TV

Google aiming to offer online TV service

It looks like Google is considering making an entrance into the internet TV world by offering traditional TV programming to online subscribers with a new streaming service. This isn't the first time we've heard of big hitters trying to join this front, but today the Wall Street Journal is reporting Google's been pitching their plan to big media companies in hopes of securing some deals.

Samsung snags Boxee and staff for a quick $30 million

This isn't the first time we've been hearing talks about Samsung acquiring the set-top box company Boxee, but now it looks to be semi-official. While both ends are still keeping quite, multiple sources have confirmed the Korean electronics giant has just purchased Boxee for roughly $30 million. The rumors are also being confirmed by Israeli media, and TechCrunch.

GALAXY S 4 under attack in latest Windows Phone commercial

Sigh. I don't even know where to start with this one. The folks over at Microsoft have a new commercial that's making the rounds where they've put the flagship and top-tier Samsung GALAXY S 4 against the Nokia Lumia 521. Yes the budget friendly 521 and it's 1 GHz dual-core processor and low price is being compared to the king of all Android phones. It's pretty comical so take a peek below.

HTC One TV ads trash the competition, touts Blinkfeed features

If you've seen or used the HTC One you'd probably agree with us that the smartphone is pretty impressive. Today HTC has just released a new TV ad spot that trashes on the competition, and throws dirt all over their weak features. With HTC touting their Blinkfeed news front and center, these ads show why their smartphone is better than the rest.

CX-803 II Android-powered TV stick runs Jelly Bean

It seems like every time you look around there are a handful of new Android-powered TV sticks debuting. The latest new TV stick packing the Jelly Bean operating system is called the CX-803 II. This TV stick launched this week and features 2 GB of RAM setting apart somewhat from most devices on the market.

YouView Android app set for May release

Controlling your TV straight from your Android device is just about to get a lot easier, at least for YouView owners. YouView is a product that lets you watch both live TV an on-demand content. The YouView box comes with two digital tuners, so you're able to watch one show while simultaneously recording another. The device comes with a 500GB hard drive (with a 1TB hard drive coming in the future) that lets your save all of your favorite shows/movies for later viewing.

Samsung HomeSync Box streamlines Android on your TV [Hands-on]

This weekend Samsung announced another device that will be headed to the market with Android to connect with all their smartphones and tablets. It's called the Samsung HomeSync media set-top box and today we've got a quick hands-on with it. This isn't Google TV, instead Samsung's using this to integrate their Android-toting devices deeper into our lives, and living rooms.

HTC details Sense TV and Blinkfeed for the One series

Today HTC has just unveiled their new smartphone, the HTC One. Today's event is finally under way and the folks from HTC are sharing all sorts of exciting and fun things. While they've already announced an all new device, a redesigned and useful "new Sense" and more. We've now learned part of that new Sense experience includes what they're calling Blinkfeed, and the new Sense TV. More details below.

Google Now highlighted in latest Nexus 4 commercial

For those watching the Grammy Awards this weekend, or happened to be trolling Google's Twitter account you may have seen the companies latest TV commercial. While Google doesn't put ad spots on TV much this weekend they aired their brand new Nexus 4 commercial and shared it with the world. Most of the focus however, was with their impressive Google Now feature.
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