Posts Tagged 'media'

Slingbox 350 & 500: Content Place-shifting Gets a 1080p Upgrade

There are plenty of apps that allow you access to some of your content when you’re away from home, but what if you want to access all of it at the same time? The new Slingboxes might fit the bill, since they will allow you to do that.

 

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Audyssey Wireless Speakers Cut the Cords, Not the Volume

There are many desktop speakers out there, but most of them require that they be wired to your audio source. Audyssey’s latest desktop/bookshelf speakers are wireless. The speakers are supposed to provide better sound for this form factor, while still taking up minimal on your desk or shelf. The wireless capability you to place them optimally around your home office or bedroom without having to run cables to them.

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Newsroom (HBO)

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The last time I regularly watched the news was quite a long time ago. It was probably more than a decade ago, when I had cable and a TV. I haven’t had either for a long time. I had also gotten tired of watching biased and partisan American news, from the big networks including CNN. I never was a fan of FOX news. Most of the time, I watched the BBC World News, which I found less biased and it had better coverage of world events.

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FYLM Foldable Speaker: Ultimate Portability

Speakers come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but this is one of the first that I’ve seen that completely folds down flat, making it extremely portable, especially if that’s the kind of thing you need to share your tunes. FYLM is the perfect size to fit in a bag or notebook and it won’t take up much space.

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All In the Family: Storing Data As a Family

011012_rg_FamilyNAS_01.jpgThe modern family can consume gigabytes upon gigabytes of data on a monthly basis: streaming their own shows, listening to different music, gaming, and consuming online data like hot water in the morning. Here’s a solution to ease the burden of filled up hard drives while being able to share files and media across devices in a household, family-style.

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Retro-Shaped CDR: Looks Like a Floppy!

While these CDRs look pretty cool, their usefulness might not be that great since they obviously can’t contain that much data, however they’ll be loved by everyone who enjoys retro computer gear, like floppy disks, tape drives, Commodore and Atari computers, etc.

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Criticism in the Modern Technological Era

I found this article by Morgan Meis thought-provoking as it clearly showcased the problematic of being a critic in the modern ear. By critic, I mean a music, movie, or book critic.

Blu-Ray and Why It Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, Blu-Ray won the war of the formats. For some reason, it reminds us what happened between Beta and VHS. For now, Blu-Ray is the format that reigns for watching high-quality shows and movies. Let me tell you this, I haven’t seen, watched, or bought a Blu-Ray disc. Read on to find out more.

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TigerBeatDown on The Reactions of M.I.A’s Profile in NY Mag

This is an interesting take on the reactions that people have after reading M.I.A’s profile in the NY Mag.

Because no-one, in the wake of this piece, is talking about the Tamils. No-one’s talking about Sri Lanka. No-one’s talking about M.I.A.’s most provocative belief, the one that’s really threatening: The idea that violent oppression can and should be met with violent resistance, which is a complicated and scary proposition, one that people have been evaluating and fighting over for a long-ass time, one that we’re nowhere near figuring out as yet. No-one is talking about that; no-one, to be blunt, really cares. What we’re talking about, instead, is a plate of f*cking fries.

I just found it interesting that M.I.A is married to a billionaire, which definitely lessens the impact of any activism that she might have been doing before. It’s easy to be an activist while you’re sipping Crystal in your LA Mansion. A lot tougher when you’re trying to make ends meet as an artist.

Windows Media Player & Libraries

Erica Ho talks about WMP 12 on Lifehacker. I have to agree that one of the biggest improvements of Win 7 is the fact that it allows you to manage your files and documents as libraries. It works really well. While she says that WMP isn’t that good of a way of synching songs with an Apple device, I have to agree. I usually use iTunes, even though I don’t like iTunes that much.

Although I use my iPod regularly, I haven’t updated it in a while with new songs. The main reason is that my iPod has 130GB worth of music that I lost when a hard drive failed and crashed. I haven’t yet taken the time to try and salvage the files. It would be a hassle.

WMP does play a whole lot of files. I installed the FLAC codec, so it even plays those. All in all, I’m impressed, but I’ve kind of gotten used to the KMP player for playing movies and TV shows. Why? Keyboard control shortcuts. They work well and honestly, I don’t like using my mouse all that much for navigating through a movie. I’d rather just use the arrow keys to FF if I need to. Bookmarks work also very well in KMP.


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