After adding Google Home and Assistant integration, YouTube TV is now rolling out a dedicated and optimized television experience. Apps for Android TV and Xbox One are launching in the next few days, with Apple TV, LG, Samsung, and Sony following soon.
xbox Stories October 30, 2017
xbox Stories October 1, 2015
Microsoft and Google have announced that they’re dropping their long-running smartphone and video game console patent disputes. This announcement brings an end to some 20 lawsuits in the States and in Europe. Neither company revealed the exact financial terms, but did announce that instead of fighting each other over technology, that they envisage a future where the work together for the benefit of their customers…
xbox Stories September 1, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Moto E w/ 1-yr FreedomPop unlimited talk-and-text $150, LG G Pad w/ LTE $80, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
9to5Toys Specials: Moto E & 1-Yr FreedomPop unlimited talk-and-text: $150 shipped (Reg. $120 + plan)
LG G Pad V410 AT&T GSM Unlocked 7-Inch 4G LTE 16GB Tablet: $80 shipped (Reg. $200) | eBay
Ringke Cases from $3 shipped: Galaxy S6/Edge, Nexus 6, iPhone 6/Plus, more in multiple colors/styles
SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD card for Android devices: $200 shipped (Reg. $220+)
LG G3 D850 32 GB unlocked new 32 GB blue: $250 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay
GoPro HERO4 Silver waterproof action camera: $319 shipped (Reg. $400)
HP Chromebook 14″ 2.3GHz 16GB storage Chromebook (refurb): $200 shipped (Reg. $220+) | eBay
Giveaway: $400 Belkin WeMo bundle including the new Lightify Starter Set, multiple winners
More new gear from today:
Healthkit-supported Bluetooth Smart Bathroom scale with BMI, more: $49 Shipped
- Games/Apps: Borderlands Handsome Collection $35, 1TB Xbox One Halo bundle $360, more
- Nintendo brings new smaller 3DS to North America, Zelda Tri Force 3DS, opens digital store on Amazon
- Pandora celebrates its 10th anniversary by nixing ads for all listeners
- D-Link PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit: $20 shipped (Reg. $35+)
- Fitbit Charge HR Activity Tracker in multiple sizes/colors: $120 shipped (Reg. $150)
- Kindle First Books for September: The Prettiest One, Pale Queen Rising, Still Waters, more
- Daily Deals: Logitech K350 Curved Wireless Keyboard $30, Urge Basics Bluetooth Speaker $19
More deals still alive:
Brother All-in-One AirPrint Wireless InkJet Printer $50 shipped (Reg. $85+)
Gift Cards up to 20% off: Sports Authority, Domino’s, Jiffy Lube, Steak ‘n Shake, TGI Fridays, Michaels, more
- Western Digital 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive: $130 shipped (Orig. $200)
- GoPro HERO4 Silver waterproof action camera: $319 shipped (Reg. $400)
- Motorola SURFboard Cable Modem + Wireless Router: $90 shipped (~$109+ value), more
- Monitors: Acer 23″ $100 (Reg. $140), Dell 23.8″ UltraSharp w/ HDMI $210 (Reg. $240)
- Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Solid-State Drive: $150 shipped (Reg. $175+)
- Audio: JBL Micro Bluetooth speaker $28, V-MODA M-80 headphones $80 (Reg. up to $120)
- Home: home/office laminator $15, LED desk lamp $35, electric kettle $20, more
- App Store Free App of the Week: Nighty Night Circus kids’ bedtime story app ($3 value)
- MFi Lightning Cables: 6-ft. Braided Nylon $9.50 (Reg. $14), 2-ft. Retractable $9 (Reg. $13), more
- Philips Portable Bluetooth Speaker in multiple colors for $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)
- Power Banks: Anker PowerCore 15600mAh w/ dual USB ports $25 Prime shipped (Reg. $33), more
- MicroSD cards: Silicon Power 64GB $20 (Orig. $36), PNY 128GB $51 (Orig. $80), more
- REI extra 20% off: Columbia Fleece Half-Zip $24, Marmot Down Jacket $104, more
- Home: Best selling Roomba robot vacs up to $100+ off, Electric Fondue Maker from $37 (Orig. $80+)
- Timbuk2 bags, backpacks, and rollers 25% off: Command Messenger Bag $112 shipped (Reg. $150)
- Gaming apparel/collectibles 20% off: Fallout 4 hoodies $48, official PlayStation gear from $10, more
- Bose SoundTrue on-ears in black $80 (Reg. $120), much more
- AirPrint Printers: Canon Inkjet All-in-One $90 (Reg. $110), more
- Griffin ‘Twenty’ Digital Audio Bluetooth Amplifier: $120 Shipped (Orig. $150, CA Tax Only)
- MLB.TV is down to just $10 for the rest of the season
- Hot Java Android Coding Bundle: 5 app development courses for $29 (Orig. $657)
- Free Xbox Live Gold Games for September: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Battlestations Pacific, more
- Free PS Plus Games for September: Grow Home, Super Time Force Ultra, Twisted Metal, more
- Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner: $175 Shipped (Orig. $229, CA Tax Only)
- Google Play offers free downloads of Buddy Guy’s Born To Play Guitar album (Reg. $10)
