For researchers at the outside-the-box Media Lab brain trust, the future can be seen even in a sprinkling of sensors and video game software.
A patent enforcement company called CopyTele is suing the software giant, claiming patent violations involving encryption and security.
The two South Korean electronics suppliers accounted for more than 80 percent of the market last year, down from 98 percent the previous year, according to an industry report.
In a challenging market, the media center software start-up hopes to ink more partnerships with set-top box manufacturers and content companies.
If you can only watch 10 pitches from DemoFall, these would be good ones.
Seemingly moribund market gets fresh ink. But analysts remain cautious.