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 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.

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MissingRemote Podcast

Mar 05 2014

News - Roku Announces New "Just HDMI" Roku Streaming Stick

Roku's first streaming stick required a [not-quite-MHL] "Roku Ready" host, and I imagine that limited the market dramatically. Why it took them this long to introduce one that works with HDMI and can be powered via USB is beyond me. That said, I think it's a great idea, but if your TV, like mine, doesn't power USB when it's off you'll want to use an external power supply to skip the onerous bootup time if you decide to bring home one of these $50/£50 OTT streamers.

Full PR after the click.

Mar 03 2014

News - D-Link DIR-510L Wireless AC750 Travel Router With Battery Now Shipping

It wasn't that long ago that I added a portable router to my standard pack whenever leaving the house for vacation or business travel. It’s just so handy to be able to setup a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever I need one, and even if I don’t need to share a single for-fee wireless connection, it comes out of the bag because of the time it saves setting up all the other network-needing devices that also travel with me and the family.

I saw D-Link’s DIR-510L at CES and it offers most of the usual features. $100 may not seem like the right price at first, but with but the built in battery, that can power it or charge a device, and ability to connect to a cellular USB dongle make it stand out it what is becoming a welcomingly crowded field. Full PR after the click.

Feb 24 2014

Podcast - The MissingRemote Podcast Returns - Episode 10

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We're back for a second week in a row! is taking a little different approach to the podcast format this time. We are going to be doing a weekly podcast, with some new face and voices. They are run by Kyle Button (@techbutton) each week. We will be tackling the current post on the site and ones from around the web that deal with Home Automation, Media Center, HTPC, and Media Consumption. We are not going for the News feel we are going to the conversation we would have if we sat around that talked about these topics in a group. We will be featuring some guest each week. I have some other co-host joining myself, John McMahon (@JohnMcMahon_), Eric Hall (@wxrocks) and Paul Belser (@interwebtactics), will be working with at least three host each week. We will be publishing MP3 downloads and YouTube video links, with some weeks we are hoping to be live.  Sorry about the Echo, we are working on a fix for that..

Please check out the link and listen. We will be posting these on iTunes, Stitcher and Zune Marketplace in the near future.

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MissingRemote Podcast

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