BenQ Joybook Q41: The third Windows SideShow-enabled notebook

BenQ recently announced their Joybook Q41 laptop, which is the third Windows SideShow-enabled notebook to come to market so far.  There are larger pictures of the unit and its secondary display located over at Laptops Blog.  The Windows SideShow-enabled display is similar to that found on the ASUS W5Fe and LG R200, with the primary…

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Ikanos Consulting’s Go Gadgets beta

If you’re interested in Windows SideShow technology, and you haven’t yet seen what Matt and James at Ikanos Consulting have been up to recently, well, you’re missing out.  They’ve just released Beta 3 of their Go Gadgets software for Windows Mobile, and posted some teasers of SideShow running on an iPhone or iPod Touch.  The…

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Logitech G-15 and Z-10 drivers with Windows SideShow support

Logitech has recently released an update to their GamePanel software that adds support for Windows SideShow!  If you have one of the new G-15 keyboards, you can download that software here.  If you have the older G-15 gaming keyboard or Z-10 speakers, there is a public beta release of the software here.  The devices will only…

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Beta available: Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework v1.4

Today we’ve released a beta of the next version of the Windows SideShow Device SDK for .NET Micro Framework (v1.4), and we need your help to test it out!  Among other improvements and fixes, the beta includes: New Portrait QVGA UI designed for remote controls New Universal driver for Windows SideShow that supports USB and Bluetooth…

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IntelliSense for SCF in Visual Studio

Our friend Daniel Moth has written a great article explaining how to get the XML schema for Simple Content Format (SCF) working with Visual Studio’s IntelliSense feature.  For those of you who are generating the actual SCF XML yourself, this is a very cool feature that will make it much easier to generate content without…

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Dell XPS 420 launches with Windows SideShow-enabled secondary display!

The third Windows SideShow-enabled PC in the market isn’t a mobile PC–it’s Dell’s new XPS 420 desktop!  This powerful machine is sporting a 2.5″ QVGA Windows SideShow-enabled secondary display on the top of the case, giving you instant access to control media playback, browse photos, and view RSS feeds, e-mail and much more.  Don’t worry…

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New gadgets are available!

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an update here.  But don’t fear–we’re still here!  In fact, we’ve been very busy working away on a whole host of exciting new things, and I’m pleased to be able to share with you the first fruits of that labor: 4 exciting new gadgets! (OK, technically we’ve released…

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One-stop shop for Windows SideShow development information

Thanks to the wonderful folks who manage the Windows Hardware Developer Central website, we’ve finally got ourselves a home for all things related to developing gadgets and devices for Windows SideShow!  This is a great one-stop shop with all the major links you need, organized neatly by topic.  The Windows SideShow page on WHDC is…

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Using the Windows(r) SideShow(tm) Trademark

Did you know that “Windows SideShow” is trademarked by Microsoft?  That means there are a lot of rules and requirements around using Windows SideShow in any text, marketing materials, logos, articles, products, etc.  To help you with understanding these arcane rules, we’ve put together a use guidelines document which describes generally what is allowed and…

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Device Simulator version 1.3.3.0 released

A new version of the Device Simulator for Windows SideShow is available for download on the Microsoft Download Center site!  This is a new, standalone package which includes version 1.3.3.0 of the Windows SideShow firmware based on the .NET Micro Framework.  The standalone package contains everything you need to run the simulator, so you no…

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