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High-Tech Toys for Your TV: Secrets of TiVo™, Xbox by Steven D. Kovsky

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Chapter 9. Other “Convergence” Devices

What Else Is There?

In segmenting the IED marketplace into video, gaming, and audio categories, I stumbled across a certain number of intelligent devices that simply didn’t fit neatly into the bins I had created. Either they spanned multiple categories, such as a combination of music and video, or they struck a different path entirely.

Regardless of whether these devices have taken an orthodox design approach—in a market that is far from orthodox—these IEDs might deserve consideration in your search for the perfect intelligent entertainment companion.

ZapStation

One of the most intriguing new entries is ZapStation, the initial hardware product of Atlanta-based ZapMedia. ZapMedia is a privately held media platform ...

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