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Eke. Smart TVs may be intelligent, but they certainly aren't invincible. A team of researchers at the Black Hat conference this week detailed and warned that Samsung's line of Smart TVs were "rife with vulnerabilities that could leave the devices vulnerable to remote attacks." It sounds eerie, and the potential is certainly huge. Granted, it's important to remember that Black Hat hacks are explained to the companies ahead of time, and the specific hacking methods are kept private in order to keep this from becoming a nefarious thing. The issue here is that smart TVs of all kinds are really just... Read more...
USB 3.0 may not be the hotness that it was a year or so ago, but it's still a protocol that's not adopted everywhere, and in turn, more and more accessory companies are jumping on the bandwagon -- even today. IOGEAR has just announced a new SuperSpeed family of products, including the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub (GUH374) and USB 3.0 SD/Micro SD Card Reader/Writer (GFR304SD). Moving data at a clip of 5Gbps, the new USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Card Reader / Writers and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 4-Port Hub improve connectivity and efficiency between computers and the peripherals that create, store and transfer... Read more...
Here's an interesting concept: a USB hubsand WLAN router, together. That's what IOGEAR has just introduced a new 4-port USB Sharing Station (GUWIP204), detailed as a computer accessory that allows wireless sharing of up to four USB peripherals in a home or office. By simply connecting devices to the sharing station and configuring it to a Wi-Fi network, devices can be shared by multiple users without the 16-foot USB distance limitation. Basically, this allows users to share four ports over a wireless connection. USB devices such as external hard drives, flash drives, webcams, memory card readers,... Read more...
Western Digital isn't laying down and letting Roku and Apple TV run the in-home entertainment show. The company's been continually bolstering services to their WD TV Live hub for some time now, and this may be one of the most significant updates yet. This week, the company announced that Hulu Plus is available to WD TV Live Plus and WD TV Live Hub media players, enabling customers to watch hit TV shows, movies and catch up on previous seasons of their favorite shows. That's in addition to Blockbuster, Netflix, Cinema Now, Pandora, YouTube and Facebook, amongst others. If that's not enough, WD TV... Read more...
Convergence is the word, and it's happening more and more each day. Western Digital has just launched their Photo View App, which pushes HD videos from iOS and Android devices wirelessly to the company's WD TV Live Hub for playback on one's HDTV. It's a new smartphone-to-HDTV video sharing feature, and so long as you have your phone around in your living room, you can get content onto your television. Pretty slick! It's an updated version of the app, and it makes the WD TV Live Hub even more attractive. If you own both a Hub and an iOS/Android device, there's no reason to skip the update. Consumers... Read more...
USB 3.0 may not the total buzz of 2010 (that goes to tablets!), but it's definitely the peripheral highlight of the year. USB hasn't seen a major innovation in awhile prior to USB 3.0, and the speed increases are rather extreme, not to mention the backwards compatibility. Thus, it's not surprising to see major storage players like LaCie jump at the chance to inflate their USB 3.0 inventory. The company has released a number of USB 3.0 hard drives to date, and now there's a USB hub to work with them. The new LaCkie Hub4 USB 3.0 provides four USB 3.0 ports for your PC, and of course it's fully USB... Read more...
You may have never heard of Plugable Technologies, but you've heard of DisplayLink. Or do we assume too much? At any rate, you'll know what both are after the company's newest releases, which includes a pair of new USB graphics products enabling easy expandability of any laptop or desktop system with a spare USB port. The UGA-125 enables multiple VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitors or projectors to be added to any system via USB 2.0 (one extra display supported per adapter); just toss this in your bag, and you can instantly turn a USB port into a monitor output. The second product in the UGA-125 family,... Read more...
Back in February, Verizon sought to revolution the home phone with the introduction of its Hub. Half telephone, half Internet tablet, the Hub really was a huge departure from the norm for Verizon Wireless and a unique device overall.Today, we're learning that the carrier is hoping to add a bit of oomph already by preparing an application market for the Hub, and we're even told that a Hub 2 (which detaches the phone from the screen) is in the works. The Hub will soon come bundled with a specialized app mart, which will presumably enable users to tap into even more Internet-enabled widgets to make... Read more...
Though the Apple TV has only just started shipping, there are many who feel that it doesn't represent a huge leap over competing products from numerous other players in the streaming video arena.  So what can Apple do with a follow-up product to make it a must-have?  Why not allow one device, with one remote to control everything? "A new Apple patent may give some foresight to the company's plans for offering a "true" multimedia center experience for the living room, as either enhancements to the Apple TV or an entirely new device. The patent is for a "Multi-media center for computing systems"... Read more...
Hey everyone, I'm just dropping off some news before I hit the sack :) Goodnight all. Ultra USB Hubs @ Viperlair "The USB 2.0 Hub has the advantage of nicely spaced out ports, LED indicators for power and usage, and of course the bonus of USB 2.0 speeds. Being a powered hub you shouldn't have to worry about power hungry USB devices drawing to much power and shutting down your ports, and the power adapter itself is quite universal with an input rating of 100-240v; a simple plug adapter and the hub can be powered up anywhere with a socket." OCZ PC2-6400 Gold Series @ Bytesector "Today,... Read more...