Microsoft Is Taking IPTV Serious on the Xbox As Evidence by Its New Media Remote

Xbox 360 Media RemoteBesides the new, slim Bluetooth headset you may have seen on some of the gadget and gaming sites this week, Microsoft also unveiled a new Xbox 360 Media Remote. It, of course, has buttons the mimic the A, B, X, Y buttons and D-pad navigation of the controller, but it also provides TV remote functionality [...]

Blockbuster Entices Netflix Defectors with $9.99/mo 1 Disc At a Time, Unlimited In-store Exchange Plan

Blockbuster by Mail Netflix PromoHave proof you're a disgruntled Netflix subscriber? If yes, make your way over to Blockbuster's landing page for a special promo and 30-day free trial. The company is offering a $9.99 a month 1 disc at a time plan that will give members access to new releases 28 days before the competition, access to games, [...]

Hauppauge Set to Launch a Dual Tuner USB CableCARD Receiver Later This Month

Hauppauge WinTV DCR 2650 Facebook PicHauppauge is teasing its Facebooks fans with pics of their upcoming CableCARD receiver, the Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650. It will be priced at $129 and will be available through the company's Amazon store later this month. No word on what the compatible platforms are, but most likely it will only be Windows Media Center 7 (WMC7). Anyone interested [...]

D-Link Announces Boxee Remote Availability for Mac and Windows PCs

Boxee Box Remote RenderingStill heart Boxee Box's two-sided QWERTY remote? Well, D-Link is announcing that you can now pick one up for $49.99 at Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com, NewEgg.com, and Buy.com. Just do a quick search for model number "DSM-22" and it should pop right up. Remember... this is an RF remote, so you won't need line of sight like [...]

IOGEAR’s USB Theater Sound Xperience Brings Virtual Surround Sound to Your Stereo Speakers

IOGEAR USB Theater Sound XperienceLike watching movies on your laptop or PC? You might want to check out IOGEAR's new Windows-only $39.95 USB Theater Sound Xperience. It's essentially a USB audio processor encased in a transparent vacuum tube and does three things mainly: 1) it enhances signal clarity to improve the audio quality of dialog from a Blu-ray or DVD movie; 2) restores [...]

Peel Controls Your A/V Gear Using Your iOS Device and Its ‘Peel Fruit’ Networked IR Blaster

Peel App and Fruit AccessoryYesterday we highlighted Dijit's universal remote app and Bluetooth IR blaster accessory. Well, it turns out another company called Peel has been hard at work on a similar setup, though from all appearances they seem to be a bit further along. Like Dijit, Peel offers an IR blaster accessory (available at your local Apple Store for $99.95), [...]

Dijit Wants to Be Your Smartphone’s Universal Remote App and More

Dijit with Griffin Beacon GraphicLast week I had the opportunity to visit Dijit's San Francisco headquarters. The small startup in a nutshell wants to turn your smartphone or tablet into a customizable universal remote. Sure, we've seen this kind of tech before, but Dijit has an interesting twist. The company has partnered with Griffin to sell a $79 Bluetooth IR [...]

Skype Certified Webcams Tote Built-in 720p H.264 Video Encoders

Creative Live! Cam inPerson HDIf you've ever looked for a webcam to use with Skype, you've no doubt checked out their recommended webcam list. The list breaks down webcams into Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories, with Gold being the best of what's out — providing, at minimum, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution at up to 30 frames per second [...]