Hulu Plus App Launched for Nintendo Wii

nintendo-hulu-plusNintendo has added a Hulu Plus downloadable app to the roster of Wii apps, allowing subscribers to shop at Wii for Hulu Plus networking.  A version of the app will be available on Nintendo 3DS.  Netflix also offers a Wii app that was released in 2011.  BBC's lauded iPlayer has been available as an add-on [...]

Twine for Connecting the Unconnectable

If you haven't yet come across it, you should check out one of the recent success stories from Kickstarter and start getting excited. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Well you'll soon [...]

Windows Home Server 2011 Update

Microsoft has released the Windows Home Server 2011 Rollup 2 Update.  It is a maintenance update to fix a variety of issues the server program has, such as bugs that have been reported to Microsoft by users. The fixes include the ability to disable the Media Streaming Metadata Synchronizer, so that scheduled tasks that can interfere [...]

Redbox and Verizon Partner to Offer Internet Streaming

In an attempt to ensure that theay aren't lef tbehind in the digital content stakes  Redbox and Verizon are partnering up and hoping to steal a march on Netflix, the encumbent market leader for streaming video and DVDs.  Netflix offers both whereas Redbox only had DVDs that one has to drive to get.  So very [...]

Launch Event for Windows 8 Set

windows_8The beta version of Windows 8 will be previewed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 29th.  Microsoft did not provide any further details of its plans. It did mention that there would also be an event in the US, but the details of this event will be released later. The event will be [...]

Introducing the Beam Brush – the Smart Toothbrush

beambrushThe latest device to get the connected home treatment is; yes you've guessed it, the toothbrush.  Strange as it may seem at first appearance there does seem to be a method to the madness. When we say connected that doesn't however mean you can stream video from it. Not just yet anyway. The Beam Brush is [...]

Peel TV Control and Spotify Box Prototype Win Interaction Awards

Two innovative new connected home products have been recognised in the first Interaction Awards. The Peel TV controller which we first covered back in June last year and the Spotify Box Player prototype designed by Swedish student Jordi Parra, which we featured way back in April, were amongst the winners in these Google sponsored awards [...]

Google TV Rolls Out Android 3.2

google_tv_logoGoogle TV is now a part of Android Honeycomb 3.2.  A new update was released last week to allow Google TV to go Android in keeping with Google's promise earlier this month to release frequent updates.  This is the latest update that will happen before Android 4 is provided to users.  The new software is [...]