Source: Reuters and smh.com.au
After years of false starts aimed at bringing the web to TV sets, Yahoo said it is working with Intel to create web computer channels that run alongside TV shows.
The web company and world's largest chipmaker are working on what they call the "Widget Channel", which will enable TV viewers to interact with and watch a dynamic set of TV widgets - small web-based applications that complement TV shows.
Widgets will appear in the corner of a TV screen and work something like a picture-in-picture window of advanced TV sets.
These small windows let viewers chat with or e-mail friends, watch videos, track stocks or sports teams or keep up with news headlines or weather by using a TV remote control.