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The little HTPC (Home Theater PC) and media center software start-up, Boxee, has been making a splash on the web scene since it first debuted in public beta back in January 2010.  The software was developed in an effort for cross-platform support and as such, has received a lot of air-play on the internet by end users, social media as... Read more...
Apple has done it: a new, refreshed Apple TV. Steve Jobs has called the Apple TV a "hobby" for some time, but it sounds like that hobby may be something more now. With the introduction of iOS, it seems that the Apple TV has new life. For the longest time, the Apple TV truly was a sore thumb in the company's lineup... Read more...
Imation's new Link Wireless A/V Extender can turn any computer into a digital entertainment server with its ability to stream high-definition video (up to 720p), high-resolution photos (up to 1080p) and stereo audio. Imation Link is both PC- and Mac-compatible and uses ultra-wideband wireless USB 2.0. The Link’s fin-shaped receiver connects... Read more...
The Netflix value proposal just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter. It's nice enough that any customer with a $9/month or larger by-mail DVD plan can stream unlimited content from the company's Watch Instantly library, but now that library is about to get a huge boost. One of the main complaints about Netflix's instant... Read more...
Soon, Dish subscribers will be able to watch live television via their mobile devices at no extra cost. In September, Dish Network is planning to launch an app for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and BlackBerry devices that will enable this functionality. An app for Google's Android OS will launch in October. In order to take advantage of the... Read more...
The media streaming dongle that the world has been waiting for since CES 2010 is finally available to pre-order. After undergoing a slight design change and suffering from a minor delay, Infinitec's "IUM" (infinite memory device) is now scheduled to ship globally by the end of this month. For those who pre-order now... Read more...
Redbox may announce a website for movie rentals in October in an attempt to challenge rival Netflix. At this point, it's still unclear whether this website would offer a DVD-by-mail service, direct downloads, streaming videos, or a combination of these services. According to a report from Bloomberg, Redbox COO and former Netflix guy Mitch... Read more...
This announcement is bigger than it seems. On the surface, just about 33 million people would care that Netflix is coming to Canada. But think of the larger implications. As of right now, Netflix streaming is only available to consumers within the United States, but starting in the Fall, that same service will be... Read more...
XStreamHD has teamed up with Lionsgate to offer its customers the ability to digitally purchase or rent the latest HD releases from Lionsgate. The partnership will also provide XStreamHD with access to Lionsgate's content library of over 12,000 titles. XStreamHD's whole-home HD entertainment system provides full 1080p... Read more...
Have you been in the market for a new NAS drive? Can't figure out which one would suit you best? We know it's a crowded market out there, but QNAP has just dropped a bomb on the whole place. If you're an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone user, QNAP has a new offer that may be too good to refuse. They have developed a new... Read more...
Another HD media player? It may not be exactly what the world needs, but it's exactly what the world is going to get. In fairness, we can't complain with added competition in the industry, but there's one thing in particular that the PopBox is missing that might just hurt its chances against similar alternatives from Western Digital, Popcorn... Read more...
A new streaming media software solution called Jamcast is now available. Jamcast has a Virtual Soundcard feature that captures audio from your computer and streams it over a wireless network to DLNA and UPnP-compliant devices. With Jamcast, you can stream audio to HDTVs, smartphones, media adapters, home theater components, and more. Jamcast... Read more...
The "cloud" has come a long way. A few years ago, only enterprises used clouds to serve files to various divisions, and hardly any consumer had access to one. Now, consumer-facing companies are pushing cloud services harder than ever before, in large part due to how cheap storage is becoming and how much easier it is... Read more...
Product delays in the consumer electronics industry aren't altogether uncommon, but we're of the belief that it's better to wait and really nail the execution of things than to rush something out ahead of time. Infinitec, a start-up company that first came to light a few months ago, has now updated us with a revised... Read more...
Just a couple days ago, we learned about a few new apps from Samsung that will bring social networking and location based services to compatible Blu-ray Players, Blu-ray Home Theater systems, and TVs. While that sounds cool and all, we can't help but appreciate Philips new technology that doesn't require any widgets... Read more...
RadioTime and Dension are working together to change the way we listen to Internet radio. With the new Dension Webradio, you can listen to Internet radio from any USB-capable home entertainment system or car radio. The Webradio itself is about the size of a USB thumb drive. When paired with a 3G capable phone via Bluetooth, the Webradio lets... Read more...
With the launch of its new Whole-Home DVR service, DIRECTV is making it easier and more convenient for customers to enjoy their favorite shows in up to 15 rooms in their home using a single DVR. The new service lets users share recorded programs on any TV in their home, begin a program in one room and finish it in another, and access DIRECTV’s... Read more...
There's a new streaming music service available to iPhone users in Norway. Aspiro Music announced the company has received word from Apple that its iPhone client for the music streaming service WiMP is approved and available for download through the AppStore. The iPhone version offers most of the functionality of the... Read more...
brite-View introduced a new 1080p wireless PC-to-TV transmission kit that will let users stream uncompressed, 1080p high-definition content from a PC or home network to a HDTV without any noticeable latency. The new HDelight (BV-1222) can work with any PC and any HDTV, provided both have HDMI ports. The HDelight... Read more...
Best Buy is launching a new digital video service called CinemaNow that will provide customers with same-day, instant access to new release movies and TV shows. Initially, the service will be accessible through select connected Blu-ray Disc players and HDTVs. It will also be available on most PCs via... Read more...
WD wants you to know that its TV Live HD media player is the first network media player compatible with Windows 7. By using the Windows 7 Play To feature, you can stream video, music, and photos to the WD TV Live HD media player and home entertainment systems from any Windows 7-based PC on your network. When streaming content, you'll get full-HD... Read more...
Apple's iPad 3G went on sale over the weekend, quickly selling out in many Apple stores across the nation. According to initial data, Apple sold about 300,000 iPad 3G models in the past couple of days, including over a month of presales. In case you're wondering, Apple also sold about 300,000 of the less expensive... Read more...
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