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Google’s Nexus Q: A failed Apple TV clone

I wanted to like Google TV. The first models really don’t work that well. I really wanted to like Google’s Nexus Q streaming media player. It was supposed to be a new take on bring Internet video to your TV. It’s not. Feh!

First, here are the facts. The Nexus Q is a black orb, 4.6 inches in diameter, with a ring of 32 LEDs that “shift and change color in time to your music.” You know I had something like that in the 70s attached to my four-track tape and turntable stereo set. This makes the Nexus Q kind of retro-cool, but I’m not sure it’s so cool I’ll want to buy one.

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