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.



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

Jul 28 2014

Review - Fractal Design Node 804 Cube Case

It was nearly a full year ago that we reviewed the Fractal Design Node 304 small form factor cube case, and boy did we like it—it offered a wealth of options packed inside a tiny chassis. The size of it was one of the few gripes, where due to the overall size of the cube it made managing items within it difficult. With the introduction of the Fractal Node 804, they are presenting a significantly larger cube case to answer some the challenges of the small ITX case, as well as broaden the target market for the chassis. While the 304 came in black or white, the 804 only comes in black—which should satisfy the majority of users. At $109, the Fractal Node 804 is $20 more than its predecessor, but seems to bring a lot more to the table.

 Fractal Node 804

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