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Ubuntu jumps to tablets in a long-term bet on mobile convergence
Living on a Stream: The Rise of Real-Time Video

QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

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High-rolling (or just highly nerdy) home theater PC setups often have network-attached storage to hold the reams of video that invariably won't fit on the PC itself. QNAP wonders why we don't just cut to the chase -- both of its TS-x69L and TS-x69 Pro entries in the Turbo...
QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman

Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3

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Apple demoed Real Racing 3 on stage today with the help of games publisher EA. The new racing game, arriving later this year for the iPhone 5, showed off terrific new graphics that looked very much like they could hold their own next to console games. It’s also capable of...
Apple Shows Off Time-Shifted GameCenter Multiplayer With Real Racing 3

PHOTOS: Google's New Home Entertainment Device, The Nexus Q (GOOG)

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It seems like Google's Nexus 7 tablet is getting all the attention today. But we're also very impressed with the Nexus Q, a tiny sphere that connects to your TV and lets you stream movies, TV shows, and music from the Google Play Store. The Nexus Q is a bit...
PHOTOS: Google's New Home Entertainment Device, The Nexus Q (GOOG)

How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One

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Microsoft impressed me when it unveiled the Xbox One earlier this week. I can’t imagine a future where we won’t be talking and gesturing to our TVs while visiting with grandma on a video call and playing a game at the same time. Throughout the presentation, I was thinking, I wish...
How the Apple TV can compete with the Xbox One
Breaking Good: How Airbnb's meth encounter shaped the company
Sony moves 'beyond' the living room as Microsoft takes it over

Dish Anywhere app delivers content on the go, Sling video feed from Hopper DVR (hands-on)

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Dish is further reinforcing its promise to deliver content even when you're not in front of the TV. The new Dish Anywhere app is your portal for live streaming, powered by Sling, along with on-demand content direct from the web. As one of three apps designed specifically with Hopper...
Dish Anywhere app delivers content on the go, Sling video feed from Hopper DVR (hands-on)

Spotify now streaming to premium customers on TiVo Premiere boxes

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Spotify is continuing its bid for electronic ubiquity, today announcing yet another device its streaming tunes will be available on: TiVo Premiere. The Premiere series of set top boxes from TiVo come in a variety of flavors, but it sounds like the service should work on any of the...
Spotify now streaming to premium customers on TiVo Premiere boxes
Nexus Q can't be used standalone, powered exclusively by Android devices on the same network

'New playing options,' not better graphics to lead PS4 -- report

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That's the claim from an unidentified source talking to Japan-based news outlet Nikkei. That source says Sony wants to turn the PlayStation 4 into a living room "nerve center." [Read more]...
'New playing options,' not better graphics to lead PS4 -- report

Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1

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Dreams of imminent virtual reality mostly ended with the year 2000, but hopes for are more immersive experience than a living room TV have been kept alive. Sony is clearly keen to experiment with this and has the first truly high-end, mainstream 3D personal display in the 3D Personal Viewer...
Review: Sony 3D Personal Viewer HMZ-T1

Wanted: an all-in-one PC to run Windows 8

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I have around £750 to buy an all-in-one desktop, preferably with Windows 8 and a touch screen. Any advice?Greg KeaneAn all-in-one PC is pretty much a laptop on a stick, with a separate (ideally wireless) keyboard and mouse. It should therefore be relatively simple to design an all-in-one, especially given...
Wanted: an all-in-one PC to run Windows 8
Samsung's Video Discovery app turns your tablet into a super-sized TV remote

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Microsoft finally unveiled the Surface tablet, a thin Windows tablet with a kickstand built in. Take a closer look at the product and how it compares to others on the market. The tablet will come in two models, one that runs the full-featured version of...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Turtle Beach partners with MLG, will unveil tournament-focused Ear Force Seven Series programmable headsets, TM1 audio mixer at E3

