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Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds | 12:21 UK time, Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Max Gadney's post about the Dimensions prototype last week got some reaction, including this from Wired.

Here's another interesting prototype released via BBC Backstage.

Andrew Littledale on the Backstage blog explains:

Like everyone else, we have been wondering what set top boxes connected to the internet will look like for the user. What kind of interfaces will work best when TV and the web become bedfellows?... So we created a Flash application that pulls in live subtitles from an IRC channel and places them underneath a live feed of News 24. Thanks very much to Andrew McParland and his team in R&D for making the subtitles available.
Read more and comment at BBC Backstage blog

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