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Brite-View CinemaTube is an HD Media Player With Integration

Brite-View CinemaTube is an HD Media Player With Integration

The CinemaTube has gone up for pre-order today. It's a media player that connects to your tv, and gives you the ability to watch stored movies, pictures, and other videos right from the box. No longer have to worry about physical media anymore, just in case you were one of those people who thought that the way of the disk was for dinosaurs. Media is going the digital way, and Brite-View wants you to get there in the high definition way.

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

Myka open-source media player takes on Apple TV

Myka open-source media player takes on Apple TV

Attempting to take on the Apple TV comes Myka, an open-source digital media receiver that trades movie studio approval for a standalone BitTorrent client and more A/V codec support than you could shake a metaphorical stick at.  Packing hard-drives up to 500GB in capacity, the compact box also supports remote access from any internet-enabled PC or cellphone.

Video demos after the cut

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Routon H3 Internet Home Media Player

Routon H3 Internet Home Media Player

It's not just MIDs that Routon make: the company also has an HD Internet Media Player on offer, the Routon H3.  Based on Intel's CE3100 processor, with integrated MPEG2, VC-1/WM9 and H.264 hardware decoding, the H3 can output 1080p via HDMI together with stream media via gigabit ethernet or WiFi.  There's also a Bluetooth remote control with QWERTY keyboard and trackpad.

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Pirate Bay Admins found guilty; get 1-year sentence

Pirate Bay Admins found guilty; get 1-year sentence

The Swedish courts announced their ruling against Pirate Bay administrators Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg and Peter Sunde. The group was found guilty of contributing to copyright infringement through their site The Pirate Bay, and were sentenced to 1 year in prison, as well as $3.6 million dollars in fines to be paid to Sony BMG, Warner Bros. and other record labels. The slight bit of good news here is that the Pirate Bay won't be going anywhere, and will remain operational, as the technology is 100% legal.

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