Google TV Apps Update Brings New Features

Google has announced on the Google TV Blog, that a number of their Google TV applications have been updates, these include the YouTube and Photo apps, this comes just a few weeks after Google released a major software update for Google TV connected devices.

Google has also said that they plan to update many of their other apps for Google TV, and we will also see updates from many of the third party application developers who also develop apps for the platform.

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Google Starts Future Proofing Gmail Security

Google has this week announced via a blog post that it is enabling, forward secrecy by default on its Gmail service. Which will make sure that any emails you have written today will stay as safe in the future when faster and more powerful machines will become available that might be able to decrypt the security.

Google explains that initially, only Chrome and Firefox will use the new forward secrecy by default, when using Google services, as at the moment Microsoft’s Internet Explorer doesn’t support the combination of ECDHE and RC4. But Google do hope to be able to support Internet Explorer in the future.

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Samsung Confirms Galaxy Nexus Volume Fix On The Way

It looks like owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus should be getting a software update for the device which is designed to fix the volume bug on the handset, yesterday Google confirmed they had an update in the works.

Now Samsung UK has also released a statement, this time the new came via Twitter, and Samsung have also said that they are working to deliver the software update.

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Gears of War 3 Versus Booster Map Pack Now Available (video)

A free Gears of War 3 Versus Booster Pack DLC has been released for Gear of War 3 fans today. Which brings with five new multiplayer maps for you to enjoy.

The five maps included in the Gears of War 3 Versus Booster Pack are :Blood Drive, Rustlung, Azura, Bullet Marsh and Clocktower. You can view a quick preview of Clocktower after the break.

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Apple’s HDTV To Launch Mid 2012?

We pretty much  know apple are working on their own version of a TV set for our living room, this much was revealed in the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, as Steve Jobs’s says in the book that he had finally cracked it.

The device, which we really don’t know anything about is rumored to come with Apple’s voice activated virtual assistant, Siri, built in, the service is currently available on Apple’s new iPhone 4S.

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Google Blacklists File Sharing Sites : The Pirate Bay, isoHunt, 4Shared and More

This week Google has added a number of high profile file sharing sites to its blacklists, and removed them from its google.com search pages. The additions to Google blacklist which include, The Pirate Bay, isoHunt and 4Shared to name a few. Have now been removed from Google’s Auto complete and Instant searches. However the actual pages for the sites do remain indexed with Google pages and can currently still be found on other Google country searches.

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iPhone Controlled Aquabotix Hydroview Robot Submarine, Can Dive Down 150ft

There are plenty of remote controlled cars and helicopter style flying devices available, which can be controlled by your iOS device. Some of which we have featured here on Geeky Gadgets.

But this new Aquabotix Hydroview robot submarine brings a whole new dimension to iOS remote control, and allows you to explore the deep. The Aquabotix Hydroview robot submarine is a light weight underwater vehicle that is equipped with a high definition camera and LED lights.

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Asus Transformer Prime Pre-Orders Sold Out In 24 Hours

It looks like the new Asus Transfomer Prime tablet is going to be a popular device for Asus, it was listed for pre-order on Amazon the other day, and it looks like Amazon has now sold out of all their pre-order units in the first 24 hours.

Th Transformer Prime page on Amazon has changed, you can no longer pre-order the device, instead you are asked to sign up to be notified when the Transformer Prime will become available.

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Motorola Droid 4 Coming December 8th?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is rumored to launch the the 8th of December, and now it would appear that Verizon may be launching another Android device on the same day, the new Motorola Droid 4.

We have already seen a leaked photo and some specifications on the yet to be announced Motorola Droid 4, and the device has previously turned up in Verizon’s inventory, and it looks like it may hit Verizon on the 8th of December.

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Disney Movies Headed To YouTube

It looks like YouTube should be getting a bunch of new movies shortly, as YouTube has signed a deal with Walt Disney Studios to bring Disney movies from the studio to the platform, which includes movies from Disney, Disney-Pixar and DreamWorks Studios.

It would appear that a number of movies from Disney have already been added to YouTube and they are now available to rent with prices starting at $1.99 for titles like Alice In Wonderland and Winnie the Pooh.

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Spotify Now Has 2.5 Million Subscribers

Spotify has announced its latest subscription figures, and the company now has over 2.5 million paid subscribers worldwide, this is an increase of 500,000 from the 2 million paid subscribers that the company announced back in September.

Spotify didn’t release any specific information about how many of these subscribers are US based, although we heard back in October that the company has reached 250,000 paid subscribers in the US.

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Apple Removes Subscription Gaming App Form App Store

Yesterday we heard that subscription based gaming was coming to Apple’s App Store, Big Fish Games yesterday announced a subscription based gaming application that would give users access to a range of games for a $4.99 monthly fee.

The application has apparently been available in the app store since the 18th of November, but people were unable to sign up to the subcription until yesterday, and now in a somewhat strange move apple has removed the application from the app store.

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