Motorola Televation to Bring Secure, Set-top Box Free Television Streams to Android, iOS, Smart TVs and other IP Devices over Wi-Fi

Motorola TelevationSomeone pinch me. Motorola is announcing a new kind of CableCARD TV tuner that providers can leverage to offer customers additional/legal ways to receive television to their varied devices via IP. Motorola says they already have SDKs available for both Android and iOS that providers can use to create custom apps to enable subscribers to navigate, [...]

Boxee Update for PC/Mac/Linux Coming Fall 2011, Cites Priorities As Reason for Delay

Boxee Box by D-LinkWow, really? So the reason everyone is using the old version of Boxee on their computer is because the team has focused on "priorities, growth, and the future of Boxee." Head honcho, Avner Ronen, says the update for PC/Mac/Linux won't come until later this Fall, which will bring an "updated browser, improved playback, and lots [...]

iOS 5 Brings Display Mirroring to Apple TV via the iPad 2

Apple iPad Mirroring DemoEver wish you could wireless display what's on your iPad to your HDTV? Well, now you can! Apple has just added a "mirroring" feature to AirPlay's control panel in iOS 5, which, like the term describes, duplicates what's displaying on your iPad through your apple TV (2nd gen.) to a connected HDTV. The mirroring function [...]

Samsung’s New Smart View Android App Lets You Mirror TV to Smartphone and More

Samsung Smart View ScreenshotWow, Samsung is on a tear with their Smart TV platform. They recently hit 5 million TV app downloads worldwide in less than 15 months and have now just launched a pretty innovative new Android app that sets Samsung even further apart from the competition. Called Smart View, the new Samsung Smart TV app allows [...]

Windows 8 Gets a Radical Facelift and Touch Functionality

Windows 8 Start PageCurious what the next version of Windows will look like? Well, now you can see a few screenshots captured at the D9 Conference. Microsoft Windows president, Steven Sinofsky, explains that Windows 8 will bring a unified interface across devices and form factors and leverage Web technologies (i.e. HTML5, Javascript) for interactive apps and widgets. The [...]

HP Open to Licensing webOS to Third Parties and Rivals

HP TouchPad Portrait / Landscape Mode GraphicHewlett-Packard CEO Léo Apotheker told attendees of the D9 Conference today that HP sees webOS moving outside its hardware borders. In fact, not only are they interested in seeing webOS on home appliances and on partner products in the small business and enterprise space, but possibly running on hardware of rival companies. When asked if [...]

Sneak Preview: SlingPlayer for Google TV

SlingPlayer for Google TVBy now I think everyone knows what Slingbox is all about. It's a networked hardware device that connects to your TV set-top box and allows you to control and "sling" (aka stream) live TV or DVR recorded content to your mobile devices either on your home network or remotely. Now the company plans to expand [...]

Webian Shell Wants to Make Web Apps First Class Citizens on Your PC, Has Chrome OS in Its Sights

Webian Shell DemoBelow is a video demo of a new Mozilla Chromeless project called Webian Shell. Its main goal is to bypass the typical desktop environment and provide users with a new, more web app centric experience — all powered by technologies folks are familiar with: HTML, CSS, Javascript. My first thought when seeing the name was: [...]