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Amazon TV set top box may use NVIDIA GRID to initiate cloud gaming

Amazon TV set top box may use NVIDIA GRID to initiate cloud gaming

When the folks at Lab126 (Amazon’s "inventive research and development company") started work on a set-top box, it’s said this week, it wasn’t the same dongle we’re being tipped on this week. What’s being tipped this week via TechCrunch is a stick that’s essentially the same size as Chromecast, shipping with support for a massive amount of media - and not just TV shows and movies. Instead it could be time to bring cloud gaming to the forefront as OnLive has, bringing full-fledged PC gaming to the television using Amazon’s servers remotely.

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Apple TV camera hint surfaces in job listing

Apple TV camera hint surfaces in job listing

Job listings recently posted on Apple's website are putting out a call for professionals to join the company's Camera Software team, which isn't notable in and of itself. Nestled within the job descriptions, however, is a mention of the Apple TV, hinting at a camera-equipped future for the device.

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Amazon set-top box to offer Netflix and Hulu Plus

Amazon set-top box to offer Netflix and Hulu Plus

Word about an Amazon set top box has abounded for many months, with word surfacing in April of last year that a STB was in the works, followed by a more recent tip that the device will launch this month, a change from the previously anticipated holiday season arrival. Now sources have surfaced saying the box will include apps for competitors' offerings, including Netflix.

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Apple TV reboot release with Time Warner Cable tipped for April

Apple TV reboot release with Time Warner Cable tipped for April

This week a set of anonymous tipsters have suggested that Apple will be bringing on their newest set-top box to the market as early as April. While we've expected a new Apple TV box to appear sooner than later, this is another push toward a more exact reveal date, with early Summer looking like a reality here with plans at the tail end of Winter.

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Satechi Smart TV Box launches with XBMC support

Satechi Smart TV Box launches with XBMC support

If your television still falls in the "dumb" category, a set-top box is usually the easiest solution for gaining access to the goodies that come with Smart TVs. One such box is the newly launched and simply-named Smart TV Box from Satechi, which best resembles a WiFi router and brings with it, among other things, an Android 4.2-based operating system.

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Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

Hulu tips: 50% of users now exclusively mobile or set-top box

While it'd be easier to think that the world was moving towards an all-mobile environment for consuming media, Hulu suggests today that it's slightly more complicated than that. Statistics shown by the media deliverer today show how it's essentially a 50/50 split between those who use their service on a computer (desktop or notebook) and those who use everything else. At this time, that means that half of Hulu's viewers use a smartphone, tablet, or TV box to experience the entertainment.

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TV-U1 TV tuner adds broadcast channels to Nuvola NP-1 4K streaming device

TV-U1 TV tuner adds broadcast channels to Nuvola NP-1 4K streaming device

We've talked about streaming devices and set top boxes from Nuvola in the past. One of the products from the company that we have talked about is the Nuvola NP-H1. Nuvola also has another steaming media set top box called the Nuvola NP-1. This device is billed as the world's first 4K UltraHD media player.

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Hisense announces H6 smart TV and Pulse PRO set-top box with Android

Hisense announces H6 smart TV and Pulse PRO set-top box with Android

Electronics and appliances manufacturer Hisense this week announced two new products. The main offering is the H6 smart TV, which relies on a Marvell HD media processor and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean). The Pulse PRO, which also runs Android 4.2.2, brings the Hisense smart TV suite of software and services to any HD TV. Pricing details and official images were not released.

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Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

Nexus TV next up from Google: Android, Netflix, Hulu, simplicity

This afternoon a bit of light has been shined on the next generation in Google's play for the living room, a device code-named Nexus TV. This machine has been chatted about over the past couple of years, moving in and out of talks on Google TV, the company's current headliner television product alongside Chromecast. What Google TV lacks, Nexus TV will make up for - this isn't a product Google is going to be taking lightly.

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Vizio Co-Star LT Stream Player makes any TV a smart TV

Vizio Co-Star LT Stream Player makes any TV a smart TV

Vizio has become one of the most popular TV manufacturers in America thanks in large part to its nice technology at reasonable prices. Vizio has announced a new streaming media player called the Co-Star LT Stream Player that promises to bring the companies connected smart TV experience to any HDTV. The stream player is able to merge live and streaming entertainment into a single TV watching experience.

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Amazon reportedly to launch set top box by the holiday season

Amazon reportedly to launch set top box by the holiday season

Earlier today, word surfaced that Amazon has a device in the works called the Amazon Firetube, something said to be similar to the Google Chromecast. Following this, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Amazon has plans to launch a set top box in time for the upcoming holidays, something said to be codenamed "Cinnamon" with functionality akin to that of the Amazon Firetube.

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Amazon Firetube trademark likely aimed at TV box Second Screen companion

Amazon Firetube trademark likely aimed at TV box Second Screen companion

There's a collection of Amazon products on the way nearing the end of the year here in 2013, it would seem, with the winner for Most Likely to Appear First going to a trademark filing by the name of Amazon Firetube. This name will quite likely go to a product that'll take cues from Google's Chromecast, allowing quick and easy display mirroring from the Amazon Kindle Fire series - or the possible upcoming smartphone series - for your big-screen TV. The trademark filing, found by an intrepid tipster speaking with 9to5Google's Seth Weintraub, has appeared in both the United States and in Canada all at once.

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