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Google

Google has sold 55 million Chromecasts around the world
Google sold 25 million Chromecasts over the last 15 months.
October 4, 2017
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Google is fixing up Chromecast's 'Cast a tab' feature and you can try the new version now
I've been saying it for a few years now, but I really, really like the Chromecast Google's simple little dongle for streaming Netflix/Hulu/YouTube etc. from your devices to your TV with just a tap or two. It does what it's supposed to do, does it well and doesn't try to do anything more than that.
April 25, 2017
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Misc. - Numbers

4K Blu-ray player shootout: Xbox One S versus Samsung versus Sony versus Oppo
The Xbox One S was one of the first devices to play 4K Blu-rays, and it's still among the cheapest. So how does it compare to dedicated 4K Blu-ray players?
June 7, 2017
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Archos 604 Media Player
The ARCHOS 604 is the perfect companion for people on the move: its 30 GB hard drive capacity allows you to store up to 130 hours of video encoded with a PC, the equivalent of 85 movies.
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Astell&Kern AK70 high-res digital audio player review: Sweet sound and strong features make it a winner
The AK70 is one of the first hi-res audio players on the market to support aptX HD for high-res music streaming over Bluetooth.
February 3, 2017
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Beginner's guide to Plex
Plex is an amazing tool to access your media content on all your devices. Here's a quick beginners guide to getting up and running.
June 22, 2017
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Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.
December 23, 2016
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Best DVRs for Windows Users
When Microsoft killed Windows Media Center it sent many scrambling for a replacement. Here are some great DVRs to check out.
June 12, 2017
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Best legal add-ons for Kodi
Kodi has a ton of quality -- and legal -- content available.
June 6, 2017
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Blu-Ray.com
FAQ - Frequently asked questions.
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Brag about your Chromecast Ultra with this 4K YouTube playlist
You don't have to look any further than YouTube for some great 4K.
January 11, 2017
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Misc. - C

Chromecast snags 35 percent of global streamer market in 2015, says Strategy Analytics
According to some new research from Strategy Analytics, the Chromecast has taken 35 percent of the global streamer market in 2015. Google, Amazon, Roku and Apple account for 8 out of every 10 streaming media players sold, and the demand for these continues to rise. the company claims that the demand has grown 32 percent in 2015.
March 8, 2016
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Chromecast Ultra versus Xiaomi Mi Box: Which should you buy?
If you want to spend $70 on a Google Cast device, you'll be looking at the Chromecast Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi Box.
December 22, 2016
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CyberLink unveils new PowerDVD 17
CyberLink unveils the World's Most Advanced Media Player: PowerDVD 17
April 11, 2017
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Cyberlink's Power Media Player MR is a good app with an expensive price tag
It's hard to say you should spend $40 on this app, even if it does what it says it does very well.
November 7, 2017
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Misc. - D

Does anyone actually use digital audio players?
Does anyone use digital audio players? Anybody? Pioneer and Onkyo are both releasing new DAPs in the UK -- the XDP-30R and the Rubato DP-S1, respectively -- but who actually listens to music on the go on anything other than a smartphone?
March 27, 2017
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Dolby Vision HDR may be coming to a game console near you
Dolby's HDR standard is now available in a software version, which means it can show up on existing TVs and game consoles.
February 24, 2017
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Misc. - E

Emby media center is a worthy Plex alternative for Windows
Emby is another solid media center option for Windows 10 users. But what exactly is it all about? Read on for answers.
March 29, 2017
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Misc. - G

Google Chromecast Ultra Review
Just the thing for phone-first streamers.
November 15, 2017
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Google has sold 55 million Chromecast devices
The company says it's sold tens of millions of the wireless devices, which stream Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and thousands of other apps and games to TVs.
October 4, 2017
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Google has sold 55M Chromecasts, and provided 100M+ answers via Assistant
Google announced on stage a few numbers to update its progress on its hardware program -- the company said that it's sold over 55 million Chromecast devices, including Chromecasts and hardware with Chromecast built-in and that it has built up a database of over 100 million answers for users via Google Assistant, its voice-powered AI software.
October 4, 2017
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Misc. - H

