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Chromecast support is now available for Synology DiskStation

Chromecast support is now available for Synology DiskStation

In late January, we mentioned that Synology was waiting for Google to give the approval on an app that would support streaming from the DiskStation using Chromecast, thought the feature was live in the DSM 5.0 beta. We were more than a little excited at the prospect of being able to stream content from the DiskStation storage devices to the TV. If you were excited at the thought of that, the DSM 5.0 update is available and out of beta now.

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Synology adding Chromecast streaming to NAS boxes

Synology adding Chromecast streaming to NAS boxes

Synology is adding Google Chromecast support to its range of network-attached drives, allowing photo, audio, and video saved on the shared storage to be streamed to a TV. The feature, freshly enabled in the DSM 5.0 beta, will turn a phone or tablet into a remote control for playback of content stored on a Synology DiskStation, though right now the NAS company is still waiting on Google for the final go-ahead.

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Intel SoC Storage Solution launched for mobile/Smart TV crossover

Intel SoC Storage Solution launched for mobile/Smart TV crossover

This week the folks at Intel have launched a brand new solution for simple video transcoding and streaming between mobile devices and your Smart TV. This system is based on the Intel Atom Media Processor CE5300 Series and will be allowing you the ability to simultaneously share HD video as well as multimedia galore across multiple mobile devices. You'll also be able to stream HD video and multimedia content to your Smart TV to your heart's content - easily and efficiently.

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Synology DS213air Review: Your home cloud goes wireless

Synology DS213air Review: Your home cloud goes wireless

Backup. It's more often than not the guilty omission in homes and small offices, and the hassle of setup - finding a place to plug in for both power and network - is often cited as a key hurdle. Synology wants to change all that with the DiskStation DS213air, the company's first WiFi-equipped NAS: up to 8TB of storage, all the media streaming a modern home might demand, and in a small and affordable footprint. Does wireless overcome that big barrier to backup? Read on for our full review.

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Synology DS212air adds wireless to twin-drive NAS streamer

Synology DS212air adds wireless to twin-drive NAS streamer

Synology has a new NAS for home and small office users, and if trailing ethernet cables has put you off a redundant backup system, the wirelessly-enabled DiskStation DS213air. A 2-bay NAS server, the DS213air includes not only a gigabit ethernet port for traditional network hook-ups, but integrated 2.4GHz WiFi b/g/n for times when wires aren't appropriate. However, the WiFi can also be used as a hotspot.

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Synology launches 4-bay DiskStation DS413j NAS

Synology launches 4-bay DiskStation DS413j NAS

Synology has introduced the world to its latest network-attached storage solution, launching the 4-bay DiskStation DS413j. Using the DiskStation DS413j, small companies and individual users can create their own private cloud storage servers, and the 4-bay design means that they can store up 16TB of data on the device. It also comes running DiskStation Manager 4.1, an operating system that Synology claims will provide "rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks."

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Synology 2013 DiskStation DS213 and DS213+ priced and released

Synology 2013 DiskStation DS213 and DS213+ priced and released

This week the folks at Synology America Corp. have revealed their brand new 2013 model NAS devices, both the DiskStations DS213 and DS213+. These new additions to the DiskStation family offer up 2-bay storage and are made for both the office and the home. Both models bring on Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR) for near-instantaneous volume creation and the simplification of volume management as well.

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