If you were expecting to see various television makers unveil their offerings for Google TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, prepare to be disappointed. Google TV has received lukewarm reviews since its introduction in October and has asked TV makers such as LG, Sharp, and Toshiba to delay their introductions.… Continue reading Google TV Suffers Another Setback
Sony would have you wait until October 12th to get in on the details of its upcoming Google TVs. Sony would have you attend their event in New York to get in on this hotness. But this is Techi, and we will not stand to have you wait that long. What is that, another week?… Continue reading Sony’s Google TV Deets Leaked!
It is, I admit, sometimes hard not to feel sorry for Sony. The electronics giant, who own some of the most recognizable brands in the industry, is, to put it mildly, no longer the industry leader it once was. To be sure, they have gotten themselves out the rut they have been in for years.… Continue reading Sony’s Five Biggest (Recent) Mistakes
Google TV finally has a site to help those still confused about what the hell it is to get their learn on. If I wasn’t excited about Google TV before (I wasn’t), I’m incrementally more now. First of all, the branding and visual identity is slick as a leak at a dish soap factory. Typically,… Continue reading Google TV Has A Site – and Apps Aplenty!
Though recently it has been the smartphone market that has garnered the most attention in the tech world, the arrival of a revamped – if slightly disappointing – Apple TV is a reminder that the living room is the next big play for digital transformation. Think about it: unlike so many other sectors of society,… Continue reading Who Will Own The Living Room? Apple, Google, Sony or Microsoft?
Now this is more like it. Assuming you exist, you’re by now doubtlessly familiar with Google’s imminent push into the frontier of your living room. But while we’ve all been made intimate with the idea of Google TV, I for one could go for a taste of the user experience, couldn’t you? Lucky us; Google… Continue reading The Skinny on Google TV
Now this is interesting. Hey, remember Apple TV? No, I don’t blame you. Man, Apple TV sucked so hard. Apparently, though, that won’t be the case forever – sources of Engadget have whispered some sweet nothings about the next iteration of Apple’s crappiest product (presently), and it’s sounding pretty erotic from where I’m sitting. Like,… Continue reading The Next Apple TV May Cost $99 and Not Suck
Part of the greatness of the traditional PVR is that you can skip through crap you don’t want to see; credits, Survivor, ads, etc. This feature is arguably the single reason to own a PVR. So what of Google TV? Apparently, no dice, said Rishi Chandra, product manager of The Goog-TV and all around swell… Continue reading Google TV Can’t Skip Ads – Should We Skip Google TV?
[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/6698128[/vimeo] With all the ballyhoo Google’s brought over Google TV in the last 36 hours, it would seem that people are about to get excited over television again. With that, I guess it’s only fitting I show you some totally cool TV tech. What you’re watching is a demo of Skål. Skål (pronounced ‘skål’) is… Continue reading Your TV Remote Can Just Stay Lost
With the goal of complete and total domination in mind, internet Goliath Google has set its sights on nearly every form of interactive media imaginable. What started as a research project by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in ’96 later became the most widely used search engine in the world, and went on to expand… Continue reading Beyond the Hype: The Future Impact of Google I/O Announcements