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Video Discovery App Plizy Relaunches To Become Your Media Center In The Cloud

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With billions of videos being created and uploaded to the web every day, I’ve been bullish on the idea of discovery apps for services like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. One of the startups that’s been focused on this market is Plizy, which just launched a new version of its iPad...
Video Discovery App Plizy Relaunches To Become Your Media Center In The Cloud

Vizio Co-Star update brings new Google TV UI, native Amazon and Vudu

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Vizio's Co-Star hub is still one of the cheapest points of entry into the Google TV world, so it's comforting to see the set-top box getting an update -- albeit somewhat behind Google's own pace. The previously promised release mostly focuses on giving it the third-generation Google TV interface,...
Vizio Co-Star update brings new Google TV UI, native Amazon and Vudu

Hands On: Samsung HomeSync

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Samsung introduced a new set-top box yesterday, at the same time as it revealed the large Galaxy Note 8.0 to the crowds of Mobile World Congress. Electronista spent some time using the HomeSync connected via a Galaxy Note 2 at the show, and put the combined Android-based media center and...
Hands On: Samsung HomeSync

Boxee officially pulls the plug on PC client

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Want to run Boxee on your PC or Mac? Then hurry up; Boxee is removing all copies of its PC-based app from its servers by the end of the day Tuesday to fully concentrate on the Boxee Box. The company announced the move late last year, and Boxee VP of Marketing...
Boxee officially pulls the plug on PC client
XBMC 11.0 released with new Ubuntu-based live CD and iOS support

Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it

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If you have to issue an explanation to follow up an explanation, then it's pretty safe to say the first one wasn't clear enough, and it's under those circumstances that Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky and the Windows 8 team are returning to the subject of Media Center and DVD movie...
Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it
XBMC on Android may soon be coming to a set top box near you

Kickstarter's Smash Hit Video Game Console Ouya Will Get A Media Player To Help It Battle The Xbox (GOOG)

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Kickstarter success Ouya is working with the XMBC team to make sure the media center experience is nice and seamless, we learn via the XMBC blog. If you're unfamiliar, XMBC is a popular media center app that supports a number of audio and video formats, and countless users wanted to make...
Kickstarter's Smash Hit Video Game Console Ouya Will Get A Media Player To Help It Battle The Xbox (GOOG)
Microsoft defends the look of the Xbox One

Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads

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New data from app search firm Xyologic released this morning paints a picture of the relative success (or lack thereof) of the Google TV platform. By examining the install base for the apps exclusive to the Google TV platform, it’s clear that the Google media center product is still only...
Majority Of Google TV App Install Base From Pre-Loads

Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)

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Microsoft just announced that Windows 8 will come in three different flavors: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Windows 8 will be the mainstream consumer edition. The Pro version will bring a number of features that most mainstream consumers don’t necessarily need to Microsoft’s next operating system, including...
Windows 8 Will Come In Three Different Flavors (Two For x86, One For ARM)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

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In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.    ...
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

Sony-made Google TV units will come with Plex as standard

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Plex has inadvertently announced that its excellent media center software will be baked into Sony's forthcoming range of Google TV devices. A customized version of its app for the platform arrived on Google Play, declaring that it was only available for download on "late model 2012 Sony internet TVs."...
Sony-made Google TV units will come with Plex as standard

What Obstacles Are There To Storing Your Own Media In The Cloud: Step2 Startups Feedback Wanted

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The latest in our Step2 Startups series is from QVIVO, a maker of home based media center/storage systems, who have added a cloud syncing system, and are wondering what the biggest obstacles are for people hosting their own media in the cloud. Is it a legal issue? Cultural? Technological? What...
What Obstacles Are There To Storing Your Own Media In The Cloud: Step2 Startups Feedback Wanted

Google Nexus 7 and Android 4.1 - Mini Review

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Today was an extremely busy day for Google, with the formal announcement of both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and two new members of the Nexus family – the Nexus 7 tablet, and Nexus Q streaming device. While I already wrote up impressions about the Nexus Q based on a...
Google Nexus 7 and Android 4.1 - Mini Review

