Social TV to Take Off in 2012

get_glue_social_tvIt has been predicted by both Mashable and the Harvard Business Review (HBR) that Social TV is to take off during 2012. Whilst 2011 saw a large number of startups in the sector, and more coverage in mainstream media, Social TV remained a tiny fragment of possible entertainment. However, for those who want their digital [...]

Consumers Demand Extensive and Smooth Connectivity

Broadcom Corporation has disclosed the results of a new customer survey carried out by JZ Analytics, showing a heightened demand for extensive and smooth connections. The survey results revealed by Broadcom are: Connecting in the home * Using online video: two-thirds of the people that participated in the survey said that they view over two videos per [...]

Internet TV to be Used by Malaysian Government

1_malaysia_iptv_iosA new internet video service has been introduced by the Malaysian government that will assist it in communicating news, information and other updates to the public within the country. 1MalaysiaIPTV – The IPTV internet channel – is able to be looked at online from a PC or mobile device, whilst apps for iOS (iPod Touch, iPad, [...]

Siri Flaunts its Home Automation Magic

siri_logoApple Siri is an intriguing piece of technology and it comes as no surprise that it has returned to demonstrate its home automation magic. What exactly is it that people are referring to? The answer to this question is the Siri Proxy written by Pete Lamonica. This small bit of code is allowing Siri to tackle [...]

The ‘Smartphone Watch’ – an Alternative eHome Remote?

imwatch_smartphone_watchWith the ability to check Facebook and Twitter feeds, receive phone calls and retrieve text messages, this is the world's very first 'smartphone watch'. Resembling something from a sci-fi film, the touchscreen i'm Watch is planned to go on sale in 2012 and contains most of the same features as hi-tech phones, at just a fraction [...]

LifeVibes CineXPlayer Delivers Home Theater Experience

cinexplayer_2-5NXP Software has announced a new launch of its widely well-known LifeVibes CineXPlayer at Apps World Europe. CineXPlayer 2.5 is the first video player for iPod, iPhone and iPad devices that can support Dolby Digital Plus. Obtainable through the Apple App Store, CineXPlayer 2.5 offers the experience of a living room movie practically everywhere. "NXP Software [...]

Sonos System Software 3.6 Update

sonos_bedroomSonos has launched the 3.6 system software update. If you are on iOS or Android, you are able to get it now at the respective marketplaces. You should automatically be prompted to install the update via the desktop software. 3.6 consist of the following updates: * The Sonos controller for Android can now support tablets (even [...]

Sky Testing Massive Wi-Fi & Cable Broadband Roll-out

Sky has confirmed that it has tested its very own cable installations, researching the potential of skipping BT within the United Kingdom and running its own broadband network where it would have complete control.  An additional possibility - although only a rumor at this phase - is employing a massive development of The Cloud, a [...]