Attack of the External CableCARD TV Tuners for Windows 7 Media Center

SiliconDust HDHomeRun PrimeMedia streamers like the Apple TV, Boxee Box, and Roku are all the rage these days, however, I have a feeling HTPCs and PVR software usage is going to be making a comeback soon (or at least see an uptick from current levels). Hauppauge and SiliconDust are both set to launch their CableCARD (M-Card) TV [...]

IOGEAR’s Universal Wi-Fi N Adapter Turns Ethernet-based Devices Wireless

IOGEAR GWU627These days networked devices have Ethernet and either built-in wireless connectivity or at least the support for a wireless USB dongle (often only compatible with select models and provide sub-par signal strength). IOGEAR thinks they have a better solution. The company has brought to market a small 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter (with dual antennas) that connects directly [...]

IOGEAR’s 4-Port USB Sharing Station Adds Wireless Connectivity to Your USB Devices

IOGEAR GUWIP204Ever wished you could move your external USB drive / webcam / printer / speakers to another location in your home or make it available to other users to access wirelessly? Well, now you can! IOGEAR is introducing the new IOGEAR 4-Port USB Sharing Station (MSRP $99.95) which leverages Wi-Fi so USB 2.0 and 1.1-based devices can be [...]

Motorola Televation to Bring Secure, Set-top Box Free Television Streams to Android, iOS, Smart TVs and other IP Devices over Wi-Fi

Motorola TelevationSomeone pinch me. Motorola is announcing a new kind of CableCARD TV tuner that providers can leverage to offer customers additional/legal ways to receive television to their varied devices via IP. Motorola says they already have SDKs available for both Android and iOS that providers can use to create custom apps to enable subscribers to navigate, [...]

Mobile Hotspot Devices Are Starting to Add DLNA Media Server Functionality

AT&T MiFi 2372Looks like the need for media server duties are extending outside of the home with all our portable gadgets. As such, Novatel Wireless has decided to add DLNA server capabilities to its popular MiFi 2372 device, which includes a microSDHC slot for up to 32GB of storage. Yes, that's small compared to your typical home [...]

NETGEAR Intros the Wall Socket WN3000RP Wi-Fi Range Extender

NETGEAR WN300RPSay goodbye to Wi-Fi dark zones in your home. NETGEAR has just launched a new 802.11b/g/n compatible Wi-Fi range extender the plugs directly into your wall outlet. And if your current router includes "Push 'N' Connect" technology, your setup happens automagically when you click the "Push 'N' Connect" button your extender to pair it. The [...]

D-Link’s New Dual-band MediaBridge Connects Your Network A/V Gear to Your Wireless Router

D-Link DAP-1513Have you been postponing laying down cable to connect your network A/V gear to your router because it only offers Ethernet connectivity? Or do you have a gadget that offers both Ethernet and Wireless connectivity, but the built-in antennae is just too weak to be of any benefit? Well, get your lazy butt to the [...]

Intel’s WiDi 2.0 Update Brings DRM Compatibility for DVD and Blu-ray Discs

IDF 2010 Intel Atom WiDi DemoBig news today for those following wireless display technology. Intel has just announced that a new driver update will enable WiDi equipped laptops to playback DVD and Blu-ray discs, as well as other HDCP 2.0 protected content, to your HDTV in 1080p sans cables. Remember, previously one could only mirror unprotected media from their laptop [...]