Samsung to Become Google TV’s Next Smart TV Provider?

Bloomberg is reporting that Samsung is getting ready to announce its plans to introduce a new line of HDTVs powered by Google TV in January 2011 (most likely at CES). Samsung's head of TV biz says that they're "open" to using Intel's chips to tie it all together (see: Intel Smart TV). If this happens, [...]

UPnP Forum Celebrates 10 Years of Existence

Everyone who enjoys the benefits of network media streaming across various devices, computers, and applications should give the UPnP Forum a big virtual hug today on their 10th birthday. Seriously, without the UPnP Forum we would probably still be in the dark ages where only devices and applications with their own proprietary standards can communicate with each other [...]

D-Link Now Shipping First ‘D-Life’ Product: Internet Surveillance Camera Anyone Can Use

D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumer and business, today officially launched the first device from the D-Life™ product family, a surveillance camera kit that enables remote viewing of live streaming video from a web browser. The new Internet Surveillance Starter Kit (DHA-390) is designed for the D-Life website ( - ground-breaking technology to [...]

Consumers Listening to Music More and More on TVs

In a new survey by Parks Associates, roughly two-thirds of U.S. and Canadian broadband households reported regular use of a PC to play music while at home, and one-third said they use a television to listen to music. MP3 players ranked equal to TVs, with one-third of households using these platforms for music, in the [...]

Data Robotics Launches Second Generation Drobo

Today Data Robotics launched the second generation of its award-winning Drobo product. Featuring FireWire 800 alongside improved USB 2.0 performance and an upgraded core processor, the new Drobo is the fastest product in its class for managing and storing digital information. The increased read and write performance now makes the product ideal for use as [...]

HP SmartHome Tour

[ ?posts_id=1066070&dest=-1] [View on, YouTube, or Download] A few of us in the industry have heard rumors that HP has a fully working model home decked out with all the latest Digital Home tech at their Cupertino, CA campus. Well, lucky for you guys, Brian Burch, director of marketing for HP’s connected entertainment division, shot us [...]

QNAP Turbo NAS New Applications: Surveillance Station & QPKG Software Package Platform Now Available!

The leading network attached storage (NAS) provider QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced to support new applications Surveillance Station and QPKG software package platform on its Turbo NAS series (TS-109/ 209/ 409). QNAP NAS users can now upgrade the server firmware to version 2.1.0 or later to experience these new applications on NAS. The Surveillance Station [...]

Wireless HDTV Technologies Battle for a Million Installations in 2012

We’ve got wireless phones, wireless Internet and wireless home networks. Next, coming to a living room or commercial facility near you, is wireless high-definition TV. However, the market is still in its “incubation” stage, with fewer than 100,000 devices expected to ship this year. According to a new study from ABI Research, optimistic forecasts point [...]