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Has Blake Krikorian Landed His Home Automation Start-Up at Apple or Google?

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So which big company did well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Krikorian sell his latest start-up to: Apple or Google? Earlier today, he suddenly resigned from the board of Amazon, which he joined only last fall. The move was directly related to acquisition discussions that his id8 Group R2 Studios...
Has Blake Krikorian Landed His Home Automation Start-Up at Apple or Google?
Dish Network takes on TV Everywhere by integrating Slingbox into its Hopper DVRs

iPad Mini Event Said to Focus on iBooks

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The Next Web is reporting that the rumored iPad Mini event scheduled for October 23rd will have a heavy focus on iBooks. The iPad Mini will be aimed at smaller tablets like the Kindle Fire, that are generally used to consume content including books and movies. In what will likely...
iPad Mini Event Said to Focus on iBooks

Unannounced Slingbox devices spotted in Best Buy

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Two new Slingbox devices have been spotted at a U.S. Best Buy store. The Slingbox 350 and Slingbox 500 have not been officially announced, but Dave Zatz found them on the shelf at a Best Buy store, without price tags and not available for scrutiny. Zatz, however, took some...
Unannounced Slingbox devices spotted in Best Buy

How to watch live digital TV on an iPad mini or Galaxy Note 2

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Outside of the U.S., mobile television is a bit more accessible. In Europe and Asia, for example, there are heavily used standards with solid backing, while here we’ve seen most efforts turn into relative flops. That leaves it up to the consumer to find solutions. And there are a number of...
How to watch live digital TV on an iPad mini or Galaxy Note 2

WD TV adds streaming options, tunes televisions near and far to your Slingbox

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A raft of goodies has been tacked on to Western Digital's TV Live and TV Live Hub media players including new streams and Vudu movie downloading, but the addition of SlingPlayer might be the most intriguing. Depending on your region, you'll see new channels on the WD set-tops, including...
WD TV adds streaming options, tunes televisions near and far to your Slingbox
Aereo puts TV antennas in the cloud, streams OTA broadcasts on the internet

Microsoft's Czech Unit Reportedly Confirms Office for iOS Coming in March 2013

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The Verge reports that a Microsoft product manager today confirmed that the company is working on versions of Microsoft Office for both iOS and Android, targeting a March 2013 release. The comments were made to Czech site IHNED.cz [Google translation] at a press event in that country. The Verge also...
Microsoft's Czech Unit Reportedly Confirms Office for iOS Coming in March 2013

Belkin @TV Plus streams to remote devices, app records

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Belkin is bringing out the @TV Plus, a media streaming box supporting 3G and Wi-Fi. The device pulls audio and video from set-top boxes and streams it to devices running an accompanying app, similarly to a Slingbox, except that the @TV adds mobile recording of live television.......
Belkin @TV Plus streams to remote devices, app records

Dish ships Hopper with Sling DVR to livestreamers across the US

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Dish didn't quite make the January release target for the Hopper with Sling, but we'll take a slight delay for such a tangible upgrade. As of today, subscribers across the US can pick up the remote streaming DVR if they're willing to pay the $10 monthly whole-home DVR fee;...
Dish ships Hopper with Sling DVR to livestreamers across the US

Sling Media Brings SlingPlayer to Kindle Fire!

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Sling Media, makers of the SlingBox, today announces the availability of the SlingPlayer app for the Kindle Fire. What is the SlingBox? It is a device that works with all of your various set-top boxes to: allow folks to watch their TV from wherever they are with their PC,...
Sling Media Brings SlingPlayer to Kindle Fire!

Slingbox 500 firmware update adds SlingSync support for remote photo viewing and USB drive uploads

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Your Slingbox isn't just for streaming realtime television content anymore. SlingSync, which we first heard about during CES, is now available as part of this week's firmware update, letting you upload photos and videos captured with an Android or iOS device directly to a USB drive connected to a...
Slingbox 500 firmware update adds SlingSync support for remote photo viewing and USB drive uploads

Apple to Launch New Mac Mini at Next Week's Media Event?

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9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will announce a new version of the Mac Mini at next week's rumored media event, alongside the 13" Retina MacBook Pro and the iPad mini. These new Mac minis are said to begin shipping immediately after announcement. Apple last redesigned the Mac mini with a...
Apple to Launch New Mac Mini at Next Week's Media Event?

Slingbox 350 and 500 review: Sling Media finally upgrades its line of media streamers

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It's hard to believe that the Slingbox has been around for seven years, but that only makes it harder to accept these are the first retail models that have been released since 2008. That finally changes today, though: Sling Media just introduced two new place-shifters: the Slingbox 500 and...
Slingbox 350 and 500 review: Sling Media finally upgrades its line of media streamers

Android Market data suggests under a million Google TV 2.0 upgrades

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Google and its partners don’t divulge Google TV sales data, making figuring out just how many Sony Google TV units and Logitech Revue boxes there are in the wild anyone’s guess. According to GigaOM, less than a million of Google TV 2.0 devices by Sony and Logitech are in active...
Android Market data suggests under a million Google TV 2.0 upgrades

