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  • While at CES, IOGear showed off the wireless 5×2 HD matrix. This allows you to connect up to 5 devices – 4 inputs and one output. Additionally, a USB connection allows you to connect a wireless keyboard. You can then control a PS3 or laptop connected to the system. What IOGear 5×2 Matrix does is it lets you have all your Set top Boxes […]

    IOGear Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix Send Video to Different TVs – CES 2013

    While at CES, IOGear showed off the wireless 5×2 HD matrix. This allows you to connect up to 5 devices – 4 inputs and one output. Additionally, a USB connection allows you to connect a wireless keyboard. You can then control a PS3 or laptop connected to the system. What IOGear 5×2 Matrix does is it lets you have all your Set top Boxes […]

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  • Sony is coming out with the next generation of set top boxes. Of course, Sony was the first to market with GoogleTV. The new media player and Blu-Ray player are being introduced. The simplified remote control has a touchpad on the front, with the home button. On the back side, there is a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is only active when facing upwards. […]

    Sony Has New Google TV Blu-Ray, Set Top Box – CES 2012

    Sony is coming out with the next generation of set top boxes. Of course, Sony was the first to market with GoogleTV. The new media player and Blu-Ray player are being introduced. The simplified remote control has a touchpad on the front, with the home button. On the back side, there is a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard is only active when facing upwards. […]

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  • In this world of over-the-top television, there are a lot of different choices. If your TV does not have a “smart” feature, you end up having to purchase a third-party solution. And with many boxes to choose from, it’s a tough decision at times. However, Roku is working to make that decision very straightforward. At CES, Roku debuted their Roku streaming stick. Ed from […]

    Roku: New Roku HDMI Stick Makes Smart TVs – #CES 2012

    In this world of over-the-top television, there are a lot of different choices. If your TV does not have a “smart” feature, you end up having to purchase a third-party solution. And with many boxes to choose from, it’s a tough decision at times. However, Roku is working to make that decision very straightforward. At CES, Roku debuted their Roku streaming stick. Ed from […]

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  • Francie Bauer from Dish Network joins Todd for the TPN Live CES coverage. She describes Dish Network devices that are enabled using Sling technology. That allows consumers to watch programming from anywhere in the world via the Internet on computers and other mobile devices. The receivers even have Sling integrated. Therefore, no multiple boxes are needed for this system. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News […]

    TV Everywhere from Dish Network

    Francie Bauer from Dish Network joins Todd for the TPN Live CES coverage. She describes Dish Network devices that are enabled using Sling technology. That allows consumers to watch programming from anywhere in the world via the Internet on computers and other mobile devices. The receivers even have Sling integrated. Therefore, no multiple boxes are needed for this system. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News […]

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  • Joe Costello joins the TPN Live CES show talking about Orb. They have worked in the realm of OTT for a while. Now they have an interesting Blu-Ray disc that once you put into your player, it turns that into an Application TV Set Top Box. The disc becomes the STB, and with a remote like the iPhone, you can then watch all your […]

    Orb Re-Configures Blu-Ray to Become a Set Top Box for $20

    Joe Costello joins the TPN Live CES show talking about Orb. They have worked in the realm of OTT for a while. Now they have an interesting Blu-Ray disc that once you put into your player, it turns that into an Application TV Set Top Box. The disc becomes the STB, and with a remote like the iPhone, you can then watch all your […]

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  • Roku officially launched the Hulu Plus application. Sad news is you can only get Hulu on Roku if you pay $7.99 and that doesn’t limit the amount of commercials. Nonetheless, we are one step closer in cutting the proverbial cable cord. The service will hit other boxes like PS3 and XBox360 soon. “We are excited to bring Hulu Plus to all Roku users,” said […]

    Hulu Plus on Roku

    Roku officially launched the Hulu Plus application. Sad news is you can only get Hulu on Roku if you pay $7.99 and that doesn’t limit the amount of commercials. Nonetheless, we are one step closer in cutting the proverbial cable cord. The service will hit other boxes like PS3 and XBox360 soon. “We are excited to bring Hulu Plus to all Roku users,” said […]

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  • 330 days from now, TV as we know it will have changed. I’ve been saying that for a long time, but on Sept. 1st 2010, I decided to put it on the countdown. Why? Because Apple and Google came out with their set top boxes (Apple, finally taking it seriously). When companies like Apple and Google get into this game, you know the wind […]

    Why I Choose Roku, Boxee (Application) Over Apple TV, Google TV

    330 days from now, TV as we know it will have changed. I’ve been saying that for a long time, but on Sept. 1st 2010, I decided to put it on the countdown. Why? Because Apple and Google came out with their set top boxes (Apple, finally taking it seriously). When companies like Apple and Google get into this game, you know the wind […]

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  • While 3-D and Tablets were the primary discussion for CES, the underlying discussion was IPTV. There were a lot of boxes that showed up during the week. One of the more noticeable boxes was the Popbox - and not because they had popcorn at the booth. This device is what’s called a “Big Screen Everything”. Not only will you get all the shows from the Internet […]

    Popbox – IPTV Media Box – CES 2010

    While 3-D and Tablets were the primary discussion for CES, the underlying discussion was IPTV. There were a lot of boxes that showed up during the week. One of the more noticeable boxes was the Popbox - and not because they had popcorn at the booth. This device is what’s called a “Big Screen Everything”. Not only will you get all the shows from the Internet […]

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  • You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down […]

    16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

    You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down […]

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  • Brought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. […]

    Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

    Brought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. […]

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  • What I like about computers is I can either find a program to do what I want with the computer or make one to do it. So when it comes to those boxes that stream movies (like Apple TV or Sling Media), I would rather have a box that can do more. The PS3 is like that because we  can set up a Windows […]

    CES 2009 – BOXEE – MultiMedia Software for your

    What I like about computers is I can either find a program to do what I want with the computer or make one to do it. So when it comes to those boxes that stream movies (like Apple TV or Sling Media), I would rather have a box that can do more. The PS3 is like that because we  can set up a Windows […]

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