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M9S Z8 TV box is an NVIDA Shield clone (in looks only)

The NVIDIA Shield game console/media streamer may have launched over a year ago, but it’s still one of the most powerful Android TV boxes on the market. It’s also one of the most expensive, with prices starting at $200 for the Shield console and a game controller. Now a Chinese company has produced a cheap […]

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Xiaomi unveils Mi Box 3 Enhanced Edition TV box

Xiaomi’s latest TV box will be available in China starting March 18th for about $61. The Mix Box 3 Enhanced Edition has some pretty powerful hardware for a device in this price range… but like most of Xiaomi’s TV products it will probably be of limited use to folks who don’t live in China. Under the […]

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Make your own Firefox OS TV

Mozilla may not be actively developing Firefox OS for smartphones anymore… but the company is still pushing the operating system as an option for smart TVs and Internet-of Things products. Don’t want to spend money on a TV that comes with Firefox OS? You can build your own Firefox-based smart TV device… sort of. Developer fiji-flo […]

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GeekBox is an Android & Ubuntu mini PC… and developer platform

Geekbuying is launching a small computer with an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, Gigabit Ethernet and support for 4K video playback. It’s called the Geekbox… and it’s being positioned as much more than just another media streamer. The Geekbox comes with Android and Ubuntu dual-boot software preloaded and there’s […]

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FireStarter is an Amazon Fire TV home screen replacement (for now)

Amazon’s Fire TV products make it easy to stream videos from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and other sources to your TV. You can also install many third-party apps and games available from the Amazon Appstore. Want to install an app that’s not in Amazon’s store? No problem. The Fire TV and Fire TV Stick run Android, […]

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Next-gen Apple TV could support games, apps, Siri

As Apple’s September 9th event approaches, folks are continuing to make (sometimes educated) guesses about the company’s plans. Some rumors suggest new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones with Force Touch support are on the way, while others focus on updated Apple TV hardware. Now 9to5Mac has a detailed look at what we might […]

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Amazon Fire TV (and Stick) update adds support for Fling, favorites, and more

Amazon has released a firmware update for its Fire TV and Fire TV stick media streaming devices. Among other things, this update adds support for Amazon Fling, which lets you select a video or other content on your phone or tablet and send it to your Fire TV device with a tap of a button. It’s […]