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Google announced the upcoming release of the Nexus Player, a $99 set-top box and video game console compatible with thousands of Android apps. The hardware boasts a 1.8GHz Silvermont quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage space, and supports 1080p video streaming via servi...

October 16th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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While the developer closed near the end of 2013, Google confirmed that it just acquired the "parts and labor" as well as two co-founders of Green Throttle Games this week. PandoDaily reported that Green Throttle Games may be an asset for Google in the set-top TV box business. Green Throttle Games...

March 12th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft is developing a set-top box that provides access to its entertainment features, made as a low-cost alternative to its full console, The Verge reports, citing anonymous sources.The device, dubbed "Xbox TV," supports "casual" games and runs on Windows 8, with an "always-on" chipset that all...

November 21st 2012 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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Hisense announced its low-cost set-top box, the Pulse with Google TV, a few days ago, and though pricing remains vague at "less than $100," we got a chance to see the device in action at IFA today. The Android-based Pulse supports content in 1080p, and includes HDMI, USB and Ethernet connections,...

August 31st 2012 at 5:44am 0 Comments
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Sony is making some more definitive statements on its plans to bring Google TV across to Europe. According to financial paper, Les Échos, Sony France's marketing director said that two devices, a set-top box, priced at €200 ($266) and a Blu-ray player, selling for €300 ($399), will...

April 3rd 2012 at 7:52am 0 Comments
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We've been waiting for more information on DirecTV's next generation multiroom DVR hub, and here it is, courtesy of the folks at DBSTalk. They've gotten an early look at the HR34 and all of its five-tuner RVU blasting capabilities and report it is just the HR24-on-steroids you'd thought it would...

October 10th 2011 at 12:43am 0 Comments