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Logitech Revue Review

Logitech Revue Review

You can't accuse Google of being unambitious. Not content with having their Android OS take great bites out of the smartphone market, the search giant has also put it to work as the core of Google TV, a new play for the home entertainment segment. Most early-adopters will dip their tow with the Logitech Revue, a compact set-top box with a not-so-compact $300 price tag. The promise is that Google TV harnesses the power of search and online media to the breadth of broadcast television, but does the Revue deliver? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony SNAP connected-device app framework frozen

Sony SNAP connected-device app framework frozen

Sony has frozen work on its little-known SNAP developer platform, originally billed as an application framework for "games, widgets (weather, news, traffic, etc), remote controls, social apps, media sharing apps, media players [and] home automation" on connected devices like the company's Dash and Smart TVs. "SNAP development is currently on hold" the updated website claims, suggesting developers should wait for further information.

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Viacom block Google TV: no Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 or more

Viacom block Google TV: no Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 or more

Viacom has become the latest content provider to block Google TV from accessing its streaming content, meaning shows on networks including Comedy Central, MTV, VH1 and Nickelodeon are now no longer available to watch on Google's STB. GTVHub spotted the "sorry, this content is unavailable for your device" message when trying to tune in to full episodes over the weekend, though some shorter clip content still works.

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Samsung Making Google TV Related Announcement in January

Samsung Making Google TV Related Announcement in January

Logitech and Sony have been getting all of the Google TV love over here in the States, as both companies have launched products with Google's software installed in the last few weeks. While Logitech focused their attentions on a set-top box, Sony went all-out with a few options for integrated TVs, as well as a Blu-ray player. Samsung, not wanting to be left out of the party, has come forward and announced that, come this January, the company will make a formal announcement regarding their Google TV plans.

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Fox blocks Google TV

Fox blocks Google TV

Fox has become the latest network to block Google TV access to their online video content. While there's no official comment from the company as to the change, spotted by GTVHub, it's presumably a move to pressure Google into signing distribution deals rather than relying on semi-freely distributed content.

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