Ubuntu Reveals Its Intentions to Work with Smartphone Makers to Create ATRIX-like Dual Mode Devices

Motorola ATRIX 4G LapdockHere's something juicy. Chris Kenyon, Canonical's head of OEM services, told folks at Computex that the company is currently working with and wishes to talk to other smartphone makers in getting their devices to boot Ubuntu — the third most popular desktop OS — when their phones are docked into devices like the new ASUS Padfone or the [...]

Get Ready for a New Crop of Devices: Smartphone Docking Tablets

CMIT TransPhone PhotoLooks like Motorola's ATRIX faux-netbook docking setup has captured the attention of tablet producers. Two companies at Computex 2011 have just unveiled their vision for a tablet that's powered by its paired smartphone. It's unclear if or which OS the tablets will run on their own. What we do know is that these devices by [...]

AirPlay Add-in for Windows Media Center Released

Windows Media Center AirPlay Add-inTalk about a match made in heaven? A developer by the name of Thomas Pleasance has just released a new add-in that brings AirPlay support to Windows Media Center. According to Ian at The Digital Lifestyle, the add-in works seamlessly. Just install Apple's Bonjour service beforehand and you're good to go. From that point, any [...]

Miro Transformed into a doubleTwist, iTunes Competitor Overnight

Miro 4 ScreenshotsMiro, the open-source Internet TV Player, has morphed into a new, more far reaching application that everyone should have a good look at. Miro 4.0, beside the ability to subscribe to your favorite video podcasts and BitTorrent distributed videos, now offers music and video management (includes an inbuilt H.264/MP4 transcoder and "watch folder" functionality), smartphone [...]

Nielsen Finds ‘Tablets are TV Buddies while eReaders Make Great Bedfellows’

Nielsen Q1 2011 US Connected Devices Time Distribution UsageDeciding between an eReader and a tablet is a tough decision for most folks. Tablets provide all the functionality of an eReader through an app, while eReaders by design provide a more soothing reading experience for the eyes — not to mention they're a whole lot cheaper and less energy demanding. So, if you're still [...]

Samsung Demos the First 10.1-inch 300 dpi Resolution Display for Tablets

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Ulta-thin DemoAttendees of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium in Los Angeles are getting a first hand look at Samsung's new 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display created in partnership with Nouvoyance. The LCD screen offers the same resolution density as Apple's "Retina" display, currently found in the iPhone 4, but [...]

Android Dips Its Toes in Home Automation with @Home, Will Have App Market Support for Google TV by Summer

Android Honeycomb GraphicThis morning was day one of Google I/O 2011. Lots of great new technologies and platform advancements were revealed today, but the three our readers will be interested in is Android Accessories, Android @Home, and Project Tungsten. Oh, and I guess Android Market: Movies (compatible across phones and tablets), which provides the ability to stream [...]

Amazon Cloud Player Now Supports iOS Devices

Amazon Cloud Player iOS App - Credit: EngadgetDisappointed Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad owners can now cheer the news that Amazon's recently unveiled Cloud Player service has just added support for iOS devices. According to Engadget, Cloud Player works "without a hitch" on the iPad and iPhone 3GS. They report there's "little (if any) lag or time delay" when buffering music [...]