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Netgear PTV3000 update brings Miracast support for Android devices

Miracast, for those unfamiliar with the name, means you can mirror the display from the device in your hand to your television. In this case we are talking about the Miracast-enabled Netgear PTV3000 meadia streamer and an Android smartphone. And thanks to the recent PTV3000 update -- you can now do just that. This update is currently available for the PTV3000 and brings support for select Android devices.

Slacker Radio v4.0 update brings a redesigned Android app [Hands-On]

The Slacker Radio has recently been updated and while we are fans of the new look and new design, we will offer the warning up front -- if you are really loving your currently installed version of the app, you may want to hold off on this update. While the core features of the app seem to have remained the same, the look and feel has been given a complete overhaul. You can get a look at that in the image below, even the app icon has undergone a dramatic change.

NVIDIA shows off PC game Borderlands 2 streaming with Project Shield

This evening the folks from NVIDIA have released a video for what will be known as PC Mondays. Each Monday they'll be showing an impressive PC Game or something similar running on their new Project Shield Android-powered gaming device. For the gamers around these parts today they have Borderlands 2, one graphically intensive game looking just beautiful on their Tegra 4 powered gaming device. Check it out below.

New details surface about Redbox Instant by Verizon

Netflix has been the dominate force in streaming movies and TV for a long time, but companies such as Amazon are looking to take that business from Netflix. Well, another company is going to be jumping into the fight. Redbox, the disc-based movie rental service that is in nearly every grocery store, is getting ready to launch its own streaming service, and some new details have emerged on its service.

Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Video

Barnes & Noble's series of Nook tablets and ereaders are impressive, but because of their inferior ecosystem to Amazon, the devices aren't as appealing as they could be. Barnes & Noble is working hard to change that, and today they have unveiled Nook Video, which is a new online store featuring a collection of movies and TV shows.

GameStop’s game streaming service arrives in 2013

GameStop has announced that its game streaming service will be launching in summer 2013, but at least at first, it won't be available on consoles. Dubbed "Spawn," GameStop has been talking about this cloud gaming service ever since it bought Spawn Labs back in 2011. Obviously, GameStop means to expand beyond brick and mortar retail with this move, challenging other streaming services like OnLive and Gaikai while dipping its hand in a broader range of markets in the process.

Google Nexus Q Hands-on

This week Google has introduced several new products in both the software and hardware realms, one of the oddest of these being the "first social streaming media player" called the Nexus Q. This device was shown off at Google I/O 2012 and was part of the Developer Pack given to all attendees. It's also currently on sale at the Google Play store online and will be shipped very soon - but you may be asking yourself still: what on earth is it?

HTC Media Link HD accessory Hands-on

Along with their new phones and sleek cases, HTC has another exciting option they are bringing to the table with HTC Media Link HD. This neat accessory is basically a Wifi-Direct device that allows the user to easily connect their HTC phone to their TV. This isn't a dock your phone must connect and be attached to, and it does more than just mirroring. It works over WiFi and offers dual-screen mode. Check it out after the break.
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