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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.

10 ‘Friends’ gifs to celebrate the series coming to Netflix in 2015

I have long been holding out for the day that Friends comes to Netflix. Seriously, pretty sure I mention it at least once a week. Finally, my dreams have come true as it has been announced that all 10 seasons of the show will be coming to Netflix in January 2015. Metaphorical tears are streaming down my face. Although, this also means I can kiss my social life goodbye because I’ll be a binge-watching machine. Don’t care; still excited.

So celebrate the United States Netflix debut of a show that will always be there for you with 10 Friends gifs! These are all the things you can enjoy 24/7 now!

The man who voices Mario has the perfect Instagram account

So, last week I advised Instagram-users to just give up on Instagram because Nathan Fielder had won the non-existent competition for best Instagram account ever. If you manage to slyly sneak pictures of old, naked men into your seemingly innocent Instagram posts, that’s a win in my book. Not sure what that says about me. However, thanks to Reddit I have discovered Charles Martinet’s Instagram account, and it’s safe to say he has given Nathan Fielder a run for his money.

New LG 4K TV gets a price tag

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, LG revealed it would ship a 65-inch Ultra High Definition 4K OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV by the end of 2014. Now, thanks to a leak, we know the retail price of the item will be $8,999, but it will sell for $6,999.