Miracast

Miracast accessories: don’t jump in head-first just yet

Miracast accessories: don’t jump in head-first just yet

As Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ appears on the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet and the LG Nexus 4, so too does wireless mirroring to device compliant with Miracast - a standard wireless technology that's not quite hit the market yet. Of course there are some devices that have been revealed already, but it's important that you understand that if you've got a Nexus device - or just want to use Miracast for all your wireless needs - that you don't just go buying anything with the word "Miracast" attached to it. We're still in the wild west, as it were.

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How does Android 4.2 Jelly Bean wireless display mirroring work?

How does Android 4.2 Jelly Bean wireless display mirroring work?

If you're like me, the first time you heard of wireless display mirroring, your first question was - how? With Google's new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean+ operating system update, wireless mirroring is included in the code - but how does that work without the hardware to back it up? As it turns out, this whole situation has to do with Miracast wireless display sharing - an industry standard that allows your device to connect to larger device's displays using your wi-fi network as a middle-man.

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Netgear Push2TV PTV3000 slims Miracast and WiDi for your pocket

Netgear Push2TV PTV3000 slims Miracast and WiDi for your pocket

The WiFi Alliance promised us some Miracast products, and Netgear has stepped up to deliver, with its new Push2TV adapter taking on Apple's AirPlay in a gadget that fits in your palm. The Netgear Push2TV PTV3000 Wireless Display Adapter uses Miracast to stream what's on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet screen directly to your TV, though there's also WiDi support for those with older, non-Miracast notebooks.

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Miracast certification begins as AirPlay gets some serious competition

Miracast certification begins as AirPlay gets some serious competition

AirPlay may be Apple's solution to wireless streaming, but other heavyweights of the tech industry are getting behind the WiFi Alliance's Miracast, which today announced the first compatible products. Unlike AirPlay video streaming, which is limited to Apple hardware, Miracast relies on WiFi Direct to squirt content between smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, TVs, and set-top boxes. Smartphone manufacturers haven't been slow to get involved either: both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the LG Optimus G are already Miracast certified.

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NVIDIA Tegra adopts Miracast wireless standard for HD streaming

NVIDIA Tegra adopts Miracast wireless standard for HD streaming

This week NVIDIA and their Tegra mobile chipset line have joined up with Miracast for their wireless standard for HD movies and photos. This standard will allow users to stream high definition content from their quad-core tablet or phone (with Tegra 3 processors, of course) to their HDTV without the aid of an HDMI cable or a wireless network. Miracast is a standard in wireless high definition content pushing over small distances, essentially, and NVIDIA is ready to bring the Tegra line into the light!

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Broadcom 5G WiFi chip introduced

Broadcom 5G WiFi chip introduced

A new innovation in WiFi is going to be ushered into the world of consumer electronics early next year. That's because of a new combo chip invented by Broadcom that promises to deliver the fifth generation of broadband wireless connectivity. The chip, known as the BCM4335, claims to offer "dramatic speed, range and power efficiency."

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Texas Instruments Wi-fi streaming Miracast video hands-on

Texas Instruments Wi-fi streaming Miracast video hands-on

It's time to take a peek at Texas Instruments big dip into the world of streaming video content with OMAP processors and WiLink connectivity, both of them on display this week as TI aims for Miracast certification. Once Texas Instruments gains said certification from the Wi-fi Alliance, they'll be able to offer this lovely technology to their manufacturer partnerts. You'll be seeing Android-based full HD content from TI in as they say "secure, low-latency, wireless network connections."

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