Google’s Eric Schmidt Tells the British Television Establishment: It’s Time to ‘Think Beyond the TV Box’

Earlier today, Google's former CEO, Eric Schmidt addressed the crowd at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival as the keynote speaker. We all knew he was going to bring up Google TV at some point, but the MacTaggart Lecture hit on many of the opportunities — he felt — the UK television industry and regulators [...]

Connect Your Mac or PC to Your Stereo Wirelessly with playGo USB

We've covered products like BICOM's playGo USB adapter in the past (here's one for $36), but this unit is a bit different. The playGo USB connects to your Mac or Windows PC via USB (as the product's name suggests) and then is able to transmit the audio on the best available channel to its stereo-connected receiver(s) [...]

Netflix May Introduce a Family Plan and VOD Rentals

Currently, subscribing to Netflix with one account has worked well for individuals, couples, and small families in a household. However, Netflix has, for a while now, been considering offering subscribers a Family Plan to expand their current capabilities. The advantage with this setup is that users will have their own individual accounts that Netflix can [...]

Lenovo Launches Its Enterprise-grade ThinkPad Tablet Powered by Android

Not sure which Android-based tablet to buy? Have a look at Lenovo's new ThinkPad Tablet — it's got a little something for everyone. The $499/16GB ThinkPad Tablet has been designed with the enterprise market in mind, but it offers a bevy of features that any hardcore geek will appreciate. Below are some of the product [...]

Google Finally Lets Loose Its Google TV Add-on for Android App Development

Color me surprised. We knew Google had design guidelines for HTML5-based apps optimized for Google TV. And the company talked a good game at Google I/O this past May about how future Android apps will recognize and reformat themselves on the fly for large TV displays. Well, today we're learning that Google has finally given [...]

Keep a Lookout for New Nettop-sized HTPCs with AMD’s new E-450 APU (It’s the New Hotness)

A while back we talked about the differences and benefits of AMD's E-350 APU over an Intel Atom + NVIDIA ION 2 combo for a SFF HTPC setup. Now, AMD has a new and improved chip, the Fusion E-450, which boasts a 1.6GHz processor, enhanced HD graphics (HD 6320), and support for faster DDR3-1333 memory, [...]

Elgato Jumps on the HDHomeRun PRIME Bandwagon, Intros a Compatible iPad App

Hey, why should your Windows Media Center or MythTV computer have all the fun with SiliconDust's new HDHomeRun PRIME network CableCARD TV tuner? Elgato is announcing the availability of their HDHomeRun App for iPad (requires iOS 4.2 or later) -- available now in the iTunes App Store for $17.99. According to the company's app page, Elgato’s latest solution streams [...]

Attack of the External CableCARD TV Tuners for Windows 7 Media Center

Media streamers like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, and Roku are all the rage these days, however, I have a feeling HTPCs and PVR software usage is going to be making a comeback soon (or at least see an uptick from current levels). Hauppauge and SiliconDust are both set to launch their CableCARD (M-Card) TV [...]