Synology launches the DS416play, an Intel Celeron powered NAS
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Synology launches the DS416play, an Intel Celeron powered NAS

Today, Synology announces their DS416play, a powerful NAS designed for media streaming. Synology boasts quite powerful specs for the DS416play, with being able to transcode a single H.264 4K or…

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Chromecast 2015 vs. the Original Chromecast
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Chromecast 2015 vs. the Original Chromecast

The new, updated Chromecast has been out for several months now. But, the Chromecast (both versions) is still popular as ever. However, with more and more sweet deals…

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Hoch BT Review: Beautiful speakers, great price
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Hoch BT Review: Beautiful speakers, great price

If you’re like me, you like audio. I love listening to good, crisp (and sometimes loud) music. Loud music can be attained through just about any set of…

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The Powerpuff Girls is a worthy reboot of the original
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The Powerpuff Girls is a worthy reboot of the original

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice… plus an unexpected dash of Chemical X are the ingredients to make 90’s girl-power icons, The Powerpuff Girls. The last episode of the…

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Synology announces DiskStation Manager 6.0 for their popular DS series NAS devices
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Synology announces DiskStation Manager 6.0 for their popular DS series NAS devices

Synology has long been a name in network solutions, from routers to NAS devices. Their Network Attached Storage devices run Synology’s popular DiskStation Manager operating system, hence why…

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Synology DiskStation DS216j, an eco friendly NAS unit
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Synology DiskStation DS216j, an eco friendly NAS unit

For those of you looking for a home media or data storage friendly NAS (Network Attached Storage) unit, Synology may have you covered with their latest product. Today,…

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Review: USB CEC adapter from Pulse-Eight
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Review: USB CEC adapter from Pulse-Eight

UPDATE 03/08/2016: Martin Ellis, Pulse Eight’s head honcho, reached out to me to better explain this device’s price point. “I thought it might be good to mention that some…

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Spotify vs. Google Play Music
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Spotify vs. Google Play Music

For the past seven months, I have used Google Play Music to stream all my music from all my devices—Chromebook, Nexus, iPhone, whatever. It worked pretty well most…

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PlayOn brings Netflix, Hulu, & Live TV to Kodi
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PlayOn brings Netflix, Hulu, & Live TV to Kodi

Today I had the pleasure of testing a service called PlayOn. In a nutshell, PlayOn plays (and records) video from the internet, transcodes it and broadcasts it over…

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Kodi Guide: Generate an xmltv.xml file with zap2xml
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Kodi Guide: Generate an xmltv.xml file with zap2xml

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a big fan of the Kodi (formerly XBMC) media center software. The biggest caveat with Kodi is that, while it…

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