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Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

Call Me When Streaming Matches Blu-ray

I’ll be the first to admit that when Blu-ray first launched, I was skeptical. I wasn’t sure if the new technology was a worthwhile investment for someone like me. Sure, it delivered more storage and higher-quality video and audio, but I simply saw it as another way to take my hard-earned cash for little benefit over DVD.

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Orb BR turns your PS3/Blu-ray player into a 1080p streamer

Orb BR turns your PS3/Blu-ray player into a 1080p streamer

Orb's attempt to undercut streaming media rivals like Sonos has resulted in the low-cost and high-functionality Orb Music MP-1 and its video-capable counterpart, and now the company is looking to Blu-ray players and the PS3 for the next attack. Orb BR is a $19.99 disc that turns a network-connected player into an Orb media source, controlled by one of the company's free iOS or Android remote apps and the Orb Caster PC/Mac software.

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Sony Music Unlimited offers custom radio & 6m track access on your BRAVIA or PS3

Sony Music Unlimited offers custom radio & 6m track access on your BRAVIA or PS3

Sony has launched the next step in its attempt to take on iTunes, in the shape of Music Unlimited. Using the same Qriocity cloud system as Sony's previous Video On Demand service, Music Unlimited kicks things off with a 6m-strong catalog and support for network-enabled BRAVIA TVs, Blu-ray players and home theater systems, your PS3 or your laptop; meanwhile, Android-based phones and tablets are next in line.

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The Daily Slash: December 9 2010

The Daily Slash: December 9 2010

Behold! Notion Ink Adam! Chris Davies writes up a full report and a bunch o' people chime in with high fives and cheers. Housewives then smuggle iPads and smartphones into China while the iPad 2 case shows up with a cute little camera hole. If you're feeling like grabbing something for free, check out our Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z giveaway. Then if you're in the mood for disks, Don has a column about how he forgot about DVDs in 2010, while Philip lets you know that it's Time to Buy a Blu-Ray. All this and a BRAND NEW SECTION on The Daily Slash!

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