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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 21 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 21 2011

What's that I hear on the horizon? Is it Google TV? Take a peek as apps begin separating into touchscreen and non-touchscreen groups to prep for the oncoming. See then another oncoming wave with a wait is almost up advertisement for Verizon's Apple team-up, while Sub-$100 Android and $10 data plan as T-Mobile attempt to take on the iPhone churn. See the future as UMTS Forum predicts a billion connected devices by 2016. Then what's that? You're not in the mood for smartphones or apps? Perhaps you'd like to take a peek at a human-sized holocube, or maybe some lovely Navy Free Electron lasers? All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Logitech Couch Mouse M515 sets sights on your sofa

Logitech Couch Mouse M515 sets sights on your sofa

Logitech has outed its latest wireless mouse, the Logitech Couch Mouse M515, and as the name suggests it's intended for the living room. Unlike many mice, which have a recessed nook where the laser lives, the M515 has a smooth, sealed base that Logitech says is to avoid picking up fluff and crumbs when you're sofa-surfing. It also has easy-glide pads for swift navigation on fabric.

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Logitech launches WiDi and Bluetooth speaker adapters; Spotify for Squeezebox

Logitech launches WiDi and Bluetooth speaker adapters; Spotify for Squeezebox

Logitech's streaming music ambitions continue, with the launch of the Logitech Wireless Speaker Adapter for Intel WiDi laptops unveiled, along with a Bluetooth counterpart and a deal which will see Spotify support added to the Squeezebox range. The WiDi Wireless Speaker Adapter uses Intel's wireless display technology but for quick & easy audio streaming instead, using a compact adapter box that hooks up to your HiFi or standalone speakers.

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Logitech Says Nothing’s Wrong with Revue, Will be at CES 2011

Logitech Says Nothing’s Wrong with Revue, Will be at CES 2011

Over the last few days, there's been a lot of rumors and speculation regarding Google TV. We've heard it being said that Google TV would miss CES 2011 altogether, while companies would be freezing their plans for the Internet-on-your-TV idea from Google entirely. Further, it was being said that Logitech was freezing production of their Revue set-top box, while Google worked on a new version. Apparently, that last bit isn't true at all. In a recent blog post, Ashish Arora confirms that there's nothing wrong with the Logitech Revue, and that they will, indeed, be showing off Google TV at CES next year.

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Logitech Revue update released: Netflix & Dual View improved [Video]

Logitech Revue update released: Netflix & Dual View improved [Video]

Logitech has pushed out the first update for their Revue Google TV box, and it's addressed two of the biggest complaints about the media streaming STB. The new firmware allows Revue users with Netflix accounts to search for content and update their queue from within the Google TV app itself; additionally, the Dual View picture-in-picture window (which shows both the current TV program and a browser window) can now be moved around the screen and resized.

Update: More on the firmware update - which is available for Sony's Google TV devices as well - at Google's blog.

Video demo after the cut

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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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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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