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Couch Gaming with the OnLive MicroConsole & the Phantom Lapboard

Posted in Internet TV, Internet TV Keyboard, Internet TV Peripherial, John Landino, Message from the CEO, Phantom Lapboard with tags , , , , , on January 2, 2011 by jlandino

Update of the OnLive MicroConsole & Phantom Lapboard

Well the first thing I found out was that FPS games are darn hard however I am digging URIII.  Secondly the more I use Onlive & my computer on the flat screen the more convinced I am in our Phantom Lapboard solution.  I like to sit on the couch and switch from TV, OnLive & my computer.  I’m also a cyclist so anytime I can get my feet up on the couch really helps during the heavy training. Thus hanging back on the sofa and being able to use all my media devices is very very cool!

The use of a mouse, for me at least, works much better than a touch pad or keyboard short cuts.  Now that I am doing some couch Gaming I also see how important a mouse is as well.  I like to find unique positions which I can relax my legs but still have the Lapboard fitted for responsive Gaming, here lies the real value in our multi-level/position input device.

Again expect Onlive to delve into streaming movies and hopefully bring a browser too.  The games play very well on the OnLive real-time network, the only problems I had were with my own IPS during the days running up to Christmas when bandwidth was super crowded.  I would like to blame my poor Gaming skills on something other than me but truth be told…I kinda suck right now.

The good news is I have a comfortable way to get better at couch Gaming with the Phantom Lapboard and the super cool and affordable OnLive MicroConsole!

ELUSIVE TV-INTERNET MARRIAGE promised by Intel, introducing first specialized CE system-on-chip, couch potato-friendly interface created with Yahoo.

Posted in Message from the CEO with tags , , , on August 21, 2008 by phantomadmin

SAN FRANCISCO — Intel has created the technologies to finally weave the Internet into TV, it said
Tuesday. To back the claim, the company put executives from Comcast, Sony, Disney and Yahoo on stage at the Intel Developer Forum.

Intel introduced a “widget dock” developed with Yahoo. It’s intended to create a simple, unobtrusive, visual Internet interface that doesn’t block the TV picture. Viewers can customize it and navigate it with a few clicks of familiar remote controls, said Patrick Barry, Yahoo vice president of connected TV. Developers quickly can create new interactive applications, he said.

The company also announced the Media Processor CE 3100, a system-on-a-chip to support high-quality video and audio, along with Web technologies such as Flash, Java, Ajax and successors. The chip is the first built by Intel specifically for optical media players, cable set-tops, digital TVs and other connected CE devices. It features more than 150 million transistors, 46 clock devices and “15 complex and unique pieces of IP,” said Eric Kim, senior vice president of Intel’s digital home group.   

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