YouTube vs. TV: Call It a Draw


We’ve been hearing about YouTube working on live content channels to compete toe-to-toe with traditional cable networks, but it seems that YouTube is already holding its own. The most recent Global Internet Phenomena Report from Sandvine tracking Internet traffic reveals what we already know: Netflix crushes everyone. However, it also reveals that YouTube is pulling some big numbers of its […]

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Apple to Replace the Remote with Siri?

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What’s Really Next for Apple in Television? So it’s unclear how much is from an inside source vs. just putting the pieces together, but Nick Bilton at the NY Times is saying Apple will eventually build and ship a smart TV with Siri as the UI.    I have to confess, it makes perfect sense to me.   In a few years […]

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DirecTV Streaming Live TV to iPad


We’ve mentioned DirectTV’s recently launched Nomad device before that allows DirecTV subscribers to take their DVR recordings on the road. The downside to the Nomad was that you could only load up your mobile device on your home network. DirecTV has updated their iPad app with support for live TV streaming, but like Nomad transfers, it only works from your […]

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AMD Prepping Brazos 2.0 for Q1 2012

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AMD’s Brazos family of low-powered APUs was intended to help AMD compete in the netbook and nettop market, and the higher-end Zacate chips have been a popular choice for folks looking into silent HTPC builds. Now word comes that Brazos is expected to receive a refresh in the first part of 2012. At this point the refresh, known as Brazos […]

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Qualcomm Looking to Skifta App to Promote DLNA

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Got an Android phone and want to send a video to your TV, then Qualcomm may have just the app for you. Skifta is an app that Qualcomm has been working on for a while now to provide DLNA access and control for Android devices with the specific goal of introducing DLNA to mainstream users. Educating consumers about DLNA is […]

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Warpia Announces New Value Edition StreamHD

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Today Warpia is introducing a new value edition of their StreamHD wireless audio and video streamers. The SWP110A is a cheaper and less featured filled version of its older brother the SWP120A, which we reviewed back in july. Retailing at 129.99 the StreamHD Value Edition lacks the ability for optical or 3.5 inch audio connections, requiring that all audio be transmitted […]

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Warner Bros. Takes 28 Day Banhammer to Blockbuster


About two years ago, Warner Bros. decided that declining DVD sales were the result of ubiquitous, inexpensive rentals and pushed Redbox into a 28 day delay on new movie rentals. Netflix came next, then Blockbuster Express. Blockbuster had managed avoid a similar agreement, presumably because the company’s bankruptcy proceedings had made the company too weak to push into signing on. Well, […]

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Cryo PC Alto Reviewed


Cryo PC, a custom PC builder in the UK, has a line of home theater PCs. The mid-range Alto, like all of Cryo’s PCs, can be tweaked in a variety of ways. Cryo’s list of HTPC case choices is particularly extensive. XSreviews took an Alto built in a Zalman HD503 for a spin and found a lot to write about. This […]

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Minerva Networks Prepping xTVFusion 5 IPTV Platform


Minerva Networks recently announced that the new version of their IPTV platform, xTVFusion 5, is now available to service providers. The big news here is that xTVFusion 5 is intended for deployment in both high-bandwidth and low-bandwidth network environments. Depending on the bandwidth the network provides, xTVFusion 5 can be adapted to provide different service options ranging from simple TV […]

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ASUS E35M1-M Pro Reviewed

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I’ve mentioned before that, for whatever reason, the recent launch of the AMD E-350 Zacate chips did not excite me as much as the E-300 launch did. Perhaps it was the release of the 35W Core i3 processors or the Celeron G500 processors that put a damper on the diminutive Fusion chips. That being said, ASUS has put together a […]

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