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Media Center remains a tumultuous, and rumor ridden component of Windows 8

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The media is in a knot this morning over a bit of back and forth confusion surrounding Windows 8, its beta (to be called a ‘consumer preview’), and the existence of Media Center as part of the operating system. We’re here to clear this up for you. Here’s the skinny,...
Media Center remains a tumultuous, and rumor ridden component of Windows 8

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

MythTV 0.25 is finally available with a bundle of new features

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One year, four months and 30 days after its last major release, MythTV has -- after a short delay -- released v0.25 to the world. We've already discussed many of its new features including DirectX acceleration, out of the box support for CableCARD tuners, AirPlay and HTTP Live Streaming,...
MythTV 0.25 is finally available with a bundle of new features

Boxee launches Cloudee to let users share their personal videos with friends and family

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The media center startup Boxee is launching a new service called Cloudee, the company announced today. Currently in invite-only beta, it will let its users share personal videos with their close circle of family and friends. Initially available as an iPhone app and a Boxee app, it makes it easier...
Boxee launches Cloudee to let users share their personal videos with friends and family

Cloudee beta gets Boxee into the video sharing and cloud storage game

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Media center software, a streaming set top box and a TV-tuning USB dongle -- Boxee already has a pretty decent amount on its plate. But don't think the company is done just yet. This isn't about products, this about an ecosystem, and the next step in building that out...
Cloudee beta gets Boxee into the video sharing and cloud storage game

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)

Tri-band WiFi chips for 7Gbps speed coming from Marvell, Wilocity

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One of the biggest changes ever made to WiFi is coming in the next year with a new standard supporting the 60GHz band, powering much faster transmissions than are possible in the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. All that’s needed are some chips, and products to put them in. Slowly...
Tri-band WiFi chips for 7Gbps speed coming from Marvell, Wilocity
XBMC 11.0 released with new Ubuntu-based live CD and iOS support

Whiteman Technology unveils Delta DVR for hopeful HD lovers

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Do you fancy a HTPC gussied-up as a DVR? Well, you're in luck, because Ryan Whiteman's just built one: the Delta DVR. Powered by an AMD system-on-chip, it runs Windows and Media Center for embedded devices, recording up to six HD channels at once on its 3TB HDD. It...
Whiteman Technology unveils Delta DVR for hopeful HD lovers

Ceton's Echo Extender for Media Center will be the first to support DTS surround sound

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What's the Echo Extender for Media Center got that no other Extender for Media Center has? Support for DTS surround sound, that's what. The catch of course is that the Echo is still just on track for "later in 2012," but the press release after the break is a...
Ceton's Echo Extender for Media Center will be the first to support DTS surround sound

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

Microsoft Opts Against 31 Flavors for Windows 8, but Still Adds Unfamiliar Tastes

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Microsoft plans fewer different packages of Windows 8 than it has offered with past incarnations of its flagship operating system. In a blog post late Monday, Microsoft said it will offer only two main options for Windows 8 on traditional PC processors — Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Microsoft...
Microsoft Opts Against 31 Flavors for Windows 8, but Still Adds Unfamiliar Tastes

More like watch it later: video is huge on Read It Later

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Instapaper competitor Read It Later revealed a little secret Tuesday morning: Many times, its users don’t actually read anything at all, and instead bookmark videos to watch them at a later time. From the Read It Later blog: “In the past year alone, video saves using Read It Later have...
More like watch it later: video is huge on Read It Later
CyanogenMod 9 and XBMC ported to Nexus Q as proofs of concept
Motorola’s DreamGallery wants to eliminate crappy TV user interfaces

A Weird Spherical Device Has Suddenly Appeared In Google's Store (GOOG)

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An image of the Nexus 7 tablet was just spotted on Google's internal servers, but it now appears there's another device that Google will announce at its annual developer conference today: the Nexus Q, an Android home media center. A landing page for the Nexus Q has also appeared on...
A Weird Spherical Device Has Suddenly Appeared In Google's Store (GOOG)

Hands-on with FXI's Cotton Candy, now available for pre-order (video)

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By now, we hope you're mighty familiar with FXI's Cotton Candy -- the much anticipated pocketable computer that just became available for pre-order. We've previously shown photos of the device running both Ice Cream Sandwich and Ubuntu, but now we're able to bring you a video demonstration that may...
Hands-on with FXI's Cotton Candy, now available for pre-order (video)

Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices, new transcoding

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While it was exciting to hear that XBMC is making its way to Android, the Plex media center has been on the platform since last year and was recently updated with a few new features. Version 2.2.0.5 of the $5 app adds the ability to accept remote control commands...
Plex Android app updated with remote control from mobile devices, new transcoding

Transform your Nexus 7 into a car tech powerhouse

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With the aid of a few apps (and a bit of self restraint) the Nexus 7 can become the navigation and media center of your car's dashboard. [Read more]...
Transform your Nexus 7 into a car tech powerhouse

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
Here are the three flavors of Windows 8 to confuse you

Ceton Echo Extender for Media Center beta to start in September

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If you're one of the lucky few -- 1000 actually -- who received an email today from Ceton you will have the ability to join its paid Extender beta this September. For $179 Ceton will ship testers an Echo Extender for Media Center before anyone else, but in return...
Ceton Echo Extender for Media Center beta to start in September

What We Lose in a Post-PC World

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Tim Cook, Ray Ozzie, and a host of others have proclaimed that we're in a "post-PC world." Well, not quite yet, but you can see it from here. Like it or not, the post-PC era looks a lot like the iPad, Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, Roku and any number of...
What We Lose in a Post-PC World

Marquee Media Center hands-on at gdgt Live in NYC 2012 (video)

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Winning gdgt's StartUp contest has its perks -- just ask recent winner Marquee, which is showcasing version 2.0 of its Media Center here on the showfloor. The imposing device, currently available on the outfit's site for $899, packs 2TB of storage, 4GB DDR3 RAM, DVD player and a 2.4GHz...
Marquee Media Center hands-on at gdgt Live in NYC 2012 (video)
Chrysler's Uconnect Access brings downloadable apps to your dashboard

Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Hardware Edition

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Google’s I/O developer conference has come to a close, and the Mountain View-based company didn’t pull any punches. Featuring the Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q media center, and Project Glass, today’s event – like Microsoft’s Los Angeles event – was all about the marriage of hardware and software. Oh,...
Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Hardware Edition

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
Plex to be preinstalled on Sony's 2012 Google TV devices

How to Create a Bootable Mac OS X Flash Drive

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A bootable Mac OS X thumb drive comes in handy when you need to troubleshoot OS issues for yourself, your family, or your friends. It's also extremely useful for keeping your basic setup consistent across multiple computers, if you find yourself switching hardware regularly; and I've had fun in the...
How to Create a Bootable Mac OS X Flash Drive
XBMC Eden officially steps out of beta, available for download now
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