Tablets make for some fantastic entertainment consumption devices with few limits for location. You can almost think of it as instant gratification, if you consider the widespread internet connectivity and plethora of media streaming sources available. But despite the fun and convenience, tablets can’t give you full immersion.
If you’re interested in some seriously inventive and powerful computer hardware, you’re going to want to check out the Keecker project up on Kickstarter. It’s called the world’s first ‘HomePod’, but it looks more like an 80s throwback of a futuristic robot pet. Don’t distract yourself with its appearance; you can always add decals, racing more »
For the last couple of years, my local cable providers have been setting up aggressive pricing deals. At one point about 18 months ago, AT&T was giving either a tablet or $200 off for new customers signing a 1-year contract (for TV + internet). Surewest currently has internet and TV bundled for only $65 a more »
Many of us like to backup and/or store content on external drives, which may or may not be immediately accessible. Videos can be stored here, music there, and they could be a mix of different file types too. If more than one user needs a drive at the same time, that just puts another little twist in the ease of accessibility. If you’ve been in this kind of situation and wondered if there is a quick and personal solution, Western Digital just might be it.
As more consumers are looking to cutting cable, devices that provide greater utility from television sets are growing in popularity. Media players, HTPCs, and streaming devices make it to the top of the list. With the right app and/or cables, users can share and experience their mobile content on the large screen, too. It beats more »
In the early days of home computers, cassette tapes were the storage medium of choice, from powering our Commodore 54s to loading Donkey Kong in as little as 10 minutes. Though the technology is now so dead that it confuses children, the tape is still heavily in use for backup purposes, and virtually every movie more »
Want to stay up to date with all the latest video codecs and features like 4K and Blu-ray 3D? Use software for playback and you can do just that, without the need for expensive new hardware. Cyberlink recently released PowerDVD 14, the latest version of the popular DVD and Blu-ray playback software. They key new more »
With more cable-cutting in favor of streaming video, HTPCs are becoming more common. As technology advances, things that used to be somewhat difficult are now made easier. Take, for instance, the home theater PC (HTPC). You used to need some wizardry about it, but these days installation and set up is a breeze.
The internet has been a frenzy of fear and anger over the FCC’s recent net neutrality plan. Although the proposal is still up for a commission vote sometime this summer, it hasn’t stopped the public outcry. The new plan, intended to replace the existing open Internet order from 2010, is perceived as a way for more »
Remember when comprehensive, high-end home entertainment centers had half a dozen remotes (or more) to deal with? I wish I didn’t. Sure, it was fine if you owned and operated it, but talk about hell when you’re house-sitting and just want to watch some simple TV.
A ruling has finally come down that citizens of the UK are now permitted to rip media of any kind for their own personal use. Previously, all copying had been expressly forbidden by the courts, even the more benign actions. This new ruling exempts anyone other than the one who purchased it from possessing a more »
When it comes to video entertainment, bigger tends to be better. Why else do we pay outrageous prices to see new movies at local theaters? Big. Screens. Sometimes, especially in summer, air-conditioning. But it’s the size of the screen that matters most.