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NZBMatrix Down For The Count

by Damian on December 13, 2012 · 3 comments

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For those of you who roam around in the murky waters of Usenet (and if you do you probably already know this), the popular Usenet Index aggregation site NZBMatrix officially went off the air on Sunday. NZBMatrix does not host content for downloading, but instead provides a searchable index of content from various sources. It […]

The developers at XBMC have just announced the release of the next beta version of XBMC, named Frodo (XBMC 12, Beta 2). As usual, there are plenty of new features and updates, but most importantly for us Android users, XBMC has finally officially come to Android. As an Android user I am anxious to give […]

For over 3 years my Windows Home Server (codename: Shawshank) has been humming along. At this point I would have thought I would have upgraded my server to a new OS, but due to the successor of WHSv1 removing some critical functionality I decided to sit on the sidelines a little longer. Now that Server Essentials […]

Next PCH Model (A-400) Announced

by Damian on September 1, 2012 · 3 comments

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The next gen PCH was just announced at IFA 2012. The A-400 finally looks to address the lack of Blu-ray 3D support in the Sigma line of players. As usual be on t he lookout for my review after the A-400 is released. The Popcorn Hour A-400 is the first player to utilize Sigma Design’s […]

Another day, another Media Browser release . This time it is a small maintenance release (codename Atlas SP1). I haven’t been very active of late discussing HTPCs and related software, and much of that is due to some lost interest in the whole HTPC space. However, I started tinkering around with HTPCs again a few […]

Over on AVSForum a user posted the following note he had received: mailing from HDI: Dune HD invites you to visit our stand at IFA 2012, taking place on the 31 August – 5 September 2012 at Messe Berlin, Germany. Following successful launches of new media players and hybrid set-top boxes at ANGA Cable in […]

I have to do some traveling for work in the coming weeks, and I was thinking about how I would handle my wireless needs since my Asus Transformer tablet is Wi Fi only. Although more and more hotels now offer wireless service, it is still not a given, and even with the service there is […]

Anyone who has followed my tech ramblings knows I have been anxiously waiting for a legitimate Windows tablet. I know there are a handful of Windows 7 tablets out there, but between the price and limitations it is not exactly what I had in mind. Well, as the official launch of Windows 8 approaches it […]

The next version of Media Browser (version 2.6, Atlas) has just been released. The new version can be downloaded here. See below for highlights and changelog. Highlights: True searching with an on-screen keyboard has been added at all levels. The search screen is produced with ctl-s or the yellow button on your remote or via […]

One component that has been missing from XBMC has been the ability to bitstream HD Audio. Well, it looks like that feature might be right around the corner. In the recent XMBC blog the developers talk about AudioEngine, a complete re-write of the core audio sub-system of XMBC. Features of AE include: - support for DTS-MA […]