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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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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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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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