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Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee Box adds MOG music streaming

Boxee is now adding the MOG music streaming service to their lineup of available apps on its set-top box. The Boxee Box has recently seen the addition of Grooveshark as well as new support for AirPlay along with an iPad app, giving owners many options when it comes to consuming TV, movies, and music.

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Logitech Revue gets unofficial Honeycomb Android update

Logitech Revue gets unofficial Honeycomb Android update

I've never been the sort that was willing to risk running one of my gadgets applying unofficial software and updates. I tend to make do with what OS my gear is running until the official update finally comes out. If you are the sort that likes to apply beta software and unofficial updates to your gadgets and use a Logitech Revue set-top box you may like the unofficial update.

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime set top box hits pre-order

SiliconDust HDHomeRun Prime set top box hits pre-order

I have long wished that I had a cable box that I could use on my TV that supported more than the two tuners that mine has. I really want to be able to record three shows at one time and then watch a fourth recorded one. A new set top box from a company called SiliconDust has landed for pre-order called the HDHomeRun Prime digital cable TV. The part number of the box is HDHR3-CC and it will work with all popular DVR software.

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Vulkano Flow lands for under $100

Vulkano Flow lands for under $100

I mentioned the Vulkano Flow place shifting device back in January when the device was first introduced. The device has now landed for consumers to purchase and it is the first placeshifting device that sells for under $100. The purpose of the device is to stream content from your home to other devices wherever you are.

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New Android set top box inbound from IN Media

New Android set top box inbound from IN Media

You can do many cool things with a set top box for your TV. If that box runs Android, you can access the Android Market and download games and other apps for playing right on your big screen. IN Media has announced a new Set Top Box that runs Android 2.2 and promises tight integration with your Android device.

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BlueDot YouTube Box Releasing in Japan

BlueDot YouTube Box Releasing in Japan

Not that there is any shortage of set top boxes, or internet connected TVs, but here is another one, dedicated to YouTube. BlueDot is introducing its first YouTube box in Japan, the YouTube XL BTC-10. It connects to your TV via an HDMI cable, and to the internet via an ethernet connection so that you can connect to YouTube directly from your TV.

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Motorola wireless STB streamer due at CES 2011 to take on Slingbox [Updated]

Motorola wireless STB streamer due at CES 2011 to take on Slingbox [Updated]

Motorola Mobility - the STB and cellphone halve of the company's imminent split - intend to bring a video streaming box to CES 2011 which will allow video content to be sent wirelessly to tablets and cellphones. The device, technical details of which are currently unknown, will initially only support streaming on an in-house network, rather than remotely.

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Roku Sends Out Roku 2.8 Firmware Update, Adds UI Improvements

Roku Sends Out Roku 2.8 Firmware Update, Adds UI Improvements

If you've already got your Roku set-top box, and you're happy with it, then you've probably been wanting an update to the User Interface for a little while now. Perhaps not a major one, but one that that at least made it look a little prettier, and added a few details. That time has finally arrived, as Roku has begun to push out the Roku 2.8 firmware update this morning.

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Acer Aspire RevoView 1080p media streamer packs HDD bay

Acer Aspire RevoView 1080p media streamer packs HDD bay

Acer has injected some of their nettop DNA into a new network-capable media player, the Acer Aspire RevoView.  The STB is capable of Full HD playback from local storage - either on memory card, USB drive or in the user-accesible 3.5-inch hard-drive bay - or streamed over the network via the RevoView's ethernet port.

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Why Google TV Will Be Best Without the Set-Top Box

Why Google TV Will Be Best Without the Set-Top Box

As you know from my columns here, I’m a bit of an entertainment nut. Whether it’s video games or a set-top box, I’m always looking for the latest and greatest device to satiate my desire for high-quality content that’s available whenever I call upon it.

That’s precisely why I’m so excited to get my hands on Google TV. The search giant’s platform strikes me as a product that does everything the Apple TV should have done. It allows me to search the Web, pull content from just about everywhere, and enjoy some of the apps that I currently use on my smartphone. It’s simply a full-featured product that I’m looking forward to using.

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Logitech Revue Google TV box makes official debut; up for $299 preorder

Logitech Revue Google TV box makes official debut; up for $299 preorder

Logitech has officially taken the wraps off of their Revue Google TV box, and we're live from Google's event having just played with the hardware itself.  A compact box toting WiFI b/g/n, HDMI inputs and outputs, two IR blaster ports, two USB 2.0, ethernet and S/PDIF, the Logitech Revue comes with a specially-designed wireless keyboard - complete with media playback controls and a trackpad - an IR box and, optionally, a webcam for HD video calls.  Up to 1080p HD video resolution is supported.

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New Apple TV jailbreak already in works using SHAtter

New Apple TV jailbreak already in works using SHAtter

The SHAtter iPhone jailbreak we wrote about yesterday looks like it could be even more useful than previously thought.  As well as opening up the potential for jailbreaking/carrier-unlocking the iPhone and iPod touch while still allowing users to upgrade with official Apple firmware, new testing on the firmware for the new Apple TV has revealed that it, too, is susceptible to the same SHAtter jailbreak hack.

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