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Widgets on your TV?

Adobe has devised a system by which you can check out your favourite online content while watching TV.

Print Edition: May 17, 2009

What is it? Adobe has devised a system by which you can check out your favourite online content while watching TV.

Why? The latest television sets (see Printed Circuit, page 113) come with Internet support and can show snippets of the online world already. Adobe wants to take it a step further.

How is this possible? Your TV, much like your laptop, also has an Intel processor in all likelihood.

So what can I check out now? You have support for local weather and news as also news from The New York Times.

Where will the Internet come from? Either the TV will be directly connected to the Internet or through Internet protocol TV.

What next? If Adobe develops this further, you can have fully interactive TV. For example, if you like something on the ticker, say a news item or an advert, you will be able to click on it.

Kushan Mitra

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