When it launched, the Boxee Box did just about everything a streaming player could be expected to do and then some, so when Boxee revealed that Boxee TV will only launch with five apps, we were a bit surprised. Even more surprising though, is the unique DVR functionality that saves your content online rather than locally.
Tablets and Smartphones are now being employed more as remotes and their capabilities are impressive. Regardless of what they can do though, there’s something incredibly inconvenient about needing to use your phone to control your TV, especially when there are so many other things you can do with it. Like make phone calls. Logitech recognized both the capabilities of touchscreens and the desire for a standalone remote when they created their new Harmony Touch.
A new partnership between Bowers & Wilkins and Maserati was announced today, the result of which will be new audio products for Maserati cars and for the home. B&W says that we'll be seeing co-branded products including high-end speakers and headphones, as well as a brand new OEM sound system for Maserati automobiles.
Sure other options exist, but let's be honest here – Netflix has been running essentially uncontested for years now. Amazon has a good service, but it doesn't seem to be hurting the reigning champ. A strong competitor is on the way though, and it's coming at the end of the year. That competitor is the current big boy of the disc rental business, Redbox.
Bill Hecht may not be a household name, but your home theater wouldn't be complete without him. Hecht, who passed away on September 12th, is the man responsible for the creation of the soft dome tweeter in 1967. Since then, the soft dome tweeter has become the most often used type in the industry.