Google TV is facing some glitches. The search monolith had a line of hardware partners set to show off new Google TV-based products next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But now the company has asked companies such as Toshiba, LG and Sharp to hold off on releasing new products until the next version of Google TV software is released.
Reviews thus far have been lukewarm and Google appears to be having similar difficulties to all the other companies that have attempted to bring the internet to TV. It's conceivable that Google TV, should it catch on, won't do so until next Christmas now. By then it could have a competitor that more effectively manages its partners and times the release of its product.
This is pretty neat. Remember the NEO-GEO? Japan's SNK has come up with replica NEO-GEO controller modified for use with Sony's Playstation 3. Instead of the old A, B, C and D buttons, SNK has used the shapes and symbols familiar to avid PS3 gamers. The controllers are up for grabs right now from Play-Asiafor roughly $45.