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Plex redesigns its mobile apps, adds podcast features (sort of)

Plex is a popular app for organizing and playing media across a range of devices. It’s choc full of features that basically let you roll your own Netflix or Spotify by loading up a bunch of movies, TV shows, or music albums and then streaming them from a home computer or network-attached-storage device (NAS) over […]

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Simply NUC unveils Intel NUC-base HomeBase Hub home server products

Simply NUC is a company that sells and supports Intel NUC mini PCs, and the company showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show this year planning to promote the availability of Intel’s new Hades Canyon NUC with a high-power Intel processor featuring Radeon Vega M graphics. But Simply NUC is also planning to launch a […]

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Upgrading my home and work network: an epic saga

A rather complicated chain of events has led me to completely overhaul some of the technology in my house, which also happens to be Liliputing headquarters. This summer Crashplan announced it would be discontinuing its consumer-oriented cloud backup service. So I started looking for an alternative… and ultimately decided that it was time not only […]

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Plex acquires Watchup, will bring streaming news to its media center apps

Plex is a media center application that lets you stream online video from multiple sources, as well as media stored on your device, all from the same user interface. Now the company has announced plans to bring streaming news from channels including CNN, CBS, Fusion, Fox, CNET, and AJ+, among others. That’s because Plex is […]

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Plex media player comes first circle, launches Kodi plugin

Plex is a cross-platform utility that lets you stream your media collection or online videos to phones, smart TVs, web browsers, or other devices. The software started off as a fork of the popular, open source media center application XBMC… but it has taken on a life of its own in recent years after the […]

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Plex Cloud lets you create a personal media server without an always-on PC or NAS

Popular media center application Plex allows you to set up a personal media server so that you can stream your videos to just about any PC, phone, tablet, or other device over a home network or over the internet. But up until now you’ve needed to set up an always-on PC or network-attached-storage device to […]

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Plex media streaming app is now also a DVR (with HDHomeRun TV tuner)

Popular media player/streamer Plex lets you manage all the audio and video files on your device and stream them over the internet to another device. Have terabytes of videos on your desktop? Plex will let you watch them on your smartphone. Now Plex does more than let you manage your videos: you can use it […]

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Alternatives to Windows Media Center (Make your own Home Theater PC)

Want to turn your PC into a digital video recorder and media center box? For more than a decade Microsoft has made that by offering Windows Media Center. But when Windows 10 ships in the summer of 2015 it won’t include Media Center. The good news is that there are still some good options available […]

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Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]

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Deals of the Day (10-30-2014)

Normally tablets, laptops, and other gadgets top our list of deals every day. But if you’ve already got all the gadgets you need, you might be in the market for some free or cheap apps, games, or digital media to use with them. Amazon gives away an Android app or game for free every day… but […]