media streaming

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Western Digital My Net N900 HD Router

The days of needing a router just to catch up on captioned cat photos have long since gone the way of the beeper. Today, everything from video calling and media streaming, to automatic “cloud” backups and farming gold in mythical lands is funneled through home broadband — not just on desktops or laptops, but on...

Don't switch channels on Google TV just yet

Vizio Co-Star

Google TV has failed to make inroads in the exploding “Smart TV” market, but the Vizio Co-star ($99) could change its fate. This affordable Internet-ready console connects to either a satellite or cable TV box and combines live television with your favorite streaming services (like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video), along with Google Chrome for...

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Xtreamer Prodigy

The Xtreamer Prodigy ($210) is powerful media streamer for digital geeks who prefer that their media libraries remain unsullied by the software whims of Apple or Microsoft. Packed with a 750Mhz CPU, USB 3.0, integrated 802.11n Wifi, a 3.5 inch hard drive bay capable of supporting up to 3TB, and even HDMI 1.4 to handle...