Google unveils Google TV, the Internet company's next step in taking over your home
Google has unveiled plans to invade yet another one your electronic devices: your home television. On Thursday, the Internet powerhouse announced that it’ll be integrating its Android cellphone software and Chrome Web browser into select televisions and Blu-ray players, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Video should be consumed on the biggest, best, and brightest screen in the house, and that is a TV,” said Google’s project leader Rishi Chandra. Sony’s Bravia line of televisions will be the first to include Google TV this fall. Example features of Google TV include being able to pull up a NBA game’s box score while watching the action in picture-in-picture mode, or following American Idol Twitter updates while enjoying the show. Users will also be able to pull down a search box, type in (for example) “House,” and be presented with a list of all the House episodes available on USA and Fox, Hulu.com, and Amazon.com.