TuneIn Picks Up $20-30M in Second Round Funding

TuneIn is RadioTime

TuneIn has quietly turned itself into a powerhouse in the music streaming business. For those not familiar with TuneIn, it is a service and app that streams terrestrial radio stations from around the world over the Internet, similar to competitor iheartradio. In app form, the two services do diverge in their secondary offerings with iheartradio offering Pandora-like custom stations based […]

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Western Digital Working to Restore Pre-Flood Manufacturing Output by September

Western Digital Hard Drive

The floods in Thailand last year displaced over 12 million people and left large swathes of the country underwater, including factories that produced a large percentage of the world’s hard drives and hard drive components. Western Digital, the hard drive manufacturer most affected by the flooding, has been working to restore production and between their reconstruction efforts in Thailand and […]

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XBMC 11.0 Eden Beta 2 Now Available

XBMC Beta Eden

The release of the first beta of XBMC 11.0 “Eden” turned out to be a great Christmas present. I’ve been using it regularly since its release, and other than some issues with building a library from a SMB share, the Eden beta has been quite stable. The interface is faster than ever and the new horizontal layout is a welcome […]

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Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower Case Reviewed

Fractal Design Arc Midi

We had the opportunity to review Fractal Design’s Arc Midi case last month and came away generally pleased, particularly with the case’s versatility and value. It would make a solid foundation for any HTPC or home server build. I am continually surprised with how many drive bays Fractal Design manages to fit into their cases without sacrificing accessibility. Our friends […]

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aTV Flash (black) Updated to Version 1.2

aTV Flash 1.2 Zoom

The ever-popular aTV Flash (black) from FireCore has been updated to version 1.2. The update brings a number of new features as well as a raft of bug fixes and system improvements. The biggest new feature is a video zoom function that can be accessed through the Playback Menu to allow users to stretch just about any video to fill […]

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Coincident – CES 2012

Those who know me, know that I’m not a big fan of advertising. Of course “the why” isn’t nearly as simple as it would first appear however.  The fundamental problem with advertising isn’t with the message per se, but the delivery – as an onerous chore, forced upon us in some sort of arcane moral obligation for “free” content. While […]

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