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Boxee Makes Deal with CBS

7. January 2011

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It seems like Boxee is making a push to be relevant in the set-top world. We all know that  content is king when it comes to internet video.  With that in mind, Boxee announced today that they signed an agreement with CBS.  From EngadgetHD: The New York Times is reporting that the company has inked […]

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DIY Boxee | Initial Thoughts

5. January 2011

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Last week I installed Boxee on my desktop computer.  I just wanted to check it out and see how it compares to Media Center.  Overall, I liked it. Clean interface that was fairly intuitive.  Here are some positives: Easy set-up though the need for a password was kind of odd. Easy way to find online […]

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Slysoft is discontinuing lifetime subscriptions

25. November 2010

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I was upgrading AnyDVD HD to the latest version and saw the following message from Slysoft: As of January 1st 2011, SlySoft will discontinue the ‘lifetime’ licensing option. This is being announced well in advance to give everybody a final opportunity to acquire SlySoft products with lifetime free updates or change his limited subscription to […]

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Catalyst 10.4 Fixes EDID Issue for HTPCs

14. May 2010

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HTPCs are full of surprises, like the annoying EDID issue if you connect to a TV through a receiver.  According to Wikipedia: Extended display identification data (EDID) is a data structure provided by a computer display to describe its capabilities to a graphics card. It is what enables a modern PC to know what kind […]

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WunderRadio | Streaming Radio for iPhone

9. July 2009

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When I bought my iPhone, I debated about getting the 8 GB model versus the 16 GB one. I ended up with the 8 GB even though I was nervous it would not be enough space for my music collection. Since owning my iPhone, my consumption of music has changed, making my concerns about storage […]

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Review: Rocketfish Webcam

20. February 2009

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I was recently contacted by Best Buy’s PR folks to review a webcam under their in-house label, Rocketfish. The Rocketfish Webcam, retailing at $62.99, has all the expected features of a high-end camera, including a built-in microphone. Features include: * Up to 8.0-megapixel still image capture with software interpolation; video capture up to 1600 x […]

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Auzentech Delays X-Fi Home Theater HD Once Again

29. January 2009

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Why is it sooo hard for someone to come up with a way to support lossless high definition audio codecs on a computer? It seems like we have been waiting for years to have someone support Dolby TrueHD. Blu-ray drives are under $100. But you still cannot “hear” HD audio from Blu-ray movies using those […]

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Cyberlink and Microsoft Announce Blu-ray Integration

9. January 2009

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Cyberlink and Microsoft have been working closely to integrate Windows 7 and PowerDVD Ultra, which is the most widely used Blu-ray software in Vista. From the press release: CyberLink has been working closely with Microsoft to support many of the advanced capabilities of Windows 7. PowerDVD Cinema mode has been designed to automatically integrate with […]

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Access denied for shared drive in Windows Home Server

9. December 2008

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I finally bought a HP MediaSmart windows home server. I jumped on the OfficeMax deal two weeks ago. Great machine. I am not sure if it is worth $500 but I think it is worth the $300 I paid. I have been ripping some of my blu-ray movies I bought last week onto the system. […]

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AnyDVD HD converting to subscription model in 2009

2. December 2008

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A purchase of AnyDVD HD, the only viable commercial software to rip and copy Blu-ray movies, has always included lifetime updates, which is essential for keeping up with changes in digital rights management. This is about to change in 2009. From Slysoft’s press release: Since Slysoft’s beginnings in 2003, all Slysoft product licenses have been […]

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