Emby Android apps get music support

While I don’t frequently listen to my music library on the go, those without a music service sub will find it indispensable. Which makes the latest feature addtion to Emby’s Amazon and Google Android flavors quite welcome. Features include: Smart-screen interface with latest albums, last played, favorites, playlists etc. Two grid-views – browse albums or album artists Full audio queuing […]

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Ars Technica reviews NVIDIA Shield K1 Tablet (2015)

Ever since my Nexus 7 (2013) died, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect replacement. Problem is, every Android tablet sucks, every single one. Too expensive, too cheap, poor screen resolution, lacking in storage, or expandability. There was always something that put a solid line through every option I found. Oddly the NVIDIA Shield K1, either the original or […]

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QNAP Intros Android NAS

Color me confused. While I’ll be more than happy to be wrong on this, I’m not sure I see the point of running Android on a NAS. SNB has the skinny. QNAP’s new home NASes run two OSes. The TAS-168 and TAS-268 home NASes are powered by an ARM v7 dual-core processor with 2 GB RAM and 4 GB of […]

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Ceton Abandons Android for Echo Extender

This is not the type of news that we were hoping for at the end of the week. The Ceton Echo Media Center Extender had high hopes of being the end all, be all extender for HTPC users. Not to say it’s not a capable Extender, but any hopes of having the unlimited flexibility of running Android on it have […]

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XBMC Coming to GameStick Console

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Ouya, the Kickstarter-backed, Android-powered game console is about to launch, and in addition to serving up games, Ouya will be serving up media via XBMC. However, Kickstarter has helped to fund a pair of Android-powered game consoles for this year. Competing against the Ouya will be the GameStick, a thumb drive-sized game console, and like the Ouya, the GameStick will […]

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Ceton Echo Getting Android (ICS)

With retail availability just a few days away it turns out that Ceton still has a few tricks up their sleeves – with an announcement going out tonight that they will be adding the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) rev of  Android to the Echo. Not much is known about what that means exactly with queries around Play access gleaning nothing […]

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VLC for Android Beta 6 Released and VLC Media Player Updated to 2.0.4, Adds Opus Support

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The VideoLAN Organization development teams have been mighty busy this week with two different versions of VLC receiving updates. VLC for Android Beta 6 has been released, the latest in a series of rapid fire updates for the project. With Beta 6, VLC for Android continues to improve compatibilty and performance across different Android devices and different versions of Android. […]

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FAVI SmartStick Announced

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A big part of the appeal of the forthcoming Roku Streaming Stick is the idea of having the power of a full Roku box plugged in and hidden away behind the TV itself. Roku has already begun talking up their Roku Ready branding logo which serves to underscore the reality that the MHL-enabled Streaming Stick is going to be reserved […]

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