WebM Counters MPEG-LA’s Patent Pool with One of Their Own

Today WebM announced the WebM Community Cross-License (CCL) initiative. In a nutshell, 17 founding members have joined forces to license essential patents related to WebM technologies to other members of the CCL. The end result will be a better royalty-free codec the public and manufactures can use and it will, in theory, create a shield [...]

Google Invites Bloggers, News Outlets, and TV Networks to Tag TV Show Content

This is kind of wild, though not unexpected. Google late last month announced it has begun supporting new video tags for Video Sitemaps and mRSS feeds "where [one] can specify metadata specific to television or episodic content." The idea, it seems, is that Google wants to gather as much relevant info from publishers — be it bloggers, [...]

Google TV Remote for Apple iOS Devices Finally Makes an Appearance

If you're one of the one percenters out there who owns a majority of Apple products and felt compelled to buy a Google TV-powered Logitech Revue or Sony Internet TV over an Apple TV, good news. Starting today you can load the official Google TV Remote app for iPad, iPhone, and the iPod touch. As [...]

MUST SEE: ‘One Day With The New Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1’ Video by AndroidHD

Wow, I'll let AndroidHD's video speak for itself. It's by far the best demo of Android Honeycomb I've seen to date. The nearly 12 minute video, as you may have guessed from the title, showcases Samsung's upcoming GALAXY Tab 10.1. You'll also see that there's nothing "inadequate" about this Tegra 2 powered device. In fact, I [...]

Obihai’s OBi110 VoIP Phone Adapter Makes Your Home Phone Google Voice Compatible – Sans Subscription Fees

If you're on the lookout for a service that can make your home phone compatible with your current Google Voice number, for free* in-bound and out-bound calls, have a look at Obihai. The company has a VoIP phone adapter known as the OBi110 [Amazon] that works with the OBiTALK Network to handle your calls. Both the [...]

Google Going ‘All In’ with Books, Movies, and Music in Android Marketplace

Wow, apparently Google wants to turn Android into the ultimate entrainment platform — beyond supporting smartphone and tablet apps. The company has begun flipping the switch on some of its server configured Android Marketplace URLs for books (now live), movies, and music which were discovered last week. So what does this all mean? Google wants [...]

Preview: Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 at Mobile World Congress 2011

Our buddy Charbax from ARMdevices.net is at Mobile World Congress in Spain. He just stumbled on Samsung's upcoming 10.1-inch GALAXY Tab Android Honeycomb / NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered tablet (price: TBA). As you'll see the hardware looks solid (nice design touches... particularly on the backside) and the OS and its tablet optimized apps are snappy. To [...]

PlayStation Suite May Become Google TV’s Future Killer App

This potentially could be big news for fans and hardware partners of Google TV! Sony Computer Entertainment's President and Group CEO, Kazuo Hirai, states that Sony's Internet TV devices powered by Google TV may in the future get support for Sony's new PlayStation Suite (PSS), a technology that will soon allow "PlayStation Certified" Android phones to [...]