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Google’s updated Chromecast with Bluetooth also has better 5GHz Wi-Fi

The Chromecast has undoubtedly been Google's biggest hardware success. For $35-70 you get a cute little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and turns it into a Smart TV. The only remote you need is a smartphone. It's a simple concept executed very well, and now almost every home has one. A...

A new Microsoft Movies & TV app for Android may be in the works

Microsoft is continuing to bring applications to Android and iOS, and according to a report from AndroidCentral, a new Microsoft Movies and TV application may be in the works for Android devices. The current Movies & TV app made by the company is only available on Windows-based platforms such as Windows 10 PC, Xbox, and...

Ex-Google & Instagram employees want to make vertical videos the new norm

Ex-Google and Instagram employees have created a new company called "Dreams," and they have one goal - to make vertical videos the standard for video and film. They've already received $5 million worth of investment and have done an immense amount of research on the topic to see if it was deemed profitable. The office...

HDMI CEC-enabled Chromebox hints at smart TV features for Chrome OS

HDMI CEC allows basic commands and communication over HDMI (Wikipedia) so devices can integrate with TVs a little better. It's the technology that allows a DVD player remote to turn off the TV by sending commands from each device over the connected HDMI cable, so you don't have to juggle remotes. For the past couple...

Dish officially announces the AirTV Set-Top Box based on Android TV

Throughout the summer of 2015, some people noticed product pages for an unreleased device called the AirTV on various retail websites such as Amazon. We then started to see Dish Network apply for trademarks on the AirTV name which revealed that it was a collaboration between EchoStar’s subsidiary Sling Media and Dish’s Sling TV. Towards the...