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The first new product from Elgato since it was announced that Corsair was acquiring part of the company has now landed. The Stream Deck Mini slots into the line of Elgato streaming and video production tools for gamers. Stream Deck Mini is a smaller, cheaper and less complex version of the the Elgato Stream Deck for gamers that don't need all the bells and whistles of the original. Stream Deck Mini has six fully customizable LCD keys that allow content creators to switch scenes, launch media, control chat, configure unlimited actions, and more. "When Stream Deck launched just over a year ago, it gave content creators access to a level of tactile control that was traditionally exclusive to... Read more...
Corsair is a well-established brand with gamers, as the company produces high-performance hardware like RAM and peripherals to deck out your bodacious rig. Elgato Systems is the big name in video capture cards and other tech in the industry that many gamers use to record their in-game footage for streaming. Corsair has announced that it will now acquire Elgato Gaming as it looks to expands its streaming portfolio. Specifically, Corsair will be buying the Elgato Gaming division, with the Elgato Eve connected home products spinning off to become a separate company completely unaffiliated with Corsair. That new company will be called Eve Systems. Neither Corsair or Elgato is offering much in the... Read more...
Go ahead and cue up Cartman's "No kitty, that's a bad kitty!" soundbite, only this time it's not in reference to stealing those delicious Cheesy Poofs. McAfee's mobile malware research division found a sample of ransomware for Android that it's calling "ElGato," and once infected, it can steal a user's SMS messages, among wreaking other kinds of havoc. ElGato has botnet capabilities and a web-based control panel service, McAfee says. It's an ornery piece of software that reveals itself as a humorous image of a cat on infected devices. In addition to silently swiping potentially sensitive SMS messages, once infected a remote hacker can encrypt the target's files and lock out the rightful owner... Read more...
Elgato and Dyle mobile TV announced the EyeTV Mobile accessory. This TV tuner for iOS devices brings live streaming TV to your iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone. The compact ATSC-Mobile tuner receives mobile TV signals from a miniature antenna, so you don't need an Internet connection or unlimited data plan to take advantage of free streaming TV. With the accessory, users can access live broadcast TV from Dyle partner stations as well as other stations that are broadcasting to mobile in a specific market. The EyeTV Mobile accessory connects to iOS devices with 30-pin connectors (or via an adapter). The accessory works together with the free EyeTV Mobile app. Using the EyeTV Mobile app, you can pause... Read more...
Streaming cable TV to a tablet has been a dream for more than a few A/V junkies, and now that's partially becoming a reality thanks to Elgato. The company's new HDHomeRun PRIME app for the iPad 2 is now available on the App Store, and will work in conjunction with the Silicondust HDHomeRun PRIME line of CableCard-enabled network tuners to enable users to stream and record live premium cable TV to the iPad 2. Whether users want to watch the news in the kitchen while they make dinner, the baseball game on the patio on a warm evening, or late night TV without disturbing anyone, the HDHomeRun PRIME App enables viewing and recording of live cable TV anywhere in a home's Wi-Fi network. The HDHomeRun... Read more...
Elgato's doing it again. The company, which tends to focus on video-related gear for Mac users, has just released a dual network tuner that enables users to watch HDTV wirelessly on either a Mac or PC. The HDHomeRun box connects to a TV antenna or digital cable and wirelessly streams live television in full HD to any Mac or PC in the house, and it's powered by technology from SiliconDust. Inside, it's a network dual tuner for HDTVs, and it works seamlessly on multiple computers. One person can watch and record TV on a Mac, and at the same time a second person can watch and record a different channel on a PC. HDHomeRun connects to your existing TV antenna or cable TV outlet, and to your router... Read more...
Apple's Mac Mini has been viewed as a legitimate HTPC contender ever since the original model was released years back. People immediately began hacking the mounting options to get them onto the backs of their televisions, and with the new model, it became an even nicer solution. With a more powerful CPU and GPU, more storage space and great connectivity options, many use the Mac Mini as their primary Boxee Box. But there are a number of chinks in the armor. For one, there's no TV tuner option. And second, there's no Blu-ray option. It's hard to take an HTPC seriously these days if you can't incorporate those two things, but now Other World Computing and Elgato are coming together to make the... Read more...
While North American definitely gets a lot of things first, it's lagging behind when it comes to content distribution at home. Japan has Blu-ray burners everywhere for burning content that see on television, and the UK's Freesat can be easily transferred between devices. Who knows if that functionality will ever come to America, but if you're in the United Kingdom, Elgato has a new device that'll make watching Freesat television a lot easier. The EyeTV Netstream is a compact box that will enable users to stream Freesat satellite television to any PC on your home network, and even to your iPad via an EyeTV app. The box functions as a network tuner for DVB-S2 streams, and it makes things easy when... Read more...
It's a real shame that Elgato's latest piece of software is Mac-only, but for those who rely on Apple's operating system to get their computing done, this one may just be worth a look. For anyone who has ever tried to edit a few clips together in iMovie and then export that into a smaller file format for uploading, you probably understand the frustration that comes with waiting for hours as it converts and transcodes. It's almost unavoidable. Elgato, a few years ago, introduced a software/hardware solution called the Turbo.264 HD. While that worked great in speeding up the transcode process, it required that a USB dongle be plugged in during the process. That's obviously not always convenient,... Read more...
Elgato has produced a number of video-related accessories, primarily for Mac users, over the years. Generally speaking, they're best in class, with the Turbo H.264 USB stick helping to convert huge, huge videos to smaller H.264 files that suffer no loss in quality (and in record time, too). Today, the company is branching out somewhat with a new EyeTV HD, hailed as the "ultimate DVR for high-definition TV." It's essentially a full-featured DVR, with full access to premium cable or satellite TV content on a Mac. The box allows users to "watch, record, edit and enjoy cable and satellite in high-definition, including all their premium channels." That's a pretty big promise, and something that Mac... Read more...
This weekend has been chock full of iPad news, but there's a little bit of iPhone news to share this morning as well. Elgato's heralded EyeTV app has received an update, but this isn't just any update: it's probably the most important update a media streaming app could get. The latest version of EyeTV (1.0.2) now allows for streaming of live TV signals over Wi-Fi as well as 3G, the latter of which is brand new in this release. Previously, the app only allowed users to watch TV on the go while near a Wi-Fi connection, which wasn't exactly practical except for when stopping in at an eatery or Starbucks. Once you hit the car, you were probably out of luck (without a MiFi or some such device). Now,... Read more...
If you're interested in turning your computer into a HDTV and DVR, then Elgato's new EyeTV One may be something you're interested in. This digital TV tuner connects to your TV antenna and delivers over-the-air TV broadcasts to your Mac or PC. Best of all, since these over-the-air broadcasts are free and offer excellent quality, you could finally nix the cable company's monthly bill for digital TV services once and for all (that is, assuming you're happy with the number of stations available over the air). For Mac users, EyeTV One comes with EyeTV 3 software that lets you watch, rewind, fast forward, and pause live TV. With this software, you can also access a Program Guide, record TV, edit out... Read more...