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Google looks to hardware to save Google Music tip insiders

Google looks to hardware to save Google Music tip insiders

Google is counting on its own-brand home entertainment hardware to revive interest in Google Music, which according to sources has left the search giant and its label partners disappointed in initial user adoption. Although Google Music has only been operational for around three months and so concerns are not yet too serious sources, insiders close to the talks tell CNET that Google is expecting demand to leap when it outs an "array of consumer devices."

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Google setting up high-speed fiber TV and web service

Google setting up high-speed fiber TV and web service

Here in the United States its becoming more and more evident that Google is preparing for a big product, one that not only brings hard-wired internet to your home, but brings you the streaming web you've grown accustomed to as well via Fiber. Google has been busy with the FCC lately, most recently (this week) seeking approval from the group to launch a video service over the fiber network it's already begun building in Kansas City. This service (perhaps only in a limited form) could very well be launching inside the next two months.

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Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low

Apple TV refresh imminent as stock grows low

This week it appears more likely than ever that Apple will be refreshing its line of Apple TV units as stock has grown low not only here in the USA, but at international retailers as well. This refresh comes right on top of rumors that Apple will be releasing a new product at the start of March, this leading analysts to suggest not only an iPad refresh, but a release of a new iteration of Apple's Smart TV solution. Join us in searching for the last Apple TV units around the country as it appears that retailers such as Target, Best Buy, and Fry's Electronics all have the device listed as completely out of stock and the rumors of a new unit begin to fly.

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Google “next-gen personal communication device” in testing

Google “next-gen personal communication device” in testing

Google's Home Entertainment System testing isn't the only prototype hardware the company is putting through its paces; filings with the FCC also reveal a "next generation personal communication device" in the pipeline. Details on the new Google gadget are sparse, though the FCC request does confirm both WiFi and Bluetooth, with the search company requesting permission to trial 102 units in different locations across the US.

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Google Home Entertainment System as home cloud of media

Google Home Entertainment System as home cloud of media

A new set of tips have come through WSJ's author Amir Efrati on what Google will soon be presenting for families across the earth: a Google Home Entertainment System. We've previously heard about this system and hypothesized that it could be the Android@Home we heard about at Google I/O 2011. What we saw back then and what's being tipped today seems to line up fairly well: a home-based system of devices that connect with your media to bring you one immersive experience, based on Android as an operating system that makes it all run.

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Google Testing prototype Entertainment Device for the home

Google Testing prototype Entertainment Device for the home

Approximately 252 homes are in a trial run this month with a brand new Google Entertainment Device which very well may be the project thus far known as Android@Home. This project has been tipped by the FCC where a collection of pre-run devices have been OK'd for testing, each of them working with Wi-fi and/or Bluetooth to connect the home. This filing was made this December and is only popping up now, Google making no official word on it because it's a big secret - but chances are, it's the Android@Home Hub.

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Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Entire Day One Video

Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Entire Day One Video

The biggest event today, and perhaps biggest of the year for Google, was their 2011 developer conference called Google I/O. The two-day event is unfolding at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We did a recap on this morning's opening keynote, which unleashed some major news on Android, Google TV, and much more. But here now, is a video of the first day's keynote in its entirety.

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Google I/O First Keynote Recap: Android 3.1, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Google TV, Music Beta, Movies and More

Google I/O First Keynote Recap: Android 3.1, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Google TV, Music Beta, Movies and More

Google I/O 2011 has officially kicked off with the very first keynote having ended just moments ago. Here's a quick recap of all the exciting revelations that have come so far including an update to the Android tablet OS called 3.1 Honeycomb, the confirmation of the much anticipated Gingerbread successor Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and much more. Continue after the cut for the full recap.

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