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Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

With the announcement of iOS 7 last week, Apple showed off a handful of new features coming to the new mobile OS later this fall, including Control Center and an entirely new design that aims to be a flatter design than past iterations. While Apple TV was left out of the discussion during the event, it seems Apple will be including some of the new features with the latest Apple TV beta.

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Xiaomi TV photos suggest low-cost smartphone-connected sets appearing soon

Xiaomi TV photos suggest low-cost smartphone-connected sets appearing soon

There's a 47-inch television sitting in a factory somewhere in China that's about to be revealed to the mainland, and if it succeeds with its smartphone-connected plan of action, the United States may very well be next on its list of places to visit. What we're seeing here is a set of photos taken on a factory floor in China courtesy of microblogger "Only_Engage", the first of which was spotted by Engadget last week, of a television created by the China-based brand Xiaomi. This machine has not yet been officially announced by the company - a company that's been relatively successful thus far in creating low-cost Android devices and an Android-based set-top box for televisions of all kinds.

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Time Warner tipped to keep TV offline with incentives to content groups

Time Warner tipped to keep TV offline with incentives to content groups

If you planned on getting your fair share of your favorite television show courtesy of the folks at Time Warner this upcoming entertainment season, you'd better guess again. According to sources speaking with Bloomberg - the anonymous type - Time Warner is offering incentives to media companies to keep their content away from the web. Strange as that might seem, they've suggested that keeping video content out of the libraries of Intel Corp and Apple are said to be just part of the equation.

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Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel TV said yet to secure content despite offering 75% cable premium

Intel is yet to close a single content deal for its upcoming Intel TV service, sources claim, despite reportedly offering media companies as much as a 75-percent premium over what traditional cable firms pay. The combination live and on-demand TV service is expected to launch this year, according to Intel, but insiders familiar with the ongoing content owner negotiations tell Reuters that no programming has actually been settled upon at this stage.

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Kingnovel K-R42-1 Android TV box appears to continue Google TV split

Kingnovel K-R42-1 Android TV box appears to continue Google TV split

This week the folks at Kingnovel have released a device by the name of K-R42-1, a so-called "Android TV box" made to utilize the mobile operating system on your big-screen television machine. What's odd about this machine - and similar television boxes running Android - is the fact that Google makes their own "Google TV" platform that also works with Android at its base. The differences between this machine's Android and Google TV's Android are slight.

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