Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 23, 2014

FCC Filing Reveals Possible Chromecast Rival from Microsoft

Microsoft revealed via an FCC filing that they are working on a device that features WiFi, HDMI support, and a USB connection. Sounds like a Chromecast to me too. PCWorld sources call this HD-10 device "Miracast dongle." I still love saying "dongle." I feel like I'm 8 and sneakily saying something naughty. big grin

A casting dongle for Windows Phone 8.1 is great for starters, but there may be more to this than just smartphones. Microsoft also built Miracast support into Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. That means the upcoming Microsoft Miracast dongle should also work with your laptop, desktop, or Windows tablet.