Netflix App Hits the Chrome Web Store (Limited to Chrome OS on Linux)

Good news and bad. Netflix is now available as a web app for Chrome OS through Google's Chrome Web Store [Twitter announcement]. Bad news is that it does not support other Linux-based operating systems that can run Google's Chrome browser at the moment. The web app also appears to be working fine with Windows and Mac OS X [...]

Media Streamers Now Have ‘Green’ Cred

You may have read the news that your TV set-top box might cost you more on your energy bills than your refrigerator, but did you know that the latest crop of media streamers are some of the most energy efficient gadgets in your home? It's true. In fact, GigaOm tested 5 of the top selling [...]

Boxee for iPad Arrives, Brings AirPlay-like Functionality in Tandem with the Boxee Box

The iPad app all Boxee owners have been waiting for has arrived. Boxee for iPad is an app that is able to aggregate all the video your friends post on Buzz, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter, as well as videos you've bookmarked online to watch later using Boxee's Bookmarklet. In addition, the app can be used [...]

Chrome Tablet Browsing Anyone?

Below is a video demo by François Beaufort of the current state of the touch-enabled Chromium browser. As you can see it has been heavily optimized from the desktop version to work well with a touch display. There has been no interest by Google to make a Chrome OS tablet [mockup renderings], but that's not stopping the [...]

MUST SEE: BBC’s Revamped iPlayer for PS3 and other Connected Devices

It's hard to be impressed by TV apps these days. Most developers do a horrid job of making things intuitive and easy for end-users to navigate with a standard remote. Enter BBC's new iPlayer HTML5/CE-HTML app. The team at BBC have put in a lot of thought on what a TV-optimized web app should do, [...]

Sneak Peek: Beta Version of Google TV Honeycomb

God, what has Google done?! I'm trying to reserve judgement here since this is a hacked Beta version, which probably lacks the polish the final release will provide, but it's difficult. People have often complained that Honeycomb on the tablet is more PC-like than it should be. Now, we've got an overly complex — or should [...]

No Streaming-only Service from Comcast on the Horizon

Comcast's CEO told analysts earlier this week that the company has no plans to offer a streaming-only service to non-subscribers which could theoretically run on the Boxee Box or Roku. The CEO makes clear that previous efforts like Fancast.com "proved unprofitable." It's worth pointing out, though, that a free service like Fancast is different than an IPTV service that folks [...]

IOGEAR’s Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter Turns Ethernet-based Devices Wireless

These days networked devices have Ethernet and either built-in wireless connectivity or at least the support for a wireless USB dongle (often only compatible with select models and provide sub-par signal strength). IOGEAR thinks they have a better solution. The company has brought to market a small 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter (with dual antennas) that connects directly [...]