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Samsung thinks we need transparent OLED display panels

Have you ever been watching television thinking, “wouldn’t it be great to simultaneously see what’s going on behind my screen?” For all you know, your cat is doing something adorable and you’re missing it! Samsung Display might be able to help in this quandary since the company has unveiled the first mirrored and transparent OLED display panels. Granted, they’re for commercial use, so the company’s priority is probably not your strange cat’s antics, but that’s where my mind first.

Say goodbye to image tears and stutter with FreeSync-enabled $600 LG monitor

Who says gaming gear has to be crazy expensive? Not LG and AMD, that’s for sure, as the South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation and American semiconductor producer join forces to help smooth out 4K content in exchange for only $599.

Nvidia Shield Android TV available at $200, Shield Pro on deck for $100 extra

We expected Google to use this year’s I/O conference as a launch ramp for a new Nexus Player or Chromecast (or maybe both), but what we didn’t realize was the search giant’s digital media streaming software already found its way inside the perfect hardware.

Meet the Lenovo Cast, a $49 puck-shaped Google Chromecast rival

You’d think there’s not a lot of money to be made in rudimentary digital media players such as Google’s Chromecast, but if that’s the case, what’s up with all the Amazons, Rokus and now Lenovos looking to erode the $30 video streamer’s popularity?

Google Store slashes Nexus Player price, possibly hinting at imminent sequel

Powered by Android TV and running the newest 5.1 Lollipop iteration of Google’s mobile OS, Google Cast-ready and offering full access to Netflix and Hulu Plus, as well as basic game-streaming capabilities, the Nexus Player is certainly richer in features than its Chromecast “cousin” or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick.

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ZRRO – Android gaming done right, or just the next OUYA?

Fact: mobile gaming is huge. Also fact: sometimes the convenience of playing games on a smartphone or tablet pales in comparison to playing on a console connected to a beautiful HDTV.

Imgur makes gif creation monumentally easier

Well, up until this point it was really difficult to create gifs. Just ask my coworker, Devon, who taught herself to make them. I don’t have her patience. But now, Imgur launched Video to GIF which is as awesome and easy as it sounds.

Samsung puts out Tizen ‘flood’ warning, with focus on TVs and smart appliances

Why is Samsung so adamant to make the Linux-based Tizen operating system work, despite the critical opinion of most wireless carriers worldwide? Apparently, the platform is “lighter” than other OSes (cough, Android, cough), and eats up less processing power and memory, “thereby ensuring faster device speeds while consuming less energy.”

Roku wants to stream on 4K televisions

With the growth of the 4K television market in the past two years, a large emphasis on the upgraded TVs at CES 2015 was unavoidable. Even though most large TV companies are getting into the 4K sector, 4K content is lacking. Roku has revealed an attempt to address that problem by making 4K content from more »

Amazon Fire TV stick competes with Chromecast, Roku

The Fire Phone has been a huge bust for Amazon, who is still sitting on $83 million worth of unsold phones. They can’t even give them away, even for next to nothing. It’s a shame. But, of course, the marketplace giant always has irons in the fire, and it’s latest is sure to bring that bottom line back up.

Google Nexus Player back on sale, Nexus 6 pre-orders kick off October 29

One of the more surprising recent Google releases, the Nexus Player set-top box, and perhaps the most predictable in a while, the Nexus 6 phablet, are expected to roll out to end users at around the same time.

Microsoft accidentally takes down Windows video bloggers

Microsoft was left red-faced this week after its DCMA sweep of YouTube knocked several well-respected Windows bloggers down. The bloggers, including such well-known names as Bruce Naylor and Chris Pirillo were left shaken and angry by the take downs. Pirillo took to Twitter to air his frustration, creating the hashtag #MicroStopped to reach out to other Windows bloggers who may have been affected.