Oh Hey, Android TV Was All Over CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. These are rumours, but then there's also the fascinating truth that it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago. Read More >>

Android TV is the New Google TV From Google

Not content with millions of Chromecast dongle sales, it now looks as though Google is preparing to take on the Apple TV, Roku range and newly-released Amazon Fire TV with a smart TV streaming platform of its own. The Verge has unearthed details of a new television offering called Android TV, which looks like Google's most pointed charge towards the living room since its doomed Google TV platform. Read More >>

Report: Android TV Will Be Google's Next Big Set-Top Box Push

The Verge just revealed that Google may venture into set-top TV devices with the as-yet-unannounced Android TV. Quoting internal documents, the report indicates Google is planning a device like Roku or the new Amazon Fire TV to put Android in your living room. Read More >>

Android Rumours: New Nexus 10, and Tasty KitKat

It's a double serving of Android rumours today, with hardware and software both well represented. On the physical devices side, we've maybe-possibly got a leaked press render of the Nexus 10, and on the other hand, details of what might be in store with Android version 4.4, the ever-tasty KitKat. Read More >>

Google Chromecast Rooted, Revealing Google TV Origins

We haven't even known about Google Chromecast for a week, and already, hackers have found a way to gain root access to the hardware. Now, it's time to poke around and see what's inside. Read More >>

The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World

The answer to that question invariably depends on your worldview. Google is a pretty big company, with projects ranging from its core advertising business in AdSense to digital cartography in Google Maps to futuristic consumer technology like Google Glass. There are also a host of other products Google's working on that you've probably never heard of. (Did you know Google's in the energy trading business? It's true!) But it's hard to comprehend the scale of the situation without a running list of everything Google's doing these days. That list is below, for your perusing pleasure. And remember; this is just the stuff we know about. Read More >>

Report: Google Wants to Make a Streaming Television Service

The Wall Street Journal reports unnamed sources that say Google has approached big media companies about licensing TV shows for a streaming television service it wants to launch. Intel and Apple have also been working on similar services. Read More >>

Asus Qube Google TV Box Hands On: Maybe Not As Simple As We Wanted

When we first heard about the Qube, we were hoping it would be the Google TV box that finally succeeded in making the serve simple and easy to use. Well, we still haven't seen it in actual action — Asus's demo model isn't functional — but the remote is enough to give us a second of pause. Read More >>

Asus's Qube for Google TV Might Finally Make Google TV Worth Using

Google's Nexus Q was supposed to be the thing that legitimised Google TV, taking it from comical TV feature to a fluid addition to Google's services. Instead, it flopped, then never even came out. So Asus decided to make its own streaming box. Read More >>

Trolling YouTube On Your TV Just Got Easier

Last November Google announced a nifty little feature that lets you browse for YouTube videos on your Android device and then sling and control them to your Google TV TV. Pretty cool if you have a Google TV that hasn't kicked the bucket or you're even still using it. Read More >>

The Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2012

Lots of fun, good, and exciting things happened in our world this year. But there were still so many things that could've been truly great, but flopped. Broken promises. Awful gadgets. Here's what broke Giz's heart in 2012. Read More >>

LG Adds Google TV to Seven Sets for Smarter Channel Surfing

Keypads are quickly becoming a legacy techonology thanks to a collaboration between LG and Google TV. The company announced today that it is expanding Google TV functionality to seven of its 2013 models. Read More >>

Google Just Beat Siri to TV Voice Search

Google TV is getting voice search. And that's pretty awesome because some of us get violently angry at scrolling through pages and pages of a guide. Read More >>

Google TV Joins November 13th Update Party With Music and Movies Hitting the UK

November 13th is going to be quite a big day in Google history. It sees the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 launch alongside Android 4.2 and Google's Music cloud sync service here, plus there's a surprise in store for the few Google TV users in the UK. Read More >>

What's Google Announcing at I/O Today?

With WWDC behind us and Microsoft's Surface tablet out of the bag, it's Google's turn to take the lid off its latest. It's annual I/O developer conference, which starts Wednesday, should offer a heaping buffet of new products and software developments. But let's start with the usual amuse-bouche: a crapload of rumours. So what might I/O bring this year? Read More >>

Sony NSZ-GS7 Review: Google TV Is Still Bad

Google TV has been, for quite some time now, promising to do for your TV what it's done for phones: smarts, apps, convenience, bliss. It hasn't worked — at all. Now Sony's next stab is here. Maybe next time. Read More >>


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