Top digital lifestyle news
This week’s digital lifestyle news was dominated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas.
Bill Gates gave his final CES keynote before retirement, with Microsoft talking up its digital living room stronghold (XBox 360, Media Center and Mediaroom), while at the same time mocking the AppleTV.
However, Microsoft and Apple face much competition, with a flurry of products announced at CES that bridge the gap between the PC and TV, or bring Internet content directly to a television. Highlights included the SlingCatcher (Sling Media), D-Link’s newly launched PC-on-TV Player, TiVo Desktop 2.6 (TiVo), and Internet-connected TVs from Sharp, Samsung and Panasonic.
Taking aim at Sonos, Logitech-owned Slim Devices announced the Squeezebox Duet music system, a networked audio receiver and accompanying controller, designed to make it easy to listen to your digital music collection, as well as access online music services and Internet radio, throughout the home.
More CES coverage:
- Sony releases updated Mylo personal communicator; adds Skype capability to PSP
- Vudu introduces arrival of HD movies and a new XL set-top box
- FyreTV: adult industry gets its own dedicated set-top movie box
More digital lifestyle coverage:
- Are you watching more online video during writer’s strike? Or not?
- Sign of what’s to come: ESPN mobile gets more hits than its Web site for NFL news
- MTV Networks expands its online video reach, following its fans around the Web
That’s a wrap. Next up: Macworld!