Mar 12 2014

News - Fracal Designs Launches Node 804 Chassis

It's no secret that we like Fractal Design's cases. Everytime we test one it is always a positive experience. What's not to like about a solid, well made chassis that looks great and won't break the bank? From the look of it, the new Node 804 will continue that trend. It does seem to be geared heavily towards water cooling, but there is also plenty of space for hard drives so if your looking for a micro ATX case for your next server build this might be the one - if you can wait until May that is.

Anyone else think it looks like a sub woofer? Full PR, and a couple more images, after the click.

Mar 11 2014

Podcast - Missing Remote Podcast Episode 12

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Welcome to this weeks podcast powered by Geekinated. We talk about the Chromecast and items we are testing with it. We are very excited about all the great stuff coming up with Chromecast. We touch on the Roku and the new streaming stick. Talk more about the Ripping TV shows and Blu-rays. Would you buy a Digital Copy if it had Bloopers? XBMC Beta 13 is coming and how Kyle is going to try it out on the Raspberry Pi. Have you heard of the Intel Edison? What would you spend $3000 on for your Home Media Center?

This show is run by Kyle Button(@techbutton), Senior Editor MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined this week by Eric Hall(@wxrocks) and John McMahon(@JohnMcMahon_), both Co-founder of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. We record each week, and you can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, or check out the Audio Downloads below. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated. Check out the Geekinated Podcast that happends right after this podcast every week posted on Geekinated.com

MP3 Download:  http://podcast.geekinated.com/MissingRemoteEp12.mp3

YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/6LHTsmqgucA

Embeded player and show notes after the break

MissingRemote Podcast

Mar 07 2014

News - XBMC v13.0 "Gotham" Beta Now Available

XBMC Gotham Beta

It has been more than a year in the making, but the first public beta for XBMC v13.0, codenamed "Gotham", is now available. The new version of XBMC brings a host of updates and changes. The development team is promising major updates to the Audio Engine that was introduced in v12.0, as well as a revamped settings page with more granular options for advanced users. The new version should also offer better performance for Android and Raspberry Pi users, as well as better support for 3D movies. The usual beta software caveats do apply and many of add-on developers are still working to add support, but if you have been itching to play with something new, this might a be good time to hop in and see where XBMC is headed this year.

Yet More Features

  • Update to FFMPEG v1.2 which we use for audio/video playback
  • Stereo audio can now be upmixed to 5.1 and sent through optical/SPDIF devices
  • Various visual changes throughout the skin which should improve usability and logic.
  • Improve the handling of subtitle downloading and selection
  • Extend and improve the User-interface Engine which developers use to create a variety of skins to be used.

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Mar 06 2014

News - Intel Haswell IPG May Support HEVC/H.265 Hardware Decoding

I can't claim to be the first to notice when HEVC decoding popped up in a recent Intel GPU driver update for Haswell (HSW) systems, and I was prepared to write it off as a mistake until an off-hand remark about the feature coming in a future driver update came up in conversation with a source well positioned to know. For now, I think it’s fair to count it as a rumor. Mistakes happen, as do misunderstandings about what hardware supports what, but I’m going to be watching the driver release notes a lot closer for the next few months.

Mar 05 2014

Podcast - Missing Remote Podcast Returns Episode 11

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Shorter podcast this week as we work out some of bugs of getting the podcast right. We talked about Hard drives and which one we prefer, and some back story. We also brought up the topic of how much space do you want for your ideal Media Center? Eric is talking about ripping TV show DVDs to playback on an extender and brought up an old link from the forums. We also asked the question, if we gave you $100 right now to improve your home theater/automation what would you spend it on?

This show is run by Kyle Button(@techbutton), Senior Editor MissingRemote.com and Co-founder of Geekinated and is joined by Eric Hall(@wxrocks), Co-founder of Geekinated. Check out the show notes and links below. We record each week, and you can follow us on the Geekinated YouTube Channel for Video Podcast, or check out the Audio Downloads below. Each podcast is powered by Geekinated.

MP3 Download:  http://podcast.geekinated.com/MissingRemoteEp11.mp3

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6sKB5ocUp8&feature=share 

Embeded player and show notes after the break

MissingRemote Podcast

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