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If you like TV, and you like the Internet, you've got some really good options for getting those two crazy kids to play nicely together. PLAiR, newly arrived on the market, adds a platform-independent and compact device to the menu of connected television solutions that stream web video to your...

April 24th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Chumby's app ecosystem expanded to yet another platform last week, thanks to a new partnership with LG. Under the deal, owners of LG's Smart TV-enabled devices will now be able to access more than 1,000 applications available on the Chumby app network, including a variety of news-, entertainmen...

December 5th 2011 at 9:09pm 0 Comments
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The battle for the connected living room is about to heat up in a big way: the Wall Street Journal reports that Cisco will announce a new series of connected cable boxes here at CES tomorrow, as part of a larger announcement that combines online video with recorded and live television. You scoff...

January 4th 2011 at 8:55pm 0 Comments
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If we were miniature people forced to scrape by an existence of hiding from The Bigs and wearing adorable hats made out of thimbles, we'd be totally eyeing this little abode for our winter digs. Warming our tiny, oh-so-precious hands at the warmth of the CPU, cradling our hot chocolate mugs that ar...

October 12th 2009 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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Ross Rubin (@rossrubin) contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The original Asus Eee PC took on the challenging North American market for a small notebook PC and was so successful that it created a new wave of product that's turned the PC business upside down. And although A...

September 29th 2009 at 5:34pm 0 Comments
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For those of us who have been around the block a time or two, we can distinctly remember just how hard WebTV fell. Granted, it is still around as MSN TV, but when is the last time you actually saw one being used? A new report put forth by ABI Research is asserting that web-based interfaces will soo...

July 31st 2008 at 11:18pm 0 Comments
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Every time you think the Viiv hype is dying down, Acer brings it back up, as just a few months after kicking out the "world's first" Viiv-certified LCD TV, the firm is now unveiling its Aspire L320 mini PC with -- you guessed it -- a shiny Viiv sticker adorning its case. Hot on the heels of its xSe...

March 17th 2007 at 11:37pm 0 Comments
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I think it may be Constitutionally required that Time name every new Apple product gadget of the week. This time around it is the iPod Hi-Fi and the Mac mini (how do you like that for multitasking?). Time is excited to see 'Apple in the living room' with both of these products, and so am I (though I...

March 13th 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments