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ASUS Qube arrives at the FCC, offers Google TV

ASUS Qube arrives at the FCC, offers Google TV

It looks like ASUS is getting into the Google TV market with the ASUS Qube, which has popped up over at the FCC. The Qube with be a dongle that can be plugged into a device via USB to offer Google TV functionality. While details are sparse at the moment, some Google Play apps hint at how the Qube will work.

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Kinect gesture control comes to Google TV via hack

Kinect gesture control comes to Google TV via hack

A third-party developer has managed to hook up his Xbox 360 Kinect motion sensor to his Google TV box in order to control it with arm and hand gestures. The best part is that the developer released the app and source code on Github that lets anyone with a bit of coding know-how to try the hack out for themselves.

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LG updates Smart TV line to Google TV 3.0

LG updates Smart TV line to Google TV 3.0

Yesterday Google announced a big update for Google TV, adding features like voice search and new, rebranded movie and TV guide called PrimeTime. The first devices to receive the update would be LG's line of Google TV-equipped G2 televisions, and the company has certainly delivered right away, announcing that LG televisions are the first to receive the 3.0 update.

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Google TV updates with voice search, introduces rebranded PrimeTime guide

Google TV updates with voice search, introduces rebranded PrimeTime guide

Google TV has been out for about two years now, and while a lot of people still don't have much faith in the service, Google is working to make it into a true TV service competitor. Today, the company has issued an update for Google TV that now comes with voice search and rebrand of the movies & TV shows section now called "PrimeTime."

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New YouTube app channels ill-fated Nexus Q with Google TV queue control

New YouTube app channels ill-fated Nexus Q with Google TV queue control

Google has updated the YouTube app for Android, streamlining the process of discovering videos on your phone or tablet but then instantly watching them on your big-screen TV. The new app, a free download, works with Google TV set-top boxes, showing a TV symbol above each video which, when tapped, pushes the streaming playback over to the smart TV adapter.

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Google TV Music and Movies destined for UK, Canada, and more on November 13

Google TV Music and Movies destined for UK, Canada, and more on November 13

Earlier today, Google announced that its Google Play movies, music and TV shows will be available via Google TV in a few new countries on November 13. Once launched, users in the UK, France, Germany, Australia and Canada will be able to purchase and download movies, TV shows, and music. Google Play support on Google TV was announced back in June.

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LG Open webOS smart TV planned for CES 2013 as Google TV sidelined

LG Open webOS smart TV planned for CES 2013 as Google TV sidelined

LG is tipped to be developing a webOS-based smart TV, using the open source platform in favor of Google TV, after concerns about the Android-base OS' momentum. The deal has seen LG dispatch engineers and prototype hardware to HP's Sunnyvale Gram facility, webOS Nation's source claims, with the goal of showcasing the first models at CES 2013 in January.

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Google TV headed to Korea via IPTV provider LG Uplus

Google TV headed to Korea via IPTV provider LG Uplus

Google TV has been relatively slow moving compared to the company's other efforts, having arrived in the UK via some Sony devices. While integrated hardware devices have given Google TV a bit of market presence, it has received its first decent break in South Korea, where it will be offered by the Korean IPTV provider LG Uplus. In case it's not obvious from the image below, the marketing campaign involves Gangnam Style's Psy.

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Google TV v3 teaser: Voice search, second-screen tablet app, more

Google TV v3 teaser: Voice search, second-screen tablet app, more

Google has begun teasing Google TV v3, the incoming update to its smart TV platform, complete with a tablet remote control app for second-screen navigation. The new video preview - which you can see after the cut - shows version 3's voice control in action, with the Google TV remote serving as a microphone, and viewers able to ask for specific channels, apps, content searches, and genres.

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Google TV adding Google Play movies, TV shows, and music

Google TV adding Google Play movies, TV shows, and music

If you're a Google TV user, a new update is coming your way that will allow you to buy and rent movies, TV shows, and music from the Google Play store and play them immediately on your Google TV device. It's hard to believe that Google is just now coming around to adding this to their Google TV platform, but users no longer have to wonder or complain.

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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box up for pre-order

Vizio Co-Star Google TV box up for pre-order

Vizio made a strong case for the reintroduction of Google TV when it announced the Co-Star box last month, offering full Google TV functionality plus OnLive capabilities for a penny under $100. The company has begun to take pre-orders for the Co-Star on its website, and is still offering free shipping for anyone willing to give the box a chance. You’ll get access to the full Chrome web browser, Google TV apps, and streaming games with the optional OnLive controller and subscription.

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Marvell and OnLive team up to bring game streaming to Google TV

Marvell and OnLive team up to bring game streaming to Google TV

OnLive already lets you enjoy the benefits (and sometimes share in the frustrations) of cloud gaming on PC, Mac, and tablets, but today the company announced a deal that will soon see the service coming to Google TVs and Google TV devices. OnLive has partnered with Marvell and plans to use Marvell's technology to increase the range of its cloud gaming service. The best part? By using Marvell's tech, OnLive subscribers will be able to access the service on their Google TVs without a console.

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