Boxee Releases Last Version that Supports the PC

boxee_1-5Have Boxee Shot Themselves in the Foot by Turning their Back on the Home Computer? Boxee sees the way forward as internet TV, and the PC, which started everything, is not a part of that way forward.  Boxee's most recent release, v.1.5, is going to be the final one that supports the local PC. Growing Past the [...]

iOS Apps on an Apple TV

A gentleman by the name of Troughton Smith has hacked his Apple TV to run fullscreen iPad apps - not streamed across AirPlay, but straight off the box. It may not be entirely practical, entirely pretty, or indeed released to the public, but it's an intriguing look at what's possible when you bend Apple's rules. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3A5vfML100] via Wired

XBMC Eden Beta Reveals Myriad Improvements, More Control Over Them

XBMC EdenJust in time for the New Year, the XBMC team have released the first beta version of XBMC 11, codenamed Eden. Eden follows on from XBMC 10 Dharma, which itself entered beta 16 months ago and was released this time last year. The developers have not been idle in that time, as you can see [...]

Viewsonic’s Passive 3D Not Yet Ready

Viewsonic V3D231As film studios continue their push to release more and more 3D movies, it's likely that this time round 3D isn't a passing fad. The cinema-goer has been enjoying the newest 3D technologies, boasting reduced eye-strain and increased comfort, and these technologies are beginning to filter down to the home electronics market. The Viewsonic V3D231 [...]

Keep a Lookout for New Nettop-sized HTPCs with AMD’s new E-450 APU (It’s the New Hotness)

AMD Fusion ArchitectureA while back we talked about the differences and benefits of AMD's E-350 APU over an Intel Atom + NVIDIA ION 2 combo for a SFF HTPC setup. Now, AMD has a new and improved chip, the Fusion E-450, which boasts a 1.6GHz processor, enhanced HD graphics (HD 6320), and support for faster DDR3-1333 memory, [...]

Nielsen Survey Reveals How People Prefer to Use Hulu vs. Netflix

Nielsen 2011 Hulu Netflix SurveyKudos to Nielsen. The company has conducted a survey which reveals how people actually use Hulu and Netflix. Not surprisingly, people like watching TV shows on Hulu (73%) and movies primarily via Netflix (53%), which makes sense since Hulu is made up of TV network content (well, at least a majority of it is) and Netflix [...]

Acer Revo RL100 Now Available in the U.S., Gets a $499 Price Tag

Acer Revo RL100Acer is such a tease. Acer gave us all a sneak peek of their Revo 2 with RevoPad early last year at IDF, a devices that runs Windows Media Center Embedded and leverages Intel's CE4100 SoC (the same chip found in D-Link's Boxee Box). Then later that year Acer introduced the AMD + NVIDIA ION [...]

Ubuntu Reveals Its Intentions to Work with Smartphone Makers to Create ATRIX-like Dual Mode Devices

Motorola ATRIX 4G LapdockHere's something juicy. Chris Kenyon, Canonical's head of OEM services, told folks at Computex that the company is currently working with and wishes to talk to other smartphone makers in getting their devices to boot Ubuntu — the third most popular desktop OS — when their phones are docked into devices like the new ASUS Padfone or the [...]