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Tired of fishing for your remote control in the confines of your couch? Take a break from looking for it and fire up your Android handset instead. It's a viable option, provided you own a compatible Onkyo receiver and download/install the company's new Remote App for Android. "Operating over a wireless local network, the application will allow Onkyo owners to stream music stored on an Android device to an Onkyo network audio system," Onkyo explains. "Music played through an Onkyo system gains far greater power and fidelity." Onkyo says users will be able browser networked content without needing... Read more...
The Android mobile platform has certainly been getting its fair share of attention lately. In addition to the many Android smartphones that were demoed at CES, there were also other Android-based devices to be seen. Take Funai Electric Co's universal remote control, for instance. Based on Android, the I-Remote was first demoed at CES this year. This multifunctional multimedia device runs on Android 1.5. It features a 7-inch touch-sensitive screen. After you select the name of a TV manufacturer on the menu screen, you'll see an operation panel for the TVs that are made by that manufacturer. The... Read more...
With the advent of Windows XP Media Center Edition, a whole new playing field was created to help advance the relationship between multimedia and the PC.  Designed solely for use in OEM systems at first, Windows XP Media Center Edition helped open the door for OEMs to create PCs with an increased emphasis on all things multimedia.  Integrating a slick, easy to follow interface along with PVR like functionality, user's could build their entire entertainment system with a Windows XP MCE based PC tying it all together.  From a single system, users could upload images,... Read more...