Panasonic Teams Up With Mozilla For Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs & Open Standards Push

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Hours after LG unveiled its webOS-powered smart TV interface at CES, Panasonic has spilled the beans on its own mobile-inspired TV plans — announcing a partnership with Mozilla to use the latter’s Firefox OS (FFOS) and open Web standards ethos to open up the living room’s primary screen. Firefox OS can currently be found cooling its… Read more »

Metawatch Aims For The High End With New Smartwatches By A Former Vertu Designer

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Metawatch, one of the first working smart watches that interfaced directly with Android and iOS cellphones, has announced plans to expand their line with the new Meta. Designed by former Vertu/Nokia designer Frank Nuovo, the new pieces have stainless steel hardware enclosing a rectangular watch body and bold black face. The pieces will feature better… Read more »

Plugaway Is An App-Controlled Plug & LED System Aiming To Undercut The Smart Home Competition

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Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind Plugaway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim or kill your lights. The system can… Read more »

16 ways to play: SmartGlass support for Xbox One doubles the controller cap

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With the new Xbox this November, Microsoft’s bringing a new iteration of SmartGlass to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. And with said new iteration comes promised SmartGlass ubiquity. Microsoft GM and SmartGlass team lead Ron Pessner told Engadget as much in an interview this week on all things SmartGlass for Xbox One. You’ll need… Read more »