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Chromecast is a viable STB replacement, but not for everyone

Chromecast is a viable STB replacement, but not for everyone

The Chromecast was arguably one of the most talked-about new products that was revealed by Google earlier this week. The new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 were cool and all, but the Chromecast definitely got most of the attention, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a media streaming device the size of a dongle, and it only costs $35 ($11 after the 3-month Netflix discount, which has since been discontinued). However, after playing around with it for a little while, I’ve noticed that it’s an awesome device for some people, and an awful device for others.

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Google TV is not dead: Chromecast will co-exist

Google TV is not dead: Chromecast will co-exist

Do not worry that your Google TV will be losing support now that Chromecast has been introduced - on the contrary. This week none other than Google's Sundar Pichai spoke up in an interview confirming and denying several points on Chromecast specifically, making clear the idea that Google TV and Chromecast will exist as separate entities. In fact, Pichai, explained, Google TV will continue to expand as "full-fledged Android for television", complete with Chromecast support.

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LG Curved OLED HDTV rolling out in the US

LG Curved OLED HDTV rolling out in the US

The curved television era has officially begun, with LG announcing US availability for their new Curved OLED HDTV, which is the first of its kind to reach the US. LG's 55-inch class model is going on sale starting today at select Best Buy locations. However, you'll want to save up and go through your piggy bank to make sure you have enough cash, because these things aren't cheap.

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Firefly returns as a cross-platform cross-device multiplayer game

Firefly returns as a cross-platform cross-device multiplayer game

In "Firefly Online", those of you crossing your fingers and your toes hoping for Joss Whedon to reveal a Firefly TV show revival at this years' SCDD get a half-treat this afternoon. Those in charge of holding the torch for the long-lost cult classic science fiction show have found the developers and backing they need to create none other than a high-flying mobile video game, appearing in 2014 for both Android and iOS devices.

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Apple TV taking over the living room, claims over half of streaming box market

Apple TV taking over the living room, claims over half of streaming box market

As the company stands now, Apple may not seem too invested in the television space. All they have is the Apple TV to show for it, compared to a slew of mobile products like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Obviously, this seems to be changing, as CEO Tim Cook has said himself that Apple is interested in television, but seeing as how they only have the Apple TV, the company owns 56% of the streaming box market.

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