Elgato Jumps on the HDHomeRun PRIME Bandwagon, Intros a Compatible iPad App

HDHomeRun for iPad ScreenshotHey, why should your Windows Media Center or MythTV computer have all the fun with SiliconDust's new HDHomeRun PRIME network CableCARD TV tuner? Elgato is announcing the availability of their HDHomeRun App for iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later) -- available now in the iTunes App Store for $17.99. According to the company's app page, Elgato’s latest solution streams [...]

Attack of the External CableCARD TV Tuners for Windows 7 Media Center

SiliconDust HDHomeRun PrimeMedia streamers like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, and Roku are all the rage these days, however, I have a feeling HTPCs and PVR software usage is going to be making a comeback soon (or at least see an uptick from current levels). Hauppauge and SiliconDust are both set to launch their CableCARD (M-Card) TV [...]

Netflix Launches a ‘Just for Kids’ Portal, Makes Playing Outside Passé

WALL-E KidsThis is either the most brilliant idea for parents or one of the worst things to come down the pike for society in general. Netflix has just taken the wraps off their "Just for Kids" portal that makes it supposedly easy for young children to navigate content using familiar TV show and movie characters. The [...]

Grid10 by Fusion Garage Unveiled; It’s Metro-futuristic!

Fusion Garage Grid10 GraphicTired of the same old, same old? Fusion Garage thinks you'll like their new Grid10 tablet. A tablet based on the company's new GridOS for mobile devices. If you're familiar with Windows Phone 7 (or Windows 8), you may notice a slight resemblance to its Metro / Mosaic interface. An interface that's designed on a grid system. However, [...]

Amazon and VUDU Go ‘Web App’ for the iPad and other Tablets

iPad Optimized Vudu ServiceThe reality is native apps are only better than cross-platform web apps in a small number of instances. Publishers are starting to realize that not only is it easier to build device "optimized" web apps for TV, tablet, mobile, etc., but that they can also help their bottom line by sidestepping a platform's in-app payment [...]

Netflix App Hits the Chrome Web Store (Limited to Chrome OS on Linux)

Netflix Chrome Web App PageGood news and bad. Netflix is now available as a web app for Chrome OS through Google's Chrome Web Store [Twitter announcement]. Bad news is that it does not support other Linux-based operating systems that can run Google's Chrome browser at the moment. The web app also appears to be working fine with Windows and Mac OS X [...]

IOGEAR’s 4-Port USB Sharing Station Adds Wireless Connectivity to Your USB Devices

IOGEAR GUWIP204Ever wished you could move your external USB drive / webcam / printer / speakers to another location in your home or make it available to other users to access wirelessly? Well, now you can! IOGEAR is introducing the new IOGEAR 4-Port USB Sharing Station (MSRP $99.95) which leverages Wi-Fi so USB 2.0 and 1.1-based devices can be [...]

SageTV Front-end App Coming Soon to Boxee

Boxee Box by D-LinkI guess that's one way of adding DVR functionality to the Boxee Box! A group of unaffiliated SageTV developers are reportedly testing a front-end app for Boxee that will pull in recorded and live TV content from your TV-tuner equipped SageTV Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. Obviously, this is good news for those who previously purchased a copy [...]