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 [...]

CompuLab’s ‘Trim-Slice’ Tegra 2 Powered, Ultra-slim SFF PC Hints At What’s Next for PCs

CompuLab Trim-Slice PhotoLow power, high-performance ARM processors are all the rage these days. We're seeing them in super tablets capable of outputting 1080p video and multitasking all at the same time. Last week we gave you a glimpse of the 1Ghz single-core BeagleBoard-xM, which hackers are using to run multiple ARM compatible operating systems on. Today, we're [...]

Giada Adds the AMD Fusion E-350 APU Powered A50 Mini HTPC to Their Lineup

Giada MiniPC A50Impressed by AMD's E-350 APU over Intel's Atom D525 with ION2 performance? Well, here's a new mini HTPC to consider — and most likely the thinest yet! The Giada MiniPC A50 boast a AMD Fusion E-350 APU with integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics, supports full 1080p HD and DirectX 11 gaming, offers USB 3.0, includes [...]

Geniatech’s Android TV Previews What Your Next ARM-based Google TV or XBMC Device May Look Like

Geniatech Android TV Video DemoRoving video reporter, Charbax, is in Shenzhen China covering an electronics fair where he came across a new ARM9 / Android-powered TV adapter by a company called Geniatech. The device sells for $70 in bulk and runs a modified version of Android 2.2. Android TV is capable of launching all the games and apps you would [...]

Xtreamer Ultra’s 249€ Package Deal is ‘Ultra’ Special (Ends 4/30/2011)

Xtreamer Ultra April 2011 SpecialThe folks at Xtreamer are getting really good at marketing and building buzz around their products. They're now announcing a new special that will provide customers with their Xtreamer Ultra along with some added goodies and upgrades. For 249€ customers will get the Intel Atom D525 / ION 2 powered Xtreamer Ultra with 4GB of DDR3 [...]

PLEX Media Server Spreads Its Wings to Windows and Android

PLEX The A-Team Movie ScreenshotEveryone's favorite XBMC spin-off for Mac OS X and iOS, PLEX, has spread it's wings to Windows and Android. PLEX is announcing that PLEX Media Server for Windows XP/7 (FREE) and PLEX for Android ($4.99) is now available for download. It's unclear how deep the Windows integration goes in PLEX's media manager application -- being that [...]

New Xtreamer Ultra Media Streamer / HTPC Set to Debut at CeBIT 2011

Xtreamer UltraWhy settle for a high-powered media streamer like the Boxee Box when you can get one that can double as an HTPC as well? Well, that's what Xtreamer is looking to offer with its new mini-ITX Xtreamer Ultra product, set to debut at CeBIT next month. The Xtreamer Ultra is an "aggressively priced" media streamer [...]

$99 XBMC / Apple TV Looks Amazing (UPDATE: XBMC App for iPad Details)

Apple TV 2nd Generation In-handEngadget received a jailbroken Apple TV (black) with XBMC pre-installed (no word on who the sender was... FireCore?). They say it's not a simple port that anyone can install on the ARM-based device just yet. Nevertheless, the following video is going to get a lot people excited — especially when one considers all the things [...]