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‘Android Silver’ rumor puts Google in carrier stores

A rumor is circling the Internet this afternoon, alleging that Google is working with carriers to provide an “Android Silver” program. The scope of the purported plan is to set aside floorspace in stores for a kiosk, wherein the carriers would house what amounts to Google Play Edition devices. Store personnel would also have to be specially trained to sell these devices.

Amazon Game Studios drops Fire TV Sev Zero sneak peek

Amazon announced the Fire TV this morning. Some of the focus of the announcement event was on the media side, and some was on the gaming side. On the gaming side there was talk of exclusive games coming courtesy of Amazon Game Studios. There was even mention of the first game, Sev Zero, which is available beginning today.

Amazon Fire TV promo features Gary Busey…talking

Fresh off the Fire TV announcement from earlier this morning, it looks like the first promo video has arrived. This one clocks in at a minute in length and features Gary Busey. More to the point here, the focus of this promo is voice, and well, it has Gary Busey talking to a bunch of household items before finally getting to the Fire TV.

Chrome Remote Desktop arrives (in closed beta) for Android

We've already seen a few bits and pieces about a remote desktop app (from Google) coming available for Android users. This was something we saw earlier in the year, and at the time it was being referred to as Chromoting. Google wasn't offering any hints, and most of what was being seen came from bug reports and such. But it looks like that may soon be changing.

Amazon Fire TV: a few thoughts on the competition

Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services). Some may prefer the Chromecast or Roku Streaming Stick given the dongle form factor, but with the feature set and price tag of the Amazon Fire TV -- it seems this one may be worth considering.

Amazon Fire TV gets an official unveil [Updated]

The Amazon event is still underway, but we now have another streaming set-top box to consider. We are talking about the Amazon Fire TV, which is a device that will attach to your television and allow you to stream from a few services. As one would expect, those services include Amazon Instant Video. Amazon is pushing a few things here, one of which is simplicity.

Autographer wearable camera gets an Android app

Android users looking to wear a camera and further document their lives now have another option to consider. This latest is the Autographer camera, which up until now has been available only for iOS users. The necessary Android app has been released in the Play Store, and will allow manage the images on the camera while out and about.