SiliconDust adds Encrypted CableCARD support to Android apps

SiliconDust teased about this yesterday, and it has finally come! Yes, today is the day that support for encrypted (CopyOnce) CableCARD premium channels comes to the Android ecosystem (excluding FireTV devices). This means you can finally watch the whole lineup on your NVIDIA Shield, smart TVs running Android TV (e.g. Sony), or Android smart phone/tablet. Huzzah! We don’t have cable […]

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Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps

Getting the perfect level of rareness in a steak or beef roast is not impossible with the right amount of planning, experience, and timing. But, even the reverse sear method is not as foolproof as sous vide (hot water immersion). Fortunately, the explosion of Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices has benefited the home kitchen immensely with several network/app connected sous vide options […]

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iBoysoft File Protector

iBoysoft File Protector is a Windows application that allows you to ‘protect’ your files and folders from accidental or malicious deletion. It’s nice and simple.  After installation, you just choose the files or folders that you don’t want deleted and choose the level of protection.  Anyone that doesn’t have the password for the iBoysoft File Protector will not be able […]

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CEDIA talks ARC

ARC (audio return channel) is a really neat feature of modern HDMI displays, but it is very limited in what can be delivered. Here, David Meyer explains a little about the boundaries and why DD+ and Atmos can work, but don’t always. I was recently discussing with Australian integrator @Hemant Daya​ the use of HDMI ARC to deliver Dolby® Atmos sound […]

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