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DoorBot Lets You Remotely Answer the Door with Your Smartphone

DoorBot Lets You Remotely Answer the Door with Your Smartphone
Picture this: you’re curled up on the couch with a blanket around you, sipping from a mug of hot cocoa after you started up your favorite movie. As the title credits roll, the doorbell rings. You’re not expecting anybody and you didn’t order any takeout, so who could it be?

Razer Carcharias Headset Aims for Hours of Gaming Comfort

Razer Carcharias Headset Aims for Hours of Gaming Comfort
Razer has unveiled a new gaming headset designed for long-wearing comfort and high-quality sound. This headset will work for both the Xbox 360 and PC. The headset is called the Razer Carcharias and is available now to pre-order for $69.99(USD).
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Inspiring Ideas for Home Theater Gift-Giving

Inspiring Ideas for Home Theater Gift-Giving
This post sponsored by Best Buy I’ve been a home theater buff since the earliest surround-sound systems came out back in the 1980s. Since then, I’ve seen my home theater transform from a 25″ Trinitron CRT with a Betamax Hi-Fi deck, giant speakers and a standalone Dolby processor to a razor-thin 64″ plasma TV with a Blu-ray player, a couple of game consoles and a 7.1 surround system.

REDRAY 4K Cinema Player Puts Theater Quality Images in Your Media Room

REDRAY 4K Cinema Player Puts Theater Quality Images in Your Media Room
While there are already a handful of displays on the market with 4K pixel resolution, they’re extremely expensive, and there’s very little content available for them. Now, RED Digital Cinema has announced a new video player capable of outputting 4K video without breaking the bank too badly.

Forza Horizon December Car Pack Unveiled

Forza Horizon December Car Pack Unveiled
If you’re an Xbox 360 gamer and a big fan of the video game Forza Horizon, the December 2012 car download pack has been announced. The new cars will be available on Tuesday, December 4 via Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

Nintendo Wii Mini Official, Priced under $100, Release Date 12/7, Canada Only

Nintendo Wii Mini Official, Priced under $100, Release Date 12/7, Canada Only
Just moments ago, we published a post about the Nintendo Wii Mini being leaked by Best Buy Canada. I guess they only jumped the gun a little bit, since the console has now officially been posted up on Nintendo’s Canadian Website.

Nintendo Wii Mini Leaks via Best Buy Canada Website

Nintendo Wii Mini Leaks via Best Buy Canada Website
If someone on your Christmas list is interested in the Nintendo Wii, you might want to hold off purchasing for a few more weeks. A new “mini” version of the Nintendo Wii console has leaked via the Best Buy Canada website home page.

Amazon Instant Video App Hits Nintendo Wii U

Amazon Instant Video App Hits Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo has bee working from early on to position the new Nintendo Wii U game console as more than just for gamers. To emphasize this point, the console has launched with a number of entertainment applications for streaming video.

JBL Unveils Speaker Docks for iPhone 5 Lightning Connector

JBL Unveils Speaker Docks for iPhone 5 Lightning Connector
One of the most irritating things about Apple moving from its tried-and-true 30-pin connector to the new Lightning connector is that people are being forced to buy new accessories. Accessories that use the tiny new 8-pin connector have been slow to hit the market, but JBL has announced two new audio products that are aimed at the iPhone 5, 5th-gen iPod Touch and other Apple gadgets that use the new Lightning connector.

Dish Network Wins Against TV Studios Trying to Ban AutoHop

Dish Network Wins Against TV Studios Trying to Ban AutoHop
Like many people, I have a serious love-hate relationship with movie and television studios. I love a lot of the content they produce, but they never cease to irritate me when it comes to their heavy-handed approach to trying to block viewers from accessing content the way we want to access it.

Dish Network Settles with AMC, Bringing The Walking Dead Back to Life

Dish Network Settles with AMC, Bringing The Walking Dead Back to Life
Dish Network announced Sunday that the long and drawnout court case between it and AMC Networks along with sister company Cablevision Systems had finally been settled. The court case focused on a now-defunct service called Voom, and was originally filed in 2008.

FAVI Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Has a Trackpad and Works with Just about Anything

FAVI Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Has a Trackpad and Works with Just about Anything
If you have a HTPC in your living room or spend a lot of time using a tablet or smartphone and wish you had a small keyboard, check this out. A company called FAVI Entertainment has released a palm-sized keyboard that supports just about any portable device on the market including Android tablets and just about anything else with Bluetooth connectivity.

Bose Solo TV Puts Room-Filling Sound Under Your TV Set

Bose Solo TV Puts Room-Filling Sound Under Your TV Set
A few years back, sound bars were a fairly uncommon way to listen to home theater audio. But recently, they’ve become as plentiful as any other low-cost home audio option. The problem with most soundbars is that they don’t offer much in the way of low-end, and they also have to sit in front of your fancy thin flat-panel TV.

Slingbox 350 & 500: Content Place-shifting Gets a 1080p Upgrade

Slingbox 350 & 500: Content Place-shifting Gets a 1080p Upgrade
There are plenty of apps that allow you access to some of your content when you’re away from home, but what if you want to access all of it at the same time? The new Slingboxes might fit the bill, since they will allow you to do that.

Google Maps Gets Gigantic Street View Update

Google Maps Gets Gigantic Street View Update
It never ceases to irk me that I can check out parks and streets around the world from me, yet I can’t see my own neighborhood on Google Street View. The Google Street View car rolled past my neighborhood, but didn’t bother to come through.

DirecTV Genie HD DVR ups the DVR Game

DirecTV Genie HD DVR ups the DVR Game
For starters, I’ll go on record to say that I’m a big DirecTV fan. Having tried Comcast’s abysmal cable box UI and DVR, and knowing the fact that Dish doesn’t have AMC anymore is enough to keep me a loyal subscriber for many years.
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