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Linksys says goodbye to Media Center Extenders

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Linksys has recently sent out word that the are discontinuing their entire line of Media Center Extenders. A solid reason wasn’t given but it could probably be attributed to declining sales. I mean, does anyone actually own one of these? read more…

OnPlug makes sure there is no standby power drain

Different people call it by different names – we have standby power, phantom power or vampire power, but the results are still the same – juice that is drawn by various household electrical devices even when they’re supposedly turned “off”, accounting for up to 10% of a home’s energy use. read more…

Sundial concept tells more than just the time

You know how it is – when you are totally bushed from the day’s rigors at the office, all you want to do is go home, kick off those shoes, have a cold beer and a slice of hot pizza served to you while you take refuge in your favorite movie or TV show. read more…

New Kinect firmware to greatly improve resolution

According to DigitalBattle, Microsoft is working on a Kinect firmware update which will quadruple the resolution of the motion tracking camera from 320?240 to 640?480 pixels. However, this has yet to be confirmed – Microsoft hasn’t announced anything. read more…

Hitachi Debuts 7mm-thick 500GB Hard Drive

With all of the content available in the cloud, consumers need a lot of hard drive space to store all of said content. Luckily, there is no shortage of manufacturers producing high capacity hard drives at an affordable cost. read more…

Virgin Mobile Releases Mi-Fi Router

Today, Virgin Mobile officially launched the Mi-Fi 2200 router. Apparently, this is the router made by the company and it allows connectivity for at least five Wi-Fi devices, which all have access to Virgin’s 3G network at the same time. read more…

Tranquil PC SQA-SuperStor Home Server

In case you are looking for an excellent home server that can be transformed into a media server, take a look at the Tranquil PC SQA-SuperStor that is currently available for pre-order with a price tag of approximately $850. read more…

Sony WHG-SLK1 iPod dock/shelf system

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I’m not certain why Sony didn’t make a big formal announcment when it came to their WHG-SLK1 iPod shelf, but it certainly looks like it is worth trumpeting about.

The WHG-SLK1 has an iPod dock that is more than capable of playing video on its 9-inch screen, plus it has a built-in DVD player. read more…

Tales From the Pirate Wars: Alleged Twi-Pirate Rebuts Claims

So there’s some word back following the arrest of Samantha Tumpach, whose arrest for allegedly taping a four minute segment of Twilight: New Moon has been making headlines all over the country and beyond. read more…

The Clear Vu HMD-Next Year, Two Hundred Bucks

The guys out at Clear Vu made some pretty salty promises just recently.  In fact, they promised a full-featured Clear Vu HMD system for just two hundred bucks, and it’d be available next year. read more…

Netgear XAVB1004 Home Theater Internet Connection Kit

With the Netgear XAVB1004 home theater internet connectivity kit, you can now easily set up an internet connection in any room without running new wires. The kit is a convenient solution that enables extending your home network by using standard electrical outlets. read more…

Atlona AT-HDAiR Wireless USB to VGA/HDMI Adapter

San Jose-based Atlona Technologies releases the XP and Vista compatible HDAiR, a wireless USB to VGA/HDMI Adapter. This device will enable you to connect any USB enabled computer or laptop wirelessly to any HDTV or projector via VGA or HDMI. read more…

AVerTVHD Duet PCI-E TV Tuner Available

The PCI-Express based AVerTVHD Duet Dual TV Tuner is now available in the US. Designed for Windows 7 and compatible with Windows XP / XP Media Center 2005 and Vista (32 and 64 Bit), the tuner comes with onboard Over-the-Air (ATSC) and Unencrypted Digital Cable (ClearQAM) tuners. read more…

BenQs GP1 projector

BenQ has recently announced that their BenQ GP1 projector will hit store shelves this April for $599, slashing out it’s previously thought March release date.

Weighing in at 1.4 pounds, the GP1 features 100 ANSI lumens, a 2000:1 contrast ratio and a mere 858 x 600 resolution. read more…

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