May 19, 2010

Chat Up a Group With Skype Beta

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Skype has a new beta service that allows you to video chat with 4 of your family and/or closest buds. Mac users cannot apply but if you have Windows and a webcam, you are halfway there. Everyone participating must have Skype 5.0 and the company cautions that there may be a few bugs to work out.

Via Skype

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May 12, 2010

Sony Dash - Movies, Music, 1,000 Apps

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The Sony Dash utilizes WiFi and more than 1,000 free applications to provide movies, music, games, traffic, weather and more without the use of a PC. The personal Internet viewer gives access to Internet radio and MP3s with built-in speakers or headphone jack. Check out videos and photos via USB or use it as a social networking tool. The Dash comes equipped with a clock so you can wake up to apps, alarm sounds or music.

Via Sony Style

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May 10, 2010

Roku to Add Netflix Channel

Roku has decided to update its UI to make it more user friendly. The Netflix Channel, due out in June, is a free update. New additions include the ability to search the entire Instant Library from your TV, browsing of movies and TV shows and adding same to Instant Queue.

We have to admit we are definitely fans of Netflix Instant Streaming. Our current "Dexter" marathon is only equal to our recent "Damages" run. It's a wonder we get any work done here these days.

Via Roku

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May 6, 2010

AVerLife Cinema Media Player

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Watch digital media on your TV with AVerLife Cinema. Input from USB or built-in card reader and output via Audio L/R, Composite and Component Video and HDMI. Note that it is not wireless and can't connect to a network drive, still AVerMedia's device will allow you to stream video and audio files as well as create slideshows.

Via AVerMedia

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May 5, 2010

popbox and Popcorn Hour Stream YouTube

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Both popbox and Popcorn Hour can once again stream YouTube videos. CCO Alex Limberis didn't know if the deal will include the site's rental store, as Syabas would have to integrate a way to browse and pay for the rentals.

Via Media Memo

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May 3, 2010

Online Channel EpixHD Offers Freebie

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Epix is a new online cable channel that also streams movies. Selections include cult classics such as the original "Friday 13th" and "Blood Simple" to recent films like "The Cove" and the first "Iron Man." Request an invite code and you might receive a 7 day pass. They say that the codes are available on a first come, first serve basis, but we expect it will be like the Netflix free trial for all. The service varies in price, depending on your TV provider.

Via EpixHD

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April 28, 2010

Seagate adds Netflix and YouTube Streaming

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Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+, HD media player and Go External Drive has added a free firmware update that will allow it to stream Netflix, YouTube, vTuner and Mediafly. It also serves as a UPnP/DLNA device to play content stored on PCs and external drives.

Via Seagate FreeAgent

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April 27, 2010

DISPLAX Super Thin Touchscreen

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DISPLAX is a cleverly designed super thin polymer film touchscreen that can be placed on glass, plastic or wood. It can detect up to 16 touches (or even if someome blows on it!) simultaneously and its technology processes input signals it receives from a nanowire grid in the film itself. The DISPLAX will begin shipping in July.

Via Psyorg

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April 26, 2010

Marusys Set Tops Stream to iPhone

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Marusys has two new set top boxes with DVB-S/S2 tuners, the MS630S and MS850S. PVR ready, both have composite, component and HDMI video outputs. They are Linux-based, have Magnum DX6225 media chips and an interesting ability to stream content to your iPhone via WiFi.

Via Linux Devices

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April 16, 2010

Freakin' Friday! LCD and HDTV Prices Lowered

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While others are running out to get their new 3D or Blu-ray TVs, you can take advantage of less expensive prices on HDTVs. Toshiba is offering a 15.6" Widescreen LCD with built-in DVD player. It has a 1366x768 resolution with 800:1 contrast, a 150/170ยบ viewing angle and playback of WMA, MP3, JPEG and DIVX.

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And while Samsung is hoping you will grab their 3D Bundle, you can pick up a 40", 120 Hz HDTV with a 1920x1080 resolution, stand included, for less than a third of the price. It features Auto Motion Plus, Wide Color Enhancer 3, a side-mounted USB port, PIP and Game Mode.

Via Toshiba LCD with DVD Player

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