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Sep 20, 2010

Can the Boxee Box compete with Apple TV and Google TV?

Posted by in Internet TV, Media Receiver, Video and TV
Boxee Box review

The long-time coming hardware version of the Boxee software is about to finally be released. Called the Boxee Box, it is what the name hints at – Boxee but in its own box, all ready to go. For those who are unaware, Boxee is a software media centre that is a direct descendant of the […]


Sep 14, 2010

Panasonic adds pearlescent buff to its Viera D28 HDTVs

Posted by in HDTV, Manufacturer, Panasonic, Video and TV
Panasonic Viera HDTVs

Ever open to new ideas, Panasonic’s new Viera Pure line aims for maybe a slightly different demographic to the usual AV buffs. The LCD TVs are to be made available in a selection of different coloured frames from the industry standard black, including purple, silver and ice white. Panasonic have also added a pearlescent buff […]


Sep 13, 2010

YouTube adds live streaming as Google bets big on TV

Posted by in Google, Internet TV, Video and TV, Videos, YouTube Gadget
YouTube

Taking internet video the next logical step, YouTube are to begin streaming live content under the “Live on YouTube” banner. Initially a test of their live streaming platform, this heralds a major shift in YouTube’s content with on-demand video being joined in the future by a raft of ‘channels’. At present the content is only […]


Sep 9, 2010

Sony Bravia firmware update adds BBC iPlayer to your HDTV

Posted by in HDTV, Sony, Video and TV
Sony Bravia HDTV with iPlayer

Sony have today released a firmware upgrade for their newer Bravia series of LCD TVs, adding the long awaited BBC iPlayer to the impressive range of internet services. The iPlayer joins streaming video from Channel 5’s Demand 5 service, YouTube, LoveFilm and more, plus widgets that give access to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and even more […]


Sep 8, 2010

5 of the latest photo sharing digital cameras with one-touch photo upload

Posted by in Cameras, Featured, Flickr Gadget, Lists, Photos, Photos, Social Media
KODAK slice

Digital cameras are a huge improvement over their older film-based counterparts, but they have one gigantic drawback: all the pics you take generally end up buried on your hard disk, never to be seen again. Fortunately there’s a solution. The latest generation of digital cameras have all manner of social photo features that let you […]


Sep 7, 2010

Toshiba Places STB takes on Google TV

Posted by in Coming Soon, Internet TV, Toshiba, Video and TV
Toshiba Places on a set top box

Toshiba, a name not currently associated with web-on-TV, are looking to right this wrong with their forthcoming Toshiba Places service. Places offers an array of Web content, from news and weather, to photos from Flickr and videos from sites such as YouTube. OK, so that’s nothing new – every Internet TV solution has been doing […]


Sep 7, 2010

More details of Google Music reveals Xmas launch

Posted by in Google, Music Services
Google Music Logo

Maybe Steve Jobs stole Larry Page or Sergey Brin’s sweets as small children or something, ‘cos Google sure want a big bit of Apple’s action. Not content with overpowering iOS with Android (it’ll happen, it’s inevitable) and taking on Apple TV with the impressive Google TV, those canny searchmongers are rumoured to be in talks […]


Sep 6, 2010

BBC iPlayer gets social

Posted by in Video and TV

The much anticipated revamp to the excellent BBC iPlayer is now live, and the biggest change is social interaction with Facebook and Twitter. Using a simple to sign up for BBC ID, you can now link your Facebook page or Twitter feed with your viewing habits on the iPlayer. You’ll get a public profile on […]


Sep 3, 2010

Got Sonos? Love Spotify? Get Excited!

Posted by in Audio, Last.FM, Music, Music Services, Spotify, Wireless Stereo Systems
Sonos wireless music system

What’s better than having one of the premier multiroom music systems in your home? How about a never ending record collection to go with it? That’sd what Sonos owners can now do, as the Sonos multiroom music system will now hook up with the £9.99 ad-free premium service available to Spotify customers, joining Last.FM to […]


Sep 2, 2010

Sony Qriocity vs Apple iTunes – Fight!!

Posted by in Manufacturer, Music Services, Sony
Sony Qriocity

Sony has decided that it wants a bit of Apple’s download pie, and is launching the-difficult-to-say “Qriocity” service in Europe in autumn. Qriocity (it’s as hard to type as it is to say) combines a music and video service geared towards its full range of networked technology.