has debuted the HomePod, a digital home entertainment and home office device that takes advantage of an existing wireless network to beam MP3 files stored on their Macs or PCs to devices located anywhere in the house.
The HomePod is based on GLOO technology developed by
It’s due in late March at a suggested retail price of US$199. To use it, you’ll need HomePod’s 802.11b network interface to beam MP3 files to remote devices. The HomePod lets you browse by artists, style and song name. The device checks how many computers are on the wireless network and pools all the song lists together.
GLOOLABS Inc. develops open platform digital convergence technologies. The company licenses its GLOO technology to independent developers, corporations, and any others interested in creating applications for digital convergence devices.