New products & more:
Leica partners with an Italian auto designer to create a marvelous set of limited edition binoculars
Microsoft details new Xbox One Elite Bundle w/ upgraded SSD, new special edition controller
- Release dates/special editions announced for Uncharted 4 & Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Set the clock back to 1875 with the new Tesla Watch from ThinkGeek
- Netflix September Preview: The Walking Dead Season 5, Gotham Season 1, and more
- SmartHalo adds simple smartphone-connected navigation to your bike’s handlebars
- Gears of War creator reveals the first gameplay footage for his new gravity-defying FPS
- Back to school gift guide: essential tech gear every student should be using
- Here’s how you can play Forza 6 nearly a week before its release plus pre-order discounts
- Lara Croft GO hits iOS and Android with puzzle-based gameplay
- Logitech’s new Artemis Wireless Gaming Headsets focus on features and compatibility
- Samsung introduces new multi-room speakers alongside an improved Android and iOS app
- Amazon’s new Underground app for Android delivers over $10,000 worth of free apps and games
- Sensel’s Morph is an ultra sensitive Force Touch Trackpad look-alike
- These mesmerizing auto-Mario Maker levels will take you on the ride of a lifetime
- Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector’s Edition features a 1-foot Lara statue and more
xbox Stories July 29, 2015
Xbox Music’s ‘Groove’ name-change hits Android in redesigned app
Xbox Music changed its name to Groove at the beginning of this month, and today, the rebranding has made its way to the music app on Android’s Play Store. It’s free to download, and is available right now.
Along with the new look and name, the app has had a couple of new features added. More devices can now download tracks for offline listening thanks to newly added compatibility. Music stored in your OneDrive folders will automatically show as music in the new Groove app. What’s more, you won’t need a paid subscription to make use of the app, although you will need one to access the entire streaming catalogue ad-free.
As per the Play Store listing:
xbox Stories November 27, 2014
From 9to5Toys.com where we are rounding up all the best Black Friday deals we have two huge headliners on the almost never discounted Nest product line (that Google picked up along with iPod-father Tony Fadell earlier this year):
The Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd generation) for $199 shipped. That’s $50 below list and the best price we’ve ever seen.
- The Nest Learning Thermostat remembers what temperatures you like, turns itself down when you’re away and can be controlled from your smartphone, tablet or laptop
- Auto-Schedule creates a personalized schedule for your home by remembering when you adjust the temperature
- Auto-Away automatically turns Nest thermostat down when there’s nobody home so you don’t waste energy heating or cooling an empty house
- Remote control Nest thermostat over Wi-Fi from your smartphone, tablet or laptop
- Energy History shows you how much energy you’ve used and what affects your energy use most
The Dropcam Wireless HD Video Monitoring Camera can be found for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below list and the lowest price we have ever seen on this cloud-based camera/recording system.
With a 107° degree field of view and 4x zoom, Dropcam keeps you connected with people, places and pets in sharp 720p HD video.
- 60 Second Setup – Use your computer to find your Wi-Fi network, live stream in under a minute.
- High Quality Video – Get into the details with 720p high-definition video.
- Fast and easy setup – online and securely streaming 720p HD video in 60 seconds.
- Field of View – 107 degrees diagonal, plus Night Vision and Zoom, means you don’t miss a thing.
- Cloud Video Recording (CVR) – Review footage and make clips with optional secure offsite recording.
- Stay connected with Two-Way Talk, Intelligent Alerts, Scheduling and Mobile & Web apps.
xbox Stories March 6, 2014
Microsoft updates Xbox One SmartGlass app for Android with message notifications, improved friends list, and more
Microsoft has updated its Xbox One companion app, SmartGlass, with several new features and improvements. The first of these is a new hub for watching clips you’ve created with the Xbox’s Game DVR feature. The app will also now send push notifications for messages recieved through Microsoft’s Xbox messaging system.
Some improvements have been made to existing features as well. The friends list has a new design and makes it easier to tell which of your Xbox Live friends are available or playing a game. The app now allows you to close apps that have been “snapped” to one side of the screen on your Xbox One console.
SmartGlass is available for free on the Google Play Store.