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Amazon Releases Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Releases Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has official revealed their Amazon Fire TV, a small media-streaming box sold for $99. Rather than a media dongle as previous rumors suggested, the price and form factor put Fire TV squarely up against Apple TV. The box has a quad-core processor, a custom OS, 2GB of RAM, dual band Wi-Fi, and a remote with seven buttons and a click wheel navigator. The  platform is HTML and Android-based which should allow easy portability for application developers from web and Google’s mobile operating system. Fire TV also offers streaming videos from Amazon, including original...
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The New Set Top Box from Amazon

The New Set Top Box from Amazon

Amazon’s upcoming “set top box” will reportedly be a Chromecast-style dongle with the capability to support streaming full PC game titles as well as video. Roku recently launched a similar device with a stick design. However, Amazon could distinguish itself by linking to direct video as well as game downloads directly from its e-commerce website. The streaming part of the new product would be similar to remote game services offered by OnLive. Assuming Amazon’s stick launches as expected, this leaves Apple’s TV offering looking downright...