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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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Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 hands-on

All eyes were on Samsung's larger Galaxy Tab 10.1 at MWC 2011, but if you judge a Dell Streak 5 a tablet by virtue of its 5-inch display, then the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 has to be considered one as well. The 5-inch PMP looks like an oversized Galaxy S - unsurprising, since Samsung considers it a varient with 3G missing - with a WVGA display, 720p HD playback and a pair of cameras for video chat and photography.

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iXtreamer Review

iXtreamer Review

It's a tough world for iPhone docks; no longer is it enough to simply offer party-friendly playback, the near-saturated market demands slick styling and superlative features if you want to get attention. Xtreamer has certainly pushed the boat out with the iXtreamer, with space not only for your iPhone or iPod but an iPad too, along with an internal hard-drive bay, network streaming and more. Is the iXtreamer the last word in iDocks? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Cowon D3 AMOLED PMP now shipping

Cowon D3 AMOLED PMP now shipping

Having gone up for pre-order only a few days ago, Cowon's D3 media player is already on sale - a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. The Android 2.1 based D3 is built around a 3.7-inch AMOLED WVGA touchscreen, offers WiFi and Bluetooth, and an HDMI output; music lovers, however, will be most interested in Cowon's near-legendary audio processing technology, which helps them offer some of the best sounding music around.

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VLC iOS app devs criticize licence allegations

VLC iOS app devs criticize licence allegations

The developers of VLC for iPad and iPhone have responded to Apple yanking the media player software from the App Store, criticizing Rémi Denis-Courmont - one of the original developers of VLC, and the person who complained to Apple about the apparent GNU licence infringement - in the process. According to a statement passed to 9 to 5 Mac, VLC's removal came as a "surprise" to the Applidium team responsible for the iOS version, and in fact they claim to have received approval from the VideoLAN association before embarking on the port.

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