Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV Into a Chrome PC for Under $100

Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. For under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your TV. » 3/31/15 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

Intel's $150 HDMI Stick Turns Any TV Into a Windows Desktop

Got an HDMI port handy? Sure, you could plug in a Chromecast, Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming Stick to get your Netflix fix. Or you could pay $150 to get a full Windows 8.1 PC in the same form factor. » 1/09/15 2:07pm 1/09/15 2:07pm

Look Out HDMI and DisplayPort, There's a New Cable in Town

Ever heard of Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL for short? Today, it's a way to connect a smartphone to a HDTV or monitor via microUSB. But the new SuperMHL could challenge HDMI and DisplayPort dominance over your entire home theater. » 1/06/15 1:00pm 1/06/15 1:00pm

Netgear's HDMI Dongle Is Your Storage-Friendly Answer to Chromecast

While Google's Chromecast might seem poised become the quintessential universal streaming device, it's taking a hell of a long time to get there. So in the meantime, Netgear's new NeoMediacast dongle is picking up where Chromecast left off by offering streaming content with Micro SD storage capabilities—assuming… » 1/06/14 8:30am 1/06/14 8:30am

HDMI 2.0 Is Here: 60fps 4K, 18Gbps and 32 Channel Audio

HDMI 2.0 has just been officially announced, just in time for the world to adopt Ultra HD TVs, and it looks set to provide your AV set-up with some kick ass capabilities. » 9/04/13 6:08am 9/04/13 6:08am

Is There Anyone Stupid Enough to Believe That This Cable Has Anti-Virus…

This "Xbox 360 Elite HDMI cable" should be just like any other HDMI cable in the planet, right? Wrong! According to the box, it's a "100% Mylar" double shield 1.3c grade cable with anti-virus protection to reduce virus noises and to obtain perfect image transmission." » 7/25/12 12:00pm 7/25/12 12:00pm

Smart HDMI Cables Tell You If You're Getting an SD, HD, or 4K Signal

It's no secret that you don't have to spend a small fortune on the HDMI cables connecting your home theater gear. But that doesn't stop Monster from charging hundreds of dollars for its cords, justifying the costs with features like glowing signal indicators. » 6/28/12 10:00am 6/28/12 10:00am

HTC Media Link HD Lightning Review: Little Box, Big Disappointment…

When HTC announced its stellar One line, one of the most exciting details was this little accessory called the Media Link HD. It promised to wirelessly stream content to your TV, easily and beautifully. » 6/07/12 4:00pm 6/07/12 4:00pm

HTC One S Hands-On: Really Solid, Really Fast (UPDATED)

While the One X may be HTC's beast of a flagship device, the One S is not far behind. It's packing a new Snapdragon S4 processor into one of the most solidly built phones I've ever put my paws on. » 2/26/12 4:14pm 2/26/12 4:14pm

The HTC One X Hands-On: The Most Exciting Android Phone to Date…

HTC's new flagship phone is an absolute monster. Quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor, 4.7" 720p Super LCD2, 8MP f2.0 camera with its own image processor. I got to spend a little time with this thing, and it's the most excited I've been about a phone in a long time. » 2/26/12 3:45pm 2/26/12 3:45pm

Zillions Of Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI Cables To Be Recalled

Uh oh—it appears that Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cables are unlicensed, so manufacturers have been selling illegal cables this whole time. This doesn't bode well for Apple, but also for Toshiba, Dell and HP, who all use the port. » 7/08/11 6:20am 7/08/11 6:20am

Apple's New HDMI Cable Plays with iPhones and iPods, Too

The new HDMI cable for iPad 2.0 is pretty spiffy—blowing your apps onto your TV or monitor could sounds fun. Even better? The cable will also work with original iPads, the iPhone 4, and 4th-gen iPod Touches. [MDN] » 3/02/11 3:38pm 3/02/11 3:38pm

Hands On With Stream TV's Surprising, Open Source-Friendly Tablet

If anyone unseats the iPad, the victor might be the one that doesn't try to beat Apple at its own game. We checked out Stream TV's eLocity Android tablet firsthand, and this plucky contender may put up a serious fight. » 8/31/10 10:00am 8/31/10 10:00am

Onkyo Digital Picture Frame Has HDMI Port For Secondary Monitor Usage

The Onkyo LPF10M01 could be the best digital picture frame ever. Why? Because thanks to a HDMI port, it's so much more than just a silly digital picture frame. Think of it as a 10-inch portable display. » 7/22/10 4:00pm 7/22/10 4:00pm

Kanex iAdapt HDMI V2 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Has Audio Support…

Got a new Mac and finding yourself struggling to find a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter that supports video and audio output? No worries. The Kanex iAdapt should have you covered. » 7/15/10 12:28am 7/15/10 12:28am

Bye Bye, HDMI! There's a New A/V Cable Standard in Town

A group of consumer electronics manufacturers got together and finalized the specifications of a new A/V cable standard. It's called HDBaseT and is based on standard CAT5e/6—meaning we should wind up paying less for our home theater wiring. » 6/30/10 10:40pm 6/30/10 10:40pm

Belkin AV360 Pipes HDMI Into Mini DisplayPorts

If you have a PS3/Xbox that you'd like to play on a 27-inch iMac, the Mini DisplayPort can make things difficult. We've seen HDMI to MDP converters, but rather than settling for some OEM model, Belkin's now offering one, too. » 6/23/10 11:36am 6/23/10 11:36am

Mac Mini Refresh Rumors Heat Up Again

A HDMI port has been rumored to be replacing the DVI port on the Mac Mini for some time now, but AppleInsider is reporting they've heard from four different sources claiming recent shortages are getting closer to a release date. » 6/04/10 5:59am 6/04/10 5:59am

New MacBooks Support Both Audio and Video Output via Mini DisplayPort

Here's some good news: the newly-updated MacBooks can now send both video and audio out via Mini DisplayPort, which is good news for people who hook their laptops up to a TV via HDMI. This is something that the current crop of MacBook Pros and iMacs can already do, so it's all about bringing the cheapest member of the… » 5/18/10 6:01pm 5/18/10 6:01pm

The Optoma GT720 Projector: You Know, for Gamers?

The Optoma 1080p HD20 earned Bestmodo marks from us last year, but how well would the company's chops translate into the "gaming" space? Later this year, when the Game Time 720 (GT720) arrives, we should be able to tell you. » 4/18/10 3:30pm 4/18/10 3:30pm