Tag Archives: Media Player

Amazon Echo Family’s Newest Member Has 7″ Touch Display, Makes Video Calls

Amazon is hatching a plan to take over your lives, or at least make you dependent on it. After unleashing Echo to manage many aspects of your life like turning on/off lights, play music, read news, and even advising on your attire – all by using voice commands, Amazon Echo family now grew to include visual with Amazon Echo Show. In addition to having a camera and speakers – both of which can be found on the Echo and Echo Look, Echo Show, if you haven’t get it from its namesake, benefits from having a crisp 7-inch touchscreen display. Continue reading Amazon Echo Family’s Newest Member Has 7″ Touch Display, Makes Video Calls

Dish’s $100 AirTV Player Lets You Watch Local Over-The-Air Channels Too

Set-top box, Apple TV, media player, game console and in some instance, even the good’ol Bluray player, or god forbids, a DVD player, are gadgets one would find stash on the shelves of the TV console of a typical home entertainment buff. Obviously, the result is not impressive, but clutter and this is an area where AirTV can help. It may not replicate every devices, but it could keep you entertained the same, if not more with very much less clutter. Best of all, with an optional antenna adapter, it can even let you watch local, over-the-air channels right from the same interface. Continue reading Dish’s $100 AirTV Player Lets You Watch Local Over-The-Air Channels Too

Amazon’s New Fire TV Stick And Fire TV With Voice Remote

The future of gadgets, as it seems, would rely mostly on voice control. Perhaps we are getting lazier which makes hand or fingers movement deem too much of an exertion. Perhaps. Whatever the the reason might be, voice command is the future. Apple’s new Apple TV, which was introduced last September, has voice-enabled remote and during the same time, Amazon did the same to its two streaming media players: Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. First and foremost, high definition connoisseurs will be glad to know that 4K contents are now supported on the new Fire TV and 1080p also gets a boost in quality – thanks to the new HEVC codec support. Continue reading Amazon’s New Fire TV Stick And Fire TV With Voice Remote

New Stuff from Apple: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple TV, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and Apple Watch Hermès

Apple, the once most valuable tech company, has announced a barrage of gadgets during its September event earlier today. The anticipation was for the next-generation iPhone 6 and also the rumored iPad Pro. Well, those two were announced, all right, along with some accessories for the two, an all-new Apple TV, new Apple watch finishes and bands, as well as a Apple Watch Hermès Collection for those who demands designer style for a smartwatch. Watch OS2 was announced too, but I am guessing most would be more elated by the hardware news. Continue reading New Stuff from Apple: iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple TV, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and Apple Watch Hermès

Amazon Goes Head-to-Head with Chromecast and Roku with Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player

In case you’re wondering about the post title… no, we didn’t make it up. The fact that the new Amazon Fire TV Stick‘s press text kicks off with a statement like “powerful hardware – dual-core processor, 2x the memory of Chromecast…” and makes reference to having 32x more storage than the Roku Streaming Stick, it is pretty clear where this stick-style streaming media player has its sight set on. But it takes a step up the game with a few other features, including Fire TV’s user interface and comes supplied with a remote control to facilitate ease of navigation. However, if black plastic remote is not your kind of thing, a free mobile app, supporting voice search, will also allow the use of your trusty smartphone to wield control over this little guy. Continue reading Amazon Goes Head-to-Head with Chromecast and Roku with Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player

Meet MatchStick, the First Firefox OS-based Streaming Media Stick

if you are looking for an alternative to Google’s Chromecast, then you might be in luck. MatchStick is the first Firefox OS-based streaming media stick, or adapter if you prefer, that do pretty much what you expect a streaming adapter allows you to do, including casting video, website, among other content from Firefox device, Chrome and other supported apps. so yes. it is a WiFi-connected stick that you plugs into any available HDMI port of your HDTV or HD monitor, letting you view contents on your glorious 105-inch TV – if you have one of those, or basically, anything that’s bigger than your smartphone, tablet or laptop screen. Continue reading Meet MatchStick, the First Firefox OS-based Streaming Media Stick

Razer Now Wants To Have Your Living Room Entertainment Covered Too

after having your gaming and fitness tracking needs covered, San Francisco-based gaming device maker Razer wants to have your living room entertainment covered too with the Razer Micro-console. announced at the Google I/O 2014, micro-console is an Android TV-powered set-top box that will function pretty much like the many standalone media players you may have come to know. it will let you stream movies and music, and runs a variety of apps, including gaming and social apps, on your large-screen TV. though a media center of sort, Razer is careful not to stray from its root, saying that micro-console will have “emphasis on gaming”. so i am guessing that the micro-console will be more like an Android gaming console that will have synergy with the rest of the company’s products, specifically gaming peripherals. Continue reading Razer Now Wants To Have Your Living Room Entertainment Covered Too

Playstation TV Heading To U.S. This Fall, Priced At $99

previously only available to lucky folks in the Land of the Rising Sun, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Playstation TV is finally heading to the U.S. for $99. scheduled to hit the stores this Fall, which means it is sure to make it to many people’s holiday gifting list. the whole idea behind Playstation TV is to allow you to savor a variety of Playstation content on the TV. Playstation TV lets you download select Playstation Vita games PSP games, as well as Playstation games from PS One classic, stream select PS3 games to the device via PS Now launching later this year. if you already have a Playstation 4, the device allows you to remote play on a second TV in your home. some PS Vita games will also be playable on Playstation TV using PS Vita cards. Continue reading Playstation TV Heading To U.S. This Fall, Priced At $99

ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series Is A Cute Spherical Mini PC Packing Haswell Processor

the age of small, powerful and super rad looking PC system might be upon us. ZOTAC has proved this point years ago and is continuing to do so with its latest addition: the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series Mini PC. first unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, this spherical desktop system is finally official, touting the Core i5 Haswell processor. as before, the OI520 is offered in two versions: a barebone model (ZBOX-OI520) that does without HDD or RAM, and a complete system with 4GB RAM and packs 500GB HDD, refer to as the ‘PLUS’ model (ZBOX-OI520-P). common features include an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz dual-core processor (up to 2.6GHz with Turbo boost), Intel HD 4400 GPU, HDMI and DisplayPort, SATA connector and mSATA connector, a pair of memory slots that supports up to 16GB, and a 2.5-inch HDD/SSD drive bay. Continue reading ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series Is A Cute Spherical Mini PC Packing Haswell Processor

Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

no. this is not the same Streaming Stick introduced more than two years ago. the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version), as denoted by the bracket, now drops MHL support in favor of the more friendlier, every LCD-have HDMI which allows it to be used with any TV. along with this new connector, the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) now ships with a remote, sans motion control and headphone jack as you would find on other ‘higher end’ Roku devices. most importantly, it is now more affordable; the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) now carries a retail sticker of $49.99 and is available for pre-order. the form factor remains the same dongle-style hardware, save for the obvious color difference and out-of-the-box, it will come with the latest versions of Roku’s apps. Continue reading Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)