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Apple, Google & Microsoft tipped in talks with ex-Slingbox chief’s home automation firm

Apple, Google & Microsoft tipped in talks with ex-Slingbox chief’s home automation firm

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all believed to be circling home automation startup R2 Studios with potential acquisition in mind, as each weighs a push in the growing wired-home market. Established in 2011 by Slingbox founder Blake Krikorian, R2 Studios so far has a single product out - an Android app intended to turn phones and tablets into a universal remote for Crestron home automation kit - but according to the WSJ's sources has already caught the attention of some industry heavyweights.

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New Slingbox hardware lands at Best Buy

New Slingbox hardware lands at Best Buy

I'm unsure why exactly a company wouldn't announce new products, sending them directly to retail outlets instead. If customers don't know the new products are available the chances of them buying them would seem more unlikely. However, more than a few companies never say a word about new products, and they just turn up on store shelves. This is exactly what has happened with a pair of new Slingbox models.

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Slingbox PRO-HD Freeview Review

Slingbox PRO-HD Freeview Review

Sling Media's Slingbox PRO-HD for the European market has been a long time coming, two years in fact, though the streaming media market has largely left its niche alone in the meantime.  As with the US model, the PRO-HD promises to take your SD and HD video sources - cable TV box, DVR, DVD player or even CCTV hardware - and squirt it over the internet; however, this new version also includes a Freeview tuner to add free-to-air digital TV to that list.  Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Slingbox PRO-HD gets Euro update with Freeview tuner

Slingbox PRO-HD gets Euro update with Freeview tuner

It's been two years since Sling Media launched the Slingbox PRO-HD on the North American market, and now they're ready to release their European-centric version.  Out goes the ATSC TV and in comes a Freeview TV tuner, meaning owners can now stream free-to-air digital TV as well as the various SD and HD video inputs.  After the cut, more on the new PRO-HD, Sling's push for in-browser viewing, and we talk to the company's European VP about the future for place-shifting.

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