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Intel set to show devices to bring Internet to TV

updated 04:25 pm EST, Tue December 16, 2008

Widget Channel gear at CES

Computer chipmaker Intel announced on Monday that it will show devices at the CES show that will bring Internet-connected applications to users' TVs, according to a Monday report. The prototypes may come in the form of digital set-top boxes and will allow users to chat with friends or buy advertised products. The gadgets will work in conjunction with the previously announced Widget Channel software Intel is developing together with Yahoo.

Thus far, software development kits were distributed to developers to build TV applications using Javascript, XML, HTML and Flash for the Widget Channel and run on Intel's x86-based devices. At CES, Intel is also likely to announce partnerships with service and content providers for the Widget Channel.

According to Intel's specialist in user interfaces Genevieve Bell, Widget Channel will offer more than "just leisure and entertainment and television." Bell stresses the inherent ease of use of TVs needs to transfer over to the Internet-on-TV experience as well in order for it to succeed. As such, it's not likely a full browser will be part of the package, with Intel brining popular features such as social networking and chat programs instead.



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