Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week In Review – November 22, 2009

Below is a quick summary of the past week's news and stories on GeekTonic.


  • PogoPlug Gets Updated with more features and USB Ports – I’m not in love with the look of the new PogoPlug, but they sure did add some nice new features.
  • Recording Video Gameplay -The Other Use for the Hauppauge HD-PVR – I know the Hauppauge HD-PVR is very popular as a way to PVR digital, encrypted content from Cable and Satellite, but I’m guessing the gamers are buying up quite a few of these as well.
  • YouTube Gone from PopCorn Hour – For Now – Looks like google is pulling YouTube from CE boxes using their API unless they pay the big bucks.  Look for many more CE device manufacturers making similar announcements soon.
  • Look Ma, No Batteries On My Remote Control! – Nice concept – Imagine life without batteries…
  • Xbox Apps – Virtual Controller
  • Kindle eReader Arrives in Amazon Canada Store – Canadians can finally get the Kindle 2.  A few things will be withheld from them, but not much.
  • Video with MythTV – A great guest-blog post on MythTV.  Give it a read its a good one.
  • TV Metadata Server Outage – It’s now back and just upgraded more today.
  • Commercial Skipping with SageTV, Comskip and DirMon2 – a geeky but very useful tutorial ;)

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