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Ubuntu Touch now supports Convergence over wireless display

Ubuntu Touch now supports Convergence over wireless display

Canonical has just released the latest major update to the Ubuntu Touch mobile OS and it is really a major one, especially for owners of Ubuntu Touch smartphones. While those, particularly the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition, is more than capable of offering Convergence, it was blocked by the lack of a HDMI out port. With this latest OTA-11 update, that is no longer an issue as Ubuntu Touch now supports connecting to an external display wirelessly, which means smartphone users can even more conveniently use Convergence with no wires in sight.

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Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter 2 to be faster, smaller

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter 2 to be faster, smaller

Sometimes, it isn't enough to view content on a 5, 7, or even 10 inch screen. Sometimes you need something even larger, a whole wall even. While it has certainly been possible to mirror a device's screen to a TV or projector with cables and whatnot, nothing really beats the convenience, distance, and mobility that a wireless connection offers. Building on the success of its first Wireless Display Adapter, Microsoft is announcing the next generation of the HDMI plug that converts any monitor, TV, or projector into an extension of your phone, tablet, or laptop. Wirelessly, of course.

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Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor

Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor

There's the Chromecast (check out our review) and the litany of casting devices that have come in its wake, and now Lenovo can be counted among them. Today the company has taken the wraps off its new Lenovo Cast, a puck-shaped wireless hub compatible with just about any Miracast or DLNA device; it can be connected with any display that supports HDMI, as you'd expect, and serves to cast content from gadget to display.

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Microsoft Wireless Display makes streaming super-simple

Microsoft Wireless Display makes streaming super-simple

This week the folks at Microsoft have teamed up with Intel on Wireless Display to make good on the no-wires-required equation. With this Wi-Fi Certified Miracast device, you'll plug one end in your HDMI port on your display, the other end in a USB port for power, and boom! You're ready to go. You'll be able to send your screen - from whatever Intel Wireless Display-capable device you have - to your larger display with a tap. PCs, notebooks, and smartphones are all included.

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Microsoft’s Chromecast competitor is for enterprise, not you

Microsoft’s Chromecast competitor is for enterprise, not you

Chromecast is a runaway success, and fast becoming necessity more than curiosity. Microsoft tends to follow trends to market, and has released a similar dongle. The “Wireless Display Adapter” may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it serves a niche purpose nonetheless.

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Nokia Screen Sharing pipes Lumia to TV via NFC coaster

Nokia Screen Sharing pipes Lumia to TV via NFC coaster

How many times have you bothered connecting your smartphone to your TV? Microsoft is aiming to make the answer "at least once" with the new Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones, a circular set-top box with a companion NFC plate intended to ease the pairing process.

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Microsoft Miracast dongle surfaces, will take on Chromecast

Microsoft Miracast dongle surfaces, will take on Chromecast

Microsoft has a dongle in the works, and it is poised to take on Google's Chromecast by the look of things. The Miracast dongle would allow Lumia users to broadcast their mobile's screen to an HDTV, the benefits for which are obvious, and include watching movies on the big screen.

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Philips 239C4QHWAB Miracast monitor streams Android content

Philips 239C4QHWAB Miracast monitor streams Android content

Philips has unveiled a new computer monitor called the 239C4QHWAB Miracast monitor. This display is able to stream content from your Android device in HD to the monitor with no other hardware needed. That means you can stream content from your tablet or smartphone to the monitor without needing a Chromecast or similar device.

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Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Surface Wireless Display Adapter hits FCC for tablet screen sharing

Microsoft is preparing a Wireless Display Adapter for Surface, an HDMI dongle that appears to be designed to help Surface tablet owners to expand their desktop to a nearby screen. Spotted crossing the FCC as the Surface Wireless Display Adapter (1628), specific details on the dongle are redacted thanks to Microsoft's confidentiality request, meaning the user manual and testing photos aren't available.

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Favi Pico+ J6-LED-PICO WiFi projector supports Miracast

Favi Pico+ J6-LED-PICO WiFi projector supports Miracast

Favi has unveiled a new version if its pico projector called the Favi Pico+. The Pico projector supports Miracast and Airplay wireless playback. The little pocket projector is very small, but can throw an image up to 100-inches in size. The projector is about the size of a smartphone.

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Belkin Miracast Video Adapter shoots content from Android devices to the TV

Belkin Miracast Video Adapter shoots content from Android devices to the TV

Belkin has announced a new product that sounds similar to the Chromecast device we reviewed back in July when it launched. Belkin's new product is called the Belkin Miracast Video Adapter F7D7501. The device is designed to mirror smartphone content onto the big screen in your living room.

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Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 available for download for all those users out there in the wild that work now with a full version of Windows 8. This release is being tipped as being a bit of a veil for a much larger shake-up to the Microsoft desktop and mobile ecosystem, said to be merging the two into one in a massive undertaking that'll dwarf the many tiny changes to the Windows software family. This isn't just about booting to desktop.

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