XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta Now Available


I’ve been awfully excited about XBMC 11.0 Eden since the XBMC team first announced it was starting to come together, and now the team has announced that the beta version of Eden is available for download. They have made some major changes to the orientation of the default skin, Confluence, and have generally been working on making everything faster, smoother, […]

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Netgear NeoTV NTV200 Reviewed

Netgear NTV200

We ran the Netgear NeoTV NTV200 through its paces a couple of months ago and were generally impressed with the hardware and interface, but felt a bit letdown by some of the apps on the device. However, one of the best parts about these Internet-connected media streamers is that they continue to evolve over time as the manufacturers release new […]

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Stream TV Networks Prepping Ultra-D 3D Conversion Devices


A company named Stream TV Networks has announced that they will be launching their Ultra-D technology at CES 2012. Ultra-D technology is supposed to provide real-time conversion of any 2D content to 3D, and even the conversion of any glasses-required stereoscopic 3D content to glasses-free autostereoscopic 3D. On the one hand, the technology sounds like it could legitimately provide a response to one […]

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Verizon Planning Media Servers for FiOS

FiOS Media Server

Verizon FiOS appears set to get out of the set top box business, and into the media server business. Verizon has released a video detailing how they plan on eliminating traditional set top boxes to improve energy efficiency and offer better service by moving to a whole-house DVR/media server conjoined to small extender devices or devices that the consumer already owns […]

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CES Preview: Samsung and Sony Preparing for the Future of TV

CES 2012

CES is getting ever closer and consumer electronics manufacturers are starting to ramp up the PR machines. Sony and Samsung are both planning on highlighting their television divisions at CES 2012, and you can be sure that there will be a lot of talk about “connected” and “smart” TVs, and integrating “services” and “Internet access”. Evidently Sony is planning on […]

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Zotac Z68ITX-B-E WiFi Supreme Motherboard Reviewed

Zotac X68ITX-B-E

Zotac makes a number of mini-ITX motherboards and has established a reputation for stacking a lot features on their little boards. They make two different Z68 Mini-ITX boards, the Z68ITX-A-E, for which we saw a review a while back, and the Z68ITX-B-E. The Z68ITX-B-E adds a couple of different features, in particular the built-in discrete Nvidia Geforce GT430 GPU. Intel has […]

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