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Mercedes-Benz Media Interface Plus review [Video]

December 20th, 2010

If you are a Mercedes owner and a BGR reader, you might have noticed that your car falls a bit short in the technology department regarding music and video playback (any model Mercedes). The Media Interface Plus accessory is a just-released plug and play Bluetooth box that’s now available for purchase, and since it offers …

MMC to launch TVLine.com next month

December 10th, 2010

BGR parent company MMC announced Friday the coming launch of its latest digital property, TVLine. The new website, which will focus on consumer TV news, is set to debut next month. Michael Ausiello is Editor-In-Chief and Founder of TVLine, and he joins MMC from his most recent roles as Columnist at Entertainment Weekly and Senior …

Sony Internet TV Blu-ray Player with Google TV review

October 28th, 2010

Sony thinks their Google TV-enabled Internet TV product is the future of home television. We covered the announcement and played with the product a little bit at the press event, but there isn’t anything like getting up close and personal with something in your own environment. Your TV, your sofa, your own install and set …

Plex and LG to challenge Apple TV, Boxee, and others

September 3rd, 2010

Plex, for those not familiar, is a software company whose former creed was to: “bridge the gap between your Mac and your home theater, doing so with a visually appealing user interface that provides instant access to your media.” Today, the company has announced that it will be partnering with electronics maker LG to “integrate …

Throwback Thursday: The Power Glove, it's so bad

August 12th, 2010

Last Throwback Thursday, we covered the NES Zapper; a well known and respected Nintendo accessory. This week, we are going to go a little bit more obscure… with the Power Glove. The Power Glove was an accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System that never really took off. Made in 1989 by U.S. toy company Mattel, the …

Television providers considering smaller, cheaper TV packages?

July 9th, 2010

Cable and satellite television operators may be in talks with entertainment companies to develop new TV packages that offer fewer channels at a lower cost to consumers. With the average television bill hovering around $80, and the economy struggling, many subscribers are dropping this non-essential service and turing to cheaper, online alternatives like Hulu and …

Colorware adds some style to the Xbox 360 S

July 3rd, 2010

The folks at Colorware have added the latest Xbox 360 S to their impressive repertoire of custom-colored electronics. The new slim and sleek Xbox 360 S can be painted in your choice of 46 custom colors for $175 if you already own the gaming console, or for a reasonable $500 if you buy the system …

Motorola to dump billions into its Mobility spinoff

June 18th, 2010

Motorola means business when it comes to its upcoming breakup and it is throwing cash and moving debt around around like crazy. The split will form a new Motorola Mobility which will encompass the struggling mobile phone division along with the profitable home hardware division that manufactures set-top boxes and DSL/Cable modems. The remainder of Motorola, which …

Hollywood studios gain approval to block analog hole for new releases

May 8th, 2010

Hollywood was granted a major victory by the FCC this past week in a decision that gives the studios permission to shut down the analog ports on home entertainment equipment such as televisions, cable boxes, and satellite receivers. The decision stems from a 2008 request by the Hollywood studios which asked for the power to …

Flip Video launches FlipShare TV for your Flip video streaming pleasure

December 2nd, 2009

Pure Digital Technologies, maker of the popular Flip Video portable video camera, announced the new FlipShare TV, a Flip video sharing and streaming device for your TV. The FlipShare TV connects to your TV via component video or HDMI and uses a wireless dongle to stream your Flip videos, and only your Flip videos, from …