Smart TVs and streaming devices — including the Roku, Apple TV, and Google's Chromecast — are reshaping what it means to watch TV. For now, streaming devices are still more common than smart TVs, but that's going to change fast. A new report from BI Intelligence finds that smart TV sales are poised to explode as prices continue to decline. Show More Summary
Ever wished that you could visit some of the more popular tourist spots around the world without having to leave the comfort of your living room? Travel channels on the TV have made that possible, but for those who prefer to spend more time in front of the computer, then you might be pleased with what the folks over at Google have done. Show More Summary
It seems like everyone wants to get into the set top business nowadays and Google appears to be making some inroads by acquiring a company called Green Throttle Games. For those unfamiliar, the company is best known for its Android gaming controller called the Atlas. Show More Summary
The search giant might be working on a way of bringing mobile games to the big screen, as it confirmed …
Google has apparently purchased parts of Green Throttle Games, a company briefly known for its Android-based Atlas gaming controller and accessories that could offer Android gameplay on the TV. The tech giant apparently plans to include gaming features in its upcoming set-top TV box, PandoDaily reveals. Show More Summary
Four months after Santa Clara-based Green Throttle Games slowly shuffled off this mortal coil, PandoDaily has confirmed that its parts and labor have been quietly scooped up by Google as a possible asset in the increasingly warming arms race between tech giants to create the perfect set-top TV box. Green Throttle Games launched in late 2012, the brainchild of Charles Huang...
This story came from Motherboard, our tech website. Read more at Motherboard.tv. Got cabin fever? Canadian artist Jim Andrews has just the thing for you. He calls it Teleporter. It uses the newest Google Maps API and a slate of panoramic photos to ping-pong you around the planet with the flick of a wrist. Show More Summary
By some measures Twitch.tv is already the fourth-highest-trafficked site in the U.S., behind only Google, Apple, and Netflix. Today the company brings its broadcasting service to Microsoft's Xbox One. You watch as your friend breaks a block, jumps through and over the previously impenetrable wall to reveal a secret room with three pipes. Read Full Story
"Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird -- and then you just keep going," said executive producer Craig Ferguson.
By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Friday March 7. 7 Things To Watch in the Week Ahead: American Airlines (AAL), Google (GOOG), Discovery (DISCA), TripAdvisor...Show More Summary
Google Chromecast — that cute little HDMI dongle that broadcasts damn-near anything you like from your laptop or phone straight onto your TV — is probably coming to Australia in the next few weeks according to a new rumour. More » ...
The app is expanding beyond music to make TV watching a more interactive experience. A select few brands get to become verbs: You can Swiffer a floor, Skype a friend, Google a term, and when you hear a song you don't know the name of, you Shazam it. Read Full Story
By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday March 7. Disney (DIS), Netflix (NFLX), Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG). Other stocks mentioned: Philip...Show More Summary
Chromecast rival Streaming Stick even has a remote – gasp! Gadget maker Roku is touting a Streaming Stick video-player dongle that plugs directly into HDMI televisions.…
This $50 Streaming Stick has a remote – gasp! Gadget maker Roku is touting a new Streaming Stick video-playing dongle that plugs directly into HDMI televisions.…
What has cloud-based streaming service OnLive been up to for the last year? Apart from a few partnerships announced at CES and elsewhere to bring the service to Google TV products and select TV hardware, we haven’t heard much from OnLive since Gary Lauder took over as owner and chairman back in August 2012. That […]
Roku on Tuesday unveiled the new Roku Streaming Stick, its own fresh take on affordable TV HDMI dongles that bring more entertainment to the living room – the company launched a similar streaming stick in 2012. Roku’s 2014 stick appears to be a response to Google’s Chromecast dongle, one of the most popular devices sold by the Search giant. Show More Summary
By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Tuesday March 4. Putin-Proof Stocks: Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), Salesforce.com (CRM), Isis Pharmaceuticals (ISIS), Gilead...Show More Summary
Google Play began renting movies in Australia back in April 2012, started selling them in October that year, added music in April last year and streaming music as a subscription service in July. Now, rather belatedly, it will sell you TV shows as well. More »
Google Play is fast becoming a one-stop shop for Android content in Australia, with the announcement today that TV shows will now be available locally. More »