Earlier today NVIDIA did a silent SHIELD Experience release for a minor version bump if you follow Semvar versioning. From 6.0 to 6.1 some changes and bug fixes are introduced and before you ask no it doesn’t include Oreo. Scroll to the bottom for a TLDR. The size of the update is a small 90 MB. […]

Evolution You Say? Speaker, speaker, speaker everything and everyone has a speaker in some form or some shape to play some noise from music to phone calls to the latest podcast. Bluetooth, WiFi, Smart or good old Aux or RCA you connect to your speaker(s). In the past 10 years we’ve redefined speakers to adapt to […]

Google showed off its major redesign for Android TV last night. While we have a good idea of how new apps can integrate these features, there are still many questions we still have about this new experience. With the Android O beta, which we took a look at yesterday, we know a few answers, and […]

Last night was the big session for Android TV, where they went into detail about Android TV’s new interface. The entire video session is below, but we’ll be highlighting some key new features. As detailed as the session is, there are still several questions we still have. Everything is Organized into “Channels” and “Programs” As […]

Ahead of Google I/O, the Android Developers blog posted an article detailing a new method that they’re employing that hopefully will make your device get updated sooner. Called Project Treble, the goal is to isolate silicon-specific code from the Android framework itself. TREBLE adjective – consisting of three parts; threefold. The project name seems to stem from […]

It was many moons ago we had to get up from watching TV and walk over to the switch to turn off the light. Someone didn’t like this so that’s how we got Hue bulbs and someone else didn’t like getting up so they extended it to TV because reaching for your phone would be […]

In the rougelike game Road Not Taken, from development studio Spry Fox, you play as a ranger who lives near a small village. Although you are not a traditional townsperson, your skills are often called upon for a variety of services. comes from a poem by Robert Frost. Two roads diverged in a wood, and […]

Broadcasters will be seeing a number of technology upgrades as they move from the ATSC-1 standard to ATSC-3, bringing new things like broadband and broadcast joint channels, HDR and 8K broadcast capabilities, and setting up the future of cable television. While we covered a brief summary in an earlier article, I wanted to give readers […]

Last week I attended the IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium at Rowan University, an academic conference all about the Internet of Things and sensors. There were presentations on many topics relating to smart sensors, sensor hubs, and different ways to process the data that you collect from these devices. One of the special sessions at the end […]

October 21, 2016 was a big day in the cybersecurity field. The Mirai botnet, taking control of unsecure IoT devices, launched a massive DDoS attack against DynDNS, causing people on the East Coast of the US to have no connection to many websites. I remember having connections all morning until late in the evening. This […]

ATSC, the Advanced Television Systems Committee, is an “international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television”. Essentially, it’s a working group that sets the standards for media broadcasting and transmission receiving. The first standard, ATSC-1, was used when analog TV transitioned to digital in the United States. This standard included specifications for HDTV. The […]

“Indie games!” is a common exclamation from big and small game publishers. Even companies like Nintendo and Microsoft, which have traditionally kept a small pipe for third-party game studios on their consoles, have been welcoming indie developers to build on their platform. At this year’s Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced loosening restrictions for the Xbox […]

Android TV is based on Android, meaning you can use common workarounds such as sideloading apps and using a keyboard and mouse to turn your streaming device into a real productivity device. You can even root your device and dual boot it with a stock mobile version of Android. However, this does require workarounds that […]

Since Facebook debuted live video on their social media platform, it has been adopted by a number of groups for a variety of reasons. It has been used to capture significant events without the classic need for journalists or television crews. From the Democrats sitting-in while C-SPAN cameras aren’t broadcasting, to activists protesting the Dakota […]

Last week was when NVIDIA rolled out their much-awaited operating system update. The Shield Experience 5.0 is based on Android Nougat, 7.0. A lot of the new features were covered in our original first look last year, but NVIDIA has added a number of small tweaks as well. In our dedication to Android TV, we’re […]

The Consumer Electronics Show begins tomorrow. Technically, some companies like NVIDIA are giving presentations tonight. It’s all part of a huge annual electronics show that starts the year with lots of big promises and tech demos. For companies, this is a great opportunity to get advertising by appealing to tech journalists. For tech journalists, there […]

2016 wow what a year, for better or for worse we haven’t had a year so unpredictable in quite a long time. In 2016 we saw a lot of change, the Android TV community is heading in the right direction depending on who you ask but I think we can all agree it’s better than […]

Felix Kjellberg, also known as Pewdiepie, garnered a lot of press a few weeks ago when he announced that he’d be deleting his YouTube channel after getting 50 million subscribers. Felix, the most subscribed user on the platform, has earned plenty of revenue from ads on his videos, but has also had a number of […]

The Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) is an important document for OEMs. It is a document, written by engineers at Google, that stipulates what is required in an Android device. This may differ based on form factor (TV, phone, watch), but overall states what is recommended and required for products before they’re certified. This certification […]

There are a lot of different apps that you can download on your TV. By authenticating with your account, you can quickly gain access to all of your settings and content. After authenticating, you can relax, watch a movie in your library, listen to your favorite playlist, or return to the latest level of a […]

I’ve had an interview with username ParticleManPrime from Reddit and the /r/Android Discord server who owns one of those new LeEco Android TV’s. I’ve conducted the interview from Discord. So far, he’s revealed a few things. The built-in apps from LeEco are “Live” “Le” “Le Zone” and “My Le Eco”. Apparently Live and Le show curated […]