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Boxee Available at Walmart Retail

October 31, 2012
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Boxee Available at Walmart Retail

It was reported today by Bloomberg news that Walmart will be the sole retail distributor for the new Boxee box. While the report stated that the Boxee would be available starting tomorrow, November 1st, I saw it at my local Walmart today. There were two units on the shelf available for sale at $98. The...

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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

October 29, 2012
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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

Trapped inside during the hurricane? If you still have power, you should check out Roku’s new search functionality. How much time have you wasted searching for content across the different premium streaming services? To tackle that problem, Roku today introduced a new unified search feature for its latest generation of Roku boxes (Roku 2, LT,...

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Ready for Ultra HD (or 4K or 2160P or Quad HD)?

October 24, 2012
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Ready for Ultra HD (or 4K or 2160P or Quad HD)?

Recently, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) formally announced the branding of 4K displays with the official designation of “Ultra High Definition” or “Ultra HD”. For a display to be labeled Ultra HD, it must display a minimum of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. That’s four times greater than the current “Full HD” or 1080P standard...

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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

October 22, 2012
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Boxee Reborn as Boxee TV; FCC Allows Basic Cable Encryption

Boxee recently unveiled its new Boxee Box known as “Boxee TV”. With a built-in DVR that stores your shows in the cloud, Boxee TV will be able to record two shows at once from an over-the-air antenna or from unencrypted cable transmissions. The new Boxee box will sell at a competitive price point of $99...

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Logitech Releases New Harmony Touch Remote Control

September 29, 2012
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Logitech Releases New Harmony Touch Remote Control

Updated October 3rd, 2012 with official details from Logitech A new Logitech Harmony remote control, the Harmony Remote Touch is now available for sale at retail. According to a post on the AVS Forum, the new remote control, was seen at Best Buy this morning. With a candy bar form factor and a touch...

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How the Wii U and TiVo Will Integrate

September 19, 2012
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Choosing a program to watch on TVii on the Wii U

One of the surprises at the recent Nintendo press event was the Wii U’s integration with the TiVo digital video recorder. The TiVo integration was part of TVii, the Wii U’s second screen app for discovering and engaging with TV programs, movies and sports. How exactly does the new Wii U integrate with the...

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Sons of Anarchy Season 5: Where to Watch, Download or Stream?

September 11, 2012
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Sons of Anarchy Season 5

Tonight, Sons of Anarchy Season 5 premieres on FX at 10 PM EST. So, usually, this is the part of the post where I tell you the ways you can stream or download episodes. Well, Sons of Anarchy season 5 is missing in action on streaming services at the moment. There’s been no sign...

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Unboxing TiVo Stream

August 31, 2012
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The new TiVo Stream just arrived at Tech of the Hub. This little box lets you stream recorded and live TV from your TiVo Premiere to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. You can also “side-load” or download content to mobile devices to watch it on the go. Yes, Android support is coming soon....

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Saving with AT&T’s Shared Data Plan: Mobile Share?

August 27, 2012
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Saving with AT&T’s Shared Data Plan: Mobile Share?

My wireless tip of the day: If your household has multiple smart phones, you should look at the new shared data plans from AT&T and Verizon (screenshots below). I thought I figured out how to squeeze every penny out of our cell phone bill. Both my wife and I have iPhones on AT&T. Last year,...

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Doctor Who Season 7 Part I: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

August 23, 2012
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Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks (courtesy BBC America)

Update: Here’s the latest information on Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2 Doctor Who?? Season seven holds out the promise to finally answer that question. Is “Doctor Who?” the question that will be asked when silence falls? We’ll find out soon as Doctor Who premieres on Saturday, September 1st at 9 PM Eastern /...

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Examining the New Four Tuner TiVo Premiere’s Specs

August 19, 2012
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TiVo Premiere 4

TiVo last week officially announced the newest member of the Premiere line of digital video recorders (DVRs), the TiVo Premiere 4. In short, TiVo has added an entry level four tuner box to their line-up at $249 retail. The Premiere 4 has a 500 GB hard drive which provides up to 75 hours of...

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