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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 19, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Do you know whose birthday it is today? Yours truly. But that's neither here nor there; let's get to today's top tech stories. For starters, an update on the MacBook Pro - LG supplying Retina Display for new MacBook Pro. And moving onto mobile news for a moment, T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III priced, launching in two phases. And here's some news for the gamers out there - Tencent buys minority stake in Epic Games.

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Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box goes to pre-order status

Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV box goes to pre-order status

Oh, yes, Sony is giving Google TV another chance. You may recall that the last time it went all out with support for Google's television-based operating system, it sort of crashed and burned. Sony's line of Google TV-powered "Internet TV" models were so much more expensive than other Internet-connected TVs that they captured monumentally low sales levels.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: June 6, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. So are you interested in finding out what made news today? Then you've come to the right place. We'll start with a Windows 8 tablet update - Microsoft denies HTC's first Windows 8 tablet. And moving from Microsoft to Apple, it's bullying Samsung again - Apple seeks Galaxy S III ban in USA. And finally, if you have any interest in Google TV, check out - Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming.

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Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Google TV may be getting a second chance with new set-top boxes based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Logitech and Intel may have ditched Google TV after the first version failed to gain adoption, but now Google TV boxes are emerging with Marvell's ARM processors along with some new features that integrate the boxes more with Android smartphones and tablets.

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Motorola DreamGallery is company’s answer to Google TV

Motorola DreamGallery is company’s answer to Google TV

Motorola isn't in the business of manufacturing TV sets. But it still wants what you to see one of its creations when you sit down in the living room. Introducing DreamGallery, a brand new operating system for Internet-connected TVs. It will assumedly work similar to Google TV in that Motorola will produce the software but it has to sweet-talk manufacturers into providing the hardware.

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LG Google TVs arrive late May

LG Google TVs arrive late May

LG will begin selling Google TV sets in late May, a senior exec has confirmed, with US buyers finally able to pick up the long-promised smart televisions. Sales in the US will kick off in the week of May 21, LG TV's executive vice president confirmed to Reuters, with the company gauging the response before it decides whether to offer the new internet-connected models in Europe and Asia.

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LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week

LG Google TV 2.0 takes on future Apple TV this week

In what might be a surprise move for many not following extremely closely LG's involvement in the Google TV platform, the manufacturer has been tipped this week as coming with Google TV 2.0 to the USA as soon as this weekend. A report coming from Shinhan Investment Corporation in Korea, LG will be bringing their 3D LED TV model to the states in two sizes: 47-inch and 55-inch, with prices set at or around $1600 and $2100 USD respectively in online outlets. This move is said by Shinhan to perhaps be in anticipation of an Apple TV Smart TV set release later this year.

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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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Google pay TV greenlighted in Kansas City

Google pay TV greenlighted in Kansas City

Google's ambitious project to enter the competitive pay TV market has just passed the first of its many hurdles it must overcome. The search giant was granted approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission to build a new network and infrastructure in Kansas City. The company plans to offer service in both Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.

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