FCC Establishes Regulations to CALM Commercials Volume

FCC Logo

In the last few months I have noticed an increase in the number of times that a commercial has come on running at a surprisingly high volume. Not that this is new problem, but, anecdotally, it seems to have gotten worse recently. How appropriate then that the FCC has issued regulations to support the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM) passed by Congress last […]

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Be On Time with Media Center Calendars

Media Center Calendars

MadeforMediaCenter.com has added a new Windows Media Center plugin to its catalog: Media Center Calendars. As the name implies, Media Center Calendars brings your calendar into WMC. The free plugin can import your Outlook 2010, Exchange, Windows Live, or Google calendars into WMC and you can even run an optional background app to provide appointment alerts. I’ve only used the […]

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VIA Mainboards Support Android Starting with EITX-3002

VIA EITX-3002 Mainboard

Intel and Google got together a few months ago to announce that they were working together to optimize Android support for the x86 architecture, but Intel’s plans were for releases to begin in 2012. In the meantime, VIA is announcing that they too are stepping up support for Android on x86 starting with the EITX-3002. The EITX-3002 is aimed at […]

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Console Media Streaming Usage Continues to Rise

Nielsen Console Stats

The most recent Xbox 360 dashboard update has received a lot of attention here at Missing Remote and around the Internet because of the update’s focus on enhancing access to streaming media. Thus it should come as no surprise that Nielsen is reporting that game consoles are increasingly being used for media streaming purposes. Nielsen recently released a report detailing […]

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Time Warner Finally Embraces HBO Go and MAX Go


HBO’s streaming service, HBO Go, has been one of the most talked about streaming services of the last couple of years and provides an example of the future of media streaming that other premium networks are looking to emulate, but if you were an HBO subscriber with Time Warner Cable, then you were left out in the cold. It would […]

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Apple TV Updated to Version 4.4.4

Apple TV

Apple has pushed out iOS version 5.0.1 along with a minor update for the Apple TV. The Apple TV can now be updated to version 4.4.4. Apple is not providing any specific details about the changes that come with the update beyond providing general stability and bug fixes. As usual, if you are interested in moving to the most recent […]

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Revamped Netflix for iOS Brings Updated UI

Netflix 2.0 for iOS

A month or so ago, as Barnes & Noble and Amazon were getting ready to launch their new tablets, Netflix managed to work its way into the spotlight with a new UI for for its Android apps. It was definitely a nice improvement with a much cleaner UI and larger artwork that made using the app easier on tired old […]

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