That’s right, as leaks have recently shown, programmers in Silicon Valley are finalizing Google’s newest product, the Google TV.
The company says that this will be no ordinary television. And I would have to agree with them. I mean, not many TV’s offer you to not only watch TV, but to access the internet, interact on facebook and twitter, playing online games and listening to music.
With the click of a few buttons on the remote, a user can switch between TV channels, websites, online video, and traditional shows recorded on DVR. Besides all of this, you will also be able to bookmark your favorite applications, websites and, get this, television channels!
The device will be available to the public later this month that can be attached to an existing TV or a built in feature for Blu-Ray DVD players.
The Google TV already has a competition, the Apple TV, but to me the Google TV looks a lot better. Which one looks better to you?
So a few days ago, at Apple’s release meeting, Steve Jobs announced a new musical social network called Ping. Two days after the release, over one million people had signed up for the service. Needless to say, not too many of them liked it.
Ping is a free downloadable software made by Apple that allows its users to view photos and videos of their favorite musicians and artists and also to get updates on concert dates. Not only that, but Ping allows users to connect with friends online to talk about different songs, movies, or albums.
Now that all might seem great BUT there are some pretty big mistakes Apple made here. First off, Ping is only available for users living in the United States. What’s with that? Next, when signing up for the network, you are forced to choose what genre of music you would like. This would be ok if they actually had genres that people listened to. Cabaret, swing, folk song? Who actually listens to that stuff??? Anyways, besides all of that, Ping is empty. There are not many artists signed up for users to follow. I know, Ping was just released, but if it continues to be like this, then it’s definitly not worth signing up for. And finally, there already is a Ping.fm that works 10 times better than Apple’s, i guess Apple likes copying good ideas.
What are your thoughts on the new Apple Ping? Comment below.
On Wednesday, September 1st, Sony announced the .release of their new music and video streaming service called Qriocity in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom this fall.
This new service will be available through Playstation 3’s, portable mp3 players, and other devices that can get internet. As the video service was already launched this April in the U.S. it will offer many films from many different companies. No pricing has been listed so far but this is definitely something to look forward to in the future for PS3 owners. Not only that, but I am sure that this is getting Apple mad because of the itunes competition.