Boxee Releases Last Version that Supports the PC

boxee_1-5Have Boxee Shot Themselves in the Foot by Turning their Back on the Home Computer? Boxee sees the way forward as internet TV, and the PC, which started everything, is not a part of that way forward.  Boxee's most recent release, v.1.5, is going to be the final one that supports the local PC. Growing Past the [...]

Twonky Gets Personal with Recent Releases

twonky_android_appIn a recent spate of product releases, PacketVideo have extended the Twonky range to bring cutomized media content to its users in what they say is a natural method of discovery. What does that mean? Well the beta release of myTwonky, the Twonky Video app and the Twonky Music app allows access to your existing [...]

Pogoplug Mobile Makes Streaming to and Backing Up Your Smartphone or Tablet a Breeze

Pogoplug MobileLooking for a drop-dead simple solution for streaming media (photos, music, video) and accessing files from home on your smartphone or tablet? Or how about backing up your smartphone's recently taken photos and video? Well, Pogoplug's new $79 Pogoplug Mobile product offers to do just that. Similar to the original Pogoplug that transforms your external [...]

HP Nixes the TouchPad and Its webOS-powered Smartphones

HP TouchPad Portrait / Landscape Mode GraphicWow, the just announced news that HP plans on discontinuing its TouchPad and WebOS smartphones products is causing quite a ripple in the technosphere at the moment. People don't know what to make of the announcement. A platform that had so much promise and was intent on competing with the big boys with a truly [...]

MerMar Designs Unveils Ether IR, an Ethernet Enabled Universal Remote Control System

MerMar Designs Ether IR PrototypeThe goal for many creating a home theater system is to one day be able to manage the whole system with one remote, and ideally from another room or from a component closest. Well, MerMar Designs may have a solution that will interest you. The "open source electronics" developer has an Ethernet board that has [...]

See Motorola’s ATRIX 4G Smartphone Double As a Connected TV Device

Motorola CES 2011 Atrix DemoAs you're all already aware, smartphones are getting smarter and more powerful by the day. At CES 2011 Motorola demonstrated their upcoming ATRIX 4G smartphone, running Android, that got people talking about its ability to be docked into a netbook-like peripheral and power a custom webtop interface — all while still providing a separate screen [...]