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Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It
Google may enter the battle for your living room
Hey I'm extremely -- and welcome to rumor has -- the show that rounds up the week's biggest tech rumors.
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Now if you're sick of hearing about Apple rumors you're in -- I've got a couple for you today and neither has anything to do with the company that you love to hate.
Or love to --
So first up.
Here's a rumor that still kind of in the rumor phase FaceBook is testing out chat rooms according to techcrunch who cited a person familiar with the matter.
FaceBook confirmed that it actually is testing this out but the company's -- lips were sealed about any other details the new feature which is code named host chat.
Lets people set up chat rooms at their friends can join without an invitation. Kind of reminiscent of the old AOL.
It would work by allowing you to set up a chat room which would then be broadcast on your news feed.
There may even be an option to let friends in -- invite other friends and -- -- -- -- it'll be like the ninety's all over again.
Not needing an imitation is the key differentiator between this service and say Google hangouts.
But whether we want to return to the days of age sex location is a good question.
Up next the war rages on between Apple and Google.
This week the Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on an injury based gaming console and a Smart watch.
Soon after everyone in the universe rush to point out that this is probably in response IOS seven introducing third party gaming controller standards.
And the looming I watch that everybody's lips asked -- speculating.
The report also mention that Google would be.
-- the nexus Q media streamer.
A product totally bombed and super expensive it seems like there's no place for the nexus -- to go but up it also nobody cares about the nexus Q.
As for the gaming console.
No specs were given in the report.
But you can imagine that Google is -- the Android based only a game console that's now currently selling for 99 dollars now look.
I was addicted to -- -- as the next person but come on.
Is yet another game console in an RD over saturated market something that we really need.
What do you guys think is Google trying too hard to -- flooded market what would you wanna scenic gaming console.
Don't forget to vote and leave a comment and I asked the CNET council whether it thinks that Google's working on a game console the --
The CNET -- composed of -- editors to cast their ballots anonymously their opinions on endorsement by CNET horses yes act obviously because these numbers --
And the CNET council's verdict is.
-- -- don't think that Google's building a game console.
One editor though who thinks that they are working on a console said that he thinks that since it's one of the areas in which Google doesn't have a presence he can't imagine them letting it stay that way for much longer.
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