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    Google Announces Google TV

    Google’s I/O conference had tons of announcements, from Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ to mobile Flash support. But the biggest may be Google TV. The company is now aiming to conquer the living room. Google has partnered with many of the top technology manufacturers- Sony, Adobe, Intel, Best Buy, Dish, and Logitech.

    Google Announces Google TV

    Users will be able to easily search for video and music content, just like Google’s online search. Searching for a specific film, for example, will bring up the movie for streaming from any source that offers it, either from television listings or online providers like Amazon and Netflix, as well as trailers, IMDB info, related YouTube videos, etc. If it’s on TV, you can tell your DVR to record it. Dish Network support will be integrated as well.

    Google TV is built on Android, supports Flash, features Chrome as a built-in browser, and will feature Android Marketplace support. Intel’s Atom processor with Flash 10.1 GPU decoding will help power the device.

    Google TV will be available in the fall either integrated into upcoming Sony HDTVs and Blu-ray players, or sold as a set-top box made by Logitech. Logitech is also making Bluetooth keyboards and remotes for the device.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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