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Lilbits (10-11-2013): Is this the Nokia Lumia tablet?

Nokia’s holding an event in Abu Dhabi later this month where the company is expected to introduce its first tablet, among other things. While Nokia hasn’t officially unveiled the tablet yet, serial leaker @evleaks says it’ll come in black, white, red, and blue cyan colors, and he’s posted an image of the cyan model. Previous […]

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Sony’s smallest Google TV box costs $150, only works with Sony TVs

Sony’s BRAVIA Smart Stick is the smallest Google TV device to date. It looks more like a chunky, awkwardly-shaped USB flash drive than a set-top box. But the little device packs all the power of Google TV, letting you stream internet video, search your cable listings, and run select Android apps on your TV. Priced […]

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Sony’s next Google TV box is a stick that plugs directly into your TV

Sony has been offering Google TV boxes for a few years, and up until now they’ve all looked like small set-top-boxes. But Sony’s next model is a small stick that you can plug right into your TV’s HDMI port so it hides behind or to the side of your television. Like earlier models, the new […]

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Google Chromecast exploit: run a root shell on Google’s $35 media streamer

Just a few days after Google released a $35 device for streaming internet video to your TV, hackers have figured out how to run unsigned code on the Google Chromecast. The folks at GTV Hacker have released an exploit package that lets you access a root shell on a Chromecast device. Right now there’s not […]

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Next Google TV update will be based on Android 4.2

It’s been a few years since Google launched Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first version of the Android operating system optimized for tablets. Since then, the company has moved forward with a unified experience, and Android 4.0 and later have been designed to play well with phones and tablets featuring screens of all sizes. Yet for […]

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PlayOn comes to Google TV, brings Hulu, ABC, ESPN video along for the ride

Google TV is a platform designed to make it easy to find internet video from a variety of sources and stream it to your TV. But as I discovered when I tested the Asus CUBE with Google TV recently, there are many online video sites (including Hulu) which don’t offer apps for the platform. Enter […]