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Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick revealed: no Chromecast competitor

Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick revealed: no Chromecast competitor

Though at first this little dongle seemed (in preview mode) to be a cool competitor for the Google Chromecast - it was revealed the same week, after all - here in its official show-off from Sony, it's become apparent that the BRAVIA Smart Stick wont work with just any television. Here we're to understand that this device will plug in to a full-sized HDMI port [CORRECTION: MHL plug for BRAVIA televisions 2013 and older, only] and act as a Google TV device - that means Android App support straight from the Google Play app store. This Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick also works with voice search support and a QWERTY keyboard courtesy of a paired remote control.

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Chromecast ship date confusion heightens pressure for second wave

Chromecast ship date confusion heightens pressure for second wave

This month Google's newest (and tiniest) device to hit the market is seeing some confusion in shipping times through 3rd party sources after the first wave has sold out. This HDMI-friendly dongle was introduced on July 24th as a sort of reboot for the ill-fated Nexus Q which had its production cut short just weeks after its initial introduction. With a $35 price tag attached, Chromecast was set for success, it would seem, as the device sold out in less than a day.

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Dell Project Ophelia aims for Chromecast market with Android HDMI stick

Dell Project Ophelia aims for Chromecast market with Android HDMI stick

Hold both Dell's Project Ophelia and Google's Chromecast in one hand and you might think they're made for the same purpose. Both of them connect with full-sized HDMI, both work with Google's software inside, and both are being delivered inside 2013. This dell device isn't just made for video, though, and we've seen it before - this week it's being delivered to product testers on its way to its final hardware iteration.

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Google Chromecast hands-on

Google Chromecast hands-on

It almost seems too good to be true, but Google's new Chromecast HDMI dongle is a reality. The small device lets users beam content from their mobile devices or computers to their HDTVs, but instead of the content going through the device first, it goes straight to the television. The best part is, the dongle only costs $35.

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Mad Catz Project M.O.J.O. Android gaming console tips Tegra 4

Mad Catz Project M.O.J.O. Android gaming console tips Tegra 4

Another Android console is getting pumped up and ready to hit the market, this time coming from the accessories organization known as Mad Catz. This is Project M.O.J.O., made to take on systems like OUYA and BlueStacks GamePop with Android inside a machine that connects to the user's big-screen television for video. On the other end is a collection of wireless accessories, already made an on the market, produced and sold by Mad Catz as well.

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PLAiR device recollects Nexus Q laptop-to-TV video streaming

PLAiR device recollects Nexus Q laptop-to-TV video streaming

It would appear that the lost product that was the Google Nexus Q is back again - though not created with the same technology, exactly, and certainly not manufactured by the same brand. What's appearing this week is a device by the name of PLAiR, made approximately the size of the palm of a human hand and attachable to the back of your television via its full-sized HDMI port (if your television was made in the past 10 years, you've got one). This device will allow users to play video from their laptop or smartphone wirelessly to the screen of their TV.

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HTC One accessories hands-on rundown

HTC One accessories hands-on rundown

It's all about the HTC One today as the company re-introduces themselves as a one-shot hero show - and with one hero comes accessories galore, of course. Here we've got a set of accessories that start with a folding case that'll allow you to go all HTC Thunderbolt on your new model, moves on to dual-color covers, a 6,000 mAh battery bar, and creeps on in with a brand new car kit. You'll be rolling out with style with your new HDMI kit, multiple choices for colors on all deliverables, and access to the whole lot by the time the actual phone reaches your pocket.

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ASUS MeMO Pad 10 Smart revealed in product leak

ASUS MeMO Pad 10 Smart revealed in product leak

This week the folks at ASUS have had a bit of a leak in their pipes with both product images and details surrounding their next Android tablet, the ASUS MeMO Pad 10. This machine (product number ME301T) works with a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood. Oddly enough, inside this machine you'll find just 1GB of ram, and that display resolution is less than what we've seen on devices like the Transformer Infinity from last year - could this be a budget-minded machine?

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD revealed as Tegra 4 personal gaming device

NVIDIA Project SHIELD revealed as Tegra 4 personal gaming device

This week NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsung Huang spoke onstage during CES 2013 about a brand new NVIDIA push for the future of gaming, that being NVIDIA Project SHIELD. Speaking on how their engineers are gamers and how gamers want to make what's most innovative and fantastic in this universe, Huang showed a video which constructed, piece by piece, starting with the NVIDIA Tegra 4, moving on to show three 3400 mAh rechargeable li-ion batteries, and an audio system all it's own - a tuned port and custom bass reflex. From there it only gets better for this personal gaming device the likes of which we've never quite seen before.

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