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HP open-sources WebOS for next generation of devices

HP is to open-source its WebOS mobile operating system, the company has announced.The company said on Friday that giving away the WebOS software, which has been used in the TouchPad tablet and Pre smartphone line, would be made available under an as-yet-undefined open source licence.

December 12, 2011 by

Before an Apple HDTV arrives, will new iMacs launch with built-in TV capabilities?

While the TV industry (and fanboys) waits to see when, and if, Apple decides to finally launch a long-rumored television, an analyst is predicting that TV functionality may wind up in Apple's computers first.According to AppleInsider, Wedge Partners' Brian Blair is forecasting that before an Apple HDTV is unveiled, its ecosystem -- Apple TV software and iCloud access -- could be built into new iMacs, which Blair believes will be redesigned for the first half of 2012.

December 10, 2011 by

Logitech burned by Google TV flop

Logitech has admitted that the launch of its Google TV set-top box, Logitech Revue, "was a big mistake" because the software wasn't fit for consumer use. Guerrino De Luca, Logitech's chairman, acting president and chief executive officer, didn't argue with the thinking behind Google TV, and said "the integration of television and internet is inevitable.

November 11, 2011 by

Samsung says it will not adopt HP's WebOS

Samsung has poured cold water on speculation that it might pick up WebOS from HP, which said in August that it was cancelling hardware products such as the TouchPad tablet that are based on the mobile operating system.When HP said it was scrapping the TouchPad and the Pre line of smartphones, the company said it was considering "how best to optimise the value" of the software, which HP picked up when it bought Palm in 2010.

September 5, 2011 by

Google purchases SageTV. Will place-shifting of video come to Google TV?

Looking no doubt to boost its Google TV offering, the search giant has purchased yet another company, in this case SageTV, which provides an alternative software option to Windows Media Center. At first blush, it may seem like a redundant exercise, since being the hub for your digital media is the whole point of Google TV already.

June 20, 2011 by

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