XBMC and Boxee on Windows Get the Kinect Treatment, Courtesy of KinEmote

Thought Kinect working with Windows Media Center was a cool? Check out the Kinect implementation for XBMC and Boxee. The KinEmote project, as its being called, uses the same PrimeSense drivers for Windows we saw demonstrated earlier, but the KinEmote devs have packaged them up in a way that's easy for people to install. Enjoy! Let us [...]

LaCie Float HDD / Trackpad Concept Has Major Appeal

Ha! Industrial Designer André Duarte Silva wants to kill two birds with one stone — and be green at the same time. He is introducing a new concept peripheral that mobile warriors will appreciate (and hopefully the product team at LaCie will consider). The device, which he calls the LaCie Float, is a lightweight external USB [...]

DLNA Certified Printers Jump from 14 to 40 Models in 2010, Expect Even More for 2011

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is announcing that the number of DLNA certified printers available to consumers in 2010 jumped nearly 200% since 2009, with the help of market leaders HP, Samsung, and Epson. The vision is to have all DLNA certified devices, either Web or networked connected, be able to print to any [...]

Kinect Hand Gesture Control for Windows 7 and Media Center Anyone?

Looks like the guys at Evoluce have ran with the newly available OpenKinect drivers (freely available for Windows 7, Linux, and Mac OS X) and created a new multi-touch experience that we'll all soon get to enjoy. A demo of Evoluce's Kinect-enabled drivers in action are attached below running on a Windows 7 PC, manipulating [...]

HDHomeRun PRIME Set to Go into Production This December, MSRP $249

Congratulations to SiliconDust! The company is announcing that their HDHomeRun PRIME networked CableCARD tuner is in the final review stage to become CableLabs certified. The 3-tuner device for Windows 7 is expected to go into production in mid-December and will retail for $249. No firm date has been set for the public launch, but the [...]

Apple TV Wiimote Hack Demo

Got to love people's ability to make gadgets do their own bidding. A second generation Apple TV owner has successfully managed to get his Wiimote to work on a jailbroken Apple TV. Essentially, at this point, the hack allows one to launch a Bluetooth software stack known as BTstack which can then recognize and communicate [...]

Logitech Mini Controller for Google TV Released

If you're on the fence about buying a Logitech Revue because you think having a full-size keyboard on your lap to control the Google TV experience is a bit much, have a look at Logitech's latest companion accessory now available for purchase. The Logitech Mini Controller is a palm-sized keyboard / dual-mode touch pad Harmony [...]

Best Buy Intros the $299.99 Rocketfish 4-port Wireless HD Kit

If you've been looking for a relatively inexpensive solution to wirelessly connect your HDMI equipped A/V gear to your HDTV, Rocketfish's 4-port Wireless HD kit (RF-WHD200) might be the answer to your needs. The $299.99 kit provides a wireless 1080p/60 and 3D video connection from up to 32-feet away using WirelessHD 60GHz technology (latency is [...]