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 [...]

Acer Revo RL100 Now Available in the U.S., Gets a $499 Price Tag

Acer Revo RL100Acer is such a tease. Acer gave us all a sneak peek of their Revo 2 with RevoPad early last year at IDF, a devices that runs Windows Media Center Embedded and leverages Intel's CE4100 SoC (the same chip found in D-Link's Boxee Box). Then later that year Acer introduced the AMD + NVIDIA ION [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

Chromebox Could be the Ultimate Family Computer

Samsung ChromeboxEarlier today Google I/O attendees got a sneak peek of a new Chrome OS product for home and office dubbed the Chromebox. At first glance one doesn't know what to make of the Samsung produced device. Chrome OS currently is already a bit of challenge for people to wrap their heads around, if they're stuck [...]

ARM to Become the Next Big Thing in Personal Computing

Ubuntu Netbook Edition ARM Reference DesignIt seems the stars are aligning for proponents of ARM processors. We're seeing them used in our mobile devices, network media streamers, TVs, and soon our laptops and desktops. IDC is predicting that 13% of computers by 2015 will be using them (related). We told you that the next version of Windows will support ARM [...]