How to Connect a Monitor to Your MacBook


If you’re wanting to connect an external monitor to your MacBook for more screen real estate, here’s how to do it. MacBooks can be great for portability, but if you have a lot of work to do and have a lot of apps open, the 13- and 15-inch screens of the MacBooks aren’t going to […]

How to Connect Your iPad to Your Computer Monitor


Your iPad’s screen is only so big, so here’s a way to connect it to a computer monitor to get more screen real estate for showing off photos and videos to a larger crowd. Showing people photos on your iPad is pretty convenient, but when you want to show a whole room of people, they […]

Netgear NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle Takes on Google Chromecast

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The Google Chromecast is currently the only product of its kind, allowing users to beam video content from a smartphone or tablet straight to a HDTV. However, Netgear wants to get in on the action and has announced NeoMediacast HDMI dongle. However, the Chromecast lacks a ton of capabilities, including streaming local content, but Netgear’s […]

HDMI 2.0 Announced with 4K Support at 60fps


It’s late, but it’s finally here. The HDMI Forum has officially announced the HDMI 2.0 specification, which is capable of delivering 18Gbps speeds. This is fast enough to deliver 3840×2160 (4K) resolution video at up to 60 frames per second. The HDMI Forum says this is “four times the clarity of 1080p video, which is currently the […]

Nexus 4 Slimport HDMI Adapter Review: $30 Micro USB to HDMi Cable

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The $30 Slimport HDMI adapter connects the Micro USB port on the Nexus 4, turning it into a HDMI connection to hook up to a HDTV or projector. The Nexus 4 is one of the first phones to support Slimport HDMI, a standard that allows output of audio and video, even 3D, over a Micro USB port to […]

Buyer Be Cautious with the New Slingbox 500

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I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Slingbox for some time. I love it when it works and, well, I hate it when it doesn’t. The reason previous Slingbox models would not work for me have to do with HDMI, HDCP (High-Bandwidith Digital Copy Protection) or SOC (Selectable Output Control) protection schemes. Content providers change these […]

Samsung Galaxy S III to Require New MHL Adapters


Users hoping to use a wired connection to display the contents of their Samsung Galaxy S III onto their TVs will have to purchase an entirely new and updated MHL connector to connect the newly launched smartphone via an HDMI connection tot heir HDTV. Unfortunately, Samsung had made some changes to the device’s connector pins […]

StreamerXL Outputs Android to HDTV – Hands-On Video


Android gamers, do you wish you could output your screen to an HDTV but don’t have a micro HDMI port? These days smartphones don’t necessarily need them if they have MHL technology built in, as many newer models do. With this technology one could output audio and video via the micro USB port as long […]

Windows Phone 7 Mango to Sport HDMI Output? Acer M310 Has Micro HDMI


Though Microsoft had been keen to recruit strategic content provider partners when it had debuted its Windows Phone 7 devices nearly a year ago, a missing feature from all the first-generation hardware across all manufacturers is TV output, and in particular HDMI output. Given that Windows Phone 7 can support video recording with minimum camera […]

MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI Brings HDMI to Pico-Projector Market


While pico projectors of yore have relied on VGA, RGB, or S-Video connectors, the updated MicroVision SHOWWX+ HDMI adds the digital HDMI connector to the small pocket-sized pico-projector. The change in technology shows the increased number of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices supporting an HDMI output connector. Pico-projectors are small projectors that allow users […]

iPad 2: I Want Wireless Mirroring, Not an HDMI Adapter

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The iPad 2’s optional HDMI adapter is a big leap forward for sharing content, but this solution is not as good as I’d hoped for. I wish Apple’s ‘hobby’ could be used in conjunction with the iPad 2 rather than the HDMI adapter. The Apple TV (the hobby) is only $99 and is the piece […]

GBM InkShow: First Look at Asus N10 and Instant On


Thanks to the folks at Asus, I’ve got a week to play around with the Asus N10J, a netbook targeted towards business and corporate users.   Like typical netbooks, this model features the Intel Atom N270, 1 GB RAM, and a 160 GB HDD.   What sets it apart is a biometric fingerprint reader, HDMI […]

The First Multimedia, HD-Capable, SXGA Portable Visual Presenter


Lumens is proud of their new medusa-like, HD ready DC260 visual presenter.   The DC260 features 1080p HDMI output, audio and video processor for full frame video recording to an SD card, 3x optical zoom, true SXGA output, and double lamp design for plenty of illumination.   According to Lumens, the DC260 is easily the […]