updated 11:30 pm EST, Wed January 22, 2014
Satechi Smart TV Box runs Android OS 4.2, support live TV streaming app
Satechi has released its Smart TV Box, now available online through Satechi and Amazon. Ideal for those who want to stream digital media onto their televisions, the Smart TV Box allows for downloading apps from the Google Play Store (as it is an Android 4.2 device), and stream movies, music, games and more on their HDTV.
Connecting to the internet through Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable, the device fully supports XMBC, a media management app for streaming live TV. The Smart TV Box features a 1.8 GHz processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB of storage space and a quad-core GPU, and also includes a Bluetooth adapter. The Smart TV Box is presently available for an introductory price of $110.
Wilocity ships more than one million WiGig units during first year of production
Wilocity, a developer of 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets based on the 802.11ad standard, today announced that it has shipped more than one million WiGig units in its first year of production. Wilocity units have been incorporated into a number of premium Dell Ultrabooks and high-performance Dell mobile workstations, as well as the D5000 Wireless Dock, offering speeds more than ten times faster than mainstream Wi-Fi.
WiGig is suitable for a broad range of applications, due to its high speed, resistance to interference, and high-capacity networking. Senior analyst for connectivity at IHS, Stephanie Gibbons, says that WiGig technology is "ready to really take off in 2014 and 2015," with 802.11ad product certifications underway.