Aug 05 2014

News - Slingbox M1 Review

Slingbox is at it again, with a less expensive model in their M1. Now, while the hardware is less expensive, Ben points out that the desktop application is free but the tablet/phone versions cost $15 each. Overall, it's not a revolutionary release for Slingbox, but it's good to see they are still producing new products.

Like all Slingboxes before it, the M1 can stream live and DVRed programs to your mobile devices, but this time, it's $150, making it the least expensive model yet. In particular, it's $30 cheaper than its predecessor and boasts the same feature set, but with the addition of built-in WiFi, so you don't need to park the box next to an Ethernet jack.

Engadget

Jul 29 2014

Review - Perfect Home Theater (PHT) FLS-8 Silent Chassis

There are a number of factors to consider when searching for an HTPC chassis--size, heat dissipation, noise level, materials, and construction are just a few--and the Perfect Home Theater (PHT) FLS-8 performs incredibly well in all of these categories. But is it truly “perfect”? Read on to find out.

Jul 29 2014

News - Playstation 4 3D Blu-ray Update Now Available

Having picked up a Sony Playstation 4 recently, I was a bit disappointed to find that while it wouldn't play 3D Blu-ray (something the PS3 could do). Sony fixed that issue, along with adding some enhancements to general disc playback. I had a chance to check it out briefly (updated and threw in The Lego Movie while heating up lunch) and it works great.

Happy updating!

 

Jul 29 2014

News - Haswell NUC BIOS Update For OpenELEC

I don't usually post about BIOS updates, but it looks like there was a recent update for the D54250WYB, D54250WYK, D34010WYB, & D34010WYK NUC that fixes an issue with IR wake from standby when using OpenELEC.

Update

 

Jul 28 2014

Podcast - Missing Remote Podcast Episode 32

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Just John and Kyle on this weeks podcast. We have moved to our new recording time of 8am CST. John and Kyle just acquired WP8.1 phone and we start the podcast with them. We talk about how cell phone unlocking is now legal in the US again. Verizon says they are going to start throttling the unlimited users in October. Verizon and Netflix are tested over VPN and results are in Netflix favor. Sen. Jay Rockefeller says Online TV providers should be something that could help with competition. CableCard may not last for long, we will keep watching it. Google purchase Twitch.tv. Last but not least, 1Gbps over copper wire, crazy?

You can contact any of us on Twitter, or send us an email to social@geekinated.com so we can discuss this more on a future show!

MissingRemote Podcast

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