Samsung launches Android-based media center HomeSync

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Samsung Electronics has introduced the Android-based HomeSync media center, which can be used to watch movies, play games and also provide private and shared storage....
Samsung launches Android-based media center HomeSync

Set Up a Fully Automated Media Center [Automation] - Lifehacker - Ed. note: We love a good media center almost as m… http://bit.ly/atYDmi

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Set Up a Fully Automated Media Center [Automation] - Lifehacker - Ed. note: We love a good media center almost as m… http://bit.ly/atYDmi

Weekend Fun: New Apps for Your iPhone

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As one of ReadWriteWeb's iPhone users, I'm always looking for new applications to try out. Some get downloaded for a day and then deleted right away, others slowly inch their way closer to my homescreen. Even rarer are the ones that become actively used on a regular basis. Occasionally, we...
Weekend Fun: New Apps for Your iPhone

Windows 8 to require Media Center for DVD movie playback

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On its Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft revealed that its Windows 8 operating system won't play back DVD movies, unless the optional Media Center pack is purchased. The reason is the added royalties needed to pay for the specialized decoders and the cost of hardware to enable this. Microsoft also...
Windows 8 to require Media Center for DVD movie playback

Student's Windows-Based Media Center is 12 Kinds of Awesome

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Student's Windows-Based Media Center is 12 Kinds of Awesome

XBMC launches official "end-user friendly" release for Android

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XBMC, the open source application that essentially turns any compatible device into a media streaming set top box, has announced a "fully functional" release version of XBMC for Android. Several improvements have been made to this particular iteration of XBMC. For one, it's been customized to offer hardware accelerated...
XBMC launches official "end-user friendly" release for Android

MediawavePC's MW6110 is a multipurpose Intel Core i7-supporting media player

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Nettops and media-center PCs in many ways hang on opposite sides of the same saddle. MediawavePC's new MW6110 "Ultra Small Media Player" tightens the straps between these two types of machines, and adds an extra satchel with it. The 7.87 x 7.28 x 1.57-inch form gives it a discreet...
MediawavePC's MW6110 is a multipurpose Intel Core i7-supporting media player
Windows 8 Pro upgrades to be priced at $199 starting in February

Set Up a Fully Automated Media Center [Automation]

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Ed. note: We love a good media center almost as much as we love automation, so self-confessed media geek Alex Ward's fully automated media center caught our eye. It's all the benefits of an awesome media center without all the hassle. A few weeks ago I wrote a post about...
Set Up a Fully Automated Media Center [Automation]

Citing momentum, Microsoft plans 400% price increase for Windows 8

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Update: Math is hard. 500% of 40 is 200, but a 400% increase is 160, meaning that Microsoft is increasing the price five-fold, but only by 400%. We apologize for the confusion. Alex has agreed to five lashes in penance for his mistake. Today Microsoft announced the suggested final pricing...
Citing momentum, Microsoft plans 400% price increase for Windows 8

Unboxing My Acer Aspire Revo

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Today I received my Acer Aspire Revo which I ordered refurbished from PC Connection Express for $159 which I heard about from TechBargains.com Unfortunately the deal appears to be gone but they can still be had for $199 new at Amazon. I first heard about this machine on Lifehacker featuring...
Unboxing My Acer Aspire Revo

Build a Cheap But Powerful Boxee Media Center - Boxee - Lifehacker

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Build a Cheap But Powerful Boxee Media Center - Boxee - Lifehacker
Microsoft reveals new Windows 8 pricing details

Boxee officially pulls the plug on PC client

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Want to run Boxee on your PC or Mac? Then hurry up; Boxee is removing all copies of its PC-based app from its servers by the end of the day Tuesday to fully concentrate on the Boxee Box. The company announced the move late last year, and Boxee VP of Marketing...
Boxee officially pulls the plug on PC client
XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support
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