Launch GTK Apps in Your Web Browser; No, Really!

GTK Broadway DemoHey, psssst. Want to see something wild? Operating systems that run GTK+ 3.2 (part of GNOME 3.0) can have applications launch in a web browser, thanks to HTML5's gdk "broadway" backend. A demo of this miracle is attached below. What does this mean for all of us? Well, an OS like Chrome OS — built [...]

Veho / Cideko Mimi Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Cideko Air Keyboard ConquerorThe guys at Cideko have done it again. Remember the MSI / Cideko Air Keyboard? Well, Cideko has taken that concept and enhanced it with analog and digital game controls — it actually kind of reminds me of the Sony Internet TV Keypad. The Veho / Cideko Mimi Wireless Gaming Keyboard (aka Cideko Air Keyboard Conqueror) [...]

Jolicloud OS Aims to Modernize Your Old (or New) Desktop with the Power of the Cloud

Jolicloud Interface with Gmail NotificationsJolicloud, best known as a hybrid native & web app focused OS for netbooks, is casting its net to include desktop PCs, in particular ones with 10+ year old NVIDIA video cards. The announcement may not sound like much on the surface. However, when you consider that Google is planning to bring Chrome OS to [...]

New Xtreamer Ultra Media Streamer / HTPC Set to Debut at CeBIT 2011

Xtreamer UltraWhy settle for a high-powered media streamer like the Boxee Box when you can get one that can double as an HTPC as well? Well, that's what Xtreamer is looking to offer with its new mini-ITX Xtreamer Ultra product, set to debut at CeBIT next month. The Xtreamer Ultra is an "aggressively priced" media streamer [...]

EFO Google TV Mini Wireless Keyboard Now Available

EFO Google TV Mini Wireless Keyboard with Logitech Revue KeyboardRemember the Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard we gushed over? Well, EFO now has a model optimized for Google TV. In fact, they've made it in two flavors, Bluetooth or RF, to suit your needs. MSRP is $65, but they have a $45.50 pre-order special going until February 15th. If you're wondering what the difference between this [...]

Ubuntu Gains Multitouch Control via Webcam Visual Input

ENAC Tuiotouch Bridge DemoThe students at ENAC have got a new trick up their sleeve. Remember, they're the ones who managed to give non-touch enabled software uTouch support in Ubuntu with a technology they call GINN. Now, they're figured out a way to use a standard webcam to track hand gestures and convert them into commands the OS [...]

AirPlay Arrives on Linux, Totem Media Player to Be Exact

Totem AirPlay PluginIt was just a matter of time. Totem, the default GNOME media player that ships on distributions like Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, etc., now has a new, unofficial AirPlay plugin called "totem-plugin-airplay" that will allow iOS device owners to zap content to their Linux-based PCs for playback as if it were an Apple TV. Setup is actually [...]

Could the Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad Be the Ultimate HTPC Remote?

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard In-handIf you own an HTPC, keeping an eye out the perfect wireless remote is just about an everyday affair. However, folks, I think this may be the one to hold the HTPC remote crown for some time. The Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard is designed to work with all versions of Windows and is compatible with [...]