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If you're familiar with Major League Gaming tournaments, you're likely aware that Astro Gaming's Mixamp Pro has been the staple device for providing multi-platform surround sound and team chat to the headset-wearing pros. Things are set to change this fall, however, as Turtle Beach has announced a partnership with...
Turtle Beach partners with MLG, will unveil tournament-focused Ear Force Seven Series programmable headsets, TM1 audio mixer at E3

TNW's Daily Dose: Facebook and Instagram sharing data, 'Xbox TV' report and more

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Facebook is said to be changing its relationship with Instagram, Microsoft is reportedly launching an ‘Xbox TV’ set-top box, and YouTube comes to the Nintendo Wii U. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Make...
TNW's Daily Dose: Facebook and Instagram sharing data, 'Xbox TV' report and more

Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)

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We've all seen a Roomba at one point or another, be it picking up debris around our feet in a friend's living room or chauffeuring a courageous kitty for an entertaining clip on YouTube. Likely far less familiar, however, is iRobot's gadget-filled Massachusetts headquarters, including the museum-like "cool stuff...
Visualized: a look inside iRobot's gadget-filled 'cool stuff room' (video)

NEC adds speakers to lightbulb, Edison wishes he'd had the idea (video)

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NEC Lighting has produced a union 'twixt wireless speaker and LED ceiling light that's controllable with an Android phone. You can rock out to your favorite tunes over Bluetooth at the same you play with the brightness and color temperature of the light. Or you can switch to one...
NEC adds speakers to lightbulb, Edison wishes he'd had the idea (video)
Hulu Plus Upgrades Its Living Room Experience With A New Look, Search, Controls & Added Kids Section

Velocity Micro unveils Raptor MultiPlex home theater PC

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Velocity Micro has made available a new Home Theater PC, said to be the most powerful living room computer on the market. The Raptor Multiplex offers customers an extremely capable gaming PC that also provides DVR functionality with up to four concurrent recordings through its digital TV tuners, as well...
Velocity Micro unveils Raptor MultiPlex home theater PC
Connect the dots: Valve's Big Picture could be a Linux game console

Software at CES: Second screens take off, developers target TVs

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Software and apps are poised to make a big splash at CES. And we think that splash could start in your living room. [Read more]...
Software at CES: Second screens take off, developers target TVs

Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal

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Microsoft’s Xbox group and Redbox parent Coinstar are just down the road from one another, so maybe this shouldn’t be a surprise. The new Redbox Instant by Verizon streaming service will be available “in the very near future” on Microsoft’s Xbox Live, according to a post today by Larry Hryb,...
Microsoft's Xbox Live gets Redbox Instant in exclusive deal
LG Display's 30-inch 4K monitor is a pixel density enthusiast's dream

Google Debuts Nexus Q, A Media Streaming Device, But Will It Convince Anyone to Use Google Play?

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(Photo: Google) At it’s I/O developer conference today, Google introduced a new hardware device fit for the living room that streams music and video to a variety of Wifi-connected devices. A black orb with a glowing blue stripe, the Nexus Q is not just pretty, it’s Apple-quality pretty. In fact,...
Google Debuts Nexus Q, A Media Streaming Device, But Will It Convince Anyone to Use Google Play?
Intel seeks an alternate way into your living room with Atom CE5300 for set-top boxes

Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Shows "How U Will Play Next"

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Nintendo has finally kicked off the Wii U advertising campaign, just days before its new console hits store shelves — and still, most of its marketing efforts are centralized on social media channels. The company’s new commercial, which is available on Facebook and YouTube, shows off “How U Will Play...
Ahead of Wii U Launch, Nintendo Shows "How U Will Play Next"

Microsoft and the National Football League team up for exclusive partnership

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Microsoft has just announced a broad partnership with the National Football League intended to make the Xbox One the definitive living room device for football fans. While the Xbox is known primarily as a gaming platform, Microsoft has been positioning the console as an all-in-one entertainment solution for some...
Microsoft and the National Football League team up for exclusive partnership
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