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Google TV tipped for European launch in September

Google TV tipped for European launch in September

If you’re desperately in love with the idea of Google TV, but haven’t been able to get in on the action due to being confined to Europe, then there’s good news. According to a new report, Google plans to bring Google TV based products to Europe starting from September. Sony is planning to bring two products, although there’s no word on if other Google TV partners will be supplying their own wares.

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Google TV gets international apps (but still no international sales)

Google TV gets international apps (but still no international sales)

Google has highlighted a fresh batch of Google TV apps for international content, despite the fact that so far the smart TV platform itself is still limited to the US market only. Al Jazeera, Euronews, IslamBox and PPTV all get a name-check on Google's official TV blog, offering a mixture of live shows, breaking news and video-on-demand. However, Google is yet to confirm when, exactly, we can expect international availability to go with the international content.

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Under 1 million Google TV devices in use tips Google data

Under 1 million Google TV devices in use tips Google data

We all know that Google TV didn't do well in the marketplace. Some of that failure wasn't necessarily Google's fault. The content most people hope to watch using the devices was blocked such as Hulu and the ability to stream content from network TV websites. That said some of the fault was certainly the fault of the hardware devices that were out there such as the Logitech Revue and the software. Google's own data has tipped that there is a very small number of Google TV devices actually in use.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 20, 2012

Happy President's Day everyone! We know you've been busy taking the day to sit back and reflect on the important contributions people like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln made to this country. Ah, who are we kidding? It's an awesome chance for a day off, and to catch up on what's been making news in the tech world. Like this - Google TV is adding Siri-like voice controls and Android 5.0 Jelly Bean gains Motorola desktop mode. That's only the beginning of today's headlines. Read on for more...

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Google TV adding Siri-like voice controls

Google TV adding Siri-like voice controls

Google may be taking a page from Apple's Siri voice-controlled assistant feature for its future Google TVs. A patent application newly unearthed by Patently Apple reveals that Google is developing a Siri-like interface for Google TV that will introduce a variety of capabilities involving voice commands remotely sent to Google TVs via Android devices.

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Google promises less frustrating Chromebooks

Google promises less frustrating Chromebooks

Google's Chromebooks, web-centric ultraportables intended to drive adoption of cloud-computing, are set to get faster, the company has confirmed, as it makes a second try at the notebook market. "We are really looking forward to the next generation of Chromebooks" Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, told CNET, "we will improve on the dimensions of speed, simplicity, and security." It's speed that has been one of the primary complaints, Google concedes, and it's there that the search giant has focused its efforts for the new generation.

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Google Experience Center hub of search firm’s hardware ambitions

Google Experience Center hub of search firm’s hardware ambitions

Google is preparing a huge push in hardware under the "@home" brand, it's suggested, as well as a "Google Experience Center" for promoting, showcasing and marketing Google products and services to VIPs and potential customers. The plans, part of $120m construction project at Google's Mountain View base, will see one or more new hardware testing labs perfecting the "home entertainment device" and "next-gen personal communication device" revealed in recent weeks, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Apple TV refresh imminent suggests broad stock shortages

Apple TV refresh imminent suggests broad stock shortages

The Apple TV could be in line for an imminent refresh, with the news that Apple's set-top box is out of stock in multiple stores and, according to leaks from within Best Buy, can no longer be re-ordered. With the new model already referenced in among iOS 5.1 beta software, as the Bluetooth 4.0 toting "AppleTV 3,1", sources at Best Buy alerted 9 to 5 Mac to the fact that the existing device, launched in 2010, is now listed as "currently unavailable."

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Google TV YouTube app refreshed for better smart TV

Google TV YouTube app refreshed for better smart TV

Google continues to refine its Google TV smart home entertainment platform, with a new YouTube app  released that promises easier content discovery, better topic hubs and streamlined control for users streaming to their TV. The app - available in the Android Market on Google TV 2.0 boxes - introduces a new Discover feature that filters YouTube channels by categories, including cooking, comedy, science and gaming.

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