How to control Kodi using your browser
If you need to access your Kodi media system remotely you can use a web browser.
May 17, 2017
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How to create and use separate user profiles in Kodi
Kodi is a very flexible media center that you can use to watch local media, or stream content via third-party add-ons.
July 5, 2017
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How to create playlists in Kodi
Use Kodi playlists to binge your favorite shows or keep the music going at your party.
May 31, 2017
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How to set up and use Kodi on your Android device
Getting Kodi set up on Android might take some time initially, but it's worth it in the long run.
June 6, 2017
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How to turn your mini PC into a monster media center
A "stick" or "mini PC" running Windows 10 can make a great, inexpensive streaming box.
May 23, 2017
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How to use Kodi's web interface to play your media
After you connect your Kodi system to a web browser, there are some interesting things you can do with it.
May 24, 2017
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How to watch DVDs in Kodi
If you've got Kodi hooked up on a Windows 10 PC and you're wanting to play your DVDs through it, here's how.
August 23, 2017
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Misc. - I

iPod nano may not be as important as it was in the past, but it's still relevant
Apple has removed the iPod nano and Shuffle from its music player lineup, but many people still use them.
July 31, 2017
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Misc. - K

Kodi 18 'Leia' 64-bit for Windows is here, but some addons and packages are not yet compatible
Kodi -- the software previously known as XBMC -- is a cross-platform media center solution that many people enjoy daily. Quite frankly, its not hard to see why it has become so ubiquitous -- it has tons of features, a great user interface, and the ability to gain new functionality with addons.
June 5, 2017
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Kodi 18 Leia: What you need to know about the next version of Kodi for Android
Everything you need to know about the next version of Kodi that's heading to Android.
May 17, 2017
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Kodi is considering adding support for DRM to defeat piracy
Over the last couple of years, Kodi has gained popularity as a tool for piracy, and as you might expect, the XBMC Foundation doesn't care for it very much. the company has already begun going after sellers of set-top boxes that come pre-loaded with the app and unauthorized add-ons, but it's considering another strategy to defeat pirates: DRM support.
April 11, 2017
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Kodi or Plex: Which media server is best for Android users?
Kodi and Plex may seem similar at a glance, but they offer entirely unique experiences and services.
February 22, 2017
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Kodi: The ultimate guide
Cord cutters are raving about Kodi.
June 14, 2017
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Misc. - M

Media players expose users to hacker attacks via subtitles
Security researchers from Check Point have discovered a major vulnerability in popular media players, like VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time, which leaves users vulnerable to hacker attacks via malicious subtitles. The security firm estimates that the number of potential victims is around 200 million.
May 24, 2017
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Microsoft announces Azure Media Player 2.0
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has quite a lot of facets, with services being added all the time. some of those start out in preview, but slowly and surely make their way to general availability. One piece of the Azure puzzle that has just hit GA is Azure Media Player 2.0.
April 25, 2017
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Microsoft CEO tells iPad users they need to "get a real computer"
Competition is expected among tech companies. Google, Apple, and Microsoft are always trying to one-up each other with the next big gadget or piece of hardware. Along with that comes some playful sparring over products, with Microsoft's Satya Nadella the latest to jokingly throw some shade in Apple's direction.
November 13, 2017
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Misc. - N

New Chrome feature lets you watch Chromecast holdouts like Amazon Video on your TV
Services like Amazon Video that don't support the Chromecast are now watchable thanks to this experimental Chrome browser feature.
April 26, 2017
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Noose tightens for piracy-enabled Kodi boxes
Facebook has added a new clause to its Commerce Policy which restricts the sale of piracy-enabling items such as the widely popular Android-powered Kodi boxes which give users a convenient way to stream media. It's only speculation, but Facebook is likely to have had its arm twisted to put the clause in rather than adding it at its own volition. The European Court of Justice made the sale of such devices illegal at the end of April.
May 25, 2017
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Misc. - P

