If you just chose the third answer, it appears that, come October 6th, Logitech will finally have a chance to explain (or excuse) itself for that god-awful advertising campaign. Oh yeah, and the company will also introduce a "line of products for Google TV," which could end up being seriously awesome considering what Google unveiled at the I/O developer conference, but if I were Jerry Quindlend, Logitech CEO, all I'd be thinking of right now is the best way to publicly apologize for this.
Logitech has released its first commercials for the Revue, the first Google TV box to hit the market. The commercials are so weird on so many levels - it looks like Logitech is going to be using a giant TV with legs as the mascot. Not creepy enough? The TV either displays a giant human eye or a giant human mouth. Like I said, freaking weird.
I'm not going to lie, I'd probably freak the hell out too.
Luckily, that's the worst of them.
Pictured: breakfast at a typical American household.
On the plus side, we can clearly see what they're shooting for with Google TV (although we already had an idea): gaming, web browsing, video chatting, and so on.
Yesterday, Aaron and I attended the Adobe Android Summit, where Adobe, among other things, did a demo of the upcoming Google TV box. Below, you will find Aditya Bansod's whole talk recorded by me in 1080P HD using Canon T2i (love this beast).
For more info on this and other talks, read Aaron's summary report: Adobe Android Summit 2010: "One Web. Any Device."
Yesterday, we spent the day at Adobe HQ for their Adobe for Android Summit. We heard from Anup Murarka of the Mobile and Devices team, Paul Betlem for Flash, Aaron Filner for AIR, and N.J. on Flash platform tools.
Anub started off with some numbers:
- 85 of Alexa Top 100 sites use Flash
- 70% of web games use Flash
- 70% of all video on the web is Flash
- 98% of internet connected PCs have Flash player worldwide
- 95% of internet connected PCs worldwide have installed Flash Player 10
- 90% of top 20 OEMs committed to delivering Flash
Thanks to its wide distribution and variety of usability - whether for an app, a game, a movie, or something else - Flash is just about everywhere.
During Google I/O, Google announced Google TV. Yesterday, the Logitech Revue – the first Google TV box – passed FCC approval, and as usual, the FCC was kind enough to provide some pictures of the unit.
The unit sports some pretty decent specs:
- Android 2.1
- 1.2 Ghz Atom CPU
- 4 GB Memory
- 2x HDMI 1.3
- 2x USB
- S/PDIF out
- Ethernet (presumably 10/100/1000)
- IR headers
The Revue plays nice with Logitech Harmony remotes and acts as a WiFi access point for your entertainment devices. It’s designed to unify your entertainment devices – TV, receivers, DVR, etc, and also comes with free 720p video chat software (bring your own webcam, though).
Among the myriad wonders and glories unveiled at Google I/O this year, there were a few standouts. One of them is the highly anticipated Google TV.
Google has made it abundantly clear: choosing between the TV and the computer is a bad thing. Very bad, indeed. So, we should put them together in an intuitive way that allows us to enjoy the benefits of both without losing the benefits of either one.
According to Google’s very limited homepage for Google TV,