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Keeping up with the Koreans (and Google)
When it comes to smart TV, LG (with help from Google) and Samsung really are at the top of the food chain, yet with key features like voice control and facial recognition, Panasonic managed to keep up with the Joneses this year… mostly. The DT60 series features VieraConnect, which combines browsing, content streaming, and other apps to diversify the TV-watching experience. Panasonic allows users the special ability to personalize a homescreen, too, so that each member of a family can enjoy an individual experience. By clicking “home” on the remote, or else by just saying it, the TV presents all of your favorite apps—Hulu Plus, Facebook, weather, games—alongside a picture-in-picture window, which continues to play live TV or discs.The main shortcoming of this platform isn’t its functionality or its content. The trackpad on the miniature remote, in conjunction with the trigger, work very
Google has entered the music subscription business, launching its own service available now to users.
Google Play Music: All Access will cost $9.99 a month, or $7.99 a month if users sign up by June 30. There’s also a free, 30-day trial available to explore.
The service was announced during Google’s keynote at the I/O developers conference in San Francisco.
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3:32 p.m.: Page wraps up the keynote. Thanks for joining us!
3:29 p.m.: Page on encouraging more women to enter the technology field: “We have to start early, and make sure we’re getting more
SAN FRANCISCO — Google’s computerized glasses may have to wait for their futuristic arrival on Main Street.
Techies worldwide, obsessed with the notion, today tuned in to Google’s I/O event for tidbits on its Glass computerized eyewear at the annual confab here. Instead, Google provided major updates to products likely to one day feed into Glass.
“Today, we’re still just scratching the surface of what’s possible,” said a soft-spoken CEO Larry Page. “I cannot wait to see what comes next.”
DETAILS: Coverage from the keynote event
Page’s comments during a question-and-answer session at
San Francisco (CNN) — Google is taking on music-streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and Rdio with its own music subscription service called Google Play All Access.
The company announced the new service, which launches Wednesday, at its Google I/O conference.
All Access will combine the millions of songs in the Google library with users’ own music collections, which can be uploaded to Google Play. The service will work on the Web and on mobile devices.
A Listen Now feature uses Google’s analytics powers to pick out tunes and artists that it thinks a listener will enjoy. It looks at their past listening habits and, over time, figures out what someone likes and what they will probably skip. The Listen Now view shows a grid of music stations as well as albums.