Two news items caught my eye Friday in gadget news. First, Apple iTunes increased its dominance as the top domestic music e-tailer. iTunes overtook Walmart in 2008 when it reached 21.42% and now iTunes has captured 26.65% of the overall market. Walmart had 14.99% in 2008 and dropped to 12.54% and retains the second spot.… Continue reading New Media Companies Turning Traditional Media Outlets Upside Down
Netgear’s PTV1000 puts your laptop’s display on your HDTV wirelessly
Without needing a media streamer device, the Netgear PTV100 Push2TV gadget can display anything from a laptop with Intel’s Wireless Display technology. The PTV1000 is a small lightweight box that connects to your HDTV via HDMI and connects to your laptop wirelessly via 802.11. The PTV1000 can also connect via AV composite. Buy now! More… Continue reading Netgear’s PTV1000 puts your laptop’s display on your HDTV wirelessly
Mvix updates Ultio media player – Ultio Pro can now record with DVR
MvixUSA has updated their flagship media center product, the Ultio, to now include DVR (digital video recording) capabilities. The Ultio Pro plays back Blu-ray quality 1080p hi-def video, photos, and music on your high-def TV via HDMI and stores it all on its internal hard drive which you can get as large as 2TB. And… Continue reading Mvix updates Ultio media player – Ultio Pro can now record with DVR
CES 2010: Boxee and D-Link Announce Boxee Box Media Center
Boxee has teamed up with D-Link to produce the Boxee Box, a hardware version of their popular software. The Boxee Box brings TV shows, movies and other Internet content to your TV without a PC a la many other media center boxes. One of the main ideas behind Boxee is to eliminate the pain of… Continue reading CES 2010: Boxee and D-Link Announce Boxee Box Media Center
Kodak Theatre HD Media Player
Kodak is the latest vendor to enter the media player market. They’ve named their product simply Theatre HD Player, although their website implies there may be more models to come. The Theatre HD Player (we’ll shorten it to THP) connects to your HDTV (via HDMI if you’d like) and to your network either via Ethernet… Continue reading Kodak Theatre HD Media Player
PlayStation Phone rumor
Remember the Nokia N-Gage? No? You know, it was that phone made by Nokia and SEGA that people were supposed to be able to play games on like a games console? The point here is it never took off. A bit of de ja vu here – Sony Ericsson and Sony have teamed up in… Continue reading PlayStation Phone rumor
Easy iPod Media Sharer – transfer content to other iPods directly
Everyone knows the feeling of seeing your friends have thousands of songs on their iPod, while you only have a measly collection in comparison. The Easy iPod Media Sharer allows two iPods to transfer songs, videos, and files between two iPods. Of course, any songs transferred with digital rights management (DRM), mainly songs bought through… Continue reading Easy iPod Media Sharer – transfer content to other iPods directly
MvixUSA rolling out next-generation Media Center player
According to a report on MvixCommunity, MvixUSA is set to announce and ship a new product in their media center line. Dubbed the Ultio, this media center will handle numerous new formats such as FLAC, MKV, H.264, is also rumored to include an embedded UPnP and a bittorent client. Read the full post at MvixCommunity.
GigaTribe File Sharing Application
GigaTribe is a new file sharing service that allows you to share files between friends. The major difference between GigaTribe and other file sharing applications is that it’s secure; you only share files within your ‘personal circle’ which means that you can control who can receive them, whereas usually in file sharing everyone around the… Continue reading GigaTribe File Sharing Application
MvixBOX NAS Media Server for $169!
If you join MvixCommunity today and join in the group order, you can get an MvixBOX for as little as $159 including shipping! In case you don’t know what the MvixBOX is, it’s a NAS Server. You can get more info about it here at GfG or over at MvixUSA. Also, it was named as… Continue reading MvixBOX NAS Media Server for $169!