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An update on the official Windows Blog by Microsoft senior marketing communications manager Brandon LeBlanc unveiled the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. It is a device that will connect to a monitor, HDTV, or projector with both HDMI and USB connectivity. Retailing for $59.95, the wireless adapter will allow users to share content but only from Miracast-enabled device. This includes PCs and Tablets that run Windows 8.1 with LeBlanc using a Dell Venue 8 Pro and Lumia 1520 for his demonstrations. In order to use it, the consumer will need to simply plug in the USB and HDMI ends of the adapter... Read more...
Google's reasonably priced ($35) Chromecast dongle has been a surprising success in the streaming market, in part because of its low price tag. There's not a ton of competition in the streaming dongle space either, though it appears Microsoft will soon throw its weight around with a Miracast dongle that appears in the FCC's database. According to the filings, Microsoft's device (model number HD-10) is a Miracast dongle with 802.11n Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct support, though it took some investigating to come to that conclusion. The FCC application is missing tons of information, and it wasn't until... Read more...
Is it a TV? A monitor? A little of both? LG's MT93 has just been announced -- a 27" IPS Personal Smart TV that's engineered for small, tight spaces such as college dorm rooms. It relies on LG's latest design scheme; a thin bezel combined with understated motifs and a unique stand. It's a smart device, meaning that it's Internet-connected at the core. That gives you access to Facebook, Netflix and Hulu Plus, as well as the extensive content libraries found in LG’s 3D World and Game World. LG’s Smart TV platform also delivers convenient content sharing and screen mirroring via WiDi and... Read more...
Intel is leveling up its Wireless Display (WiDi) technology that was first introduced two years ago. The newest iteration -- version 3.5 -- adds a bunch of nifty new features that expand its capabilities, and of course implements support for Windows 8 and its touch-friendly interface. Before we dive into the new features, let's backtrack a quick moment. Intel's WiDi technology, if you're not familiar, cuts the cord and allows supported laptops and Ultrabooks to connect to a TV wirelessly. All that's required is a supported platform (Arrandale, Clarkdale, Sandy Bridge, and Ivy Bridge systems), an... Read more...
NVIDIA is a pretty huge company, and it's becoming more monumental by the day. Having its support can make or break a product, and so it's probably causing a lot of smiles in the wireless streaming arena now that NVIDIA is tossing its weight behind Miracast. If you haven't heard that term before, fret not. The Wi-Fi Alliance is expected to launch the Miracast wireless display certification program in the coming months, and Miracast has the kind of early steam that really see it grow as a true rival to AirPlay and WiDi. The idea is to enable mobile devices to stream video and audio to HDTVs without... Read more...