Months before Google unveiled its new Chromecast media hub, the company was privately showing around another type of Internet-to-television streaming device, according to a report.
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that during this year's Consumer Electronics Show in January, former Google executive Andy Rubin gave demonstrations of an Android-powered set-top box. This device was integrated with Google Hangouts and also had a video camera and motion sensor.
Apparently, the prototype digital-media hub had a wide array of features. In Rubin's demonstrations, he reportedly said the device could stream YouTube videos, as well as movies and TV shows … Read more