Add Your Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs to Your ‘Personal Cloud’ with Pogoplug Software

Pogoplug My Drives Web InterfaceFinding an easy way to share and access your files and media is always a challenge. Sure, you can pay a cloud service like Dropbox to host your files or setup a dynamic DNS to access your computer or NAS server remotely. But what if you could just install a piece of software on your [...]

Sigma Designs Gives Us a Sneak Peek of Future Media Streamers

Sigma Designs Ultra-thin Set-top BoxI saw this the other day and went: meh. Sigma Designs is showing off a new reference design that CE manufactures can tap for their next-gen media streamers and IPTV receivers. At first glance it looks compelling — it's a plug computer in way. The SMP8670 chip powered wall wart offers 1080p playback via HDMI, HomePlug [...]

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 [...]

Sony’s New Cone-shaped HomeShare Network Speaker Lets You Beam Music to It via DLNA

Sony SANS300 HomeShare Network SpeakerLast night I was looking for a wireless speaker that lets you beam music to it like the new crop of AirPlay compatible speakers, but with DLNA. I've seen demos of this using Windows Media Player's "Play To" functionality, but haven't actually seen any DLNA wireless speaker products on the market — Internet radio boomboxes [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

PLEX Media Server for Linux Now Available for Ubuntu, Slackware, and ReadyNAS

PLEX Media Server for Linux Download PageOh, my. PLEX has just become the Linux community's' new best friend. The devs at PLEX have just announced the availability of its PLEX Media Server for NETGEAR's popular ReadyNAS network storage server that will allow it to stream media to PLEX clients around the home — be it a tablet like your iPad or [...]

HP Intros the First Wi-Fi Mouse for Your PC

HP Wi-Fi Mobile MouseThis is actually a pretty wild concept. HP has figured out a way to use Wi-Fi for pair and operating a PC mouse wirelessly. What's more, the technology allows the 5-button mouse to work from up to 30 feet away and last for 9 months (twice the life of a similar Bluetooth mouse). Sign me [...]