Pioneer reveals the first 4K Blu-ray drives for PCs
Home theater PC owners rejoice!
January 26, 2017
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Plex adds personalized news to its media software
Having recently added Live TV and DVR features to its media server software, Plex is now adding personalized news. The new feature pulls in news from "some of the most trusted sources on the planet," and it comes after Plex's acquisition of Watchup.
September 26, 2017
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Plex adds personalized, streaming news to its media player software
Media player software maker Plex is today making good on its acquisition of streaming news startup Watchup from earlier this year with the integration of a dedicated news hub within its app.
September 26, 2017
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Plex Cloud is now open to all paid users
Anyone with a Plex Pass subscription can now get at their media libraries from Dropbox, Google Drive, or OneDrive (personal) with Plex Cloud.
March 10, 2017
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Plex Cloud lets you ditch your media server for the OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive
After a somewhat lengthy beta period, Plex has launched Plex Cloud for all of its Plex Pass subscribers. Now, any Plex Pass subscriber can store their media in a cloud account, rather than on their local network, and still access it anywhere through the Plex app.
March 9, 2017
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Plex DVR can now remove commercials
Plex DVR now allows users to remove commercials from recorded shows.
November 28, 2017
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Plex Media Player app for Windows is the way to go on your living room PC
If you're using Plex on your Windows PC and a connected TV, you need to use the Plex Media Player app.
June 8, 2017
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Plex's hardware-free media server, Plex Cloud, opens to all
After a couple of stops and starts -- and some concerns -- media player software maker Plex is opening its online service known as Plex Cloud to all paying Plex users. the service, which was first introduced into private beta in September, eliminates the need for an always-on PC or other network-attached piece of hardware in order to use the Plex media player software for watching your saved TV shows and movies, viewing photos or streaming from your music collection.
March 9, 2017
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Plex's DVR now lets you skip the commercials... by removing them for you
Plex confirmed it's rolling out a new feature that will allow cord cutters to skip the commercials in the TV programs recorded using its software, making the company's lower-cost solution to streaming live TV more compelling. Unlike other commercial-skip options, Plex's option will remove commercials from recordings automatically.
November 27, 2017
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Prime Focus
Call to place your order on receivers, 4DTV receivers, DVD players plus other audio and electronics accessories, including surge protectors, cordless phones and more.
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Misc. - R

Radio Shack
Personal radios, wireless telephones, batteries, gadgets, adapters, wires and plugs sit alongside computer equipment and stereo components on their shelves. Convenient online ordering also available.
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Replace iPod Battery
Robust Battery Replacement Kits Juice your iPod.
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Roku Ultra review:
This 4K HDR streamer lets you keep your old AV receiver
January 23, 2017
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Misc. - S

SongSpy
A graphical peer-2-Peer mp3-only sharing network designed from the ground up by music addicts for music addicts. Earn Karma Points good toward prizes just for sharing.
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Subpoenas mean owners of TVAddons and ZemTV Kodi add-on could be revealed
In recent weeks numerous Kodi add-ons have disappeared, and the popular site TVAddons also suffered the same fate. It had been presumed that the disappearances were related to a lawsuit taken out by Dish Network, and now the broadcaster has been granted subpoenas to help identify those developing the ZemTV Kodi addon and running the TVAddons website.
June 21, 2017
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Misc. - T

The best streaming video box for most people is a Roku
Sure, we tend to prefer Android TV around here. But beyond that, the best all-around streaming video box for most people absolutely is the Roku.
March 21, 2017
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Throwback Thursday: the Samsung i70, a portable media player
CES 2007 was much like the CES' of its day: plenty of compact cameras were announced, Wi-Fi photo frames were all the rage and memory cards grew faster with higher capacities (Class 6 cards of 16GB were on the way!) Digital technologies also continued to converge, as evidenced by a camera Samsung announced that year: the i70.
January 5, 2017
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Misc. - W

Watch your favorite shows in 4K with the $48 Roku Streaming Stick+ player
The most affordable way to stream in 4K. You don't say? Hit play! Yay!
November 22, 2017
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What is Kodi and how do you use it?
Have you heard folks talking about this "Kodi" thing, and you're wondering what it's all about? Here's a quick beginner's guide.
May 1, 2017
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Wow--55 million Chromecast devices have been sold so far
Google's Pixel event is running full-steam right now, with tons of newsworthy tidbits flying in the air available for just about anyone to reach up and grasp.
October 4, 2017
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Misc. - X

Xiaomi launches a new media router and an updated Mi TV 4, but just for China
Will they ever come to the United States?
January 5, 2017
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Zenith

Zenith
Sure, you can browse through every kind of television imaginable, but check out the new cool products like Z-Trak, DVD and HDTV. Job and company information also available.
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Zune HD made me wish I never bought an iPod
Microsoft's Zune never really took off. and that's a crying shame.
March 3, 2017
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