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ASUS made a beefed-up Raspberry Pi rival that plays 4K video

It seems ASUS is gearing up to give Raspberry Pi a run for its money. The Taiwanese manufacturer has quietly released its own single-board computer to rival the popular British company – and it’s quite the beast.<p>Although the Tinker Board follows the Pi form factor rather closely, it ultimately …

AT&T will give away free Apple TVs and Fire Sticks with its new $35 streaming TV service

AT&T made waves in the industry last month when it announced that DirecTV Now would provide more than 100 channels for a mere $35 a month, undercutting many rivals on price. (Wall Street was expecting it to cost about $50 a month, according to analysts at Macquarie.)<p>AT&T says it will be able to …

Smart TV

Orange Pi: A 64-bit quad-core computer for $20

Remember when $20 wouldn't buy you a keyboard? Now it buys you an entire single-board computer.<p>Just as desktops replaced computers that used to fill …

​Nextcloud Box: A cloud for your office or living room

Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, has released a Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Linux powered cloud server for your home or office.<p>Is it …

480 vs. 1060 : htpc

I'm looking to upgrade my HTPC (no games) for 4k@60, H.265 hardware decode, Ubuntu. Which video card, Radeon 480 or the GTX 1060, would you recommend …

The $650 Home Theater PC Build

CPU:<p>The Ryzen 3 2200G APU is the only sub-$100 quad-core processor on the market, and by far the best pick at this pricepoint. It runs at 3.5GHz with …

Computer Hardware

Install Kodi 15.0 “Isengard” on Windows 10 with libraries and live tv

5 reasons to use INTEL NUC as your HTPC or Media Center

The INTEL devices identified as NUC, which stands for Next Unit of Computing, are simple, bare bone computers with some key features that make them …

Energy efficient budget HTPC-NAS combo build 2016

About a year back, I published my first HTPC-NAS Combo build for 2014. That was a budget HTPC-NAS build I built for one of my friends. I decided it …

HD video

How to Seamlessly Integrate Netflix and Hulu into Kodi

One common problem for the cord cutters is how to integrate Kodi, Netflix, Hulu and other channels.<p>This is where PlayOn, a streaming video recorder …

7 Streaming TV Packages That Will Let You Cut the Cord For Good

Cutting the cord could save you $75 per month. Here's how to do it without missing your favorite shows.<p>With services like Showtime, HBO, Hulu, and …

Sling TV

How to Install Kodi and Genesis on a Windows 10 PC

I thought installing Kodi to Windows 10 would be the same as other any other version of Windows but Genesis did not want to show up in popular repos …

Software

Cord cutters face a sea of streaming options

Like millions of other consumers, Evan Hartstein was fed up with pay TV.<p>The 40-year-old father of two was paying nearly $250 a month for a bundle of phone, high-speed Internet and hundreds of cable channels that he and his family barely watched.<p>So Hartstein and his wife recently ditched their …

Streaming

The $1,200 Slim Gaming Mini-ITX PC Build

CPU:<p>The Core i5-8600 is a great new entry in the high-end CPU market. It offers six powerful cores that operate at up to 4.3GHz cores, using Intel's …

Updated Home Theater PC Builds for 2017

When building your first home theater PC (HTPC), there seems to be too many options. What case to use – with fans – or go fanless? What minimum …

Which is the best media streamer for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast vs Roku - Pocket-lint

A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that …

Blog on Tech, Health, Fashion, Travel, Beauty & Automobiles

<i>Sahib</i> Jul 25, 2018<p>Can silence characterize or define your identity?WhatsApp profiles have made it possible. WhatsApp DP is no more only about how …

Real Estate

TBS6922SE DVB-S2 TV Tuner PCIe Card

Description:<p><b>TBS6922SE DVB-S2 TV Tuner PCIe Card</b> is the latest release of TBS PCI Express series <b>satellite TV cards</b> with a single Tuner for watching …

Computer Hardware

10 Raspberry Pi alternatives for novice coders

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is the dinky single-board computer grabbing headlines around the world, and for good reason. Initially launched as a tool to …

Raspberry Pi Mobile Media Center With Smartphone Control

Mini Oscillator Swatch<p>The Astronomy Clock<p>Lord Vetinari Clock<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>I've been looking for an easy solution for creating a wifi …

Netflix vs. Amazon Video: How they differ and who has the upper hand

With a quarter of all online TV viewing now estimated to be online, the myriad of companies permeating the video-on-demand (VoD) realm know they’re on a winning path.<p>But for consumers, it can be difficult to keep up with who offers what — every other week, Netflix or Amazon announce some new …

Entertainment

New Kodi Addons Builds 2018: Watch Live American Cable Channels with USTVnow Addon Kodi

There’s a free service that almost no one is aware exists that was <br>designed to provide Americans living overseas with legal access to live streaming …

5 Best Live TV Addons For Kodi 2017 (XBMC Addons)

Kodi (previously known as XBMC) is a powerful online media player that lets users watch from almost anything to everything. Best part is that it’s …

The $15 Raspberry Pi-compatible Computer: Orange Pi - Technabob

I don’t know how much fruits cost these days, but in terms of single board computers, oranges apparently now beat raspberries. The $15 (USD) Orange …

Raspberry Pi

Netflix Is Raising Prices, Get The Details

Netflix just announced some big price increases this morning, and it’s really bad news if you live in Europe. The subscription streaming service …

The Netflix Problem

Last month, my old friend Stuart Galbraith IV and I compiled an instant message conversation for simultaneous publication on both our blogs. The …

Are DVRs still relevant?

There was a time not so long ago, when DVRs – Digital Video Recorders, the digital replacement for VCRs that were also known as PVRs (Personal Video …

The free iPhone and Android app every cord cutter needs

Cord cutting isn’t just a buzz term anymore. It’s a trend, and it’s here to stay. Households in the United States and around the world are ditching …