OpenELEC 5.0: Linux-based OS focused on Kodi 14 media center

There are plenty of ways to turn a PC into a media center, but one popular (and powerful) option is to install Kodi, the application formerly known as XBMC. Kodi presents a full-screen, remote control-friendly user interface for navigating music, videos, photos, and other content. It also supports plug-ins that let you stream content from […]

Kodi 14 Helix media center release candidate launched (formerly XBMC)

The popular cross-platform, open source media center application formerly known as XBMC is about to enter a new phase. The first release candidate of Kodi 14 Helix is available for download. As a release candidate, this build has all the features that you’ll find in the final version of Kodi 14 but there may be some […]

Lilbits (10-06-2014): Jeff Bezos is bringing Amazon and Washington Post together

Say you’re the guy who runs the largest retail website in the United States… which also happens to make and sell a line of eReaders and tablets. And say you also happened to buy a major newspaper a little while ago? Maybe you’d find some synergies in an effort to help make the newspaper profitable […]

Crowdfunded media center updates: Slice gets WiFi, EzeeCube goes quad-core

Two interesting media center products hit their crowdfunding goals recently, which means that the Raspberry Pi-powered Slice media center and the modular EzeeCube should both hit the streets in the next year or so (if all goes according to plan). But if you weren’t sure whether to pull the trigger on either device at first, […]

Lilbits (8-18-2014): Chrome web apps going native(ish) on Android

Google is working on a new project called “Fizz” which is designed to make mobile web apps more like native apps. In other words, developers may eventually be able to send work even when you’re offline, send push notifications, or perform other actions just as if they were native apps. You won’t even need to have […]

SPMC brings forked version of XBMC to the Google Play Store, Android Appstore

The developers of the open source, cross-platform XBMC media center application have offered an Android version for more than 2 years. But if you want to install XBMC on your Android phone, tablet, or TV box you’ll need to download it directly from the XBMC website because it’s not available from the Google Play Store […]