Report: Google prepping Android TV


Google's original TV platform wasn't exactly a stellar success in the hyper-competitive marketplace. 

Nevertheless, Mountain View is apparently ready to once again jump on the set-top box bandwagon with a new device known as Android TV.



Kickstarter Hits a Billion, Thanks to Video Games

One of the biggest experiments in the history of Kickstarter, the Veronica Mars movie, is about to be released. The crowd funding site resurrected a TV show that people wanted resurrected, and though it was on a tight budget and schedule, it still got made and will be out in the world very soon.

Tech products can turn uncool when they become too popular

In the tech world, coolness takes more than just good looks. Technology users must consider a product attractive, original and edgy before they label those products as cool, according to researchers. That coolness can turn tepid if the product appears to be losing its edginess, they also found.

Ouya’s upgraded console priced at $129

Ouya has introduced a new version of its Android-powered game console with a new white case, controller and double the amount of storage space. As expected, the original black Ouya console with 8GB is still available for $100.

Why 4K isn't like 3D

ABI Research analysts say ​North American households with 4K TVs are expected to pass 10% by the end of 2018.

RCA touts (Android) Internet Music System

RCA may seem like it is going old school with its new Internet Music System, although the stereo is actually built around a 7-inch touchscreen tablet running Google's Android OS.

Report: Overhauled Apple TV is in the works

Apple may have just released iOS 7 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but it doesn't seem as if Cupertino is stopping there.

Researchers develop 3D display with no ghosting - sans glasses

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have developed a prototype for 3D+2D television that allows viewers with stereo glasses to see three-dimensional images, while viewers without the glasses see a normal two-dimensional image.

An Android-powered Peloton Bike?

Designed from the ground up by Peloton in NYC, the Peloton bike merges a slick design with modern technology powered by Google's popular mobile Android operating system.

Video: SmartCandy is an uber-mini Android PC-on-a-stick

We've covered the burgeoning PC-on-a-stick market fairly extensively on TG Daily in recent months. While offering various features and a wide range of capabilities, the overall form factor amongst such devices is pretty much the same.

Pleygo online sharing service for LEGO toys goes live

LEGO are near and dear to the heart of any adult who played with them as a child, but if you’re looking to build a collection for your own kids, you’ve likely noticed that the price for a single set has gone up. Way up.

TPmini is an Android Jelly Bean TV box with a camera

The TPmini can best be described as Android-powered (4.1, Jelly Bean) set-top box designed to rest on top of a flat TV screen with a camera pointed in the user's direction.

Video: This little $130 black box runs XBMC Linux

The majority of set-top boxes running XBMC are Android-powered devices. However, The Little Black Box is an Linux-powered set-top device that arrives with XBMC pre-installed.

Report: Amazon prepping TV set-top box

Amazon is reportedly prepping a TV set-top box designed to stream to video and presumably run Android apps from the company's curated storefront.

Bluetimes Android set-top boxes go for $70 and under

Bluetimes recently debuted two Android set-top boxes based on AML8726-MX chipset for less than $70, including shipping.

LG’s curved OLED TV wants to make flat screens obsolete

Now that flat, rectangular screens have become the norm for televisions, it’s hard to believe we were ever satisfied with the huge cube TVs of yesteryear. You might think it doesn’t get any better, but you’d be wrong.

$129 Asus Qube launches on April 23

The Qube can best be described as a $129 set-top box powered by Google's rapidly evolving television platform that runs a specially designed UI designed by the industry heavyweight itself.

Apple wants to change your life again

Apple has successfully redefined and revolutionized a number of stagnating product categories over the years with its iPhone, iPad, iPod and iMac lineup. But what does Cupertino have planned for the next few years?

Report: Apple building a 4K iTV for 2013

Apple is reportedly prepping a 4K ultra HD (UHD) television which could debut by the end of 2013.

Samsung's ultra high-definition (UHD) TV is $40,000

Samsung has officially confirmed pricing for its luxury 85-inch ultra high-definition (UHD) TV. The price tag? $40,000.