Chromecast Adds Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, TuneIn And More

Google continues to build out its lineup of content partners for the Chromecast streaming media device. This time, partners include Comedy Central, Sesame Street Go, Nickelodeon, and TuneIn, providing a good mix of comedy, kids and radio/podcast content for direct broadcast to your TV or display. Other new channels include EPIX, YuppTV and Encore, which […]

Fuffr Wants To Add Off-Screen Multitouch To Your iPhone For Social Gaming

Fuffr knows smartphone users like multitouch, so it wants to add more areas of multitouch around your multitouch phone so you can do more multitouching. Why is it trying to do this? It reckons extra space for gestures will come in handy if you want to huddle around a single device to play multiplayer games. So this is — initially, […]

Xbox One Gets HBO Go

HBO Go fans can now enjoy their favorite single-source streaming service on the Xbox One, as the app is now available (via Verge). Microsoft beat PlayStation 4 to the punch with this one, but the PS4 app from HBO is being developed, and should arrive later on. The Xbox One app offers an experience you’d […]

TC Droidcast Episode 27: Nexus 6 Is Too Big And Nokia N1 Is Too iPad

This week on the Droidcast, it’s Darrell Etherington, Greg Kumparak, and Engadget’s Chris Velazco, and we’re talking in more detail about the Nexus 6 now that the full reviews are out. Bottom line: It’s big. We also tackle Nokia’s return to hardware with an Android-powered tablet, and Google’s acquisition of an iOS prototyping company. Next […]

NOOK Audiobooks released to make Android speak

Chris Burns This morning Barnes & Noble’s NOOK family expanded with an app that’ll turn the audio on with books. The NOOK Audiobooks App is the first “no-commitment” app from Barnes & Noble to offer audiobooks for both Android smartphones and tablets – that means no subscription costs or anything – and it’ll be released […]

Nexus 6 now available via T-Mobile, Nexus 9 coming

Nate Swanner As they promised in an eleventh-hour decision last week to push back the launch of the Nexus 6, T-Mobile now has the device up for order. The new Nexus handset will be available for $0 down, and can be had with the carrier’s monthly installment plan. Like other US carriers, T-Mobile has the […]

Apple Patents A Mouse With A Built-In Scanner And Display

Apple has been granted a new patent by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a mouse with an embedded scanner. The scanner can be used to actually scan images, and display them on an embedded screen, but it also would help the mouse deal with varying surface types and track better in general, thanks […]

Nvidia’s Shield Tablet Is A Whole New Device With Android 5.0 And Grid Streaming Games

Nvidia’s Shield Tablet is among the first non-Nexus devices to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it starts rolling out today. I had a chance to spend some time with both the update and with Grid, Nvidia’s streaming Netflix for games that also launches in North America today, and both of these offer considerable improvements for […]

Kim Dotcom banned from Mega over piracy claims

Brittany Hillen As you might recall, Kim Dotcom — the subject of numerous legal battles and founder of file-hosting service Mega — soft-launched his own single album Good Times back in January. It has been available through Mega for some time now, but began having troubles back in September when IFPI — which represents many […]