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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Miro Transformed into a doubleTwist, iTunes Competitor Overnight

Miro 4 ScreenshotsMiro, the open-source Internet TV Player, has morphed into a new, more far reaching application that everyone should have a good look at. Miro 4.0, beside the ability to subscribe to your favorite video podcasts and BitTorrent distributed videos, now offers music and video management (includes an inbuilt H.264/MP4 transcoder and "watch folder" functionality), smartphone [...]

Lockitron Turns Your Door Lock Into a Wirelessly Controlled Mechanism (Supports NFC, Too!)

Lockitron Video DemoIf you have the desire for wireless entry to your home, as well as for friends and family, have a look at Lockitron's new $295 offering. The company will ship out a deadbolt, door handle / knob, buzzer, or mortise compatible door lock, with matching finish when possible, to your home that you can install. [...]

Logitech Revue with Google TV Now $199.99

Logitech Revue $100 Price DropIt's official! Logitech has just reduced the price of their Google TV box, the Logitech Revue, to $199.99 ($100 off the original MSRP). So far the device hasn't been a big hit with the masses, but with this relatively attractive price point things might change. Also, according to the Google TV session we saw at [...]

Samsung Demos the First 10.1-inch 300 dpi Resolution Display for Tablets

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Ulta-thin DemoAttendees of the SID Display Week 2011 International Symposium in Los Angeles are getting a first hand look at Samsung's new 10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) format PenTile™ RGBW tablet display created in partnership with Nouvoyance. The LCD screen offers the same resolution density as Apple's "Retina" display, currently found in the iPhone 4, but [...]

New Google TV Details Emerge, Plus Screenshots of the New Honeycomb UI

Google TV with Honeycomb Home ScreenThe Google TV developer session at Google I/O just wrapped up and revealed some interesting tidbits. First off we've got a couple of screenshots of the new Google TV with Honeycomb UI we'll see this Summer. As you can see, it's a drastic departure from the v1 release. Google TV will also gain support for [...]