Archive for Nov 26, 2010

Boxee Box gets first firmware update

Boxee Box gets first firmware update

Boxee has pushed out the first firmware update for the Boxee Box by D-Link, v1.0.1.16319. The full changelist is after the cut, but highlights include the addition of .mkv with header compression support together with WiFi fixes, networking sharing fixes and smoother Blu-ray content playback. Although the Boxee Box automatically checks for updates daily, it's also possible to prompt an update via the settings menu.

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Logitech Revue Review

Logitech Revue Review

You can't accuse Google of being unambitious. Not content with having their Android OS take great bites out of the smartphone market, the search giant has also put it to work as the core of Google TV, a new play for the home entertainment segment. Most early-adopters will dip their tow with the Logitech Revue, a compact set-top box with a not-so-compact $300 price tag. The promise is that Google TV harnesses the power of search and online media to the breadth of broadcast television, but does the Revue deliver? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Fujitsu 2011 tablet gets second outing [Video]

Fujitsu 2011 tablet gets second outing [Video]

Fujitsu has been talking more about its tablet plans for 2011, with a mock-up on show at Visit 2010 this week. Having shown off a couple of concepts last month - this appears to be one of them wheeled out for a second time - Fujitsu still aren't talking much in the way of specifications, but are promising a 10.1-inch screen and "best-in-class visibility from all sides and angles."

Video demo after the cut

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Nokia C6-01 Review

Nokia C6-01 Review

The Nokia C6-01 may have been the "low end" device at Nokia World 2010, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to recommend it. Packing one of Nokia's new ClearBlack AMOLED displays and a compact metal chassis, it slots in underneath the businesslike C7 but offers roughly the same specifications. Best balance of pocketability and performance? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega tablet gets unofficial Market access

Advent’s Tegra 2 Vega tablet gets unofficial Market access

The Advent Vega Android tablet has acquired unofficial Android Market access, along with Gmail, Google Maps with Street View and Voice Search support, thanks to a new ROM. The work of MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien, the replacement firmware adds Car Home, Calendar, Contacts, Genie (News and Weather), Google Talk and YouTube support as well, and is offered with an optional "performance pack" to speed up the NVIDIA Tegra 2 powered slate.

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Sony SNAP connected-device app framework frozen

Sony SNAP connected-device app framework frozen

Sony has frozen work on its little-known SNAP developer platform, originally billed as an application framework for "games, widgets (weather, news, traffic, etc), remote controls, social apps, media sharing apps, media players [and] home automation" on connected devices like the company's Dash and Smart TVs. "SNAP development is currently on hold" the updated website claims, suggesting developers should wait for further information.

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