Crestron Home Automation Adds Windows Sideshow Support

Crestron, the company that makes crazy high-end home automation equipment that lets you turn off your lights by just breathing loudly, just announced Windows Sideshow support. You remember Windows Sideshow, right? The Windows Vista feature that lets you feed Vista's Gadgets onto an external device. Crestron's… » 4/16/08 6:10pm 4/16/08 6:10pm

USB Gadget Display is Like Vista Sideshow, but Supports Windows XP

When is Vista Sideshow not Vista Sideshow? When it does the same thing as Sideshow—display little widgets on an external device—but doesn't use Vista's Gadgets. The USB Gadget Display does look like a little 2-inch LCD display, which shows clocks and various other things like CPU and RAM usage (but mostly clocks)… » 3/19/08 8:00pm 3/19/08 8:00pm

Ricavision VAVE100, Universal SideShow Remote

As a Mac user, the one Windows feature I'm constantly a little jealous of is SideShow. Particularly, I dig devices like this Ricavision VAVE100. At its heart a powerful 20-device, backlit IR universal remote, the VAVE100 also sports a 2.4" screen SideShow compatible screen with Bluetooth connectivity. So you can have… » 12/02/07 5:15pm 12/02/07 5:15pm

ControlThink's Vista SideShow and Z-Wave Home Theater/Automation Remote

The Vista feature you pretty much forgot about is back: ControlThink's got a new remote control platform for Windows Media Center and other devices called ThinkRemote that leverages Vista's oft-touted-but-rarely used SideShow. That's right, you can get SideShow information and gadgets anywhere in your house since the… » 9/11/07 1:30pm 9/11/07 1:30pm

i-mate Shows New SideShow-enabled Portable Display

Just when we thought we had seen all the SideShow news from WinHEC, out comes i-mate with the View 2010. The 14-inch portable display has an XGA touchscreen, and in addition to retrieving info from your Vista PC it can also hook up to a keyboard and mouse letting you check email messages, watch videos and do simple… » 5/18/07 2:00pm 5/18/07 2:00pm

Optimus Mini 3 SideShow Driver Alpha Version

Those of you with the Optimus Mini 3—a.k.a. pretty much the only thing they've ever produced—will be interested in this. Optimus has just released an early alpha version of the Windows SideShow driver. For those unfamiliar with Vista's SideShow feature, hit that link, but basically it's an interface to display Windows… » 4/05/07 7:30pm 4/05/07 7:30pm

Nvidia's Preface Adds Video and Music Support to SideShow

Looks like we can add another player to the list of SideShow supporters. Nvidia's new Preface technology is meant to go hand-in-hand with MS' SideShow by adding audio, video, and imaging capabilities to SideShow devices. So for example a Media Center remote with Preface/SideShow might look something like this with… » 1/30/07 8:05pm 1/30/07 8:05pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Vista's SideShow

One of Vista's features that has caught our attention is SideShow. Think of SideShow as Vista's sidekick. With the help of these mini apps that MS calls "gadgets," SideShow can let you perform small tasks like read e-mail, check on weather, look through photos, or flip through your list of contacts regardless of… » 1/30/07 2:37pm 1/30/07 2:37pm

Philips Muscles in on Vista Party with SideShow Remote

Just when we thought we had seen every SideShow-based gadget at CES, in comes Philips with its SRM7500. Like the other SideShow remotes we've uncovered, the SRM7500 squeezes in Media Center controls alongside an LCD that gives you access to photos, music, or videos while your PC is off. Philips is also claiming the… » 1/17/07 7:32pm 1/17/07 7:32pm

Eleksen SideShow Bag: Kind of Ugly, Kind of Cool

The Skinny A bag we saw last night at CES Unveiled from "interactive apparel" maker Eleksen that sports a Vista SideShow module designed for "soft-goods peripherals," so we'll probably see it in a number of other Eleksen wares. The module has a 2.5-inch LCD screen and pulls data from a notebook using either Bluetooth… » 1/08/07 4:16pm 1/08/07 4:16pm

Microsoft Sideshow + Interlink = SideLink Media Center Remote Control

Microsoft and Interlink have introduced a Sideshow-equipped Bluetooth remote they have ingeniously dubbed the SideLink. Vista Media Center controls are all squashed onto the handheld, giving you control over music, videos and even television scheduling/recording via the 2.5" color LCD screen. Now if only they could… » 1/08/07 2:59pm 1/08/07 2:59pm