If you ran out and picked up the new Google TV offering from Logitech or have another device that supports Google TV, you might be interested in this slick little Mini Controller from Logitech. The thing is designed to give you all the Google TV experience without having to resort to a larger and more complex controller.
Logitech has officially taken the wraps off of their Revue Google TV box, and we're live from Google's event having just played with the hardware itself. A compact box toting WiFI b/g/n, HDMI inputs and outputs, two IR blaster ports, two USB 2.0, ethernet and S/PDIF, the Logitech Revue comes with a specially-designed wireless keyboard - complete with media playback controls and a trackpad - an IR box and, optionally, a webcam for HD video calls. Up to 1080p HD video resolution is supported.
Logitech's partnership with Google for the upcoming release of Google TV has been known since its unveiling. It's been drilled into the psyche of many, though, with Logitech's release of their Lonely TV advertisements, which showcases a TV that misses its owners. And now that the teasing is over with, it looks like the company is finally ready to come forward and officially unveil what they've got planned. And it looks like they'll be beating Sony to the punch.
Last month, Logitech and Google showcased a commercial that was supposed to tell the world about the Logitech Revue set-top box, featuring Google TV. Unfortunately, that particular advertisement didn't do that. Instead, it managed to terrify anyone who watched it, and probably gave the actress in the ad something she'll never forget. But that's not stopping the two companies from showcasing another video, with the TV-with-feet idea again. Fortunately, there's no screaming this time around, but that doesn't mean it's not creepy.
If you're a nay-sayer of Google, you've probably said something akin to the fact that they steal/have all of your information. Even what you've searched for on Google gets saved somewhere, so someone can see it whenever they want. Sure, it may not jibe well with people's perception of security or privacy, and that's perfectly understandable. And we'll just go ahead and say this: Logitech isn't helping things with this new advertisement, titled "Lonely TV," that showcases the disparity between you, your TV, and the Internet.
Logitech's Revue Google TV box has cleared the FCC, with a new filing from the company's OEM partner Gigabyte. Wireless Goodness spotted the new listing, which also includes some internal shots [pdf link] of the Revue's hardware; unsurprisingly, it all looks much like a regular nettop inside, with an Intel CE4150 1.2GHz processor doing all the major crunching.
Logitech has confirmed that their upcoming Google TV companion box will be officially dubbed the Logitech Revue with Google TV. The box will allow for full Google TV access with an existing TV; as we've already heard, that means online and cable/satellite guide searches, streaming media and access to many of the Google Android apps in the Android Market.
Google's new endeavor, Google TV (appropriately named, right?), went official just a few weeks ago, and we already know quite a bit about what's going to make the experience the next best thing for your living room. However, what we are missing are a few key details about the partners Google's teaming up with. In the case of Logitech, who is working on those accessories we'll need so badly, we've been wondering what's going to be so special about their companion box, which will bring Google TV to our TVs. Well, almost as if on cue, Logitech's come forward and put a sneak peek of what's under the hood. Meet Harmony Link, and all of its infrared goodness.
Google TV, according to those invested in the project, is going to bring you the next generation of TV. Basically, that means it's going to be bigger than big. Some might even say huge. And with partners like these, we imagine that Google may be right in their assumption. Of course, we've detailedGoogle TV for you already, but it never hurts to bring you the full press release, now does it?
Nest's announcement that it will share user data with Google as well as third-party services like Logitech and Jawbone has unsurprisingly reawakened privacy concerns, coinciding with a new hack of the Smart Thermostat that could in theory give nefarious backdoor access. The Nest Developer Program will allow fitness wearables like UP24, Mercedes-Benz cars, and Logitech Harmony remotes to link with the thermostat, but it's Google Now integration - and what that means for Nest's privacy promises - that have some concerned.