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Lillie-Beth Brinkman: Second-screen technology allows people to use their devices to interact with content stored elsewhere.
Oklahoman Modified: July 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm •  Published: July 22, 2013

Content is no longer “locked into a singular device,” he said, adding that the gaming industry has helped bring this trend to the mainstream.

Consumers like to duplicate their experience with their home computers and gaming devices when they leave their houses without having to carry all their equipment, he said. The PlayStation Vita allows cross play — you can start a game on a PS3 console (and soon-to-be PS4) and then continue it on the PS Vita.

Also, you can also use the handheld device and a Wi-Fi connection to access additional content like photos, videos or music stored on the PS3 console.

“You can be anywhere in the world and access that content via Wifi,” Koller said. “I'm in San Francisco. I could be in Tokyo for meetings at Sony Corp. and I can actually access all my content back home.”

Other platforms also offer second-screen capabilities (think Apple and iCloud, or even the mobile apps from Splashtop found at that give you remote access to your computer from Windows, Android and Apple devices. It just depends on how you want to use them.

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