Category archives for: Home Electronics

Android Things Hits Version 1.0 Just Before IO18

Google said its Android Things platform has reached version 1.0 for general release. The company distributed a release candidate just last month. Android Things is meant to bring smarts to connected devices, such as lamps, TVs, thermostats, and more. This version of Android Things packs the final set of APIs and the official v1.0 SDK. Android […]

Google Ventures To Invest In Apps and Devices That Support Google Assistant

Google today said it plans to take a more active role in supporting companies that adopt Google Assistant. It plans to use its Google Ventures arm to invest in startups that are targeting Assistant. In addition to investment capital, Google will offer advice from Google engineers and product managers, offer access to Google partnership programs, […]

TCL Adds New 4K HDR Models to TCL Roku TV LineUp

TCL has announced pricing and availability of its new 4K HDR TCL Roku TV models. The 6-Series TVs are designed to elevate the home entertainment experience with a complete HDR performance solution for superior picture quality and smart TV operating systems with enhanced voice capabilities. TCL’s 6-Series is the successor to 2017’s award-winning P6-Series, strengthening […]

Amazon & Best Buy Ink Multi-Year Partnership To Sell Fire TV Smart TVs

Amazon and Best Buy today announced a collaboration to bring the next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs to customers in the United States and Canada. As a first step in the partnership, Best Buy will launch more than ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Insignia and Toshiba, beginning this summer. […]

Roku Stock Up On ESPN Deal

  Roku (ROKU)Shares moving higher today after losing around a third of their value this year. The streaming device maker getting from the recently announced that ESPN’s over-the-top service, ESPN+, is now available on all Roku streaming devices.

Google Drops A Release Candidate of Android Things To Devs

Google has released Android Things Developer Preview 8, which it is calling a release candidate. This penultimate version of Android Things brings with it the final set of APIs in the updated SDK. Google anticipates that there will be no changes to the Android Things APIs before the stable v1.0 SDK is made available. The release […]

GoPro Shares Up on Rumor of Possible Buyer

GoPro stock jumped as much as 8.8 percent after a report said Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi Corp. has weighed whether to make an offer for the action-camera maker. Chief Executive Officer Nick Woodman has said he is open to a deal and earlier this year the company hired investment bank JPMorgan Chase & Co. to […]

Vizio’s New TVs Pack ATSC Tuners, Chromecast, Alexa Support and More

Vizio is bringing ATSC broadcast tuners back to its entire 4K TV lineup. The company is launching four new 4K smart-TV lines that feature more high dynamic range (HDR) formats, higher peak brightness levels in all but the entry-level series, more backlit local-dimming zones in select models to improve black levels, and its first quantum-dot […]

Disney’s Enters The US Streaming Market With ESPN+

Disney has been very open about its plans to carve out a name for itself in the video-streaming. Today marks the its first entry for that in the US, as ESPN today made its new over-the-top video service available to cord-cutters. ESPN+ can be streamed to most devices, including phones, and delivers a selection of […]

GoPro Debuts A Budget Prices HERO Camera For $199

GoPro today introduced a new entry-level camera called the HERO today. Priced $199.99, the new camera offers most of the features also available with the company’s higher-end models, with lower video specs. “HERO is a great first GoPro for people looking to share experiences beyond what a phone can capture,” says Meghan Laffey, GoPro’s VP of Product. “HERO makes it easy […]

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