Google to turn on new set-top boxes with Android TV software

The search giant plans to go head-to-head with Apple, Roku, and Amazon with set-top boxes that can stream media and play games, sources tell CNET. Google, after failing to score a hit with its prior TV projects, hasn’t given up on the living room just yet. The Mountain View, Calif., company is working with partners to produce several television set-top boxes that run its Android software, people familiar with the matter said. The devices will let users view content, listen to music, and play games on their television sets, they said. Google plans to reveal at least one set-top box … Continue reading Google to turn on new set-top boxes with Android TV software

How to stream the World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off on June 12 in Brazil. Here’s how you can tune in on all of your devices. Wikimedia Commons People all over the world are preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The tournament is set to begin on June 12 in Brazil and will run through the middle of July. In the United States, all 64 matches will be broadcast live in English on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN 2, and in Portuguese on ESPN Deportes. ESPN will air 43 games, ESPN 2 will carry 11, and ABC will air 10 … Continue reading How to stream the World Cup

The First Phone which will Evade Any Surveillance is Launched

The recent revelations regarding the NSA and other spying agencies have thrown our knowledge of piracy back on our heads. So to be more private, we now know that we’ll have to be more high-tech and reclusive in our modern lives and here’s a phone which promises exactly that. Named appropriately the “Blackphone”, the device is made by the Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone and the communications firm Silent Circle. It runs on a modified version of Android OS, PrivatOS, which is strongly coded so as not to leak any of your texts, calls or any other stuff, while either sending or … Continue reading The First Phone which will Evade Any Surveillance is Launched

Say Hello to Tizen™

As far as Android smartphones go, Samsung is considered to be the leader when it comes to sales. Android is currently the world’s leading mobile software with over 75 percent smartphones running Google’s open source OS. But Samsung, along with Intel and the Linux foundation have been closely working on another open source mobile software: Tizen.  At a recently concluded Tizen Developer summit in South Korea, version 3.0 of Tizen was shown off. Tizen was created from Intel and Nokia’s MeeGo, and later Samsung, added its own Bada OS into Tizen in February 2013. Bada OS phones by Samsung weren’t … Continue reading Say Hello to Tizen™

Jury Rules That Samsung Should Pay Apple $290 Million More In Patent Infringement Case

A second jury that was convened to figure out the monetary compensation that Samsung would have to pay Apple in the long standing patent infringement case between the two companies. This jury has ruled that Samsung will have to pay Apple an additional $290 million in damages. This is independent of the $600 million approx. that the company was ordered to pay Apple by the previous jury. After the first ruling, Samsung had contended that it only needed to pay Apple $52 million more in damages. Apple had instead asked the court damages worth $380 million. These damages were calculated … Continue reading Jury Rules That Samsung Should Pay Apple $290 Million More In Patent Infringement Case