SlingPlayer, TuneIn and other channels added to Netgear's NeoTV line-up

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If the release of Netgear's new NeoTV PRIME has left you feeling like your earlier model is a bit dated, then maybe some fresh software for that streaming box will ease those woes. Announced today at CES, several new channels are now available on the NeoTV range, with the...
SlingPlayer, TuneIn and other channels added to Netgear's NeoTV line-up

First look at SlingPlayer for Amazon’s Kindle Fire

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Sling Media has been the go-to provider for video placeshifting solutions for nearly seven years now. The California-based company launched its first Slingbox in 2005, enabling users to watch live television exactly as it was being broadcast to their homes on any Internet-connected PC. The company rolled out its...
First look at SlingPlayer for Amazon’s Kindle Fire

Sling Media sues Belkin, Monsoon for patent infringement

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The EchoStar subsidiary that makes the Slingbox alleges that its rivals unfairly copied aspects of its place-shifting devices. [Read more]...
Sling Media sues Belkin, Monsoon for patent infringement

Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350

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Years ago, Sling Media introduced a new line of products that were truly revolutionary. By encoding TV into digital streams and then slinging them over the Internet, Sling changed the way viewers thought about TV. With a Slingbox, users could for the first time take live TV with them, anywhere...
Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350

KDDI Remote TV delivers Blu-ray DVR video to PCs and smartphones

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Sure, it's possible to get remote access to home theater devices through raw methods like a Slingbox, but KDDI has a slightly more elegant solution for those living in Japan. Its tiny Remote TV box puts a Blu-ray DVR on the local WiFi network to both schedule recordings while...
KDDI Remote TV delivers Blu-ray DVR video to PCs and smartphones

Home Automation Start-Up R2 Studios in Acquisition Talks

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A secretive start-up founded by the man who popularized the Slingbox has been in talks with companies considering buying it, people close to the company say, with Microsoft Corp., Google Inc. and Apple Inc. cited as participants. The start-up, id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., was created in May 2011 by...
Home Automation Start-Up R2 Studios in Acquisition Talks

New Slingbox 350, 500 models unveiled

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Sling Media has rolled out the Slingbox 500 and Slingbox 350, two completely redesigned retail Slingbox products that provide live streaming of television, sporting events, recorded programming and premium content to smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected devices. In addition, the Slingbox 500 introduces new features, including Wi-Fi and HDMI, as...
New Slingbox 350, 500 models unveiled

Future of Xbox? Microsoft's secretive acquisition includes patents for the ultimate home remote

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Not much is known about id8 Group R2 Studios Inc., the stealthy home automation startup founded by former Sling Media co-founder Blake Krikorian that was reportedly acquired by Microsoft this week, beating out the likes of Apple and Google. But a search of U.S. patent filings provides more hints about where the...
Future of Xbox? Microsoft's secretive acquisition includes patents for the ultimate home remote

Just Give The Dish DVR Its Nomination Back, CNET

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Here we go again. There is a CONFLICT OF INTEREST in the tech news media. Well I just can’t believe how this could happen in an industry that pays bloggers to review products from companies that then get advertised on those bloggers’ websites which pay those bloggers’ salaries … Ohhhhh....
Just Give The Dish DVR Its Nomination Back, CNET

Aereo rival NimbleTV is raising $6m to make good on its 'TV everywhere' promise

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Imagine being able to watch live TV, from anywhere, on any device. Sounds too good to be true. Because it is. We’re not quite there yet, but we might get there at some point, thanks to major companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft battling to own the living room, but...
Aereo rival NimbleTV is raising $6m to make good on its 'TV everywhere' promise

Photos of 'iPad Mini' Battery Reveal 16.7 Watt-Hour Capacity

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MacRumors has received a pair of photos showing what is claimed to be the battery from Apple's forthcoming "iPad mini". The photos show a battery carrying a model number of A1445 and an Apple part number of 616-0641. The battery runs at 3.72 volts, offering 16.7 Whr of energy on...
Photos of 'iPad Mini' Battery Reveal 16.7 Watt-Hour Capacity

Sling Media officially unveils the Slingbox 350 and 500

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The company that takes almost full credit for inventing place-shifting is back in retail action with new models and new software features too. The Slingbox 350 takes the place of the older Solo at $179 and adds an integrated IR blaster and the new ability to stream 1080p HD....
Sling Media officially unveils the Slingbox 350 and 500

Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production

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Bloomberg takes a look at the situation surrounding scratching and scuffing of the iPhone 5's aluminum shell, an issue we noted just hours after the device's launch. According to today's report, Apple has indeed increased quality control standards to reduce the number of devices that are delivered with scratches right...
Increased iPhone 5 Quality Control Standards to Address Scratches Slowing Production

13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

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9to5Mac claims that Apple will debut the long-rumored 13" Retina MacBook Pro alongside the iPad Mini later this month.The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be sold in two configurations, with differing processors and storage, and will be available for purchase soon after introduction. Like with the 15-inch MacBook Pro lines,...
13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro to Launch Alongside iPad Mini in October

Judge Sides With Diller-Backed Streaming TV Startup Aereo Over Broadcasters On Injuction

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New York City-based Aereo got a big initial win in court today, as it will e able to continue operating while also fighting a lawsuit against some major broadcasters. According to Reuters, U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan denied an injunction sought by those broadcast networks, which would have shut Aereo...
Judge Sides With Diller-Backed Streaming TV Startup Aereo Over Broadcasters On Injuction
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