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You don’t want a TV box, you want a Laptop

You don’t want a TV box, you want a Laptop

Now that Apple is rumored to be releasing a new Apple TV box later this year, citizens of the mobile smart device universe have their respective TV-loving ears perked up once again. Do I need a new Apple TV? Maybe an Amazon Fire TV Stick instead? Perhaps I need to get something like a Roku, or maybe a Chromecast! Or - better yet - I could just use the old laptop that's sitting in, on, or under my desk. The one I replaced years ago, but still works just fine.

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Intel’s HDMI Compute Stick slaps Windows or Linux on your TV

Intel’s HDMI Compute Stick slaps Windows or Linux on your TV

There’s an undercurrent at this year’s CES that’s hard to ignore: Intel. The company is making some subtle inroads to arenas we’re not used to seeing them, their most notable non-PC showing in Dell’s interesting new Venue 8 7000 tablet. Now, the company is taking PC mobile, allowing you to take a full-fledged operating system in the form of an HDMI dongle. The Compute Stick carries an Intel Atom processor, and will be available with either a Windows or Linux OS.

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Rikomagic V5 TV stick crams an Ethernet port inside

Rikomagic V5 TV stick crams an Ethernet port inside

There are a lot of companies that are trying to replicate the Chromecast magic. Just a few days ago, the latest was Walmart who outed its own VUDU Spark HDMI dongle to go with its movie streaming service. Now there's a new contender and it's a slightly odd one. The Rikomagic V5 TV strangely looks bulky compared to other dongles that try to take on the Chromecast. But that added mass on the end suddenly makes sense when you discover that it has an Ethernet port on that side.

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Microsoft’s Chromecast competitor is for enterprise, not you

Microsoft’s Chromecast competitor is for enterprise, not you

Chromecast is a runaway success, and fast becoming necessity more than curiosity. Microsoft tends to follow trends to market, and has released a similar dongle. The “Wireless Display Adapter” may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it serves a niche purpose nonetheless.

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Dell Cast bridges Android and Tvs for a desktop experience

Dell Cast bridges Android and Tvs for a desktop experience

Dell is taking on the Chromecast, but it's giving the concept a more business-minded yet limited twist of its own. While the Dell Cast does plug into TVs and monitors via HDMI, the purpose isn't just to "cast" multimedia to a bigger screen but to turn your Android tablet into a desktop, complete with keyboard and mouse.

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Elgato Game Capture HD60 vs HD Review

Elgato Game Capture HD60 vs HD Review

Earlier this month, Elgato released the Game Capture HD60, a device made to record video output from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Elgato has the consumer-level game capture market cornered here in 2014 with not just one, but two devices with essentially the same name: Game Capture HD and Game Capture HD60. Today we’re seeing how well the HD60 works while we compare it in a basic way to the original HD.

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Chromecast gains Aereo: TV streamed to HDMI

Chromecast gains Aereo: TV streamed to HDMI

Google’s Chromecast device caused quite a stir when it was first released, turning the television into a "show me anything" display overnight. With a $35 price tag and integration open to any developer wishing to integrate, this little device is in thousands of homes across the world. Today the team at Aereo have made clear their intent to leverage that group of users.

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Dell Wyse Cloud Connect goes live to keep the cloud in your pocket

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect goes live to keep the cloud in your pocket

As they say, looks can be deceiving and this unassuming pocket-sized device from Dell fits that cliché perfectly. While the Wyse Cloud Connect might simply look like a USB thumb drive, it is packed with enough features to virtually meet users' basic enterprise and personal computing needs.

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Avegant Glyph wearable headphones-display mashup arrives on Kickstarter

Avegant Glyph wearable headphones-display mashup arrives on Kickstarter

Avegant's Glyph, the wearable display with built in headphones, has arrived on Kickstarter today as promised, bringing with it "Virtual Retinal Display" and on-eyes goodness. The campaign funding is rising quickly, already nearing the half-way point to goal, with several backing options being offered.

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Airtame dongle offers wireless HDMI streaming from computer to TV

Airtame dongle offers wireless HDMI streaming from computer to TV

Whether for an impromptu movie session or to use as a giant monitor, there are occassions where one needs to connect their laptop to their television or other display. Such involves cables, and cables are inherently limiting -- that's where Airtame's wireless dongle comes in. The company has shown off its device at CES, which plugs into the HDMI port on a display and connects with a laptop via an accompanying app.

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NVIDIA SHIELD GameStream hands-on with Console Mode

NVIDIA SHIELD GameStream hands-on with Console Mode

A compelling use-case for NVIDIA's SHIELD device has appeared this week at the company's gaming week in Montreal: Console Mode. While we've seen this sort of ability working before, this version works with the branded functionality GameStream, the all-encompassing term for streaming content to and from SHIELD. With this push, NVIDIA SHIELD will be streaming a PC game from a GeForce GTX-toting PC (with the top closed, even), while a Bluetooth controller is connected to control the machine and the content is run out to a big-screen TV via HDMI.

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LG EA73 UltraWide LED Monitor Review

LG EA73 UltraWide LED Monitor Review

We've got our hands on one of LG's newest in IPS LED display technology here in the LG EA73, one of two such displays with "Ultra Wide" aspect ratio of 21:9 right out of the box. This 29-inch display is made to be of the highest caliber on-desk displays on the market today, offering up 2560 x 1080 pixel resolution and a helpful and (at first) seemingly odd collection of features. Need to connect two different devices to the same monitor and dedicate half the display to each device? This monitor can do that.

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