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Plex Cloud launched for Media Server lovers without hardware

Plex Cloud launched for Media Server lovers without hardware

Now for those users that like the idea of using Plex Media Server but don't want the hassle of actually hosting the server themselves, the company has expanded. Plex has launched Plex Cloud, taking the approach other cloud storage companies have worked with and turning it on its head. While other cloud storage groups have launched their storage first, then their organizational tools, the Plex crew have been creating and refining their organizational software for while now - approximately 8.7-years, at this point.

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World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

High performance computing is the name of the game, while 64-bit is the hook. NVIDIA is readying itself to jump in head first with a number of server vendors to bring on the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems, all coming our way this year. While the first ARM64 server processors were made for web servers and micro-servers, NVIDIA’s CUDA 6.5 platform brings the heat to HPC-class workloads.

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PlexConnect brings Plex to Apple TV 3rd-gen, no jailbreak required

PlexConnect brings Plex to Apple TV 3rd-gen, no jailbreak required

The Apple TV, may be easy and affordable, but it's not much use if you want to run third-party services; until now, systems like Plex have required an older, jailbroken box if you want them to run. That's all changed with PlexConnect, a new homegrown hack by the company which puts Plex in Full HD on 2nd- and 3rd-gen Apple TV boxes, with only a single modification on the Apple box itself.

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HP launches Moonshot cloud server system

HP launches Moonshot cloud server system

HP is looking to make a splash in the enterprise industry again with the announcement of the company's new line of Moonshot servers running Intel Atom chips. These new servers are a part of a multi-year plan by HP to cut down on space and power needs when it comes to big data storage. The company says that these new Moonshot servers will help with that initiative.

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CasaTunes announces new line of multi-room music servers

CasaTunes announces new line of multi-room music servers

If you have a fairly large house and you want your music to come with you wherever you are in the house, a multi-room system is about the best solution besides carrying around a boombox with you wherever you go. CasaTunes has you covered, as they have announced and launch a new line of multi-room music servers to provide music around your entire house.

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Sony unveils Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server

Sony unveils Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server

Sony has unveiled two new ways for its customers to store and share content: the Portable Wireless Server and Personal Content Station. These devices allow users to store videos and photos in a centralized way from multiple devices, with the Portable Wireless Server also functioning as a backup power source for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. You can check out a video, as well as the particulars, after the jump.

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Orb BR Released, Turns PS3 or Bluray Player into Media Streaming Hub

Orb BR Released, Turns PS3 or Bluray Player into Media Streaming Hub

Originally scheduled for release in February, Orb BR is out now. Marketed as a low-cost alternative to internet ready TVs and other streaming media center options, Orb BR can transform a PS3 or any Blu-ray player with a network connection into a content streaming media controller. Users simply put the Orb BR disk into their PS3 or Blu-ray player, then download the free software for their iOS or Android device and the free Orb Caster software on their PC or Mac.

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Novatel MiFi 2372 turns media server with DLNA support

Novatel MiFi 2372 turns media server with DLNA support

Novatel Wireless has clinched DLNA certification for the MiFi 2372, turning the portable 3G hotspot into a mini media server. A new app running on the MiFi OS - the hotspot's own operating system - the DLNA Server functionality can share content stored on a microSD card to nearby smartphones, notebooks and WiFi-compatible HDTVs.

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QNAP Turbo NAS TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 home/SOHO servers outed

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 home/SOHO servers outed

QNAP has outed its newest range of Turbo NAS servers, the TS-x12 line-up, consisting of 1-, 2- and 4-bay models for a total of up to 12TB storage. The QNAP Turbo NAS TS-112, TS-212 and TS-412 each use a Marvell 1.2GHz processor and 256MB of RAM, and offer local and remote file and media access with remote iPhone and Android streaming using the QMobile app.

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Palm Acquisition Leads to HP Pulling Out of Windows Home Server Market – Leaves Vail Lonely

Palm Acquisition Leads to HP Pulling Out of Windows Home Server Market – Leaves Vail Lonely

HP says that due to their relatively recent purchase of Palm, they'll be switching their business priorities away from their HP MediaSmart Server range. They'll sell the rest of their inventory of EX490 and EX495, support their customers through the rest of their support periods, then have the plug completely pulled. HP's MediaSmart development team is already working on further development of WebOS devices for 2011. This move is of course a blow to Microsoft's plan to deliver Windows Home Server "Vail" to customers as more than likely they'd been banking on HP's support through the future (they've been partnered with HP through the release and launch of the MediaSmart Server in 2007.) Microsoft responds to this news with promises of support for Vail from Tranquil PC, Acer, and "many System Builders."

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Olive unveils its cheapest HD music server with price under $1000

Olive unveils its cheapest HD music server with price under $1000

Olive has several HD media streamers on the market today that are all very nice and have tons of features, but those cool features come at a high cost. The last Olive media server I talked about was the 4HD back in November of 2009 and that thing carried a price of $1999. Olive has announced a new music server that is the lowest cost music server in its line with a price tag right under $1000.

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The Desktop OS Will Never Die – Just Multiply

The Desktop OS Will Never Die – Just Multiply

More and more people are traveling without a laptop these days, who otherwise might have been laden with a heavy machine. Some of them are realizing that their email, Web browsing and even basic document needs are better met by a smartphone. Some have even taken the plunge to buy a tablet like an iPad, and find that it does the trick just fine. In fact, with its light weight, great casual gaming and top-notch multimedia capabilities, the iPad or a similar tablet might be a better choice than a laptop for many travelers.

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