Roku finally gets a 2D facelift

Mar 28, 2013 — views: 4354

I’ve griped for years about Roku’s retro one-dimensional menu. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the Roku 3 model, the company is giving the Linux-based media streaming player a 2D facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones.
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R.I.P. LinuxDevices… Long live LinuxGizmos!

Mar 9, 2013 — views: 975

In 2012, the embedded Linux market lost a valued resource when LinuxDevices.com became a collateral casualty of QuinStreet’s acquisition of a group of websites from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Unfortunately the new owner has no interest in supporting the site, so LinuxDevices has lain dormant for over a year.
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R.I.P. Boxee Box: 2010-2013

Jan 27, 2013 — views: 45989

[Updated Jul 10, 2013] — When Boxee announced its new Boxee TV product last October, it also stated that the original Boxee Box, which had already ceased being manufactured, would soon transition into “maintenance mode.” Additionally, the company promised one last firmware update, which would “update the Flash player and fix some key bugs.”
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Telepresence robot smackdown!

Jan 23, 2013 — views: 1051

The growing trend toward telecommuting and outsourcing has driven companies to seek ways for remote workers and teams to communicate and collaborate more efficiently and effectively. This need has inspired a handful of innovative high-tech startups to create a new market: remote telepresence robots. Let’s see how their bots compare…
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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box review and tweak

Jan 15, 2013 — views: 16549

Google has promised a world of entertainment with its Google TV platform, claiming it can bring most any multimedia content to users’ TVs, through thousands of user-installable Android apps plus a full-featured Web browser. In this in-depth review, we’ll see how close Vizio’s Co-Star Google TV adapter box comes to meeting those high expectations.
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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box screenshot tour

Jan 7, 2013 — views: 2928

This screenshot tour was created to accompany DeviceGuru.com’s detailed review of the Vizio Co-Star streaming media player device, based on Google TV firmware v3.2.
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Netgear NTV300 streaming media player

Dec 25, 2012 — views: 24022

Netgear recently updated its “NeoTV” streaming media player family, which competes head-to-head with Roku’s similar line of players. Compared to last year’s NTV200, this year’s NTV300 series is smaller, adds the ability to stream multimedia from USB files and DLNA shares, supports Intel’s “WiDi” screen mirroring technology, and includes QWERTY text input buttons on the high-end model’s remote, among other enhancements.
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Netgear NeoTV NTV300 screenshot tour

Dec 23, 2012 — views: 10515

This screenshot tour was created to accompany DeviceGuru.com’s detailed review of the Netgear NeoTV NTV300 streaming media player device, which competes head-to-head with Roku’s popular streaming media players. The tour showcases the NTV300’s user interface, content channels, and apps for streaming video and audio to your TV from the Internet, networked DLNA devices, and USB media.
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Costco slashes Galaxy Tab 2 prices

Dec 21, 2012 — views: 10151

U.S. retailer Costco has slashed its prices for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablets. It’s not known whether the sale will be ongoing or if it’s just a short-term event; but at $280 and $170 respectively, these tablets are a “must have” for those who’ve been on the fence.
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An in-depth Nexus 10 review

Dec 14, 2012 — views: 7694

Google recently introduced its first 10-inch Nexus branded tablet, the Nexus 10, which boasts a stunning 2560×1600 (300ppi) IPS display and a slim/light/comfortable design. This in-depth review examines the Nexus 10’s hardware and user interface, and compares the Nexus 10 both to its smaller sibling, the Nexus 7, and to its 10-inch Android tablet competition.
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