Will Sony’s New Android Tablet Designs Attract Buyers?

Sony S1 and S2 Tablet Preview  I've said it before... there's really nothing tablet builders can do to separate themselves from the pack other than a few minor hardware tweaks and cosmetic changes to the computing platform Android Honeycomb requires. As such, Sony's designers were obviously given free rein to sketch up something special. Here you see Sony's upcoming S1 and [...]

What Would You Do with a Bluetooth Enabled Apple TV?

Apple TV 2nd Generation In-handRumor has it that iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch will allow it to pair with an Apple TV using Bluetooth — a feature currently disabled, but present. Perhaps even other peripherals could communicate with Apple TV at some point as well. So it begs the questions: Why? Apple seems to have a [...]

Peel Controls Your A/V Gear Using Your iOS Device and Its ‘Peel Fruit’ Networked IR Blaster

Peel App and Fruit AccessoryYesterday we highlighted Dijit's universal remote app and Bluetooth IR blaster accessory. Well, it turns out another company called Peel has been hard at work on a similar setup, though from all appearances they seem to be a bit further along. Like Dijit, Peel offers an IR blaster accessory (available at your local Apple Store for $99.95), [...]

Dijit Wants to Be Your Smartphone’s Universal Remote App and More

Dijit with Griffin Beacon GraphicLast week I had the opportunity to visit Dijit's San Francisco headquarters. The small startup in a nutshell wants to turn your smartphone or tablet into a customizable universal remote. Sure, we've seen this kind of tech before, but Dijit has an interesting twist. The company has partnered with Griffin to sell a $79 Bluetooth IR [...]

Consumers Want iPads, Not Tablets?

Apple iPad 2 Black, White FaceTime Graphic"Wall Street’s premier sell-side research firm," Bernstein Research, has pretty much concluded that consumers want iPads from Apple, not tablets. Reason being, 50% of U.S. and U.K. respondents (sample size: 200) said their next tablet will be an Apple branded product. What's more, respondents polled said they also prefer iPad's 10-inch screen (actually 4:3 and [...]

iOS 5 Brings Dual-screen Gaming to the iPad via Apple TV

Real Racing 2 HD Engadget DemoYou may have seen Nintendo's big announcement at E3 2011. The company unveiled a new tablet controller as part of its new Wii U console that adds an extra dimension to typical game play (see below). Well, it turns out that iOS game developers can now do similar — though not exact — things with [...]

iOS 5 Brings Display Mirroring to Apple TV via the iPad 2

Apple iPad Mirroring DemoEver wish you could wireless display what's on your iPad to your HDTV? Well, now you can! Apple has just added a "mirroring" feature to AirPlay's control panel in iOS 5, which, like the term describes, duplicates what's displaying on your iPad through your apple TV (2nd gen.) to a connected HDTV. The mirroring function [...]

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 [...]