home entertainment

Keecker HomePod may be the entertainment system of the future

Remember those sci-fi movies (okay, we meant The Jetsons) where you could project things on the wall from a robot-like pod that followed you around? Well, it seems like the future has arrived. Sort of. The Keecker calls itself the very first true HomePod and it is a portable projector, entertainment system, home computer, instant museum/gallery and even security system, all in just one 16" tall pod that you can control with just your smartphone.

Uhost3 Android TV set-top box isn’t so boxy

There is no shortage of Android-powered set-top boxes on the market today. The good news is that means there are devices to meet just about every price range and any style you might be interested in. Most of the set-top boxes are actually square or rectangular making them true boxes. However, if you want something not quite so boxy for your entertainment center the new Uhost3 quad-core Android TV set top box might be for you.

EXOON Android TV set top box ships with XBMC and Jelly Bean

A new Android-powered set-top box has hit the market from a company called EXOON. The set-top box is the XBMC Android TV DUO Pro. The set-top box is powered by a 1.6 GHz Rockchip A9 dual-core processor. The machine also comes with XBMC software preinstalled and runs Android 4.1.1.

Samsung HomeSync Box streamlines Android on your TV [Hands-on]

This weekend Samsung announced another device that will be headed to the market with Android to connect with all their smartphones and tablets. It's called the Samsung HomeSync media set-top box and today we've got a quick hands-on with it. This isn't Google TV, instead Samsung's using this to integrate their Android-toting devices deeper into our lives, and living rooms.

Google Home Entertainment System and Cloud Drive could be linked

We've already heard rumblings of the long-speculated Google cloud storage system coming to fruiting soon under the label "Google Drive". Now the rumor mill at WSJ is churning with news of a home entertainment service from the ubiquitous search engine provider, which may or may not be linked with the Android@Home project. It is coincidence that both of these stories have been leaked within hours of each other? Officially, yes; that's kind of the nature of a leak.  But unofficially it all points to a centralized, Google-hosted media hub that's accessible from any Android device, PC, or connected television.

Google Testing prototype Entertainment Device for your house

New details have now confirmed that Google is running tests for an experimental prototype device that will bring entertainment and more to your home. Chances are this is what we've seen in the past as Android@Home. Apparently around 252 homes are in a trial run this month with the brand new Google Entertainment Device and we are now seeing details of this from the FCC now that it has been approved for testing.

Lenovo K91 puts ICS on a Smart TV

Lenovo has unveiled a new, Android-powered smart TV at CES today, the K91, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and delivering tech specs we'd more expect to find on a smartphone. The K91 smart TV has a dual-core Snapdragon 8060 processor and a 5-megapixel camera in the bezel, above a 55-inch 3D-capable 240Hz HD IPS LCD display.

Samsung inTouch Android-powered Skype TV adapter revealed

An Android-powered webcam designed to hook up to your HDTV isn't exactly an everyday occurrence, but it's CES week and Samsung is looking to stand out with the new inTouch. Running 2.3 Gingerbread in a webcam designed to hook up via HDMI to your TV and via WiFi to your home network, the inTouch allows you to hold 720p HD Skype video calls as well as watch YouTube videos from your lounge.