Archive for September, 2014

Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress

Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress

Your new running shoes have WiFi, but there are still — still! — no flying cars. We’ve got mini-supercomputers in our pockets, but where’s the kitchen machine that materializes beef bourguignon? It’s not quite the future we predicted, at least as far as Back to the Future 2 and The Jetsons informed us, but it’s […]

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Xbox One’s June update adds your friends’ real names and external drive support

Xbox One’s June update adds your friends’ real names and external drive support

Here are some hard facts: regardless of how proud you are of that Xbox Live handle combining your love for Halo, the Deftones and Arrested Development without subbing in numbers for letters, it’s probably hard for online pals to tell you apart from xXC0rtanaSl4ve69Xx. With the June Xbox One update, though, you’ll have the option […]

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Microsoft now selling Kinectless Xbox One for $400

Microsoft now selling Kinectless Xbox One for $400

One way Microsoft can stimulate Xbox One sales is to drop the price to match its better-selling rival, the PlayStation 4. After it confirmed exactly that by announcing a Kinectless Xbox One last month, the company has now opened sales — hours before E3 2014 kicks off. You can pick one up for $399.99/£349.99 via […]

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TiVo’s new Mini is close, but it could be missing the WiFi we’re waiting for

TiVo’s new Mini is close, but it could be missing the WiFi we’re waiting for

The TiVo Mini is a great little device and add-on if you’ve got one of the company’s DVRs, but there’s one small problem: no built-in wireless connection. That means you’ll need a coax cable, Ethernet cord or wireless bridge to get video from your DVR or pull up internet apps like Netflix and Hulu Plus. […]

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TiVo Mini review

TiVo Mini review

TiVo fans who want to be able to watch whatever they want, in any room that they want can finally stop waiting. Sure, some have been satisfied with TiVo’s Multi-Room Viewing even though it required multiple DVRs with the multiple Now Playing lists and multiple ToDo lists that go with them. But for those TiVo […]

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TiVo Mini DVR extenders suddenly add Netflix streaming, Amazon coming soon?

TiVo Mini DVR extenders suddenly add Netflix streaming, Amazon coming soon?

While we enjoyed our time with the TiVo Mini multiroom DVR extender when we reviewed it, we noted several drawbacks including missing apps for Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (Hulu Plus has been present since launch). Both have been supported on standalone TiVos for a long time, but according to user reports Mini owners may […]

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Now Google Play Movies & TV for iOS works offline too

Now Google Play Movies & TV for iOS works offline too

Before you leave the house for that trip to the middle of nowhere (or if you simply have shoddy internet connection), make sure to update your Google Play Movies and TV for iOS. The latest version gives you the power to save any flick or TV show episode you want to watch offline at a […]

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Google Play Movies & TV gets offline viewing on Chromebooks, info cards in Chrome browsers

Google Play Movies & TV gets offline viewing on Chromebooks, info cards in Chrome browsers

Google has unleashed a Chrome add-on for the video on-demand arm of its Play store, a move that also to combat the notion that Chromebooks die and wither away from internet connections. Just as promised, the add-on lets the ChromeOS devices store movies for offline playback — you know, those long flights or camping trips […]

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iOS gets a Google Play Movies & TV streaming app, but it only works over WiFi

iOS gets a Google Play Movies & TV streaming app, but it only works over WiFi

Apple’s iTunes is the de facto virtual storefront for iOS users looking to access digital video content, but now Google’s elbowing its way into that tidy ecosystem. The search giant just dropped an iOS version of its Google Play Movies & TV app onto the App Store, giving users an alternate media library to browse. […]

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Fieldrunners HD Android App Review

Fieldrunners HD Android App Review

  App Name: Fieldrunners HD Description: One of the most popular tower defense games for Android. Plays well on Android phones or tablets. Game boasts over 400 waves across 4 unique battlefields, 7 different weapons, various game modes and difficulty levels. Great graphics, sound, and hours of game play. Cost:$2.99 Developer: Subatomic Studios, LLC Reviews: […]

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