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Kylo Web Browser Targets TV Couch Potatoes

Wired - A free new browser called Kylo promises to improve the still-imperfect experience of watching online video from a PC on the TV by removing clutter and putting controls front and center.

Unlike traditional browsers, the Mozilla-based Kylo has been specifically designed to be viewed on a TV from a distance in the living room, says HillCrest Labs, which created the browser.

Kylo includes features such as an onscreen keyboard (a small advantage if you, say, have a wireless mouse but not a wireless keyboard), larger fonts and cursors that are easily visible from a distance, no toolbars or tabs to maximize viewing space, and easy bookmarking.

“Conventional browsers tend to clutter the screen with unnecessary status bars, menus, tabs, indicators and more, since they were designed to be used from two feet away,” says Dan Simpkins, founder and CEO of Hillcrest Labs in a statement. ” People deserve something better when it’s time to connect to the TV.”

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posted March 26, 2010

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About Hillcrest Labs

Hillcrest Labs consumer products are bridging the gap between online and television entertainment. Thanks to innovations such as our Kylo Web browser for TV and Loop pointer, an in-air mouse for TV, consumers can now access, organize and enjoy online content through their HDTVs. Hillcrest Labs has received numerous awards and recognitions including the two CES Innovations Awards, PC World’s 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, Popular Mechanics' Editors Choice, and many others.

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