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Rumors of an Amazon music service, TV set-top box swirl yet again

We’re still not sure whether Amazon’s truly launching a music streaming service, but if it does, you might only be able to access songs and albums for a limited time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce company hopes to offer music…

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Rumors of an Amazon music service, TV set-top box swirl yet again

We’re still not sure whether Amazon’s truly launching a music streaming service, but if it does, you might only be able to access songs and albums for a limited time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce company hopes to offer music…

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Rumors of an Amazon music service, TV set-top box swirl yet again

We’re still not sure whether Amazon’s truly launching a music streaming service, but if it does, you might only be able to access songs and albums for a limited time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce company hopes to offer music…

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Google buys an Android gaming platform, possibly with a set-top box in mind

Green Throttle Games was late to the Android gaming platform party, and paid the price for it — the company effectively wound down at the end of 2013. However, its efforts may not have been in vain. Google has confirmed to PandoDaily that it has…

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Dish Network app turns your PS3 or PS4 into a virtual set-top box

Dish Network app turns your PS3 or PS4 into a virtual set-top box
Once installed, customers can operate the Virtual Joey on PS3 or PS4 using a Dish remote or DualShock controller. If you're attending the 2014 CES this week, you can check out a demo of the Virtual Joey app at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Central …
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So Long Xbox 360 and PS3, Nvidia's New Tegra K1 Chip Whups You Both
Welcome to the future by way of the past: Nvidia claims its new 192-core mobile part, dubbed Tegra K1, has time-traveled back to 2005 and 2006 to snatch the same performance you had back then on an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, and plant it in mobile …
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How you'll use PS3 and PS4 apps to control Dish Network devices
"Dish's Virtual Joey brings the industry's most awarded DVR experience to millions of PS3 and PS4 systems already in American homes," said Joseph P. Clayton, Dish president and CEO. "We strive to provide consumers with the best TV experience and …
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TiVo co-founders joining forces for yet another set-top box

How on earth are you supposed to fill your days after leaving the successful set-top box company you created? Well, if you’re TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, the answer is to start all over again. You see, after Barton resigned from TiVo …

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US Energy Department outlines efficiency standards for set-top boxes, Verizon already on board

The US government, the CEA (you know, the group that runs CES) and pay-TV providers want to save consumers $ 1 billion annually with a new voluntary standard for set-top box (STB) energy-efficiency. By curtailing phantom power usage and implementing a …

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Netflix said to negotiate with US cable companies for set-top box app

Netflix is in talks with several US cable companies with the aim of making its video streaming app available on set-top boxes, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report says that Netflix’s discussions with US operators, including Comcast and Suddenlink, are at an early stage with no deal expected soon. Last month the UK’s Virgin Media became the first cable operator to offer Netflix to its customers; companies in the US have so far been reluctant to embrace streaming services, seeing the technology as broadly competitive with their traditional content offerings.

One reported sticking point in the negotiations is that Netflix is pushing for the cable companies to adopt its Open Connect content delivery network, which it argues…

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Google’s living room plans reportedly included a Hangout-ready set-top box

Google living room plans reportedly included a Hangoutready settop box

As if the Google TV and Chromecast platforms (which are coexisting, if you hadn’t heard) weren’t enough, the Wall Street Journal reports there may be more living room focused projects brewing in Mountain View. According to sources, former Android head Andy Rubin demonstrated a Roku-style set-top box for partners at CES that had Hangouts as its main feature, with a video camera and motion sensor built-in for videoconferencing — something Logitech tried once with its ill-fated Revue TV Cam, shown above. The report claims the box, capable of running Android apps, games and services like Netflix or Pandora, was scheduled to launch at I/O, but it’s unknown whether or not it’s still in development. Recent WSJ rumors have suggested Google is looking into IPTV and its own Android game system, so even as one mystery is revealed others pop up to take its place.

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Google reportedly demoed Android set-top box with camera and motion sensor in January

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that back in January, Google privately demonstrated a prototype set-top box at the Consumer Electronics Show. The box reportedly worked more like an Apple TV or a Roku than a straight Google TV device or the just-released Chromecast HDMI stick. The box was powered by Android and supported Hangouts video conferencing, according to the WSJ’s sources, and also had a motion sensor. The device reportedly ran on the Android operating system and was shown off by none other than Andy Rubin himself before he left the team for another division within Google. The box was said to be able to stream YouTube, Google Play video, Netflix, and was compatible with Android games.

What’s not known is whether the box is…

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