Google’s Experimental “Project Tango” Smartphone Uses Apple’s PrimeSense Chip

Google’s Experimental “Project Tango” Smartphone Uses Apple’s PrimeSense Chip

Google unveiled its experimental “Project Tango” smartphone earlier this year, and its 3D indoor and outdoor mapping technology was rumored to be powered by the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip. This turned out to be true. However, a recent teardown revealed that the device is also powered by Apple technology, namely the PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip.

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New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

New Apple TV Set-Top Box to Play ‘Key Role’ in 2014, Feature Motion Controls

In a recently-released research note, well-connected KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo notes that the Apple TV set-top box is set to receive a refresh later this year, with the updated device playing a “key role” in Apple’s ecosystem. The new device will include a plethora of innovative new features including motion control, which will allow users to interact with the device without the need for a remote control.

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Apple targeting Q3 2014 for massive refresh of its product lineup

Apple targeting Q3 2014 for massive refresh of its product lineup

KGI Research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is targeting Q3 2014 for a massive product rollout that will extend across most of the company’s product lines, reports 9to5Mac. Kuo and KGI are usually reliable, which lends some credence to their predictions for a big holiday quarter for Apple.

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Comcast/Time Warner FCC filing hints at new Apple set-top box

Comcast/Time Warner FCC filing hints at new Apple set-top box

Rumors suggest Apple is working on a new Apple TV, with new hardware and software that’ll add support for Apps, games and more. Sources for these rumors include the WSJ, 9to5Mac and even iOS 7 itself. Adding more fuel to the fire is the latest tidbit about the Apple TV, which comes from none other than Comcast and Time Warner.

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NBC iOS app finally allows you to AirPlay content to your TV via Apple TV

NBC iOS app finally allows you to AirPlay content to your TV via Apple TV

NBC has just released an update for its iOS app, which brings a major new feature. It finally allows users to AirPlay content from their iOS devices to Apple TV.

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Steve Jobs email reveals plans for Apple TV with apps, browser and magic wand accessory

Steve Jobs email reveals plans for Apple TV with apps, browser and magic wand accessory

Along with internal presentations, the ongoing Apple-Samsung trial also made public internal email threads between top Apple execs. Once of these email threads reveals Steve Jobs’ vision of Apple TV’s future.

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Analyst: Amazon Fire TV a sign that Apple needs to refocus on its Apple TV

Analyst: Amazon Fire TV a sign that Apple needs to refocus on its Apple TV


In a note to investor, Piper Jaffray Analyst Gene Munster said the Amazon TV should be a wake call to Apple that it must look at the Apple TV as a “focus product line” instead of a hobby. Munster is well-known Apple analyst, who repeatedly predicted Apple was working on a full Television set that has yet to debut.

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Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Chromecast vs. Roku: Which one should you buy

Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Chromecast vs. Roku: Which one should you buy

Amazon today launched Fire TV, its streaming TV box that competes with the Apple TV, Chromecast and all the other HDMI TV accessories available in the market. Given all these choices, which one should you buy? Here’s a comparison of how the Amazon’s Fire TV compares to rival devices.

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Amazon launches Fire TV for $99 to compete with Apple TV and Roku

Amazon launches Fire TV for $99 to compete with Apple TV and Roku

Amazon has just unveiled the Fire TV home set top box as several rumors in the past had suggested. The online retail giant was long expected to venture its way into the home entertainment segment given its vast collection of content through services like Prime.

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Roku CEO says the Apple TV is a “money loser”

Roku CEO says the Apple TV is a “money loser”

One of the key competitors of Apple TV in the market is Roku which offers pretty much the same functionality but with a lot more versatility. The CEO and founder of Roku, Anthony Wood has now taken a dig at Apple TV, claiming that it’s merely a companion accessory for the iPad and a “money loser” for Apple.

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