Pogoplug Mobile Makes Streaming to and Backing Up Your Smartphone or Tablet a Breeze

Pogoplug MobileLooking for a drop-dead simple solution for streaming media (photos, music, video) and accessing files from home on your smartphone or tablet? Or how about backing up your smartphone's recently taken photos and video? Well, Pogoplug's new $79 Pogoplug Mobile product offers to do just that. Similar to the original Pogoplug that transforms your external [...]

Miso Social TV + DIRECTV = Awesome

Miso DIRECTV IntegrationLooks like Miso gained some integration love from DIRECTV for their social TV app. According to Miso, their iPhone app is now able to synchronize with TV content shown through a DIRECTV box, thus enabling "real-time social features that change based on what you’re watching." It's kind of like IntoNow, but with tighter integration with [...]

Hillcrest Labs Unveils Its New 6-axis Scoop Pointer In-air Mouse

Hillcrest Labs Scoop PointerFamiliar with the Loop Pointer? Well, Hillcrest Labs is replacing that with its new Scoop Pointer available to OEMs later this year. The company will offer them for rebranding and consumers can purchase the new in-air mouse from partners once they become available (unlike the Loop, which has its own website). Difference between the two [...]

Sneak Peek: Your Future Windows 8 Slate PC

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC PreviewSamsung is showing off a new Windows 8-ready tablet / slate PC that will be presented at IFA 2011. Both This is my next and PC Mag have details and photos of the upcoming product to browse over, but, in short, it's a modern spec'd PC in a tablet form factor. It's actually kind of [...]

MOG’s 320Kbps Music Streaming Service Now Available on the Boxee Box

MOG Boxee AppLove the sound of unlimited music? Well, MOG has got you covered for as little as $4.99/mo ($5 more for mobile access). The service has just landed on the Boxee Box with its very own custom app (provides 320Kbps audio streams and 1080p-ready cover art), but you can also find MOG on Sonos, Roku, and [...]

Keep Tabs on Things at Home with iZON Remote Room Monitor

iZON Remote Room MonitorThere seems to be no shortage of surveillance camera solutions for the home. The trick is finding one that's easy to setup and use. Enter the $129.95 iZON Remote Room Monitor, a device produced by product designer and Apple industry veteran Gary Bart. What's unique about the iZON is that it's an app controlled device. Just attach [...]

Apple May Have Blown It When It Decided to Discontinue TV Show Rentals via iTunes

Apple iTunes - The Simpsons Rent / Buy ScreenshotAfter reading the news that Apple decided to "pull the plug" on TV show rentals in iTunes, it left me wondering if this was a brilliant or dumb move on Apple's part. You can say that Apple made a smart move financially by dropping the low margin 99¢ TV show rental offerings that, apparently, people [...]

Does the TV Industry Really Hate Google TV?

Google TV Presentation - Credit: magerleagues on FlickrOver the weekend, during Eric Schmidt's Q&A at MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on the 27th, new details came out  -- beyond Google TV entering the European market in early 2012 -- that Google TV will be announcing a few new hardware partners alongside Sony and Logitech. "Wait shortly for an announcement," said Schmidt. Interestingly, the outlet [...]