Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cirago TV Platinum Network HD Multimedia Center Review
Why wade through a sea of DVDs, audio CDs, and digital photos when you can serve up any movie, song, or picture that you own on your HDTV with just a few button presses on a remote control? Such is the freedom that a networked media-player device offers. The $249.99-list-price Cirago TV Platinum Network HD Multimedia Center (CMC3000 Series) is the latest in a long line of such set-top devices—all roughly similar in function—that includes Western Digital's WDTV Live, the Seagate GoFlex TV HD Media Player, and the Asus O!Play. Like similar media boxes, Cirago's TV Platinum lets you stream digital media from your computer to your television and stereo, but its spec sheet promises a few features that competing devices don't. It's a good deal among media streamers if you're tech-savvy (and patient) enough to figure out its spate of features...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dell Streak Android Tablet Review
When it comes to Android devices, there are two inevitabilities. The first is that its popularity is unstoppable. Twice as many Android smartphones are sold now than were only two months earlier; Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, claims that about 200,000 Android devices are sold every day. The second given is that an onslaught of Android tablets are about to descend upon us. There is already a smattering of Android tablet devices, but the choices are still few and far between. However, major manufacturers, such as Asus, LG, Motorola, and Samsung have their devices in the pipeline for later this summer, the fall, or early next year. But Dell says, why wait? The Dell Streak Android tablet is available right now. (In fact, not only has it already been available in the U.K. since June, but we first got a glimpse of it back in January, when it was still being called the Dell Mini 5...