Amazon Bans Chromecast and Apple TV from their Web Site

Amazon Bans Chromecast and Apple TV from their Web Site

This is really weird. Like, really weird. I almost want to say that in a couple days, we’re either going to find out that this was a hoax a joke or Amazon is going to go back on its word here. Apple TV and Chromecast are no longer allowed on Amazon.com. Well, as of October 29, they will no longer be sold.

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Google has Some New Chromecasts to Show Us

Google has Some New Chromecasts to Show Us

Today, Google unveiled quite a bit of new hardware, including two new Nexuses and two new Chromecasts. I live streamed part of the event but I missed the part about the Chromecasts. I read up on them on The Verge. So here’s what got me… But the newest video streaming stick comes with some notable updates that will likely make it a no-brainer upgrade for Chromecast devotees. In some ways Google’s just playing catch-up, but…

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Microsoft is Making a Dongle and it is a Bigger Deal than Chromecast

By Rich W Woods We in the tech industry love our dongles. Personally, I prefer a set top box over an HDMI dongle because using a wired connection is so much faster; however, low cost devices such as Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick are changing the way we watch TV.

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How Amazon Fire TV compares to other Set Top Devices

By Rich Woods Amazon has released a set top box so they can help people connect their televisions to the Internet and ultimately to Amazon’s services. The only issue with this is that streaming content to televisions is an incredibly crowded market space. It’s not like smart phones or tablets where there is always a new device with new features around the corner. Television set top boxes all generally do the same thing. They all…

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Google Finally Opens up the Chromecast API, but Still not on Windows Phone

By Rich Woods It’s been a huge week for tech news. Microsoft has announced a new CEO, Facebook releases the new Paper app for iOS, iOS 7.1 beta 5 was released to developers, and now Google is opening up the Chromecast API. To me, this is right behind the new Facebook app as the biggest news of the week. The Chromecast is a truly revolutionary device. Sure, there are tens if not hundreds of ways…

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First Look at the Google Chromecast

By Richard Woods The Chromecast has finally arrived at my door and I quickly hooked it up to my HDTV. My first impression is that it’s one of the most innovative products I’ve seen in a long time. We have similar products on the market already. These include things like Roku and Apple TV. Roku and Apple TV are essentially boxes that connect to your TV with an HDMI cable and get their signal through…

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The End of Broadcast Television

By Richard Woods More and more people are “cutting the cord” these days, using services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Aereo, and Amazon Prime for their television needs and dropping their cable providers. After all, it’s cheaper and you can watch whatever you want whenever you want and all you need is an internet connection. Broadcast television is having a particularly hard time. After all, they have two sources of revenue. Advertising and money from the…

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Google Goes All-Out with Chromecast, Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Play Games

In what was supposed to be a “breakfast with Google” style event this morning, there were all kinds of rumors of what Google was going to announce today and just like everyone’s favorite Christmas memory, we got everything that we wanted and more. The rumors were generally along the lines of Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7, which were both announced today. The Play Games app was announced at Google IO but is now…

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