At CES 2010 we were able to get a look at the very awesome Boxee Box, a set top box that runs the Boxee software, allowing you to pull in audio, video, and photo content from your home network, attached USB drives, as well as from the Internet, from hundreds of different locations. It even has a built-in Mozilla web browser, so you can pull up content like Hulu as well. We also got the news that the Boxee Box remote is two-sided, featuring a full QWERTY keyboard on the back, which eliminates the frustrating on-screen keyboard experience. For a better look at the Boxee Box, check out this episode!
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Sirius XM has finally released its app to subscribers that allows 120 channels. Many favorites will be available such as The Grateful Dead Channel, Eminem’s Shade 45 and Radio Margaritaville, while others like Howard Stern, MLB Play-by-Play and NFL Play-by-Play will not. A 7-day trial is available, but then a subscription is needed as well as iPhone OS 2.0 or later firmware. Current customers can use the app if their package includes online access. You can download the Sirius XM app now.
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Sling.com has officially gone from beta to open to the public, (although they haven’t yet removed the logo.) There is access to hand picked TV, movies and web video. Over 650 shows on 110 channels are available in the genres of sci-fi, classic, reality, politics and lots more. And if you have a Slingbox you can connect it to your TV. Sling is free, but if you register you can subscribe to your fave shows and communicate with family and friends on the site.
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Hold it right there, pardner. Now you don’t have actually to shoot the TV when Robert Goulet appears as Elvis apparently did. You can stop bad programming in its tracks with the Gunslinger TV Remote. The gadget’s trigger will change channels, alter the volume, or turn the set on/off. Even better, it does so with an audible boom. The remote comes with a plastic sheriff’s badge which will make you look all the more foolish, but then that is the point, isn’t it? The Gunslinger is available for $27.25, can also work with DVD and CD players, and runs on 2 AAA included batteries.
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