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The Digital Lifestyle Show No.282–Andrew Takes Charge

I am working away this week so we make Andrew do the hard work for a change. He takes charge and Garry joins him to talk about the weeks news including iPad updates, media streaming, EPG apps, Xbox Kinect and planning for the next user group [mp3]http://traffic.libsyn.com/iandixon/TDL_Show_20101123_282.mp3[/mp3] Listen Here (download…

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Podcast: The Digital Lifestyle Show No.282 – Andrew Takes Charge

I am working away this week so we make Andrew do the hard work for a change. He takes charge and Garry joins him to talk about the weeks news including iPad updates, media streaming, EPG apps, Xbox Kinect and planning for the next user group [mp3]http://traffic.libsyn.com/iandixon/TDL_Show_20101123_282.mp3[/mp3] Listen Here (download…

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Using Kinect to control Windows Media Center

Check out this video of Windows 7 being controlled by an Xbox 360 Kinect, you can see Windows Media Center being controlled by a Kinect with gesture controls and pictures being manipulated with the device. It’s great to see some of the hacks being developed for the Kinect, I like…

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Microsoft Remove Driver Extender from Windows Home Server Vail

There was a time when I thought Windows Home Server Vail would signal the next major change in my home setup, I expected built in Windows Media Center Extender Server, Media Streaming, being able to fill it up with drivers and have it the centre of my digital lifestyle. This…

Revision3 Launch Windows Media Center Addin

Revision3 the people behind web shows such as Tekzilla, AppJudgment, Diggnation, Destructoid, and HD Nation have developed a Windows Media Center addin so you can watch their content directly from Windows Media Center. It looks like its part of their stragey for bring there shows to the TV as they are also targeting Apple…

Apple TV gets an update

Apple have rolled out an update for the new Apple TV that enables AirPlay so you can stream video from an iOS device to the Apple TV.  I think this is really going add to the value of the Apple TV which without any hacks or apps has had little…

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We All Must Do Our Part

Energy-Efficient Holiday Lighting Costs Pennies to Run, Saves Dollars and Energy to Make the Season Bright   The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) encourages New York State residents to try energy-efficient decorative lighting this holiday season to cut electricity costs and save energy.   From decorative…

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Amulet Voice Remote Control – Part3

In part two I took a look at the Amulet Media Center add-in screens and eventually established that the voice commands not only work in these new areas, but also in the native parts of Media Center, for example I was also able to go in to the regular Windows…

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iOS 4.2 update available today

At long last Apple will bring multi-tasking to the iPad via the iOS 4.2 update.  As well as the iPad update there should be a 4.2 update for the iPhone, iPod Touch and the possibility of an update for the new Apple TV to support AirPlay so you can stream…

Buffalo DriveStation™ Duo – Review

  Thanks to the good people at Buffalo I have been looking at a couple of their products over the past few weeks. The first of these the HD-WLSU2 : DriveStation™ Duo is the latest incarnation in a range of external storage devices that Buffalo have provided over several years….