Blockbuster Posts $37M Second Quarter Loss

Is it just me or does anyone else feel like there’s been an awful lot of news–both good and bad–around all the various players in the movie rental business? I can’t wait for the day when it’s all done digitally and see how Blockbuster tries to play catchup. I also wonder what impact they have had in all the recent […]

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Warner Also Puts Redbox on Window Alert

Another blow for Redbox, and what a wild week it has been for them. First Fox gets all huffy , and now Warner is. Redbox was quick to reply that they would not settle for the delay with Fox and would continue to offer the popular titles as soon as they can, I imagine a similar announcement will be made […]

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Acer Aspire easyStore H340


PCMagazine has a quick review of the Acer Aspire Windows Home Server. This box is smaller than it appears and provides some great competition to the current champion HP MediaSmart Server. Coming in at a lower price with similar features, the Acer is solid but keep in mind you won’t have the HP-specific software (although a lot of those addins […]

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Cable’s New Dimension? Features vs Privacy

I’m not sure how to interpret this report of some technology being investigated. It sounds pretty cool on what hand, but I’m with the other comments on the concern of privacy in having a camera in my DVR. Light Reading Prime Sense, an Israel-based company founded in 2005 that raised $20.4 million in "B" round funding last May, showed off […]

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DLNA Media Server Software Comparison


Here’s a great little compilation of DLNA-compatible software titles and some brief comparison items for each of them.   Tube Centric The list contains objective and subjective information on the these Media Servers as compiled by staff. The Ease of Setup column attempts to give a "scale of 1 to 10" rating of how easy the Media Server was […]

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Silverstone SG06 ITX Form Factor Case


Mini-ITX motherboards are all the rage these days. With their small size and the improvement of on-board capabilities, it has made these types of boards all the more attractive to HTPC builders. Silverstone’s offering for this series is nicer than some of the other options out there, using black aluminum finish on the chassis and utilize a slim-laptop optical drive […]

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