Amazon Fire TV v. Roku 3: Which One Should I Buy?

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The Amazon Fire TV brings the simple Amazon-focused interface of the Kindle Fire to the big screen. We decided to compare the Fire TV with the Roku 3, another popular set-top box that streams video to a TV from the Internet. We already took a look at the Amazon Fire TV’s gaming options to see how it works as […]

Amazon Fire TV v. Apple TV: Which Should I Buy?

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Amazon announced and released the Amazon Fire TV on April 2 to compete with other miniature set-top boxes and streaming video devices like the Apple TV, Roku Box, Roku Stick and Google’s Chromecast. The early indications seem promising, thanks to the blend of features, services and apps they will offer with the device. How does the […]

Amazon fireTV Unboxing Video and First Impressions

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The Amazon fireTV hit our doorstep today and we wanted to show it off to you with an unboxing video and some first impressions. The new fireTV set-top box offers 1080p HD streaming video plus 8GB of storage for apps and games. Users can watch content from Amazon’s video store, the company’s library of free […]

Roku TV Beats Apple’s Mythical iTV to the Market

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Apple, which already competes against Roku and other inexpensively priced set-top streaming boxes on the market, is rumored to be making its own branded smart TV but it looks like Roku has beat the Cupertino, California company to the market. Now, rather than having to connect a Roku box to your existing HDTV set at […]

Apple TV Refresh Likely at September 10 Event

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New iPhones and possibly a new AirPort Express are already rumored to be unveiled at Apple’s September 10 event, but the latest product to be added to the rumor mill is an update to the Apple TV. According to supply and trade blog Panjiva, three bills of lading from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security show […]

Nexus Q Revival Unlikely On Google I/O Anniversary

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The fate of the Nexus Q still remains in limbo as sources say there are no plans at the time to bring the music streaming device out of dormancy at this year’s Google I/O conference. Google I/O marks the year anniversary of when the Nexus Q was initially introduced. Since it debuted, Google had shelved […]

Microsoft Already Building Apple TV Competitor

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According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft may be leveraging its Xbox entertainment division to build a media streaming box for the living room to compete against Apple TV and Google TV set-top boxes. The report says that Microsoft already has working prototypes available, though it’s unclear if Microsoft will commercialize this […]

Google Close to Unloading Motorola’s TV Business

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One of my hopes when Google had announced that it was acquiring smartphone-maker Motorola Mobility in a deal valued at $12.5 billion was that Google now has a credible hardware platform in the form of Motorola cable boxes to leverage its emerging Google TV offering. However, as we had reported earlier this year, Google is […]

Google Looking to Shed Motorola’s Cable Box Business

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Google had acquired Motorola’s cable box business when it had begun the process of acquiring Motorola Mobility late last year to the tune of $12.5 billion largely for the smartphone-maker’s patent portfolio. As Google is restructuring its new hardware division, the Android OS-maker will be focusing Motorola’s efforts on creating high-end smartphones, and as such […]