Daniel Porter
Aug 15, 2012

Take your TV shows to go

Nanyang Technological University researchers have developed a video system that integrates the functionality of your TV, smartphone, and tablet computer. Microsoft and other big electronics manufacturers may be developing this functionality as well, so it has garnered plenty of attention. The Nanyang researchers, though, have brought these features to fruition: video and chat sessions can be seamlessly moved from device to device by users at will. The system even allows for chat functionality between two parties watching the same TV program. The technology has "attracted the attention of both local and international telecommunication giants" according to an NTU press release. Assistant professor Wen Yonggan, the inventor of this technology, hopes it will let users "bring the social experience of watching television in your living room wherever you go.”