD Sales help Drive Time Warner's Q4 Profits

Don't call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home

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Netflix, Hulu Plus and TV Everywhere apps make it possible for iPad owners to watch TV, well, everywhere – but most of them prefer to sit on the couch, or curl up in bed with their tablet: That’s one of the key take-aways of the Council for Research Excellence’s new...
Don't call it mobile: most iPad TV viewing happens at home
How the living room became Prime territory for Amazon
That Google mystery device? It’s basically a Sonos

Vizio officially announces $99 Google TV “Co-Star” for July

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While we already got a look at its Google TV plans during CES earlier this year, Vizio made things official today for its “Co-Star” Google TV streaming box giving it a $99 price tag and pre-order date set for July. The Co-Star goes a little bit beyond the typical Google...
Vizio officially announces $99 Google TV “Co-Star” for July

Apple Sold 2M Apple TVs In The Holiday Quarter, Up 60% From A Year Ago

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Apple announced on its earnings call today that the company sold more than 2 million Apple TV devices in its fiscal first quarter. That’s up from 1.3 million sequentially, and up from 1.4 million during the previous holiday period. Altogether, that means Apple has sold more than 10 million Apple...
Apple Sold 2M Apple TVs In The Holiday Quarter, Up 60% From A Year Ago
Under one million Google TV devices in use according to Market data

Amazon Instant Video now available on (some) Google TV devices

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Hot on the heels of making it available on the iPhone and iPod touch, Amazon's now bringing its Instant Video service to Mountain View's TV platform. Granted, the on-demand application doesn't appear to be compatible with some devices at the moment, with a few folks pointing out that they...
Amazon Instant Video now available on (some) Google TV devices
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