We’re an hour away from Google’s big hardware event, where the big “G” is expected to announce new devices, including new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, a new Chromebook, a smaller variant of Google Home, a new Daydream headset, and maybe a few more surprises.
San Francisco: 9AM / New York: 12PM / London: 5PM / Berlin: 6PM / Moscow: 7PM / New Delhi: 9:30PM / Beijing: 12AM (October 5th) / Tokyo: 1AM (October 5th) / Sydney: 3AM (October 5th)
While in my personal quest to create a home theater media center (mainly an HTPC), I’ve come across and covered many set-up and options on The PractitioNERD over the past (almost) two years. I’ve just recently come across a company called Zotac, who has over the years released a series of small (to even smaller) media-friendly machines that are built to be used as living room media centers and home/office media servers. Two of Zotac’s latest products, the StreamBox and RAIDbox, aren’t standalone computers, but accessories that can be used in conjunction with the home theater capabilities of their ZBOX series of home media PCs. Continue reading Zotac’s StreamBox and RAIDbox May be A Force to be Reckoned With
In the quest of more devices to prepare for the possibility to live a cable/satellite-free entertainment life (as cable TV time has been replaced by video games and streaming media for me), one aspect is to buy an affordable computer to use as a home theater PC (HTPC) and a digital video recorder (DVR). For just one TV, having a HTPC with DVR capabilities is not much of a hassle, but with a home with over 5 TV’s, 5 HTPC’s (or even TiVo boxes) is pretty steep on the good-ol’ wallet. Thankfully, the Simple.TV offers a simple and fairly cheap solution that can record and stream live TV content. Continue reading Simple Network HD-DVR with Simple.TV
Black Mesa, the long-awaited (and also long-delayed) fan remake of the classic game Half-Life utilizing the Source engine is now available FOR FREE!! It is an amazing recreation of the original Half-Life game with updated graphics, sounds, and controls. Continue reading Half-Life: Black Mesa is Not Half-Life 3, But It’s Just Fine With Me…